SPHL Today: 02-10-23

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 10, 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

Macon @ Fayetteville (7:15 p.m. EST, 6:05 p.m. CST)

Macon Mayhem (6-24-2)

• Tommy Munichiello (10g, 14a) leads the Mayhem with 24 points.
• Caleb Cameron, Tommy Munichiello, and Rhett Kingston are all tied for the team lead with 10 goals
• David Nippard’s 15 assists are a team-high.
• Macon is 2-3-0 against Fayetteville

Fayetteville Marksmen (16-18-4)

• Brian Bowen leads the Marksmen with 16 goals
• Bowen also leads the Marksmen in assists (24), and points (40)
• Austin Alger is second in the league among rookies with 14 power play points
• Brian Bowen ranks tied for first in the league with 195 shots on goal
• Fayetteville is 3-2-0 against Macon

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

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (21-11-3)

• Billy Vizzo leads the Dawgs with 15 goals
• Mac Jansen leads the Dawgs with 34 points (11g, 23a)
• Nick Ford’s 24 assists are a team-best
• Goalie Austyn Roudebush boasts a league-best 16 wins and a 2.51 goals-against average
• The Dawgs sit fourth in the SPHL standings with 45 points
• Roanoke is 3-0-1 against Knoxville

Knoxville Ice Bears (21-12-3)

• Center Justin MacDonald leads the SPHL with 61 points (26g, 35a), and his 26 goals are a league-best
• MacDonald’s 35 assists are a league-best
• MacDonald’s 12 power play goals are the most in the league
• MacDonald was named the SPHL player of the Month for January after posting 21 points, 11 goals, and 10 assists in 11 games played
• When outshooting their opponents, Knoxville is 8-2-1
• Knoxville is 1-3-0 against Roanoke

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

Quad City Storm (15-19-2)

• Michael Moran leads the Storm with 14 goals
• Tommy Tsicos and Logan Nelson are tied for the team lead with 13 assists
• Kevin Resop leads the league in save percentage (0.920%) and ranks third in the league in goals against average (2.57 gaa)
• Quad City is 2-3-0 against Evansville

Evansville Thunderbolts (21-14-2)

• Zane Steeves ranks tied for fifth in the league with 11 wins
• Scott Kirton leads the Thunderbolts with 19 goals and 35 points
• Aaron Huffnagle leads Evansville in assists (26)
• Huffnagle was named the SPHL Player of the Week for last week after he picked up two goals, three assists and was +4 across two games last week.
• The Thunderbolts are 14-3-0 when scoring first
• Evansville is 3-2-0 against Quad City

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

Birmingham Bulls (22-13-2)

• Michael Gillespie is second in the league with 21 goals
• Gillespie is tied for second in the SPHL with 50 points (21g, 29a)
• Gillespie’s 29 assists are tied for third in the SPHL
• Birmingham is a league-best 16-1-0 this season when scoring first
• Birmingham is 1-4-0 against Huntsville

Huntsville Havoc (23-11-2)

• Goalie Nick Latinovich ranks second in the SPHL with 15 wins, while his 2.72 gaa is the fourth-best amongst netminders
• Huntsville’s Kyle Clarke (24.1%) is fourth in the league in shooting percentage
• Dominick Procopio is second in the league with a +24 rating
• Huntsville is 4-1-0 against Birmingham

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

Peoria Rivermen (26-8-2)

• Alec Hagaman leads the Rivermen in goals (17), assists (25), and points (42)
• Alec Baer is third in the league with 11 power play assists
• Tyler Barrow is tied for second among rookies with 30 points (11g, 19a)
• Zach Wilkie leads the league with a +31 rating
• Eric Levine leads the league with four shutouts
• Peoria has not yet played Pensacola

Pensacola Ice Flyers (19-16-0)

• Garrett Milan is second in the league with 32 assists
• Milan is tied for second in the SPHL with 50 points (18g, 32a)
• Milan became Pensacola’s all-time points leader on February 3rd, securing his 207th point as a member of the Ice Flyers.
• Kolten Olynek (13g, 13a) is fourth in rookie scoring with 26 points
• Olynek’s 13 goals are the second most among rookies
• Ryan Orgel is second among rookies in power-play assists (10), and is third with 12 power play points
• The Ice Flyers have the top home power play, converting 31 of 75 chances (41.3%), while also having the top-ranked power play overall with 41 goals in 127 chances (32.3%)
• Pensacola has not yet played Peoria