SPHL Today: 01-05-23

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HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 5, 2023) – The Southern Professional Hockey League continues its 19th season tonight as the Evansville Thunderbolts travel to Birmingham to take on the Bulls. You can follow all the action this season at www.sphltv.com

Today’s schedule: Evansville @ Birmingham (8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 p.m. CST)

Evansville Thunderbolts (14-9-2)

• Zane Steeves ranks third in the league with 10 wins while posting a 2.76 goals against average, good for sixth-best amongst netminders
• Mike Ferraro leads Evansville in points (28), goals (12), and assists (16)
• The Thunderbolts are 9-1-0 when scoring first
• Evansville is 0-2-1 against Birmingham

Birmingham Bulls (14-8-1)

• Carson Rose is tied for first in the league with 14 goals
• Gillespie’s 22 assists are second in the SPHL while his 12 goals rank tied for third among all players
• Michael Gillespie is third in the SPHL with 34 points (12g, 22a)
• Birmingham is 9-0-0 this season when scoring first
• The Bulls are 3-0-0 against Evansville