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    Mayhem Season Ends in Heartbreaking Loss to Ice Bears

    Date:04/13/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Photo: Bryan Meeks   In a must-win home game against the Knoxville Ice Bears, the Mayhem let a late lead slip and fell by a 3-2 final to conclude their fourth season in Macon.   For a second straight night, the Mayhem got the better of the Ice Bears to start the game. They outskated them in the opening period, but ended up being outshot 12-11. Jordan Ruby fought off a surge of ...


    Preview: Mayhem vs. Knoxville Ice Bears (Challenge Round, Game 2)

    Date:04/13/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Mayhem Edged in Hard-Fought Game 1 The Mayhem were faced with a number of disadvantages heading into Game 1 of the Challenge Round. They were on the road in a tough building without their head coach. Still, they outperformed the Knoxville Ice Bears for the majority of the game, and outshot the home squad by a 33-22 margin. Surge after surge of time in the attacking zone was withered by Hay...


    Mayhem Fall in High-Stakes Game One, Now Face Must-Win

    Date:04/12/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Photo: Bryan Arnold   In a neck-and-neck tilt in Knoxville to commence the Mayhem’s postseason, the Ice Bears held on to triumph by a 3-1 score on Friday night.   The Mayhem got off to a terrific start, generating a plethora of early shots on goal and dominating the tempo with extensive offensive zone time. A point-blank opportunity for Jake Trask nearly gave the Mayhem a...


    Preview: Mayhem @ Knoxville Ice Bears (Challenge Round, Game 1)

    Date:04/12/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Mayhem Finish Regular Season as Sixth Seed Though they put up a valiant effort in Peoria last weekend, the Mayhem could not collect any points from the series and were unable to secure home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Despite the upsetting season finale, the Mayhem did still benefit in other ways, as the Selection Show proved just how much Macon’s opponents fear...


    2019 Playoff Roster Breakdown

    Date:04/11/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      With the President’s Cup Playoffs now underway, it is high time to delve in and break down the 19 players comprising the Mayhem roster. It is one which has clearly struck a degree of fear into its opponents, as the Mayhem were the only eligible team to not be willingly selected in the SPHL Challenge Round. A veteran offense, a youthful defense, and a proven goaltending tandem will m...


    Lisa Connelly Named SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year

    Date:04/10/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Photo: Bryan Meeks   First-year Mayhem Athletic Trainer Lisa Connelly has been named the SPHL’s Athletic Trainer of the Year, the league announced today.   “It’s a huge accomplishment for Lisa being in her first year to win it,” Mayhem Head Coach Leo Thomas said. “We’re all proud of her. She’s a fast learner, she’s picked up lots ...


    First Round Playoff Schedule Finalized

    Date:04/08/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      The Mayhem are going to the President’s Cup Playoffs for the fourth consecutive season! As determined by the SPHL Challenge Round on Sunday night, the Mayhem’s first-round opponent has been finalized.   The Mayhem will be facing the Knoxville Ice Bears this weekend to commence their journey for the President’s Cup. Knoxville has accumulated a 29-22-5 record this sea...


    Mayhem Edged in Tight Battle with Rivermen to Close Season

    Date:04/06/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Photo: Sarah Hobday   Playing a hard-fought game to wrap up the regular season, the Mayhem’s leads slipped away from them against the Peoria Rivermen and they fell by a 5-3 decision.   Just 1:49 into the tilt, Danny Cesarz sliced into the left corner and drew the attention of a horde of Rivermen. He then fed a pass into the slot for Larry Smith, who ripped a wrist shot in...


    Preview: Mayhem @ Peoria Rivermen (Game 56)

    Date:04/06/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

    Photo: Sarah Hobday   Mayhem Pitch Promising Performance Despite Loss Last night’s 5-2 defeat to the Peoria Rivermen may have been a slightly misleading score-line. While it’s true the Mayhem were heavily outplayed in the second period, they created ample opportunities to have scored five goals or more throughout the night, which flew by the wayside due to one bizarre snafu or ...


    Second Period Buries Mayhem in Road Defeat to Peoria

    Date:04/05/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Photo: Sarah Hobday   Despite a strong start to their penultimate game of the regular season, a four-goal period by the Rivermen sunk the Mayhem, who were defeated by a 5-2 final.   An undesirable start was on hand for the Mayhem, who conceded a goal just 32 seconds into the contest. Joe Kalisz twisted the puck at the net from a severe angle along the Macon goal line. The puck ...


