SPHL Today: 02-19-23

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

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

Macon Mayhem (7-27-2)

• Tommy Munichiello (10g, 14a) leads the Mayhem with 24 points.
• Rhett Kingston and Caleb Cameron are tied for the team lead with 12 goals
• David Nippard’s 16 assists are a team high.
• Macon is 0-2-0 against Peoria

Peoria Rivermen (29-9-2)

• Alec Hagaman leads the Rivermen in goals (19), assists (29), and points (48)
• Alec Hagaman is tied for fifth in the league with 12 power play assists
• Tyler Barrow is tied for third among rookies with 30 points (11g, 19a)
• Zach Wilkie leads the league with a +32 rating
• Eric Levine leads the league with four shutouts
• Peoria is 2-0-0 against Macon

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

Birmingham Bulls (24-14-2)

• Michael Gillespie is second in the league with 21 goals
• Gillespie is tied for second in the SPHL with 52 points (21g, 31a)
• Gillespie’s 31 assists are third in the SPHL
• Birmingham is a league-best 17-1-0 this season when scoring first
• Birmingham is 5-1-1 against Pensacola

Pensacola Ice Flyers (20-16-1)

• Garrett Milan is second in the league with 33 assists
• Milan is also second in the SPHL with 54 points (21g, 33a)
• 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, 14a) is tied for third in rookie scoring with 30 points
• Olynek’s 13 goals are tied for the second most among rookies
• Ryan Orgel is third among rookies in power-play assists (10), and is tied for fourth with 12 power play points
• The Ice Flyers have the top home power play, converting 34 of 81 chances (42.0%), while also having the top-ranked power play overall with 44 goals in 133 chances (33.1%)
• Pensacola is 2-5-0 against Birmingham

Fayetteville @ Huntsville (6:00 p.m. EST, 5:00 p.m. CST)

Fayetteville Marksmen (17-18-6)

• Brian Bowen leads the Marksmen with 17 goals
• Bowen also leads the Marksmen in assists (26), and points (43)
• Austin Alger is second in the league lead among rookies with 15 power play points
• Brian Bowen ranks second in the league with 206 shots on goal
• Fayetteville is 0-2-0 against Huntsville

Huntsville Havoc (23-13-2)

• Goalie Nick Latinovich ranks second in the SPHL with 15 wins, while his 2.72 gaa is the fourth-best amongst netminders
• Sy Nutkevitch is tied for fourth in the league with 30 assists
• Dominick Procopio is third in the league with a +22 rating
• Huntsville is 2-0-0 against Fayetteville