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The Mississippi Surge is a team in the Southern Professional Hockey League set to begin play for the 2009-10 season. Based in Biloximarker, home games will be played at the Mississippi Coast Coliseummarker, previously home to the ECHL's Mississippi Sea Wolves from 1996 until their suspension of operations in 2009.

The team held a name-the-team contest on their temporary webpage. On June 17, the Surge unveiled their name, logo, and colors. .

The naming of the team was not without controversy, as it evokes the image of the 28-foot storm surge of Hurricane Katrina that destroyed the beachfront of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Many fans disapprove of the team's name because of the reference to the storm, and disapprove of the logo because of its amateurish look and the use of blue and gold as the team's colors, which were the long-time colors of a rival hockey team in Pensacola, Floridamarker.

The team is expected to resume the rivalry between the Sea Wolves and the new Louisiana IceGators that existed when both teams played in the ECHL. The team opened their inaugural season against the IceGators on October 22, 2009 in Blackham Coliseummarker.

Roster

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# align=left Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of Birth

7 Mike Richard F R 5' 9" 210 lbs. Saint-Constantmarker, Quebecmarker

9 Matt Zultek F L 6' 4" 210 lbs. Mississaugamarker, Ontariomarker

11 Tim Velemirovich F L 6' 0" 194 lbs. Thompsonmarker, Manitobamarker

14 Chris Greene F R 6' 2" 191 lbs. Massena, New Yorkmarker

15 Steve Koich F L 5' 11" 180 lbs. Ann Arbormarker, Michiganmarker

16 Greg McCauley LW L 5' 9" 175 lbs. Collingwoodmarker, Ontariomarker

17 Andrew Boudreau F R 5' 9" 170 lbs. St. Catharinesmarker, Ontariomarker

18 Stephen Schofield F L 6' 2" 185 lbs. Shermanmarker, Californiamarker

27 Casey Bartzen F 5' 11" 185 lbs. Saskatoonmarker, Saskatchewanmarker

29 Tom Boudreau F R 5' 8" 159 lbs. Oak Lawnmarker, Illinoismarker

32 Chris Ferazzoli F L 5' 6" 165 lbs. Floral Parkmarker, New Yorkmarker


Defensemen
# align=left Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of Birth

2 Shane Wagner D R 6' 0" 190 lbs. Stillwatermarker, Minnesotamarker

10 Matthew Larke D R 6' 0" 190 lbs. Oxfordmarker, Michiganmarker

19 Daryl Moor D L 6' 1" 190 lbs. Kettlebymarker, Ontariomarker

25 Jack Wolgemuth D L 6' 3" 185 lbs. Anchoragemarker, Alaskamarker

26 Jeffrey Bieber D R 6' 2" 215 lbs. Littletonmarker, Coloradomarker

28 Ryan Bartle D L 6' 2" 215 lbs. Winnipegmarker, Manitobamarker

42 Steve Weidlich D R 6' 0" 210 lbs. Edmontonmarker, Albertamarker


Goaltenders
# align=left Player Pos. Catches Height Weight Place of Birth

1 Ryan Senft G 6' 3" 215 lbs. Reginamarker, Saskatchewanmarker

31 John Hallas G L 6' 0" 175 lbs. Largomarker, Floridamarker


Season-by-season record

Southern Professional Hockey League
Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
2009-10 12 6 6 1 13 36 39 -- --


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