SPHL Today: 12/26/22

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (December 26, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League continues its 19th season with the first matchup in a week full of games as we skate toward the new year. You can follow all the action this season at www.sphltv.com.

Today’s Schedule:

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

Huntsville Havoc (10-8-1)

• Goalie Nick Latinovich ranks third in the SPHL with eight wins while his 2.78 gaa is the fifth-best amongst netminders
• Austin Martinsen leads the Havoc with 10 goals while also posting a team-best +9 rating
• Kyle Clarke currently leads all players with a 37.5% shooting percentage
• Cole Reginato is third in the league in penalty minutes with 85
• First meeting with Knoxville this season

Knoxville Ice Bears (12-6-2)

• Center Justin MacDonald ranks second in the SPHL with 31 points (11g, 20a)
• MacDonald’s 20 assists are also second-most in the league
• Brady Fleurent leads the SPHL with 14 goals and ranks second on the Ice Bears in points with 30
• Ice Bears are the only team with two 30+ point scorers
• Ice Bears are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games
• When outshooting their opponents, Knoxville is 6-0-1
• First meeting with Huntsville this season