SPHL Today: February 19, 2024

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 19, 2024) – The SPHL continues its 20th season with two games this afternoon. You can follow all the action this season at http://sphltv.com/

Evansville @ Birmingham (2:05 p.m. EST, 1:05 p.m. CST)

Evansville Thunderbolts (16-21-3, 35 pts, 8th)

• Cole Ceci ranks fourth among goaltenders with a 2.48 gaa and .923 sv%; his 12 wins are the fifth most.
• Brendan Harrogate is third in the SPHL with 134 shots.
• Myles Abatte ranks 10th (tied) among rookies with 20 points (7g, 13a)
• Bair Gendunov is 13th in the SPHL with 28 points (12g, 16a)
• Scott Kirton is also tied for 13th in the SPHL with 28 points (14g, 14a), his 14 goals lead the Thunderbolts.
• Evansville is 2-2-0 against Birmingham

Birmingham Bulls (28-7-6, 62 pts, 1st)

• Hayden Stewart leads the SPHL in GAA (1.78), sv% (.937), wins (19), and is second in the league lead in shutouts (3).
• Nikita Kozyrev is second among all rookies with 34 points (10g, 24a). His 24 assists are the most among rookies.
• Carson Rose ranks second in the SPHL with 42 points (17g, 25a)
• Drake Glover ranks third in the SPHL with 41 points (24g, 17a). His 24 goals lead the SPHL.
• MacGregor Sinclair ranks sixth among rookies with 24 points (9g, 15a)
• The Bulls are 18-1-4 when they score first this season.
• Birmingham is 2-1-1 against Evansville

Macon @ Roanoke (7:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. CST)

Macon Mayhem (10-25-5, 25 Pts, 10th)

• Josh Boyko is third in the SPHL with 663 saves.
• Alex LaPlante (21g, 12a) ranks third among rookies with 33 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 28 points (16g, 12a)
• Macon is 1-3-1 against Roanoke

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (23-10-7, 53 pts, 4th)

• Xavier Filion is second among rookies with four game-winning goals.
• Brenden Pepe ranks fourth among defensemen with 23 points (5g, 18a). His 18 assists are tied for the fourth most among defensemen.
• Austyn Roudebush is sixth in the SPHL in goals against average (2.55) and save percentage (.907)
• Dominiks Marcinkevics has recorded a goal in four consecutive home games, dating back to December 31st.
• Roanoke is 4-0-1 against Macon