1974–75 Southern Hockey League season
|Southern Hockey League|
|Southern Hockey League teams, 1974–1975.|
Active teams Former teams
The 1974–75 Southern Hockey League season was the second season of the Southern Hockey League. On July 31, 1975, Jack Riley was announced as the new commissioner of the SHL, taking over for interim leader Gene Hawthorne, of the Roanoke Valley Rebels. The four existing teams returned from the previous season, joined by a fifth expansion team from Fayetteville, North Carolina. The new team was named after the Fayetteville Arsenal, and was scheduled to play at the Cumberland County Memorial Arena. In October 1974, owner Bill Raue moved the team, to Hampton, Virginia before playing any games, when availability of home ice dates became a problem. The new Hampton Gulls moved into the Hampton Coliseum recently vacated by the Virginia Wings of the American Hockey League. The five teams played a complete schedule of 72 games, with the Charlotte Checkers winning the regular season, and the playoffs.
Final standings of the regular season.
|Winston-Salem Polar Twins||72||32||40||0||300||345||64|
|Roanoke Valley Rebels||72||29||41||2||296||304||60|
Southern Hockey League franchises were primarily affiliated with World Hockey Association teams, however some also had agreements with National Hockey League teams. Summary of WHA/NHL affiliation agreements:
|SHL team||WHA parent clubs||NHL parent clubs|
|Charlotte Checkers||Vancouver Blazers||Buffalo Sabres|
California Golden Seals
|Greensboro Generals||Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades||New York Islanders|
|Hampton Gulls||Cincinnati Stingers||none|
|Roanoke Valley Rebels||Houston Aeros
|Winston-Salem Polar Twins||none||New York Rangers|
Detroit Red Wings
Top 10 SHL points scoring leaders.
|7||Camille LaPierre||Roanoke Valley||35||45||80|
|9||Bobby Guindon||Roanoke Valley||40||38||78|
James Crockett Cup playoffs.
|4||Roanoke Valley Rebels||0|
|3||Winston-Salem Polar Twins||?|
- "New SHL Leader". Winchester Evening Star. Winchester, Virginia. July 31, 1975. p. 16.
- "Roanoke Rebels are Bankrupt". Petersburg Progress. Petersburg, Virginia. July 15, 1975. p. 8.
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- "Greensboro Generals Parent Team affiliate history". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
- "Hampton Gulls Parent Team affiliate history". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
- "Roanoke Valley Rebels Parent Team affiliate history". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
- "Winston-Salem Polar Twins Parent Team affiliate history". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
- "SHL 1974–75 League Leaders". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
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