Mayhem Week at a Glance: Mayhem Host Macon Music Night Friday
MACON, GA- After winning just one of three games this weekend, the Macon Mayhem will look to get back on track at home against the Birmingham Bulls on Friday and on the road against the Knoxville Ice Bears on Saturday.
WEEK IN REVIEW
The Mayhem started the week on Tuesday morning in Mississippi, falling to the RiverKings 4-1. Their next game also came on the road, as the team traveled to Fayetteville to take on the Marksmen. The Mayhem battled hard and came away victorious by score of 3-2. The weekend ended with a 6-3 home loss against the Peoria Rivermen on Sunday.
The Mayhem start off the weekend at home against the Birmingham Bulls on Friday, February 16th. Friday is Macon Music Night present by the Creek, as the Mayhem celebrate Macon's rich music history. The team is offering the Carrabba's Family Four-Pack on Friday, where fans can get four tickets, four hot dogs, four Cokes, four popcorns and a $30 Carrabba's gift certificate - on a meal of four - for $44. There will be a post-game party at The Rookery/Creek Stage, and there will be no cover charge and Mayhem drink specials at the post-game party. The team then travels to Knoxville on Saturday, February 17th to take on the Knoxville Ice Bears.
Birmingham Bulls Team Preview
2017-2018 Record (As of February 12th): 13-20-5 (31 points; 9th Place)
Season Series (Last Meeting): Mayhem lead series 2-1 (Mayhem 4-3 overtime win on Dec. 29)
Leading Scorer: Jacob Barber (with Birmingham: 5 games played, 4 goals, 0 assists, 4 points; Total: 34 GP, 16 goals, 17 assists, 33 points)
Goaltending Situation: Mavric Parks (28 GP, 7-16-4 record, 3.13 goals against average, .916 save percentage); Charlie Millen (11 GP, 6-4-1 record, 3.18 GAA, .909 SV%)
Despite being in ninth place in the SPHL, the Bulls have been playing great hockey lately. They are 6-3-1 over their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a weekend in which they defeated the Evansville Thunderbolts once and the Peoria Rivermen twice. Over their last 10 games, they have averaged 3.1 goals per game and allowed 2.7 goals per game. They are lead offensively by Jacob Barber, who they acquired in a trade from the Peoria Rivermen in exchange for forward Keegan Bruce. In five games for the Bulls, Barber has four goals. They have also seen the returns of goaltender Mavric Parks and defenseman John Rey in the last week, adding to a team that is already trending upward.
Knoxville Ice Bears Team Preview
2017-2018 Record (As of February 12th): 21-12-4 (46 points; T-4th Place)
Season Series (Last Meeting): 1-0-1 vs. Knoxville (5-4 Knoxville overtime win on January 13)
Leading Scorer: Berkley Scott (37 GP, 19 goals, 22 assists, 41 points - T-5th in SPHL)
Goaltending Situation: Zoltan Hetenyi (26 GP, 14-11-1 record, 2.90 GAA, .916 SV%); Troy Davenport (9 GP, 6-0-3 record, 2.52 GAA, .920 SV%)
Knoxville has been one of the hottest teams in the league, as they are 10-3-3 since the start of January. Their offense has been led by the January Warrior Player of the Month, Berkley Scott, over that stretch, as he has 11 goals, 9 assists and 20 points since the start of January. They have gotten some reinforcements over the past month, as goaltender Zoltan Hetenyi has returned from loan to the ECHL, and second-leading scorer Danny Cesarz has been activated from the injured reserve. The Ice Bears are fifth in the SPHL in goals per game at 3.57, and they rank third in goals against per game at 3.05. Hetenyi leads the way in net and is tied for first in the SPHL in wins.
For ticket information on Macon Music Night or the Carrabba's Family Four-Pack for this Friday, visit MaconMayhem.com or call the Mayhem Front Office at (478) 803-1592.
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