Late last night came the news that was rumored all season. Knoxville's Kevin Swider announced his retirement after the Ice Bears were eliminated by Huntsville.
Joining Craig in retirement will be two of the three captains of the four cornerstone SPHL franchines. Only Huntsville's Travis Kauffeldt remains.
Fayetteville's Corey Hessler announced his retirement after the FireAntz season ended.
Three captains at once. SPHL leadership just took a big hit.