SPHL Today: 03-03-23

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 3, 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

Huntsville @ Macon (7:30 p.m. EST, 6:30 p.m. CST)

Huntsville Havoc (27-14-2 | 3rd)

• Goalie Nick Latinovich ranks fourth in the SPHL with 15 wins, while his 2.72 gaa is the fifth-best amongst netminders (Currently on loan in ECHL)
• Sy Nutkevitch is third in the league with 34 assists
• Rob Darrar leads the Havoc with 49 points (21g, 28a)
• Derek Perl (+25) and Dominick Procopio (+24) are second and third in the league in +/- rating
• Huntsville is 2-0-0 against Macon

Macon Mayhem (9-30-2 | 10th)

• Rhett Kingston leads the Marksmen in points (25) and goals (17)
• Kingston was named the SPHL Player of the Week for February 20-26 after his five-goal week.
• David Nippard’s 18 assists are a team-high.
• Macon is 0-2-0 against Huntsville

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

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (25-15-3 | 5th)

• Billy Vizzo leads the Dawgs with 17 goals
• Nick Ford (10g, 30a) leads the Dawgs with 40 points
• Nick Ford’s 30 assists are a team-best
• Roanoke defenseman Stephen Alvo is second amongst all blue liners with 100 shots
• Goalie Austyn Roudebush boasts a league-best 20 wins and is tied for second with a 2.50 goals-against average
• The Dawgs sit tied for fourth in the SPHL standings with 53 points
• Roanoke is 2-1-0 against Birmingham

Birmingham Bulls (28-14-3 | 2nd)

• Michael Gillespie is tied for third in the league with 21 goals
• Gillespie is third in the SPHL with 52 points (21g, 31a)
• Gillespie’s 31 assists are tied for the fifth most in the SPHL
• Goalie Austin Lotz is second in the SPHL with 17 wins and his 2.89 gaa is sixth-best in the league.
• Birmingham is a league-best 21-1-0 this season when scoring first
• Birmingham is 1-2-0 against Roanoke