SPHL Today: 12-31-22

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (December 31, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League continues its 19th season with five more games tonight as we skate into the new year. You can follow all the action this season at www.sphltv.com

Quad City @ Fayetteville (6:00 p.m. EST, 5:00 p.m. CST)

Quad City Storm (11-10-1)

• Michael Moran is tied for second in the league with 13 goals, which also leads the team
• Tommy Tsicos and Aaron Ryback lead the Storm with 10 assists
• Moran also ranks tied for third overall with five power-play goals
• Kevin Resop leads the league in both goals against average with a 1.83 gaa, and save percentage (0.946%)
• Quad City has yet to play against Fayetteville

Fayetteville Marksmen (11-10-2)

• Brian Bowen leads the Marksmen in both points (21) and goals (10)
• Austin Alger is ranked tied for second in the league among rookies with eight power play points
• Taylor McCloy is tied for second in the SPHL with three game-winning goals
• Brian Bowen leads the league with 116 shots on goal
• Fayetteville has yet to play against Quad City

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

Vermilion County Bobcats (3-17-1)

• Austin Albrecht leads the Bobcats in both points (17) and assists (14) while also posting a +4 rating
• Davis Kirkendall leads the team with five goals, two of them being on the power play and one being a shorthanded tally
• Vermilion County is 0-2-0 against Knoxville

Knoxville Ice Bears (12-8-2)

• Center Justin MacDonald ranks third in the SPHL with 32 points (12g, 20a)
• MacDonald’s 20 assists are also the third-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
• When outshooting their opponents, Knoxville is 6-2-1
• Knoxville is 2-0-0 against Vermilion County

Huntsville @ Roanoke (6:05 p.m. EST, 5:05 p.m. CST)

Huntsville Havoc (13-8-1)

• Goalie Nick Latinovich ranks second in the SPHL with 10 wins while his 2.74 gaa is the fifth-best amongst netminders
• Huntsville has the top two shooting percentage players with Kyle Clarke (37.5%) and Austin Martinsen (33.3%)
• Cole Reginato is third in the league in penalty minutes with 85
• Huntsville is 1-0-0 against Roanoke

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (15-6-1)

• Mac Jansen leads the Dawgs with 23 points (6g, 17a)
• Nick Ford leads the Dawgs with 18 assists while also ranking tied for second on the team with 22 points (4g, 18a)
• Billy Vizzo leads the Dawgs with 13 goals
• Vizzo was named SPHL Player of the Week for December 19-25
• Goalie Austyn Roudebush boasts a league-best 12 wins while ranking second with a 2.19 goals-against average
• Second in the SPHL standings with 32 points
• Roanoke is 0-1-0 against Huntsville

Pensacola @ Macon (6:30 p.m. EST, 5:30 p.m. CST)

Pensacola Ice Flyers (12-11-0)

• Garrett Milan leads the league with 35 points and 23 assists and is one of five players with 30+ points (12g, 23a)
• Kolten Olynek (8g, 9a) is tied for fourth in rookie scoring with 17 points
• Ryan Orgel leads all rookies in power-play points (12) and power-play assists (10)
• The Ice Flyers have the top home power play, converting 19 of 50 chances (38.0%), while also having the top-ranked power play overall with 26 goals in 82 chances (31.7%)
• Pensacola is 5-0-0 against Macon

Macon Mayhem (3-15-2)

• Tommy Munichiello (7g, 9a) leads the Mayhem with 16 points.
• CJ Hayes and Tommy Munichiello lead the Mayhem with seven goals
• Rourke Russell’s 11 assists are tied for a team-high
• Rourke Russell is third amongst defensemen with seven power-play assists while also ranking third amongst blueliners with eight power-play points (1g, 8a)
• The Mayhem are 0-3-2 against Pensacola

Peoria @ Evansville (8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 p.m. CST)

Peoria Rivermen (15-3-2)

• Alec Baer leads the Rivermen in points (30), goals (13), and assists (17)
• Peoria is sitting atop the league standings while posting a 9-0-1 record over their last 10 games. Their 0.750 win percentage is the best in the league
• Eric Levine is tied for the league lead with two shutouts
• Peoria is 3-0-1 against Evansville

Evansville Thunderbolts (13-9-2)

• Zane Steeves ranks third in the league with nine wins while posting a 2.87 goals against average, good for sixth-best amongst netminders
• Mike Ferraro leads Evansville in points (27), goals (11), and assists (16)
• The Thunderbolts are 8-1-0 when scoring first
• Evansville is 1-2-1 against Peoria