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Team and League History


???, 1998
     Southern Elite Hockey League logo
A new hockey league is set to begin play in September of this year, and Birmingham is rumored to be in the running for a team.

The Southern Elite Hockey League will be an independent Jr. A league based primarily in Florida and Alabama. There are also plans for a Chicago, Illinois team.

???, 1998
The local team will be owned by Dean Whitney.

???, 1998
The local team will play in the Pelham Civic Center Arena.

???, 1998
The local team will be named the Alabama Gunners.

???, 1998
The Gunners head coach will be Ted Oloriz.

September 1998

1998-99
  Southern Elite Hockey League   
   Alabama Gunners  
   Chicago Force 
   Jacksonville Hammerheads 
   Orlando Fury 
   Space Coast Blast 
   Tampa Bay Blades 

Alabama Gunners logo    Chicago Force
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   Jacksonville Hammerheads logo    Orlando Fury logo
              
    Space Coast Blast logo   Tampa Bay Blades logo    

Shortly after the season began, the Chicago Force fold due to excessive travel expenses.



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Last update: May 11, 2018