SPHL Today: December 14, 2023

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (December 14, 2023) – The SPHL continues its 20th season with an education game this morning in Peoria. You can follow all the action this season at http://sphltv.com/

Quad City @ Peoria (11:30 a.m. EST, 10:30 a.m. CST)

Quad City Storm (8-5-0, 16 pts, 7th)

• Matt Ustaski ranks first (tied) with 19 points (12g, 7a)
• Ustaski’s 12 goals are the most in the SPHL
• Defenseman Chris Pema is fifth (tied) amongst all blue liners with nine points (2g, 7a)
• Tommy Tsicos scored a goal in his 200th appearance for the franchise in a 4-1 defeat to the Rivermen
• Quad City is 1-2-0 against Peoria

Peoria Rivermen (9-5-1, 19 pts, 4th)

• Zach Wilkie leads the SPHL with a +12 rating
• Joseph Widmar leads the league with 19 points (tied) (5g, 14a), his 14 assists are second-best (tied)
• Mike Gelatt (6g, 7a) is fourth (tied) in points among rookies with 13 (6g, 7a)
• Ryan Nolan is third among all rookies with eight 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
• Expecting close to 8,000 fans vs Quad City
• Peoria is 2-0-1 against Quad City