LAFAYETTE, LA — The Sin Bin has announced Evansville Thunderbolts forward Justin MacDonald, Huntsville Havoc center Sy Nutkevitch, and Huntsville goaltender Mike DeLaVergne as their three stars of the month for November 2017.

★★★ — Justin MacDonald – Left Wing, Evansville Thunderbolts

Another seventh-year veteran, MacDonald is playing in his sixth SPHL season since he broke into the league with the Fayetteville FireAntz in 2011. MacDonald is currently tied for the league lead in goals with nine and leads the league in goals-per-game with .643. The Newmarket, Ontario, native began the month with a four-game goal-scoring streak and gained points in all but one of his games over November.

November Stat Line:
Appearances: 8
Goals: 7 (2 game-winning goals, 1 shorthanded)
Assists: 5
Points: 12
Plus/Minus: +7
Shot Percentage: .179

 ★★ — Sy Nutkevitch – Center, Huntsville Havoc

Nutkevitch, a seven-year veteran playing in his fifth SPHL season, is tied for the league lead in plus/minus with a +11 rating. The Quebec native who played his college hockey at SUNY-Potsdam played in only six games during November but scored 1.67 points per game throughout the month. Nutkevitch has the league’s longest current point scoring streak at 11 games, the longest current assist streak at five games, and has not been kept off of the scoresheet this season. Nutkevitch also scored goals in six consecutive games – the season’s longest goal-scoring streak – from October 21st through November 18th.

November Stat Line:
Appearances: 6
Goals: 4 (2 game winning goals)
Assists: 6
Points: 10
Plus/Minus: +6
Shot Percentage: .286

★ — Mike DeLaVergne – Goaltender, Huntsville Havoc

DeLaVergne, from Pawling, New York, is the current league leader in save percentage in the SPHL with a .964 SV%. The Buffalo State (NY) alumnus broke into the SPHL last season with the Macon Mayhem before being signed by the Havoc over the summer. DeLaVergne played in four games in November, making three starts, saving 94 percent or more shots and allowing no more than three goals in any appearance.

November Stat Line:
Appearances: 4 (3 starts)
Record: 2-0-1 (1 shutout)
Goals Against Average: 1.42
Save Percentage: .963 on 134 shots

 Mentions (in no particular order):

  • Jake Hauswirth (C-FAY)
  • Danny Cesarz (C-KNX)
  • Derek Sutliffe (RW-MRK)
  • Tomas Sholl (G-EVV)
  • Eric Levine (G-PEO)
  • Tyler Green (G-MRK)

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