Peoria has been supporting hockey since 1982 and no matter what league the team plays in, they have already been part of four separate leagues, the fans show up and make their presence felt throughout the game.
The Pensacola Ice Flyers have competed in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) since the 2009-10 season. Since that time the Flyers have won the President’s Cup and the league’s championship trophy twice, in 2013 and in 2014. The team’s nickname pays tribute to Pensacola’s naval history, which is only appropriate given the fact that Pensacola is home to one of the largest naval bases in the country and is home to the famous Blue Angels flight squadron, which is stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Blue Angels perform at air shows across the country and have performed in front of over 200 million spectators since their founding in 1946.
The Macon Mayhem arrived in Central Georgia in 2015 as members of the Southern Professional Hockey League. This is the second incarnation of ice hockey at the Centreplex, as it previously hosted the unforgettably named Macon Whoopees from 1996 to 2001.
The Huntsville Havoc are a professional ice hockey team in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). They play their home games at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville, Alabama. The team began play in the 2004–05 season, following the defunct Huntsville Channel Cats of the South East Hockey League.