SPHL Today: 12-27-22

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (December 27, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League continues its 19th season with two more matchups 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:

Roanoke @ Fayetteville (7:15 p.m. EST, 6:15 p.m. CST)
Macon @ Pensacola (8:05 p.m. EST, 7:05 p.m. CST)

Fayetteville Marksmen (9-10-2)

• Carlos Fornaris leads the Marksmen in both points (18) and assists (13)
• Austin Alger is ranked third in the league among rookies with 7 power play points
• Taylor McCloy is tied for second in the SPHL with three game-winning goals
• Brian Bowen ranks second in the league with 104 shots on goal
• Fayetteville is 3-4-1 against Roanoke

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (14-4-1)

• Travis Broughman leads the Dawgs with 22 points (8g, 14a)
• Nick Ford leads the Dawgs with 17 assists while also ranking tied for second on the team with 20 points (3g, 17a)
• Billy Vizzo leads the Dawgs with 11 goals this season after picking up three last week
• Vizzo was Named SPHL Player of the Week for December 19-25
• Goalie Austyn Roudebush boasts a league-best 11 wins while ranking second with a 2.21 goals-against average
• The Dawgs are winners of a franchise record nine in a row
• Tied for the SPHL lead with Peoria (30 points)
• Roanoke is 5-2-1 against Fayetteville

Macon Mayhem (3-13-2)

• Tommy Munichiello (4g, 9a) leads the Mayhem with 13 points.
• Rourke Russell’s 11 assists are a team-high
• CJ Hayes leads the Mayhem with six goals, two of those coming on the power play and one being a game-winner
• Defenseman Rourke Russell is third amongst defensemen with seven power-play assists while also ranking tied for third amongst blueliners with eight power-play points (1g, 8a)
• The Mayhem are 0-2-2 against Pensacola

Pensacola Ice Flyers (11-10-0)

• Garrett Milan leads the league with 21 assists and is one of four players with 30+ points (9g, 21a)
• Kolten Olynek (8g, 9a) is tied for fifth in rookie scoring with 17 points
• Ryan Orgel leads all rookies in power-play points (11) and power-play assists (9)
• The Ice Flyers have the top home power play, converting 17 of 45 chances (37.8%), while also having the top-ranked power play overall with 24 goals in 77 chances (31.2%)
• Pensacola is 2-0-0 against Macon