SPHL Today: February 18, 2024

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 18, 2024) – The SPHL continues its 20th season with three games this afternoon. You can follow all the action this season at http://sphltv.com/

Fayetteville @ Peoria (4:15 p.m. EST, 3:15 p.m. CST)

Fayetteville Marksmen (25-10-4, 54 pts, 3rd)

• Simon Boyko is fifth in the SPHL with 132 shots.
• Boyko ranks sixth in the SPHL with 37 points (18g, 19a) (tied)
• Grant Loven is fourth among rookies with 31 points (11g, 20a)
• Kyle Soper (5g, 14a) and Matt Araujo (5g, 14a) are tied for fifth among defensemen with 19 points
• Fayetteville is 17-1-1 when scoring first this season.
• Fayetteville is 2-2-0 against Peoria.

Peoria Rivermen (26-10-5, 57 pts, 2nd)

• Nick Latinovich leads the SPHL with five shutouts.
• Zach Wilkie leads all defensemen with 33 points (7g, 26a), both are the most among blueliners
• Alec Baer leads the SPHL with 45 points (19g, 26a)
• Alec Hagaman is sixth (tied) with 37 points (18g, 19a)
• 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 19-3-2 when scoring first this season.
• Peoria is 2-2-0 against Fayetteville

Quad City @ Pensacola (5:05 p.m. EST, 4:05 p.m. CST)

Quad City Storm (21-18-0, 42 pts, 6th)

• Matt Ustaski had a 12-game point streak (21 pts) dating from December 15th – January 27th.
• Ustaski (23g, 20a) is third (tied) in the SPHL with 43 points and his 23 goals are the second most in the SPHL
• Leif Mattson is sixth in the SPHL with 39 points (18g, 21a)
• Defenseman Dillion Fournier is third amongst all blueliners with 25 points (3g, 22a). His 22 assists are the second most among defensemen.
• Quad City is 4-0-0 against Pensacola

Pensacola Ice Flyers (17-20-2, 36 pts, 7th)

• Recently acquired Joseph Widmar is third in the SPHL with 41 points (9g, 32a)
• Widmar’s 32 assists are the most in the SPHL.
• Zac Herrmann is tied for the lead among defensemen with seven goals and is seventh in points with 18 (7g, 11a)
• Garrett Milan is eighth (tied) with 36 points (10g, 26a). Milan’s 26 assists are the third most in the league (tied)
• Pensacola is 0-4-0 against Quad City

Knoxville @ Huntsville (6:00 p.m. EST, 5:00 p.m. CST)

Knoxville Ice Bears (13-22-4, 30 pts, 9th)

• Brett Mecrones leads the Ice Bears with 30 points (19g, 11a)
• Jason Price is eighth among defensemen with 15 points (0g, 15a)
• Dawson McKinney (7g, 14a) ranks 10th (tied) among rookies with 21 points.
• Tyler Rollo (5g, 14a) ranks 11th (tied) among rookies with 19 points.
• Knoxville is 1-0-0 against Huntsville

Huntsville Havoc (20-15-5, 45 pts, 5th)

• Brian Wilson is sixth among SPHL goaltenders with a 2.59 gaa and a .908 save percentage.
• Wilson also ranks fifth in the SPHL with 619 saves.
• David Thomson is second (tied) with five game-winning goals.
• Alex Kielczewski is fourth among defensemen with 24 points (5g, 19a) while his 19 assists are also fourth among blueliners.
• Huntsville is 0-1-0 against Knoxville