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SPHL Today: 01-16-23

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 16, 2023) – The Southern Professional Hockey League continues its 19th season today as we have two-afternoon matchups on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. You can follow all the action this season at www.sphltv.com

Huntsville @ Birmingham (2:00 p.m. EST, 1:00 p.m. CST)

Huntsville Havoc (17-9-2)

• Goalie Nick Latinovich ranks second in the SPHL with 12 wins, while his 2.59 gaa is the fourth-best amongst netminders
• Huntsville has two of the top three shooting percentage players with Kyle Clarke (29.2%) and Austin Martinsen (28.6%)
• Dominick Procopio leads the league with a +21 rating
• Huntsville is 2-1-0 against Birmingham

Birmingham Bulls (18-9-1)

• Michael Gillespie is second in the league with 17 goals
• Gillespie is second in the SPHL with 40 points (17g, 23a)
• Gillespie’s 23 assists are third in the SPHL
• Birmingham is a league-best 12-0-0 this season when scoring first
• The Bulls are 1-2-0 against Huntsville

Macon @ Pensacola (5:05 p.m. EST, 4:05 p.m. CST)

Macon Mayhem (4-17-2)

• Tommy Munichiello (7g, 9a), and David Nippard (4g, 12a) are tied for the Mayhem lead with 16 points.
• CJ Hayes, Caleb Cameron, and Tommy Munichiello lead the Mayhem with seven goals
• David Nippard’s 12 assists are a team high.
• Rourke Russell is tied for fourth amongst defensemen with seven power-play assists and is tied for fifth with eight power-play points (1g, 8a)
• The Mayhem are 1-3-2 against Pensacola

Pensacola Ice Flyers (13-15-0)

• Garrett Milan leads the league with 25 assists
• Kolten Olynek (9g, 10a) is tied for fourth in rookie scoring with 19 points
• Ryan Orgel leads all rookies in power-play points (12) and power-play assists (10)
• The Ice Flyers have the top home power play, converting 20 of 55 chances (36.4%), while also having the top-ranked power play overall with 28 goals in 97 chances (28.9%)
• Pensacola is 5-1-0 against Macon