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Home-ice advantage finally arriving for Mayhem

The Macon Mayhem hit the ice for their regular season finale against Roanoke on April 8. /(Luke Hetrick, WGXA)

MACON, GA -- A number one overall seed in the playoffs usually merits home ice throughout the postseason.

Usually that holds true but for the Macon Mayhem it didn't come to fruition.

"There enjoy playing on the road," said Mayhem Head Coach Kevin Kerr. "There's no fear of our guys on the road."

Through the first four games of the playoffs, the Mayhem haven't played a single game at the Centreplex despite claiming the SPHL's William B. Coffey Trophy as the league's regular season champions. The Macon Centreplex booked Disney on Ice last weekend forcing the Mayhem to play their first round series at Columbus.

After a three-game series win over the Cottomounths, the Mayhem opened the conference semifinals with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Pensacola grabbing a 1-0 series lead.

"Our guys had a no quit attitude and they knew the importance of that game," Kerr said.

Finally the Mayhem earn home ice with Game 2 returning to the Coliseum which is music to the Blue Sweaters' ears.

"We're excited to be home and we loved playing at home all year," said Forward Jake Trask. "We have unreal fans. It should be fun."

The puck will drop at the Centreplex Friday night at 7:35.


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