SPHL Today: 01-15-23

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 15, 2023) – The Southern Professional Hockey League continues its 19th season tonight as the Knoxville Ice Bears wrap up their three-game trip in Peoria against the Rivermen. You can follow all the action this season at www.sphltv.com

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

Knoxville Ice Bears (15-10-3)

• Center Justin MacDonald leads the SPHL with 43 points (19g, 24a), and his 19 goals are a league-best
• MacDonald’s 24 assists are second in the league
• MacDonald’s 11 power play goals are the most in the league
• Knoxville and Huntsville are the only teams with two 30+ point scorers
• When outshooting their opponents, Knoxville is 7-2-1
• Knoxville is 1-2-1 against Peoria

Peoria Rivermen (17-7-2)

• Alec Baer leads the Rivermen in goals (14), assists (18), and points (32)
• Baer is third in the league with 11 power play assists
• Tyler Barrow leads all rookies with 27 points (11g, 16a)
• Eric Levine is tied for the league lead with two shutouts
• Peoria is 3-1-0 against Knoxville