Category: Pro Hockey

Rivermen looking for return to top SPHL perch

By Jim den Hollander   Editor/Publisher  The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) is a third tier (Behind the AHL and ECHL) professional hockey league that includes three entries from the American Midwest.   The league has been in operation since 2004, rising from the ashes of a pair of other pro leagues that folded.   The Peoria

Conference final berth for Ads best among AHL’s Midwest connections

By Jim den Hollander  Editor/Publisher  The American Hockey League is the top feeder league to the NHL and features several Midenwest connections.   There are seven teams including affiliates for all five Midwest-based NHL teams along with the Milwaukee Admirals, the top farm team to the Nashville Predators. The Ads play in the Central

Draft lottery win could fast track Blackhawks rebuild

By Jim den HollanderEditor/PublisherMidwesthockey.infoJust when it seemed Chicago Blackhawks fans were settling in for a multi-year rebuild, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly held up the team’s logo as the winners of the Draft Lottery. As a result, the Hawks who officially wrapped up the Kane and Toews era this spring will begin the Connor Bedard

All five Midwest NHL teams will look different in 2022-23

By Jim den Hollander   Editor/Publisher  In the years this website has been run the five Midwest-based NHL teams have gone through big changes.  The Blackhawks have gone from a rebuilding team to three Stanley Cups and now back to a rebuilding team. The Columbus Blue Jackets had never won a playoff series when