SPHL: Huntsville Havoc

Havoc Recruiting

Huntsville Havoc Recruiting

The inaugural season for the Huntsville Havoc’s was the 2004-05 season; the team finished sixth in the regular season in 2004-05 and lost a one-game playoff to the Jacksonville Barracudas.

In 2006, Huntsville finished fifth in the league. In 2007, Huntsville's placed fourth in regular season but knocked out of the playoffs by the eventual SPHL champion Fayetteville FireAntz. In 2008-2009 the Havoc were shut out of the playoffs all together.

However in 2009, the Havoc finished season play in second place in the SPHL, earning a team record 71 points. The Havoc entered the SPHL playoffs as the second seed. In the first round Huntsville defeated the Pensacola Ice Flyers 2 games to 1. In the second round the Havoc swept the Knoxville Ice Bears.  In the finals the Havoc swept the Mississippi Surge 3-0, winning the team’s first SPHL President's Cup.

The team’s owners are Keith and Becky Jeffries of Huntsville who have been a part of the fabric of the community for well over 30 years and are committed to both the fans and the players. At a pre-season dinner with the players they made the statement that the, “players were not just employees but family”.

The Havoc are charter members and play in the Southern Professional Hockey League or SPHL, the league has seen growth with the expansion of Louisiana, Mississippi and Pensacola for 2009-10, Augusta in 2010-11.  With an average attendance over the life of the Havoc we have enjoyed an annual attendance of 3445 and a commitment with the Von Braun Center through 2015 the Huntsville Havoc are in it for the long haul.

The Huntsville Havoc is located in Huntsville, Alabama, which is in the north-central part of the state. Huntsville is the birthplace of NASA and home of the Redstone Army Arsenal. Kiplinger’s named Huntsville as "10 Best Cities of 2009" and more recentlyBizjournals  ranked Huntsville, Ala., No. 1 on its list of Hot Spots, America’s most attractive warm-weather metropolitan areas.  

In addition to the Universities, entertainment opportunities , great jobs for families and schools Huntsville is located a little over an hour from  the NHL Nashville Predators and three-and-a-half hours from  the Atlanta Thrashers.

As part of their commitment to the Havoc, we have top caliber training facilities with D1 Sports. As D1 says, “D1 specializes in making athletes FASTER, STRONGER, MORE AGILE, and EXPLOSIVE while also BUILDING CHARACTER.” You can go to their website and see for yourself their commitment to excellence at www.d1sportstraining.com

The Havoc are committed to traveling comfort aboard our own team coach. Our coach was designed with spacious bunks, a full galley,(including microwave, refrigerator and freezer and sink), restroom, satellite television and regular team driver.

Our fans love our players and are committed to them as well as the Huntsville Havoc; together they have raised thousands of dollars for charities through jersey auctions and other events. As stated earlier we have an average attendance of 3445 and have several sellouts throughout the season. Our sponsors are extremely loyal many of whom have been associated with the team since its inception.

In 2011, the Havoc started play in the completely renovated VBC that is more comfortable and functional for both players and fans.

We would love to talk with you about becoming a part of the SPHL  Championship Huntsville Havoc, for more information you may call Coach Glenn Detuello at 256-518-6160 or email him at gdetulleo@hsvsports.com.