HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 5, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that Alec Hagaman of the Peoria Rivermen and Brian Bowen of the Fayetteville Marksmen were named the Warrior Hockey/SPHL Co-Players of the Month for January.
Hagaman and Bowen led their teams to a combined 16-1-2 record for the month as Peoria and Fayetteville maintained their holds on first and second place in the SPHL standings with just two points separating them.
Hagaman recorded 13 points (7g, 6a) in nine games, including two-game winning goals, as Peoria went 8-1-0. Hagaman had five multi-point games in January and tallied at least one point in all but one game last month.
Bowen scored a league-high eight goals in January (along with teammate Max Cook), added six assists and was +11 in 10 games as helped lead the Marksmen to an 8-0-2 record. Bowen recorded four multi-goal and five multi-point games in January.
Bowen currently leads the SPHL with 21 goals while his 38 points are fourth-most in the league. Hagaman ranks third in the SPHL in goals (18) and points (39).
Also nominated: Austin Lotz, Birmingham (5-1-1, 1.68 gaa, 0.953 save%, 1 shutout), Austin Plevy, Evansville (10 gp, 4g, 10a), Rob Darrar, Huntsville (10 gp, 4g, 6a, +6), Joseph Murdaca, Knoxville (3-2-0, 2.20 gaa, 0.906 save%, 2 shutouts), Stephen Pierog, Macon (10 gp, 4g, 2a), Garrett Milan, Pensacola (10 gp, 7g, 4a, +5), Connor Fries, Quad City (9 gp, 6g, 4a, +7) and Henry Dill, Roanoke (6-2-0, 2.59 gaa, 0.926 save%, 1 shutout)