SPHL Today: 03-05-23

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 5, 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

Pensacola @ Quad City (8:10 p.m. EST, 7:10 p.m. CST)

Pensacola Ice Flyers (22-19-3 | 7th)

• Garrett Milan is second in the league with 38 assists
• Milan is also second in the SPHL with 62 points (24g, 38a)
• Milan became Pensacola’s all-time points leader on February 3rd, securing his 207th point as a member of the Ice Flyers.
• Kolten Olynek (17g, 19a) is tied for first in rookie scoring with 37 points
• Olynek’s 18 goals are first among rookies
• Ryan Orgel is third among rookies in power-play assists (10) and is tied for fifth with 12 power play points
• The Ice Flyers have the top home power play, converting 35 of 84 chances (41.7%), while also having the top-ranked power play overall with 50 goals in 158 chances (31.6%)
• Pensacola is 1-0-1 against Quad City

Quad City Storm (19-24-2 | 9th)

• Michael Moran leads the Storm with 16 goals
• Tommy Tsicos leads the team lead with 16 assists
• Kevin Resop is third in the league in goals against average (2.53 gaa) and is third in save percentage (0.917%)
• Quad City is 1-1-0 against Pensacola

Peoria @ Evansville (8:15 p.m. EST, 7:15 p.m. CST)

Evansville Thunderbolts (24-16-2 | 6th)

• Zane Steeves ranks sixth in the league with 11 wins
• Aaron Huffnagle (8g, 32a) lead the Thunderbolts with 40 points
• Aaron Huffnagle leads Evansville and is fourth in the league with 32 assists
• The Thunderbolts are 16-3-0 when scoring first
• Evansville is 4-4-1 against Peoria

Peoria Rivermen (32-10-3 | 1st)

• *Clinched Playoff Berth*
• Alec Hagaman leads the Rivermen in goals (19), assists (31), and points (50)
• 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 +34 rating
• Eric Levine leads the league with five shutouts
• Peoria is the first team this season to reach the 30-win mark
• Peoria is 5-3-1 against Evansville