SPHL Today: January 21, 2024

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 21, 2024) – The SPHL continues its 20th season with two games this afternoon. You can follow all the action this season at http://sphltv.com/

Birmingham @ Fayetteville (3:00 p.m. EST, 2:00 p.m. CST)

Birmingham Bulls (20-6-5, 45 pts, 2nd)

• Hayden Stewart leads the SPHL in GAA (1.81), sv% (.934), wins (15), and leads the league lead in shutouts (3).
• Nikita Kozyrev is second among all rookies with 27 points (9g, 18a). His 18 assists are the second most among rookies
• Drake Glover ranks fourth in the SPHL with 33 points (20g, 13a). His 20 goals are tied for the SPHL lead
• MacGregor Sinclair ranks seventh (tied) among rookies with 20 points (7g, 13a)
• Birmingham is 1-1-1 against Fayetteville

Fayetteville Marksmen (22-5-3, 47 pts, 1st)

• Simon Boyko was named the SPHL Player of the Month for December after posting 16 points (8g, 8a) and a +3 rating over 10 games played.
• Boyko leads the SPHL with 123 shots
• Boyko leads the SPHL with 36 points (17g, 19a)
• Boyko is second in the SPHL with 17 goals
• Ryan Leith leads all rookies with a +16 rating
• Home opener record 4,711 fans packed the Crown Coliseum
• Fayetteville is 2-1-0 against Birmingham

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

Peoria Rivermen (19-8-4, 42 pts, 4th)

• Zach Wilkie leads all defensemen with 29 points (6g, 23a), his 23 assists are the most among blueliners
• Tristan Trudel is fourth among all rookies with 11 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 6-2-1 against Evansville

Evansville Thunderbolts (12-14-3, 27 pts, 7th)

• Bair Gendunov is sixth in the SPHL with 28 points (12g, 16a)
• Matt Dorsey ranks sixth (tied) among rookies with 15 points (6g, 9a)
• Chays Ruddy ranks 10th (tied) among defensemen with 10 points (4g, 6a)
• Evansville is 3-5-1 against Peoria