SPHL Today: November 18, 2023

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (November 18, 2023) – The SPHL continues its 20th season with five games tonight. You can follow all the action this season at https://flosports.link/SPHL

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

Huntsville Havoc (5-4-1, 11 pts, 6th)

• Doug Elgstam is second in the SPHL with seven goals
• Alex Kielczewski leads all defensemen with six assists
• Kielczewski also ranks second among defensemen with seven points (1g, 6a)
• Dylan Stewart ranks tied for fifth among rookies with six points (2g, 4a)
• Matt Petizian is third in the SPHL with a .941 save percentage
• Huntsville is 0-1-0 against Fayetteville

Fayetteville Marksmen (7-2-2, 16 pts, 1st)

• Simon Boyko leads the SPHL with five powerplay points
• Ryan Leith is tied for second with a +9 rating
• Boyko (44) and Tyler Kobryn (39) rank first and second in shots
• Tyler Kobryn is tied for third in the SPHL with 11 points (5g, 6a)
• Boyko (4g, 4a) John Moncovich (2g, 5a), and Dalton Hunter (1g, 6a) rank third and fourth among rookies in points
• Johnson is tied for third with six goals
• Home opener record 4,711 fans packed the Crown Coliseum
• Fayetteville is 1-0-0 against Huntsville

Quad City @ Evansville (8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 p.m. CST)

Quad City Storm (3-4-0, 6 pts, 8th)

• Matt Ustaski ranks tied for third with 11 points (8g, 3a)
• Defenseman John DeRoche is tied for fifth amongst all blue liners with four points (1g, 3a)
• Alex Pommerville ranks third in the SPHL with 20 penalty minutes
• Tommy Tsicos scored a goal in his 200th appearance for the franchise in a 4-1 defeat to the Rivermen
• Quad City has not yet played Evansville

Evansville Thunderbolts (1-6-1, 3 pts, 10th)

• Grayson Valente ranks tied for fourth among defensemen with five points (2g, 3a)
• Bair Gendunov ranks sixth in the SPHL with eight points (4g, 4a)
• Evansville leads the SPHL with an average of 27.75 penalty minutes per game through four games
• Evansville has not yet played Quad City

Knoxville @ Birmingham (8:05 p.m. EST, 7:05 p.m. CST)

Knoxville Ice Bears (3-8-0, 6 pts, 9th)

• Brady Fleurent is first in the SPHL with eight goals
• Fleurent also is tied for second with 12 points (8g, 4a)
• Riley Robertson leads all defensemen with one shorthanded assist
• Kristian Stead leads the league with 212 saves
• Jason Price is tied for sixth among defensemen with three points (3a)
• Knoxville is 0-2-0 against Birmingham

Birmingham Bulls (6-3-0, 12 pts, 3rd)

• Drake Glover (4g, 5a) and Carson Rose (2g, 7a) rank tied for fourth with nine points
• Michael Gillespie leads the league in shooting percentage (five goals on 11 shots) 45.5%
• Hayden Stewart leads the SPHL with two shutouts
• Stewart is second in the SPHL with a 1.49 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage which is good for fifth
• Birmingham is 2-0-0 against Knoxville

Macon @ Pensacola (8:05 p.m. EST, 7:05 p.m. CST)

Macon Mayhem (3-3-2, 8 Pts, 7th)

• Goldowski ranks tied for second in the SPHL with six points (2g, 4a)
• Tommy Munichiello ranks tied for third in the SPHL with 17 shots
• Alex LaPlante is tied for second among rookies with nine points (4g, 5a)
• CJ Hayes ranks tied for fourth with 10 points (4g, 6a)
• Macon has not yet played Pensacola

Pensacola Ice Flyers (6-4-0, 12 pts, 5th)

• Ivan Bondarenko leads the league with 11 assists and 13 points (2g, 11a)
• Brett Mercones leads the league with eight goals
• Jordan Henderson ranks tied for first among defensemen with eight points (2g, 6a). His six assists are tied for the most among defensemen
• Stephen Mundinger leads all goaltenders with a 1.44 goals-against average
• Pensacola has not yet played Macon

Roanoke @ Peoria (8:15 p.m. EST, 7:15 p.m. CST)

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (5-2-2, 12 pts, 4th)

• CJ Stubbs leads the league with three powerplay goals
• Nick Ford ranks tied for second with 12 points (2g, 10a)
• Ford’s 10 assists are the second most in the SPHL
• Austyn Roudebush ranks fifth among goalies with a 1.73 goals-against-average
• Hoisted their 2023 Presidents Cup banner in front of their home crowd for the first time in franchise history
• Roanoke is 0-1-0 against Peoria

Peoria Rivermen (6-0-1, 13 pts, 2nd)

• Joseph Widmar is tied for second with 12 points (4g, 8a).
• Zach Wilkie (+11) leads the league in plus minus rating while Cale List, Ryan Nolan, and Joseph Widmar are all tied for second with +9 ratings.
• Mike Gelatt (3g, 7a) and Ryan Nolan (6g, 4a) are tied for the rookie scoring lead with 10 points
• Nick Latinovich is third amongst goalies with a 1.58 gaa
• Tristan Trudel leads all rookies with two power-play 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
• Peoria is 1-0-0 against Roanoke