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SPHL Today: 01-22-23

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 21, 2023) – The Southern Professional Hockey League continues its 19th season with five games tonight. You can follow all the action this season at www.sphltv.com

Knoxville @ Macon (4:00 p.m. EST, 5:00 p.m. CST)

Knoxville Ice Bears (17-11-3)

• Center Justin MacDonald leads the SPHL with 48 points (21g, 27a), and his 21 goals are a league-best
• MacDonald’s 27 assists are second in the league
• MacDonald’s 11 power play goals are the most in the league
• When outshooting their opponents, Knoxville is 8-2-1
• Knoxville is 2-0-0 against Macon

Macon Mayhem (4-20-2)

• Tommy Munichiello (7g, 11a), leads the Mayhem lead with 18 points.
• Caleb Cameron leads the Mayhem with eight goals
• David Nippard’s 13 assists are a team high.
• Rourke Russell is tied for fourth amongst defensemen with seven power-play assists and is tied for sixth with eight power-play points (1g, 7a)
• The Mayhem are 0-2-0 against Knoxville

Huntsville @ Evansville (4:00 p.m. EST, 3:00 p.m. CST)

Huntsville Havoc (20-9-2)

• Goalie Nick Latinovich ranks second in the SPHL with 15 wins, while his 2.63 gaa is tied for the fourth-best amongst netminders
• Huntsville has two of the top four shooting percentage players with Austin Martinsen (26.1%), and Kyle Clarke (26.9%)
• Dominick Procopio leads the league with a +27 rating
• Huntsville is 3-3-0 against Evansville

Evansville Thunderbolts (17-13-2)

• Zane Steeves ranks tied for fourth in the league with 10 wins
• Scott Kirton leads the Thunderbolts with 16 goals
• Mike Ferraro leads Evansville in assists (19) and points (31)
• The Thunderbolts are 12-2-0 when scoring first
• Evansville is 3-3-0 against Huntsville
Vermilion County @ Peoria (8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 p.m. CST)

Vermilion County Bobcats (4-22-2)

• Austin Albrecht leads the Bobcats in goals (6), assists (20) and points (26)
• Davis Kirkendall is also tied for the team lead with six goals, two of them being on the power play and one being a game-winning goal
• Vermilion County is 1-4-0 against Peoria

Peoria Rivermen (20-7-2)

• Alec Baer leads the Rivermen in goals (14), and points (32)
• Baer is third in the league with 11 power play assists
• Tyler Barrow leads all rookies with 30 points (11g, 19a)
• Barrow’s 19 assists are tied for the team-high
• Eric Levine has three shutouts, the most in the league
• Peoria is 4-1-0 against Vermilion County