    Preview: Mayhem @ Peoria Rivermen (Game 55)

    Date:04/05/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Mayhem Set the Stage for Dramatic Finish to Regular Season By sweeping the Knoxville Ice Bears in regulation last weekend, the Mayhem have put themselves in a position to seriously challenge them for the fourth spot in the SPHL standings. Doing so would grant home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, which would be hugely beneficial to the team’s postseason efforts. Mac...


    Details on the 2019 President’s Cup Playoff Picture

    Date:04/03/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      The Mayhem have qualified for the 2019 President’s Cup Playoffs! There will be at least one home game at the Macon Centreplex this April, though the exact date is yet to be determined. Below is everything you need to know regarding the 2019 postseason, as the Mayhem embark on their journey to reclaim the President’s Cup!   Playoff tickets will go on sale on Monday, April ...


    Mayhem Dominate Ice Bears, Remain in Contention for Fourth Seed

    Date:03/30/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Photo: Sarah Hobday   Playing in a must-win game to keep their hopes of home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs alive, the Mayhem offense exploded for six goals to snap a 10-game road skid with a commanding 6-2 victory.   Both of the former Ice Bears wasted no time making their presence known, as Marcus Ortiz and Danny Cesarz each got involved in the first five mi...


    Preview: Mayhem @ Knoxville Ice Bears (Game 54)

    Date:03/30/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

    Photo: Sarah Hobday   Mayhem Close the Gap on Ice Bears Yesterday was almost an ideal home game for the Mayhem. It was their final home game of the regular season. The team had the support of a raucous Fan Appreciation Night crowd. They never trailed at any point throughout the game, but the tilt was still close enough to keep the audience anxious. Macon allowed 37 shots on goal, but ultima...


    Mayhem Triumph on Fan Appreciation Night

    Date:03/29/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Photo: Bryan Meeks   Hosting the Knoxville Ice Bears in their final home game of the regular season, the Mayhem secured a valuable two points in the standings with a 4-2 victory.   Leo Thomas had reunited the Triple-A Line to start the game, putting Alternate Captains Jake Trask, John Siemer, and Stathis Soumelidis back on the same line. The gambit paid off, as the Mayhem were ...


    Preview: Mayhem vs. Knoxville Ice Bears (Game 53)

    Date:03/29/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Cesarz Delivers in Road Loss to Ice Flyers One of the Mayhem’s newest additions, Danny Cesarz, was brought aboard at the trade deadline in exchange for Justin Levac and the rights to Sam Wilbur. When he arrived in Macon, he had been recovering from concussion-like symptoms and had been off the ice for over a month. Moving to a different city, recovering from injury, meeting a new gro...


    Cesarz Scores First Goal with Mayhem in Narrow Loss

    Date:03/23/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      After forty minutes of scoreless play, the Ice Flyers bested the Mayhem in the closing 20-minute stanza and skated away with a 3-1 triumph on Saturday night.   Having just been shut out by the Ice Flyers the previous night, the Mayhem came into Saturday night’s tilt dead-set on finding a chink in Brian Billett’s armor in the early going. Despite their best efforts, Pensac...


    Preview: Mayhem @ Pensacola Ice Flyers (Game 52)

    Date:03/23/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Mayhem Edged in Goaltender’s Duel Last night’s game was a prime example of a goaltender’s delight. Shots on goal were plentiful, but high-end scoring chances and goals were minimal. For the most part, the Mayhem’s greatest opportunities to strike came from strong individual efforts, as virtually all passing plays were snuffed out by Pensacola’s ultra-stingy de...


    Billett Shuts Out Mayhem in Pensacola

    Date:03/22/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      The Mayhem’s attack dried up on Friday night at the hands of Brian Billett and a stingy Pensacola defense, resulting in a 2-0 Ice Flyers victory.   Goaltender Kevin Entmaa, making his professional debut in net for the Mayhem, was tested early and often by the Pensacola attack. The 24-year-old was equal to the challenge, turning aside multiple deflections and point-blank shots i...


    Preview: Mayhem @ Pensacola Ice Flyers (Game 51)

    Date:03/22/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Disciplined Responses For five weeks in a row, the Mayhem have responded to a penalty-riddled Friday night tilt with a well-disciplined performance on Saturday night. Over the past five Fridays, the Mayhem have accumulated seven fights, five misconducts, three unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, and three suspensions. By comparison, over the past five Saturdays, the Mayhem have been given o...


