SPHL Today: December 21, 2023

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (December 21, 2023) – The SPHL continues its 20th season with Quad City traveling to Birmingham this evening. You can follow all the action this season at http://sphltv.com/

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

Quad City Storm (8-7-0, 16 pts, 7th)

• Leif Mattson leads the SPHL with 22 points (11g, 11a)
• Matt Ustaski ranks third with 20 points (12g, 8a)
• Ustaski’s 12 goals are tied for the most in the SPHL
• Defenseman Chris Pema is sixth (tied) amongst all blue liners with nine points (2g, 7a)
• Tommy Tsicos scored a goal in his 200th appearance for the franchise in a 4-1 defeat to the Rivermen
• Quad City has not yet played Birmingham

Birmingham Bulls (11-4-3, 25 pts, 2nd)

• Hayden Stewart was named SPHL Player of the Month after posting a 7-2-0 record, 1.43 gaa, and a .940 sv% which are all league-best
• Stewart leads the SPHL in GAA (1.40), sv% (.948), wins (10) and leads the league lead in shutouts (3).
• Nikita Kozyrev is second among all rookies with 17 points (5g, 12a). His 12 assists are the most among rookies
• MacGregor Sinclair ranks fourth (tied) among rookies with nine assists
• Drake Glover ranks fifth (tied) in the SPHL with 18 points (11g, 7a). His 11 goals are second-most (tied) in the SPHL
• Birmingham has not yet played Quad City