SPHL Today Playoff Edition: 04-22-23

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 22, 2023) – The Southern Professional Hockey League continues the second round of the 2023 SPHL Presidents Cup Playoffs tonight as Birmingham travels to take on Huntsville. You can follow all the action this postseason at www.sphltv.com

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

Huntsville Havoc (34-19-3 | 3rd Seed)

• Sy Nutkevitch finished tied for first in the league with 45 assists.
• Nutkevitch was named to the All-SPHL 2nd team after his 63-point season (18g, 45a)
• Dominick Procopio was also named to the All-SPHL 2nd team defense after finishing second in the league with a +29 rating.
• Swept Knoxville in the first round.
• Huntsville was 4-4-0 against Birmingham in the regular season. Lost game one in overtime 3-2.

Birmingham Bulls (37-16-4 | 2nd Seed)

• Michael Gillespie finished tied for second in the league with 27 goals.
• Gillespie was named to the All-SPHL 1st team after recording 60 points (27g, 33a)
• Mike Davis finished tied for sixth in the league with 23 goals.
• Goalie Austin Lotz finished tied for the league lead with 24 wins and his 2.73 gaa was seventh-best in the league.
Hayden Stewart became the first goalie in SPHL history to score a goal when he netted an empty-net goal in the waning seconds against Evansville on March 18, 2023.
• Birmingham was a league-best 28-2-1 this season when scoring first.
• Defeated Fayetteville two games to one in the first round.
• Birmingham was 4-4-0 against Huntsville in the regular season. Won in overtime 3-2 on a goal from Carson Rose.