SPHL Today: 01-27-23

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 27, 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

Peoria @ Fayetteville (7:15 p.m. EST, 6:15 p.m. CST)

Peoria Rivermen (21-7-2)

• Alec Hagaman leads the Rivermen in goals (14), and points (33)
• Alec Baer is third in the league with 11 power play assists
• Tyler Barrow leads all rookies with 30 points (11g, 19a)
• Zach Wilkie’s 20 assists are a team-high
• Eric Levine leads the league with three shutouts
• Levine was named player of the week last week after going 3-0-0
• Peoria has not yet played Fayetteville

Fayetteville Marksmen (15-15-2)

• Drake Glover and Brian Bowen lead the Marksmen with 15 goals
• Brian Bowen leads the Marksmen in assists (18), and points (33)
• Austin Alger is second among rookies with 11 power play points
• Taylor McCloy is tied for third in the SPHL with three game-winning goals
• Brian Bowen ranks tied for first in the league with 163 shots on goal
• Fayetteville has not yet played Peoria

Huntsville @ Knoxville (7:35 p.m. EST, 6:35 p.m. CST

Huntsville Havoc (20-10-2)

• Goalie Nick Latinovich ranks second in the SPHL with 15 wins, while his 2.64 gaa is the fifth-best amongst netminders
• Huntsville has two of the top four shooting percentage players with Austin Martinsen (27.3%), and Kyle Clarke (26.9%)
• Dominick Procopio leads the league with a +26 rating
• Huntsville is 3-1-0 against Knoxville

Knoxville Ice Bears (18-11-3)

• Center Justin MacDonald leads the SPHL with 52 points (22g, 30a), and his 22 goals are a league-best
• MacDonald’s 30 assists are a league best
• MacDonald’s 11 power play goals are the most in the league
• When outshooting their opponents, Knoxville is 8-2-1
• Knoxville is 1-3-0 against Huntsville

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

Quad City Storm (14-15-2)

• Michael Moran leads the Storm with 14 goals
• Tommy Tsicos leads the Storm with 13 assists
• Moran also ranks tied for sixth with five power play goals
• Kevin Resop ranks second in the league in goals against average (2.29 gaa), and leads the league save percentage (0.929%)
• Quad City has yet to play Birmingham

Birmingham Bulls (19-11-1)

• Michael Gillespie is second in the league with 20 goals
• Gillespie is tied for second in the SPHL with 45 points (20g, 25a)
• Gillespie’s 25 assists are tied for third in the SPHL
• Birmingham is a league-best 13-0-0 this season when scoring first
• Birmingham has yet to play Quad City

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

Macon Mayhem (4-21-2)

• Tommy Munichiello (8g, 12a), leads the Mayhem with 20 points.
• Caleb Cameron leads the Mayhem with eight goals
• David Nippard’s 14 assists are a team high.
• Macon has yet to play Evansville

Evansville Thunderbolts (18-13-2)

• Zane Steeves ranks tied for fourth in the league with 10 wins
• Scott Kirton leads the Thunderbolts with 18 goals
• Mike Ferraro leads Evansville in assists (19) and points (31)
• The Thunderbolts are 13-2-0 when scoring first
• Evansville has yet to play Macon

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

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (20-8-2)

• Billy Vizzo leads the Dawgs with 13 goals
• Nick Ford leads the Dawgs with 30 points (8g, 22a)
• Ford’s 22 assists are a team-best
• Goalie Austyn Roudebush boasts a league-best 16 wins and a 2.24 goals-against average
• The Dawgs sit tied for second in the SPHL standings with 42 points
• Roanoke is 0-1-0 against Pensacola

Pensacola Ice Flyers (16-15-0)

• Garrett Milan is second in the league with 28 assists
• Kolten Olynek (11g, 11a) is tied for fourth in rookie scoring with 22 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 28 of 69 chances (40.6%), while also having the top-ranked power play overall with 36 goals in 111 chances (32.4%)
• Pensacola is 1-0-0 against Roanoke