October 21, 2017 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Macon Mayhem
MACON, GA- The Macon Mayhem were shutout after their championship celebration, losing their season opener to the Pensacola Ice Flyers 4-0.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The first period saw 20 shots, but neither team was able to capitalize on their opportunities. There was only one goal through the first 19 minutes of the second period, and that came off the stick of Pensacola's Trevor Hertz. The Ice Flyers, however, were able to score two goals in the final 44 seconds of the period. Stephen Hrehoriak scored on a rebound to make it 2-0, and then Daniel Tedesco scored with one second left in the period to make it 3-0.
Pensacola would add one more insurance goal to make it 4-0. Pensacola goaltender Sean Bonar recorded a 36-save shutout in his Ice Flyer debut.
Tomas Sholl made his professional debut in the game, allowing four goals on 26 shots from the Ice Flyers.
Dennis Sicard and Stathis Soumelidis both recorded fights in the game, and the two recorded 11 penalty minutes and nine penalty minutes, respectively.
"We just weren't able to get anything started tonight. Like a lot of first games, there was a lot of sloppy play and mistakes. The two goals at the end of the second [period] were back breakers, and we were never able to get anything going after that. Now that all the celebration and festivities are done, hopefully we can just get back to playing hockey and come out with two points tomorrow night."
Mayhem: 0-1-0 (0 points)
Pensacola Ice Flyers: 1-0-0 (2 points)
BACK IN ACTION
The Mayhem continue Bland Roofing Championship Weekend tomorrow, as the Huntsville Havoc come to town. The game starts at 7:35 PM, with a jersey auction immediately following the game.
Single game tickets are on sale now through the Macon Coliseum Box Office or at ticketmaster.com. For information on group tickets and ticket plans, visit MaconMayhem.com or call the Mayhem Front Office at (478) 803-1592.