Macon Mayhem (1-2-2) at Columbus Cottonmouths (0-3-2) – 10am ET
- Today’s 10am start is a Cottonmouths’ Face Off Field Trip game, where kids from area schools get to attend this morning’s game
- The Mayhem won the previous meeting between the teams, a 4-0 victory on Halloween night in Macon.
- Mayhem winger Dan Gentzler is tied for second in league scoring with six points.
- Snakes forward Louis Beslisle is tied for sixth in scoring with five points.
- Macon is the league’s least penalized team, with an average of 12 penalty minutes a game.
- Columbus has the lowest power play success rate with one goal in 22 opportunities
- The Mayhem leads the league in second period scoring with ten goals.
Knoxville Ice Bears (3-2-0) at Huntsville Havoc (2-3-0) – 7:30pm CT
- Tonight is the Havoc’s home opener – the last of the SPHL teams to play their first home game of the season.
- This is the first meeting between the teams this season. Knoxville won last year’s series, 7-1-0, with two wins coming in overtime/shootout.
- The Ice Bears are tied for the league lead in goals scored with 19.
- Knoxville forward Doug Reid is tied for the league’s rookie scoring lead with six points.
- Huntsville blueliner Stuart Stefan is tied for third in scoring among defensemen with three points.
- Huntsville has the most penalty minutes in the league with 39.2 minutes per game.
- Both Huntsville and Knoxville are tied for most third period goals with five.
- Huntsville has the lowest penalty kill rate in the league with 83.3 percent.