RiverHawks Release 2012-13 Schedule
The Augusta RiverHawks professional hockey club is pleased to release its schedule for the 2012-13 Southern Professional Hockey League season. The RiverHawks will start the season on the road for the first time in franchise history, not playing their first home game until Friday, November 2nd against the Fayetteville FireAntz. The RiverHawks play their first road game of the season Friday, October 26th against the Mississippi RiverKings.
The schedule features a total of 56 regular-season games, including 28 home games. The schedule is unbalanced in order to optimize the travel schedules for each team based on geographic location.
Notable home dates for RiverHawks fans include:
· Opening Night, November 2, will feature the first-ever championship banner-raising by a hockey team in Augusta as the 2011-12 Coffey Trophy banner is hoisted to the rafters of the James Brown Arena.
· The RiverHawks have their first chance for redemption against the Huntsville Havoc, the team that knocked them out of the 2011-12 playoffs, Saturday, November 3rd.
· New RiverHawks Head Coach Rob Miller will face his former team, the fierce RiverHawks’ rival Knoxville Ice Bears, for the first time on Thursday, November 8th.
· The first game of this season's Peach Cup Challenge will take place Thursday, December 13th as the RiverHawks play the defending SPHL President's Cup Champion Columbus Cottonmouths.
The RiverHawks' home schedule is listed below. The complete schedule will be available on augustariverhawks.com
Friday, November 2nd vs. Fayetteville FireAntz
Saturday, November 3rd vs. Huntsville Havoc
Thursday, November 8th vs. Knoxville Ice Bears
Thursday, November 15th vs. Pensacola Ice Flyers
Friday, November 16th vs. Pensacola Ice Flyers
Saturday, November 24th vs. Knoxville Ice Bears
Thursday, November 29th vs. Fayetteville FireAntz
Friday, November 30th vs. Huntsville Havoc
Friday, December 7th vs. Mississippi Surge
Saturday, December 8th vs. Mississippi Surge
Thursday, December 13th vs. Columbus Cottonmouths
Friday, December 21st vs. Huntsville Havoc
Saturday, December 22nd vs. Knoxville Ice Bears
Thursday, December 27th vs. Fayetteville FireAntz
Friday, December 28th vs. Louisiana Ice Gators
Friday, January 4th vs. Pensacola Ice Flyers
Saturday, January 5th vs. Columbus Cottonmouths
Friday, January 11th vs. Columbus Cottonmouths
Saturday, January 12th vs. Mississippi RiverKings
Saturday, February 16th vs. Pensacola Ice Flyers
Sunday, February 17th vs. Fayetteville FireAntz
Saturday, March 2nd vs. Knoxville Ice Bears
Thursday, March 7th vs. Louisiana Ice Gators
Friday, March 8th vs. Huntsville Havoc
Thursday, March 14th vs. Columbus Cottonmouths
Saturday, March 16th vs. Knoxville Ice Bears
Thursday, March 21st vs. Columbus Cottonmouths
Friday, March 22nd vs. Fayetteville FireAntz
The schedule has been finalized by the SPHL, but all dates, times, and opposition remains subject to change. Any schedule changes will be announced by the SPHL and the RiverHawks’ front office. Season tickets are still available for the 2012-13 season and can be purchased through the RiverHawks’ front office at 706-993-2645. Additional information on the Team is available at www.augustariverhawks.com.