May 1, 2017 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Macon Mayhem
Mayhem Defeat Rivermen to Win President's Cup Championship May 1st 2017, 18:05
MACON, GA- The Macon Mayhem hung on to defeat the Peoria Rivermen 2-1 for the second consecutive game, winning the President's Cup as champions of the SPHL.
After a scoreless first 16 minutes, Dennis Sicard took a slap shot on a three-on-two rush that found its way past Peoria goaltender Storm Phaneuf to give the Mayhem the early 1-0 lead.
Peoria answered to open the second period, as Cody Dion poked a rebound past Jordan Ruby to tie the game. Dan Bremner and Justin Hoomaian were credited with assists on the goal. The Mayhem would answer with just under four minutes left in the period. Collin MacDonald sent a shot off the pads of Storm Phaneuf, and Jake Trask followed it up to retake the lead for Macon.
Jordan Ruby finished off the season saving 39 of 40 shots he faced, allowing just one goal.
The Mayhem would hold on to the lead and win the President's Cup as the champions of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The championship is the first professional hockey championship for the city of Macon.
ABOUT THE MACON MAYHEM:
The Macon Mayhem is a proud member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), the nation's premier single "A" developmental hockey league . Playing their inaugural season in Central Georgia in 2015-2016, the Mayhem organization is proud to bring professional ice hockey back to Macon. The team is owned by Bob and Diane Kerzner and managed by Director of Hockey Operations/General Manager/Head Coach Kevin Kerr, a former third-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres. For more information on the Macon Mayhem, visit MaconMayhem.com, or follow the team on Twitter (www.twitter.com/MaconMayhem), Instagram (www.instagram.com/maconmayhem), or 'like' the Mayhem on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconMayhemHockey).