SPHL Today: November 11, 2023

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (November 11, 2023) – The SPHL continues its 20th season with four games tonight. You can follow all the action this season at https://flosports.link/SPHL

Macon @ Roanoke (7:05 p.m. EST, 6:05 p.m. CST)

Macon Mayhem (3-3-1, 7 Pts, 7th)

• Alex Laplante (4g, 5a), CJ Hayes (3g, 6a), and Tommy Munichello (2g, 7a) are all tied for the league lead with nine points
• Laplante and Jake Goldowski are tied for the league lead with a +8 rating
• Goldowski ranks tied for third in the SPHL with eight points (3g, 5a)
• Macon has not yet played Roanoke

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (4-1-2, 10 pts, 2nd)

• Nick Ford ranks tied for second with eight points (2g, 6a)
• Simon Boyko is tied for second with three powerplay assists
• Hoisted their 2023 Presidents Cup banner in front of their home crowd for the first time in franchise history
• Roanoke has not yet played Macon

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

Huntsville Havoc (4-3-1, 9 pts, 6th)

• Doug Elgstam leads the SPHL with six goals
• Elgstam also ranks tied for fourth with seven points (6g, 1a)
• Alex Kielczewski leads all defensemen with five assists
• Kielczewski also ranks tied for third among defensemen with four points (4a)
• Huntsville is 1-0-0 against Evansville

Evansville Thunderbolts (1-3-1, 3 pts, 9th)

• Bair Gendunov was named the SPHL Player of the Week after his six-point week which saw him net four goals and tally two assists
• Gendunov ranks third in the SPHL with eight points (4g, 4a)
• Evansville leads the SPHL with an average of 23.25 penalty minutes per game through four games
• Evansville is 0-1-0 against Huntsville

Knoxville @ Pensacola (8:05 p.m. EST, 7:05 p.m. CST)

Knoxville Ice Bears (1-7-0, 2 pts, 10th)

• Jason Price is tied for third among defensemen with three points (3a)
• Finished with a 32-22-3 record last season, 6th seed in SPHL playoffs
• Brady Fleurent returns after finishing top five in shooting percentage last season (21.5%)
• Goaltender Zane Steeves comes to the Ice Bears after playing last season in Evansville where the netminder posted a 2.97 GAA and a .912 sv%
• Kristian Stead also returns after finishing top five in wins (20), minutes played (1,818.00), and saves (956)
• Knoxville is 0-1-0 against Pensacola

Pensacola Ice Flyers (5-3-0, 10 pts, 3rd)

• Brett Mercones leads the league with seven goals
• Jordan Henderson ranks tied for first among defensemen with six points (1g, 5a). His five assists are tied for the most among defensemen
• Dallas Comeau ranks tied for fourth with four goals
• Stephen Mundinger ranks second among goaltenders with a 1.44 goals-against average
• Pensacola is 1-0-0 against Knoxville

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

Fayetteville Marksmen (6-1-1, 13 pts, 1st)

• Winners of four in a row
• Tyler Kobryn leads the SPHL with 10 points (4g, 6a)
• Simon Bokoyo (4g, 4a) and Dalton Hunter (1g, 6a) rank second and third among rookies in points
• Brendon Michaelien ranks third among defensemen with four points (2g, 2a)
• Home opener record 4,711 fans packed the Crown Coliseum
• Fayetteville is 1-0-0 against Quad City

Quad City Storm (2-4-0, 4 pts, 8th)

• Matt Ustaski is tied for second in the SPHL with nine points (6g, 3a)
• Defenseman John DeRoche is tied for third amongst all blue liners with four points (1g, 3a)
• Kevin Resop is third in the league with 115 saves
• Brent Moran is sixth among goaltenders with a 1.99 gaa
• Tommy Tsicos scored the only Storm goal in his 200th appearance for the franchise in a 4-1 defeat to the Rivermen
• Quad City is 0-1-0 against Fayetteville