SPHL Today: 02-23-23

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 23, 2023) – The Southern Professional Hockey League continues its 19th season with two games tonight. You can follow all the action this season at www.sphltv.com

Knoxville @ Roanoke (7:05 p.m. EST, 6:05 p.m. CST)

Knoxville Ice Bears (24-14-3)

• Center Justin MacDonald leads the SPHL with 69 points (31g, 38a), and his 31 goals are a league-best
• MacDonald’s 38 assists are a league-best
• MacDonald’s 12 power play goals are tied for 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
• MacDonald is chasing history as he has the chance to catch or pass Kevin Swider’s team-record 106 points in a single season.
• When outshooting their opponents, Knoxville is 9-3-1
• Knoxville is 2-3-0 against Roanoke

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (23-13-3)

• Billy Vizzo leads the Dawgs with 17 goals
• Mac Jansen (13g, 22a), and Nick Ford (9g, 26a) are tied for the team lead with 35 points
• Nick Ford’s 26 assists are a team-best
• Roanoke defenseman Stephen Alvo is second amongst all blue liners with 94 shots
• Goalie Austyn Roudebush boasts a league-best 18 wins and is third with a 2.46 goals-against average
• The Dawgs sit in fourth in the SPHL standings with 49 points
• Roanoke is 3-1-1 against Quad City

Peoria @ Quad City (7:10 p.m. EST, 6:10 p.m. CST)

Peoria Rivermen (30-9-2)

• 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 along with teammate Alec Baer.
• Tyler Barrow is fourth among rookies with 30 points (11g, 19a)
• Zach Wilkie leads the league with a +35 rating
• Eric Levine leads the league with four shutouts
• Peoria is the first team this season to reach the 30-win mark
• Peoria is 8-3-1 against Quad City

Quad City Storm (16-22-2)

• Michael Moran leads the Storm with 15 goals
• Tommy Tsicos leads the team lead with 14 assists
• Kevin Resop leads the league in goals against average (2.39 gaa) and save percentage (0.921%)
• Quad City is 4-8-0 against Peoria