SPHL Today: February 9, 2024

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 9, 2024) – The SPHL continues its 20th season with five games this evening. You can follow all the action this season at http://sphltv.com/

Macon @ Roanoke (6:00 p.m. EST, 5:00 p.m. CST)

Macon Mayhem (9-22-5, 23 Pts, 10th)

• Josh Boyko is second in the SPHL with 663 saves.
• Alex LaPlante (20g, 11a) ranks third among rookies with 31 points.
• Michael McChesney is tied for the top spot overall with seven power-play goals and leads all rookies.
• McChesney also ranks fourth among rookies with 27 points (15g, 12a)
• Macon is 1-2-1 against Roanoke

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (21-10-5, 47 pts, 4th)

• Xavier Filion is second among rookies with four game-winning goals.
• Austyn Roudebush is third in the SPHL in goals against average (2.42) and save percentage (.912)
• Brenden Pepe ranks fourth among defensemen with 21 points (5g, 16a)
• Dominiks Marcinkevics has recorded a goal in four consecutive home games, dating back to December 31st.
• Roanoke is 3-0-1 against Macon

Fayetteville @ Knoxville (7:35 p.m. EST, 6:35 p.m. CST)

Fayetteville Marksmen (24-7-4, 52 pts, 2nd)

• Simon Boyko is second in the SPHL with 132 shots.
• Boyko ranks third in the SPHL with 37 points (18g, 19a) (tied)
• Boyko is fourth in the SPHL with 18 goals. (tied)
• Grant Loven is third among rookies with 31 points (11g, 20a)
• Kyle Soper is fifth among defensemen with 19 points (5g, 14a)
• Fayetteville is 4-1-1 against Knoxville

Knoxville Ice Bears (10-21-4, 24 pts, 9th)

• Brett Mecrones leads the Ice Bears with 27 points (16g, 11a)
• Jason Price is 10th among defensemen with 15 points (0g, 15a)
• Dawson McKinney (5g, 13a) ranks ninth among rookies with 18 points.
• Tyler Rollo (5g, 12a) ranks 11th (tied) among rookies with 17 points.
• Knoxville is 1-4-1 against Fayetteville

Birmingham @ Evansville (8:05 p.m. EST, 7:05 p.m. CST)

Birmingham Bulls (25-6-6, 56 pts, 1st)

• Hayden Stewart leads the SPHL in GAA (1.80), sv% (.936), wins (18), and leads the league lead in shutouts (3).
• Nikita Kozyrev is second among all rookies with 33 points (10g, 23a). His 23 assists are the most among rookies.
• Drake Glover ranks third in the SPHL with 37 points (23g, 14a). His 23 goals lead the SPHL.
• MacGregor Sinclair ranks sixth among rookies with 22 points (7g, 15a)
• Birmingham is 1-0-1 against Evansville

Evansville Thunderbolts (14-18-3, 31 pts, 8th)

• Cole Ceci ranks fifth among goaltenders with a 2.48 gaa, .923 sv% and his 12 wins are the fifth most.
• Myles Abatte ranks ninth among rookies with 19 points (7g, 12a)
• Bair Gendunov is 12th in the SPHL with 28 points (12g, 16a)
• Evansville is 1-1-0 against Birmingham

Pensacola @ Huntsville (8:05 p.m. EST, 7:05 p.m. CST)

Pensacola Ice Flyers (16-17-2, 34 pts, 7th)

• Recently acquired Joseph Widmar is third in the SPHL with 37 points (8g, 29a)
• Widmar’s 29 assists are the most in the SPHL.
• Zac Herrmann is second (tied) among defensemen with six goals and is eighth in points with 16 (6g, 10a)
• Garrett Milan is fifth (tied) with 34 points (9g, 25a). Milan’s 25 assists are the third most in the league (tied)
• Pensacola is 1-3-0 against Huntsville

Huntsville Havoc (19-12-5, 43 pts, 5th)

• Brian Wilson is sixth among SPHL goaltenders with a 2.53 gaa and a .911 save percentage.
• Wilson also ranks fourth in the SPHL with 554 saves.
• David Thomson is third (tied) with four game-winning goals.
• Alex Kielczewski is third among defensemen with 23 points (5g, 18a) while his 18 assists are also third among blueliners.
• Huntsville is 3-0-1 against Pensacola

Peoria @ Quad City (8:10 p.m. EST, 7:10 p.m. CST)

Peoria Rivermen (23-10-4, 50 pts, 3rd)

• Zach Wilkie leads all defensemen with 32 points (7g, 25a), both are the most among blueliners
• Alec Baer leads the SPHL with 41 points (17g, 24a)
• Alec Hagaman is fourth (tied) with 35 points (18g, 17a)
• Tristan Trudel is fourth among all rookies with 12 goals
• Coach’s son Tristian Trudel suits up for the Rivermen this season, becoming the first-ever father-son coaching and playing duo in SPHL history
• Peoria is 6-0-1 against Quad City

Quad City Storm (17-17-0, 34 pts, 6th)

• Matt Ustaski had a 12-game point streak (21 pts) dating from December 15th – January 27th.
• Ustaski (21g, 19a) is second in the SPHL with 40 points and his 21 goals are the second most in the SPHL
• Leif Mattson is fifth (tied) in the SPHL with 34 points (16g, 18a)
• Defenseman Dillion Fournier is tied for second amongst all blueliners with 25 points (3g, 22a). His 22 assists are the second most among defensemen.
• Quad City is 1-6-0 against Peoria