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All-SPHL Second Team Announced

April 2, 2015 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) News Release

HUNTERSVILLE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League on Thursday announced its 2014-2015 All-SPHL Second Team as selected in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.

F - Corey Banfield, Pensacola Ice Flyers

F - Ryan Salvis, Knoxville Ice Bears

F - Bryce Williamson, Columbus Cottonmouths

D - Jan Safar, Fayetteville FireAntz

D - Stuart Stefan, Huntsville Havoc

G - Peter Di Salvo, Mississippi RiverKings

Pensacola's Corey Banfield tied for the league-lead with six game-winning goals, while finishing second in the SPHL in points (61) and assists (41), despite only playing 47 games. Banfield also tied for third in the league with 12 power-play assists, while leading the Ice Flyers with a +19 rating.

Knoxville's Ryan Salvis led the SPHL with 45 assists, while his 57 points were fourth-most in the league. Salvis also tied for the league-lead in shorthanded assists with three. In addition to leading the Ice Bears in scoring, Salvis finished with a team-high +18 rating.

Columbus' Bryce Williamson finished third in goals (26) and sixth in points (53) among all SPHL players, in addition to leading all rookies with 27 assists and 11 power-play assists. Williamson also finished second among first-year players with six power-play and three game-winning goals.

Fayetteville's Jan Safar was second among SPHL defensemen with 28 assists and 11 power-play assists, while ranking third in points (32). Safar was also one of just five defensemen to score a shorthanded goal this season.

Huntsville's Stuart Stefan finished second among defensemen with 11 goals, while his 31 points was fourth-best. The only Huntsville player to appear in all 56 games this season, Stefan was also fifth among blue-liners with 112 shots.

Mississippi's Peter Di Salvo went 19-8-0 with a 2.36 goals against average, .921 save percentage and two shutouts. Di Salvo's goals against average was tied for second best in the SPHL, while his wins and save percentage were both third best.

The All-SPHL First Team will be announced later today.

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