SPHL to honor Kevin Swider with new yearly award


HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WATE) – Knoxville Ice Bears Kevin Swider was presented the Southern Professional Hockey League Leading Scorer Award on Tuesday.

The award is given to the player who leads the league in points each season.

“I was fortunate enough to be a part of the league from its inception, and even though we can’t play forever, I will always feel like a part of the SPHL, and for this I am extremely grateful,” he said.

Swider lead the league in scoring each of his seven seasons with the Knoxville Ice Bears, helped the team to three President’s Cup Championships. A three-time league MVP, Swider holds more than 20 SPHL regular season playoff scoring records, including 434 career assists, 38 game winning goals and 106 points in a season.

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