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  1. EVANSVILLE, IN - In a rare Tuesday night tilt, Evansville got on the board first against Peoria. Despite a solid attempt, the Thunderbolts could not hold off the Rivermen, falling 2-1. David Williams scored his 13th goal of the season during a two-on-one rush. The goal was assisted by Mark Petaccio and Steven Gallo. Petaccio has one goal and two assists in his two games with the Thunderbolts. Evansville led Peoria 1-0 at 5:02 of the second period. Evansville had an opportunity to extend their lead when Rivermen defenseman Dave Pszenyczny took a slashing penalty. The Thunderbolts could not convert on the powerplay and Pszenyczny raced out of the box and forced a turnover in the Evansville zone. His pass to Connor Gorman tied the game at one each. Early in the third period Peoria scored to take their first lead of the game. Michael Colantone circled the net right wing to left wing side and centered the puck on to the stick of Justin Hoomaian. Hoomaian fired the six-foot one-timer past netminder Tanner Milliron. Evansville was outshot 25 - 19. Tanner Milliron made 23 saves. Evansville was 0-3 on the powerplay. Peoria was 0-1 with the man advantage. Evansville and Peoria play the next three games against each other. Friday and Sunday's games are in Peoria. Saturday night's affair is at Evansville's Ford Center. ... - SPHL Evansville Thunderbolts View the full article
  2. ROANOKE, VA - The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs have traded forward Michael Turner to the Knoxville Ice Bears in exchange for defenseman Travis Jeke. Knoxville has in turn sent Turner to the Mississippi RiverKings for forward Mitchell Vandergunst. Jeke has appeared in 14 games for the Ice Bears this season, notching a goal and five assists. The rookie out of Boston College has also enjoyed stints with three separate ECHL teams, appearing in one game with the Adirondack Thunder, three for the Elmira Jackals and nine with the Toledo Walleye. Turner spent 25 games with the Rail Yard Dawgs and totaled six goals and nine assists. The Chicago native has also played 19 games with the ECHL's Greenville Swamp Rabbits, scoring one goal and dishing out three assists. ... - SPHL Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs View the full article
  3. SOUTHAVEN, Miss - Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced today the acquistion of forward Michael Turner in a trade for Mitchell Vandergunst with the Knoxville Ice Bears. The RiverKings also announced the return of Matt Harrington and Corey Tyrell. Turner, 21, was acquired from the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs by Knoxville before joining the RiverKings. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound forward played 25 games for Roanoke this season and earned 12 points (6G, 6A). ... Harrington, who was called up on February 18, played two games with ECHL Florida and scored two points (1G,1A) before returning to the RiverKings on Monday.... The North Point, Florida native has tallied six goals and 10 assists in 37 games this season with the RiverKings. Tyrell, 26, (was recently) activated off from the 21-Day IR. The Airdrie, Alberta native is in his first season of professional hockey and has scored five points (2G, 3A) in nine games with the RiverKings. Prior to joining Mississippi, the 6-foot, 200 pound rookie played 19 games with the Columbus Cottonmouths and tallied five points (4G,1A). ... - SPHL Mississippi RiverKings View the full article
  4. SOUTHAVEN, Miss - After trailing 2-0 in the third period, the Mississippi RiverKings (23-16-2) battled back and forced an overtime against the Columbus Cottonmouths to earn a victory (14-21-3) in a shootout. ... With less than a minute into the third period, the RiverKings scrapped back with an early goal from Ryan Marcuz ... to make it a 2-1 game. The RiverKings climbed back to tie the game 2-2 with 12:29 minutes left to play due to a power play goal from Brant Sherwood. The two goals from the RiverKings in the third would force overtime against the Cottonmouths. In a thrilling three-on-three hockey overtime, (RiverKings' goalie Peter) Di Salvo would secure a penalty shot from (Columbus' forward Matt) Gingera to force an overtime shootout. In the shootout, Matt Harrington and Devin Mantha placed the puck past ( Columbus' goalie Mavric) Parks to give the RiverKings the edge. RiverKings goalie Di Salvo averted four of five shots from the Cottonmouths to secure the victory. Peter Di Salvo (12-8-4) stopped 32 of 34 shots in the victory while Maveric Parks (2-1-2) suffered the defeat by stopping 31 of 33 shots in regulation. ... - SPHL Mississippi RiverKings View the full article
