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2006 SPHL Year Book Released

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Posted by jdowneyadmin on Mar 22, 2007 - 08:25 PM

Downey Games is proud to announce the release of the 2006 season for the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Re-live the fun and excitement of the 2005-06 Southern Professionall Hockey League season. The yearbook includes every SPHL team and all skaters.

Play out the 2006 season with the best hockey game on the planet!

The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) is a low-level professional ice hockey league with teams located in the southeastern United States.

The SPHL's history traces back to three other short-lived leagues. The Atlantic Coast Hockey League started play in the 2002-03 season. After its only season, the league became the South East Hockey League, in the same season as the World Hockey Association 2 began play. As both the SEHL and WHA2 folded, surviving teams from both leagues as well as two expansion teams formed the SPHL.
Key Rule Differences

As per minor leagues, there are some rule differences between the SPHL and the NHL (and even the ECHL and AHL).

* A team may dress sixteen regular players to a game. Two players dressed for the game will be goaltenders.
* There is no trapezoid restriction limiting the goaltender playing the puck and is eligible to play the puck anywhere on his side of the center redline.
* A mouthpiece is required for all players except the goaltender.
* No curvature of stick limitations as in the NHL, AHL, and ECHL.
* All overtime periods in the regular season are between three skaters per team and the goaltender (3 on 3, compared to 4 on 4 in other leagues). Penalty rules differ during the overtime:
o During the first three minutes of overtime, in case of a penalty, the non-offending team is awarded one extra skater per penalty (up to five).
o In the final two minutes, any minor penalty results in an automatic penalty shot.

The printed season yearbooks come in two formats; a printed team sheet offering, and individual die-cut cards. Both offerings are in vivid, professionally printed, full-color.

The link to the E-Book is:
http://www.downeygames.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5_25&products_id=390

The link to the Printed Format is:
http://www.downeygames.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_24&products_id=389


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