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Everything posted by SJSharkies4ever

  1. I am going to create this thread as a way to provoke some discussions about playoff scenarios and what not, also, to track each team as they clinch their berth into a playoff spot. I believe that the top 7 spots are more than unofficially clinched based on the difference of Roanoke and whomever tends to be in the last spot, typically either Quad City and Pensacola (who is occupying that spot for now by 3 points). Peoria has opened up a 5-game lead over the Birmingham Bulls, who currently occupy the 2nd place spot, just 1 point ahead of Macon. The only thing we have to look forward to with the top 7 is the final decision as to where each team will finish.The next couple of months will most likely show Quad City and Pensacola leap frogging each other. Pensacola will have a rough road up ahead towards the end of the season as they will face playoff contention teams. Their final two months will feature 2 more games against the Bulls, 4 against Macon, 6 against Fayetteville, 2 against Huntsville, 4 against Roanoke and 4 against Knoxville. They will also have 2 more games against Evansville, but those 2 games will not help propel them into solid playoff competition. On the flip side, Quad City still has 6 more games against Evansville, and honestly speaking, those 6 games alone could be a determining factor between them and Pensacola for that final playoff spot. Quad City's final opponents are 4 against Huntsville, 5 against Peoria, 1 against Macon, 2 against Birmingham, 1 against Knoxville, 3 against Roanoke and 3 against Fayetteville. Playoff berth estimates: Peoria can clinch a berth, at the very latest, February 16 after their game with Macon. During this time, they will face Macon 4 times, Quad City twice and have a single game with Birmingham. Every loss that Quad City takes from here until then, only helps Peoria clinch sooner. Peoria only has one true goal this season, winning their first ever SPHL championship. Birmingham is expected to clinch a berth by March 1. They hold the tie-break over Quad City, and will face them 2 more times before the season ends. Birmingham should be able to clinch sooner than expected provided Quad City starts another losing streak and Birmingham can make easy victims of lower playoff teams, such as Pensacola and Roanoke. Macon shows more promise into clinching their berth sooner than their expected March 2nd date. As the Mayhem head into this playoff berth run, they will face Quad City, Evansville and Pensacola for a combined total of 4 games, which should help get them to their goal sooner, so they can start focusing on their next goal, winning their 2nd championship in franchise history. Please let the conversations begin, and one rule to remember; PLAY NICE!!!!
  2. Somehow I had 1 more win than the Bulls actually have. Don't know how that happened. So the Bulls HAVE NOT clinched yet! Their next win will clinch a berth though.
  3. Birmingham Bulls (28-10-2; 14-6-1 Road) @ Quad City Storm (11-22-4; 8-8-3 Home) When: Sunday, February 17, 2019 Where: TaxSlayer Center, Moline, IL Time: 2:00 PM CST Video: SPHL LIVE ($7.99) League Scoreboard Pregame Notes Game Live Gamesheet PREGAME NOTES GAME LIVE GAMESHEET
  4. Quad City Storm Goal #9 Shane Bennett, 11th goal of the season Assists: Michael Cassale, Cody Walsh Time: 1:49 mark BHM 6 QCS 3
  5. Birmingham Bulls Goal!!!! #12 Russell Jordan, 9th goal of the season Assists: Austin Daae, Alex Johnson Time: 9:20 mark BHM 6 QCS 2
  6. Birmingham Bulls Goal!!!!!! #24 Josh Harris, 18th goal of the season Assists: Unassisted Time: 17:42 mark BHM 5 QCS 2
  7. End of 2nd Period Birmingham leads Quad City 4-2 Shots on Goal: BHM 27 QCS 13
  8. Birmingham Bulls Goal!!!!!! #24 Josh Harris, 16th goal of the season Assists: Mike Davis, Taylor Dickin Time: 2:46 mark BHM 4 QCS 2
  9. Quad City Storm Goal #93 Stephen Gaul, 4th goal of the season Assists: Dean Yakura, Michael Cassale Time: 5:28 mark BHM 3 QCS 2
  10. End of the 1st Period Birmingham leads Quad City 3-1 Shots on Goal: BHM 13 QCS 7
  11. Birmingham Bulls Goal!!!!! #22 Mike Davis, 19th goal of the season Assists: Josh Harris, Jacob Barber Time: 7:49 mark BHM 3 QCS 1
  12. Quad City Storm Goal #9 Shane Bennett, 10th goal of the season (7th with QC) Assists: Vincent Beaudry, Mitchell Mueller Time: 10:31 mark BHM 2 QCS 1
  13. Birmingham Bulls Goal!!!!! #9 Shane Topf, 12th goal of the season Assists: Justin Larson, Craig Simchuk Time: 12:26 mark BHM 2 QCS 0
  14. Birmingham Bulls Goal!!!! #23 Caleb Apperson, 8th goal of the season Assists: Unassisted Time: 14:03 mark BHM 1 QCS 0
