SPHL Today: Saturday, April 13

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 13, 2024) – The SPHL continues the President’s Cup Playoffs with three games this evening. You can follow all the action this season at http://sphltv.com/

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

Quad City Storm (33-23-1, 67 pts, 6th seed)

• Matt Ustaski had a 12-game point streak (21 pts) dating from December 15th – January 27th.
• Leif Mattson is third in the SPHL with 59 points (28g, 31a).
• Ustaski (27g, 26a) is fifth in the SPHL with 53 points and his 27 goals are the fifth most in the SPHL.
• Defenseman Dillion Fournier is fourth amongst all blueliners with 34 points (4g, 30a). His 30 assists are the third most among defensemen.
• Quad City is tied 1-1 against Roanoke.
Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (34-15-8, 76 pts, 3rd seed)
• Brenden Pepe ranked second among defensemen with 39 points (12g, 27a). His 27 assists were the fourth most among defensemen.
• Matt O’Dea was third among defensemen with 38 points (8g, 30a) and his 30 assists were the second most among blueliners.
• Xavier Filion was tied for second among rookies with four game-winning goals.
• Austyn Roudebush was seventh in the SPHL in goals against average (2.71) and save percentage (0.905).
• Roanoke is tied 1-1 against Quad City.

Evansville @ Birmingham (8:05 p.m. EST, 7:05 p.m. CST)

Evansville Thunderbolts (24-29-3, 50 pts, 8 seed)

• Cole Ceci ranked fifth among goaltenders with a 2.56 gaa and .921 sv%.
• Brendan Harrogate was second in the SPHL with 182 shots.
• Myles Abatte ranked 11th (tied) among rookies with 32 points (15g, 17a)
• Scott Kirton led the Thunderbolts with 36 points (17g, 19a), and his 17 goals were a team-high.
• Evansville is tied 1-1 against Birmingham.

Birmingham Bulls (38-9-9, 85 pts, 1 seed)

• Carson Rose led the SPHL with 65 points (30g, 35a)
• Nikita Kozyrev led all rookies with 59 points (18g, 41a). His 41 assists were the most in the SPHL.
• Hayden Stewart was second in the SPHL in GAA (2.14), sv% (.925), wins (26), and was second in the league in shutouts (4).
• Drake Glover was second in the SPHL with 60 points (33g, 27a). His 33 goals were the best in the league.
• MacGregor Sinclair ranked tied for 10th among rookies with 31 points (14g, 17a)
• Birmingham is tied 1-1 against Evansville.

Pensacola @ Peoria (8:15 p.m. EST, 7:15 p.m. CST)

Pensacola Ice Flyers (25-26-4 54 pts, 7th)

• Ivan Bondarenko was eighth in the SPHL with 51 points (15g, 36a), and his 36 assists were tied for the third most in the SPHL.
• Garrett Milan was ninth (tied) with 50 points (14g, 36a). Milan’s 36 assists were the third most in the league.
• Zac Herrmann ranked third among defensemen with eight goals and was seventh in points with 27 (9g, 18a)
• Pensacola trails 0-1 against Peoria

Peoria Rivermen (36-14-5, 77 pts, 2nd)

• Nick Latinovich led the SPHL in wins (27) and led the SPHL with seven shutouts. He tied the SPHL single-season record with two shutouts against Quad City on 3/15 and 3/17.
• Zach Wilkie led all defensemen with 41 points (10g, 31a).
• Alec Baer was seventh in the SPHL with 52 points (21g, 31a) (tied)
• Alec Hagaman was ninth with 50 points (23g, 27a)
• Peoria was 28-6-2 when scoring first this season.
• Peoria leads 1-0 against Pensacola