  5. Tickets are going fast for $5 Weekend on March 3 and 4 when the Ice Flyers host the Evansville Thunderbolts! To purchase your tickets, visit the Pensacola Bay Center Box Office ... Upcoming Home Games 3/3 - $5 Weekend 3/4 - $5 Weekend 3/18 - Wiener Dog Race Night Upcoming Shirt off his Back jerseys 3/3 - TBD 3/4 - TBD 3/18 - TBD ... SPHL Standings Team GP Pts. 1. Macon 38 55 2. Huntsville 39 55 3. Fayetteville 38 49 4. Peoria 38 47 5. Knoxville 39 46 6. Mississippi 40 46 7. Pensacola 39 42 8. Roanoke 39 32 9. Columbus 37 30 10. Evansville 39 26 ... - SPHL Pensacola Ice Flyers View the full article
  6. WEEK AT A GLANCE: Mayhem Take on Pensacola and Knoxville MACON, GA- The Macon Mayhem took four of the six possible points at home this past weekend, and they will now look ahead to two games this weekend - one at home Friday night against the Pensacola Ice Flyers and the other on the road against the Knoxville Ice Bears on Saturday night. ... PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS PREVIEW The Pensacola Ice Flyers travel to Macon on Friday night. This weekend's game will be the sixth of eight meetings between the two teams this season, as the Mayhem are 4-0-1 against Pensacola to this point. The Ice Flyers are now 18-15-6 (42 points) on the season and in seventh place. They have won six games in a row - going 3-0-0 each of the past two weekends. Last week, the team replace head coach Kevin Hasselberg with Rod Aldoff, who coached Pensacola the last three years before leaving to become the Head Coach of the Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL. Under Aldoff, Pensacola won two President's Cups in three years, and they are now 3-0-0 under their new head coach this season. Riley Spraggs leads the Ice Flyers in points with 35, which is good for fourth in the SPHL in points. He is also fourth in the league in goals with 19. Matt Zenzola is the main goaltender for the team, as he is 13-7-5 this season with a 2.42 goals against average (GAA) and a .915 save percentage (SV%). KNOXVILLE ICE BEARS PREVIEW The Mayhem will travel to Knoxville on Saturday to take on the Ice Bears for the fourth time this season; Macon is 2-1-0 against Knoxville this year. The Ice Bears went 2-1-0 this weekend against the Peoria Rivermen, and they are now 21-14-4 (46 points) and tied for fifth. Berkley Scott leads Knoxville in points with 35, which is tied for fourth most in the SPHL. Danny Cesarz trails Scott with 28 points including 26 assists. Neither goaltender - Brian Billett and Dylan Wells - have GAA below 2.80 or SV% over .914. Billett leads the team in wins with 12. ... - SPHL Macon Mayhem View the full article
  7. EVANSVILLE, IN - The Evansville Thunderbolts are excited to announce that actor and Newburgh native, Michael Rosenbaum, will be the guest of honor during Super Hero Night on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Ford Center, when the Thunderbolts take on the Peoria Rivermen . Rosenbaum, who is an accomplished director, producer, writer and comedian, played Lex Luthor on the television show Smallville for 10 seasons and is the voice of the Flash in the DC animated universe. He recently took part in the NHL All Star Celebrity Shootout. ... - SPHL Evansville Thunderbolts View the full article
  8. SOUTHAVEN, Miss - Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations announced that forward Matt Harrington has been loaned to Florid... - SPHL Mississippi RiverKings View the full article
  9. HUNTSVILLE, AL- The Havoc score the game's first goal but,see the lead slip away in a 4-1 loss to the Pensacola Ice Flyers Sunday at theVon Braun ... - SPHL Huntsville Havoc View the full article