    Mayhem Best Havoc in Defensive Duel to Split Series

    Date:03/16/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Photo: Bryan Meeks   In the series finale of Military Appreciation Weekend, Jake Trask led the Mayhem to a 2-1 triumph over the Huntsville Havoc to launch the team back into fifth place.   Just 16 seconds into the tilt, Stephen Hrehoriak entered the Macon zone on the left wing and attempted a pass into the slot. The puck deflected off a Mayhem stick and fluttered into the air, ...


    Preview: Mayhem vs. Huntsville Havoc (Game 50)

    Date:03/16/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Third Period Breakdown Costs Mayhem For the bulk of the season, the third period has been a bastion of strength for the Mayhem. It was the reason they had been undefeated for so long when scoring the first goal. It was the reason they almost never conceded comeback attempts. Along with Peoria, the Mayhem had the best third period goal differential in the SPHL. Over the past week, the Mayhe...


    Mayhem Clinch Playoff Berth Despite Home Loss

    Date:03/15/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Photo: Bryan Meeks   Though they fell 5-2 to the Huntsville Havoc on Friday night, the Mayhem punched their ticket to the President’s Cup Playoffs for the fourth time in as many seasons.   Macon was off to a slow start, conceding the first goal and the majority of time on attack. Just 1:45 into the contest, Tyler Piacentini found himself with an opportunity near the blue ...


    Preview: Mayhem vs. Huntsville Havoc (Game 49)

    Date:03/15/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Fayetteville Exacts Revenge The Mayhem put themselves in a strong position when they swept the Fayetteville Marksmen on home ice two weeks ago. Doing so separated them from much of the pack and launched them to a five-point advantage over the Marksmen in the standings. Last weekend at Crown Coliseum, Jesse Kallechy’s squad returned the favor and snagged all four points in regulation,...


    Mayhem Remain a Point Away from Playoff Berth

    Date:03/09/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Photo: Sarah Hobday   Hoping to clinch a berth in the 2019 President’s Cup Playoffs with a point, the Mayhem were heavily outshot by the Fayetteville Marksmen and fell by a 4-1 margin.   Just 4:24 into the contest, John Siemer stole the puck in the neutral zone and closed in on the Fayetteville net on a partial breakaway. He deked free of the lone backchecker and tucked h...


    Preview: Mayhem @ Fayetteville Marksmen (Game 48)

    Date:03/09/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Mayhem Stunned in Third Period Heading into the second intermission last night, the Mayhem were in very good shape. They had momentum, they had carryover time on a power play, they had built a 2-1 lead, they had owned a 19-1-0 record when entering the third period with a lead, and they had been one of the best third period teams in the SPHL. Things were looking up for them, until disaster ...


    Mayhem Suffer Third Period Collapse in Fayetteville

    Date:03/08/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Photo: Sarah Hobday   Coming off a game in which they had just had a third period explosion, the Mayhem suffered a four-goal third period onslaught at the hands of the Marksmen and fell by a 5-2 decision on Friday night.   Ian Sylves picked up right where he left off last Saturday and continued his prominence in goal, turning aside all 16 shots he faced in the first period of p...


    Preview: Mayhem @ Fayetteville Marksmen (Game 47)

    Date:03/08/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Explosive Third Period Carries Mayhem to Victory By all accounts, the third period has been the strongest this season for the Mayhem. They have scored more third period goals than all but two teams in the SPHL, and have allowed fewer third period goals than all but one. On Saturday night, they had arguably their best period of play all season, netting four goals and transforming the game f...


    Koepplinger Named SPHL Warrior Player of the Week

    Date:03/06/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      Mayhem forward Josh Koepplinger has been named the Warrior Hockey Player of the Week, the SPHL announced yesterday afternoon.   “This is a huge accomplishment for Josh, and one that is well-deserved,” Mayhem Head Coach Leo Thomas said. “He’s been a really good spark for our club and has fit in nicely.”   The 24-year-old rookie made his professional...


    Mayhem Acquire Danny Cesarz in Blockbuster Deal

    Date:03/04/2019   Source:Macon Mayhem  

      The Mayhem have traded center Justin Levac to the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs in exchange for defenseman Brian Rowland. Rowland has been dealt to the Quad City Storm along with the rights to forward Sam Wilbur in exchange for forward Danny Cesarz.   “The opportunity presented itself to acquire Danny Cesarz, and it was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” Thomas said. &l...