Hockey

Pensacola Ice Flyers

There will be a Southern Professional Hockey League season for 2020-2021, but only five of the 10 member teams will be dropping the puck because of the novel coronavirus. 

Plans are to play a truncated 42-game regular season instream of the normal 56, beginning Dec. 26. The Southern Professional Hockey League is truly “southern” this season. The five clubs are the Birmingham Bulls, Huntsville Havoc, Knoxville Ice Bears, Macon Mayhem and the Pensacola Ice Flyers, where Greg Harris is the owner.

Pensacola Ice Flyers

  The Pensacola Ice Flyers’ home opener is set for Friday evening at the Pensacola Bay Center – aka “The Hangar.”

The Ice Flyers dropped the puck on their seventh season last Friday at Peoria, winning 3-1, then losing to the Rivermen 4-0 on Saturday.

“We played very well; the second game we obviously didn’t get the results but the mistakes we made were on us. Those are things that are fixable,” said Head Coach Rod Aldoff, who’s back for a third season behind the bench.

Pensacola Ice Flyers

The Pensacola Ice Flyers open defense of their second consecutive Southern Professional Hockey League championship on the road Friday evening against the Mississippi RiverKings.

When Head Coach Rod Aldoff brought the team together to begin training camp last week, his message to the ten returning players was: “forget last season.”