  10. HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- The Pensacola Ice Flyers (18-15-6) won their sixth straight game by downing the Huntsville Havoc (26-10-3) by a score of 4-1 on Sunday evening inside Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center. ... The Ice Flyers took the 2-1 lead when Josh Harris stationed himself in front of the crease and one-timed a feed from the right wing faceoff circle that came off the stick of Riley Spraggs. ... Aaron Clarke made it 3-1 after he poke checked the puck away from Huntsville's Rob Simpson and then collected it before he ripped a quick shot from the slot just 3:15 into the third. Right after ( Havoc goalie Adam) Courchaine headed to the bench for the extra attacker, Evan Moore launched the puck down the ice and into the open net to make it 4-1 Ice Flyers with 1:43 remaining. ... Matt Zenzola made 38 saves on Huntsville's 39 shots on goal to improve to 13-7-5 on the season. ... - SPHL Pensacola Ice Flyers View the full article
  11. MACON, GA- The Macon Mayhem scored six goals for the first time this season in this evening's 6-2 victory over the Fayetteville FireAntz. Mayhem captain Matt Summers started off the scoring for the second time this weekend, scoring off assists from Dennis Sicard and Mark Rivera. Just a couple of minutes later, Jake Trask scored on the backhand - Chris Joseph and Jeff Sanders recorded assists. The final goal of the first period came off the stick of Collin MacDonald. Fayetteville goaltender Sean Bonar was screened in front, and MacDonald fired the low shot past him. Just a few minutes into the second period, Daniel Gentzler scored to put the Mayhem up 4-0. The FireAntz would not lay down, however, as Justin Hussar and Joe Kalisz scored in the second frame to make it a two-goal game. The Mayhem buried the FireAntz in the third with goals from Summers and Gentzler, who both scored their second goals of the game. ... - SPHL Macon Mayhem View the full article
  12. ROANOKE, Va.- The Pensacola Ice Flyers (17-15-6) saw their captain, Corey Banfield, register his 200th professional point with an assist on the game-tying goal before he had the overtime goal to down the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs (13-20-6) by a score of 4-3 on Saturday night inside the Berglund Center on Saturday night. ... The score stood at 3-2 Roanoke until Josh Cousineau ripped a shot from just inside the blue line for the extra attacker goal with 26 seconds remaining in regulation. ... Then, just 35 seconds into the extra frame, Banfield settled a cross-ice pass from Bourke and backhanded it into the net to secure the victory. John McLean stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced from Roanoke and his record now stands at 5-5-0 on the year. ... - SPHL Pensacola Ice Flyers View the full article
  13. ROANOKE, VA - The Pensacola Ice Flyers scored with 25.7 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime and Corey Banfield netted the game-winning goal 35 seconds into overtime as the Rail Yard Dawgs fell to the Ice Flyers, 4-3, Saturday night at the Berglund Center. With the Dawgs leading, 3-2, late in the third period, the Ice Flyers pulled goaltender John McLean for an extra attacker. They cycled the puck through the zone and Josh Cousineau fired a slap shot from the high slot. The puck deflected off a body on its way to the net and skittered past James Kruger to tie the game at three. In overtime, the Ice Flyers gathered the puck in their own zone and mounted a rush the other way. Riley Spraggs fired a pass to a charging Banfield who redirected it past the lunging Kruger for the game-winning goal. ... - SPHL Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs View the full article
  14. MACON, GA- The Macon Mayhem ran into the hottest team in the SPHL at the moment, as they lost to the Fayetteville FireAntz tonight by score of 3-1. The only scoring in the game came in the second period. Macon's Chris Joseph led off the scoring off of assists from Jake Trask and Daniel Gentzler. Fayetteville would then score three unanswered goals. .... - SPHL Macon Mayhem View the full article
  15. FIREANTZ @ MAYHEM23-12-1 (47 pts, 3rd Place) 24-7-5 (53 pts, 2nd Place)Saturday, February 18, 2017 • 7:35 PM EST @ Macon Coliseum (Macon, GA... - SPHL Macon Mayhem View the full article