SPHL Today: February 01, 2024

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 1, 2024) – The SPHL continues its 20th season with three games today. You can follow all the action this season at http://sphltv.com/

Evansville @ Quad City (11:00 a.m. EST, 10:00 a.m. CST)

Evansville Thunderbolts (13-16-3, 29 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 17 points (6g, 11a)
• Bair Gendunov is 12th in the SPHL with 28 points (12g, 16a)
• Evansville is 3-4-1 against Quad City

Quad City Storm (15-16-0, 30 pts, 7th)

• Matt Ustaski is currently on a 12-game point streak (21 pts) dating back to December 15th.
• 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 eighth (tied) in the SPHL with 33 points (16g, 17a)
• Defenseman Dillion Fournier is second (tied) amongst all blueliners with 24 points (3g, 21a). His 21 assists are the second most among defensemen.
• Quad City is 5-3-0 against Evansville

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

Birmingham Bulls (22-6-6, 50 pts, 1st)

• Hayden Stewart leads the SPHL in GAA (1.82), sv% (.934), wins (16), 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 fifth in the SPHL with 36 points (22g, 14a). His 22 goals lead the SPHL.
• MacGregor Sinclair ranks sixth among rookies with 21 points (7g, 14a)
• Birmingham is 2-0-1 against Macon

Macon Mayhem (8-20-5, 21 Pts, 10th)

• Josh Boyko leads the SPHL with 663 saves.
• Alex LaPlante (19g, 11a) ranks third among rookies with 30 points.
• Michael McChesney is tied for the top spot overall with seven power-play goals and leads all rookies.
• McChesney also ranks Fifth among rookies with 26 points (15g, 11a)
• Macon is 1-2-0 against Birmingham

Peoria @ Roanoke (7:05 p.m. EST, 6:05 p.m. CST)

Peoria Rivermen (22-8-4, 48 pts, 3rd)

• Zach Wilkie leads all defensemen with 30 points (6g, 24a), his 24 assists are the most among blueliners
• Alec Baer is third in the SPHL with 38 points (17g, 21a)
• Alec Hagaman is seventh (tied) with 34 points (17g, 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
• Franchise record, 8,701 fans vs Quad City on December 14th
• Peoria is 2-0-0 against Roanoke

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (21-8-4, 46 pts, 4th)

• Nick Ford departed for Poland to play professionally.
• Xavier Filion leads all rookies with four game-winning goals. (tied)
• Austyn Roudebush is third in the SPHL in goals against average (2.24) and save percentage (.917)
• 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 0-2-0 against Peoria