  15. Starting Golies: BHM -- Mavric Parks (21-7-2) 2.43 GAA .927 SV% QCS -- Peter Di Salvo (9-13-1) 3.19 GAA .909 SV%
  16. Update: Birmingham Bulls WILL clinch a playoff spot with a regulation win today over the Quad City Storm, folks!
  17. Today's game will mark game #5 and the final game of the season between the Birmingham Bulls and the Quad City Storm. The Storm (11-22-4) were able to hold the Bulls (28-10-2) until the overtime stanza, as Josh Harris scored the game winning goal for the Bulls and his 17th goal of the season, bringing his points total to 41 on the year. Today's game, scheduled for 2:00 pm CST will be a test for the Bulls to see if they can handle extreme pressure. A regulation win today will clinch Birmingham an official spot into the 2018-19 playoffs, and would put the Bulls to a perfect 5-0-0 against the Storm on the year.
  18. Birmingham Bulls (26-10-2; 12-6-1 Road) @ Peoria Rivermen (30-4-4; 14-0-1 Home) When: Friday, February 15, 2019 Where: Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL Time: 7:15 PM CST Video: SPHL LIVE ($7.99) League Scoreboard Pregame Notes Game Live Gamesheet Audio: PREGAME NOTES GAME LIVE GAMESHEET
  19. Officially in the playoffs and date clinched: Peoria Rivermen -- 2/15/2019
  20. Birmingham Bulls (27-10-2; 13-6-1 Road) @ Quad City Storm (11-22-3; 8-8-2 Home) When: Saturday, February 16, 2019 Where: TaxSlayer Center, Moline, IL Time: 7:10 PM CST Video: SPHL LIVE ($7.99) League Scoreboard Pregame Notes Game Live Gamesheet PREGAME NOTES GAME LIVE GAMESHEET The Birmingham Bulls will play game 2 of a three game weekend as they head to Moline to battle the Quad City Storm in their fourth meeting of the season, and game 1 of a two-game set against the Storm. The Bulls (27-10-2) are coming off a shootout victory over the league leading Peoria Rivermen on Friday night. The Bulls will be led by franchise top scorer Jacob Barber (17G, 15A). The Bulls are on a mission to secure the second playoff berth of the season as wins Saturday and Sunday will inch them closer to that reality. The Storm (11-22-3) will be looking to extend their win streak to 3 games as leading scorer Mitchell Mueller will guide his storm to a home victory over the second place team in the league. The Storm will look to prolong a playoff berth for the Bulls should they sweep the series. The Bulls lead the Storm 3-0 in series match ups this year.
  21. It is official ladies and gents, the Peoria Rivermen are the first team to clinch a playoff berth into the 2018-19 SPHL playoffs. Now, we watch Birmingham as they try to become the second team to clinch, which should help if they win Saturday in Moline. A regulation win over the Storm will put them at 60 points on the year, 6 out of first place, and would drop the magic number to 3 games for the Bulls to clinch. Another win Sunday at Quad City will move the Bulls even closer to the inevitable playoff berth. Huntsville is still sitting comfortable in third with Macon not far behind. The next few games are going to be quite interesting as we watch who else starts clinching.
  22. RANK CHG TEAM GP W L OTL PTS PCT ROW GF GA DIFF HOME ROAD E# 1 -- Birmingham Bulls 2 2 0 0 4 1.000 2 8 6 +2 1-0-0 1-0-0 -- 2 -- Knoxville Ice Bears 2 1 0 1 3 .750 1 8 8 0 1-0-0 0-0-1 -- 3 -- Macon Mayhem 2 1 0 1 3 .750 1 6 6 0 1-0-1 0-0-0 -- 4 -- Quad City Storm 1 1 0 0 2 1.000 1 4 3 +1 1-0-0 0-0-0 -- 5 -- Fayetteville Marksmen 2 1 1 0 2 .500 1 4 4 0 1-0-0 0-1-0 -- 6 -- Huntsville Havoc 2 1 1 0 2 .500 1 10 8 +2 0-0-0 1-1-0 -- 7 -- Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 2 1 1 0 2 .500 1 5 5 0 1-0-0 0-1-0 -- 8 -- Pensacola Ice Flyers 2 1 1 0 2 .500 0 6 6 0 0-1-0 1-0-0 -- 9 -- Peoria Rivermen 1 0 0 1 1 .500 0 3 4 -1 0-0-0 0-0-1 55 10 -- Evansville Thunderbolts 2 0 2 0 0 .000 0 7 11 -4 0-1-0 0-1-0 54