Streaking Mayhem regain control of SPHL

Mayhem Forward Matt Johnson talks about the team's strong play of late after Thursday morning's practice. /(Luke Hetrick, WGXA)

No one has balanced the mixture of call-ups, injuries, and roster changes quite like Macon Mayhem Head Coach Kevin Kerr.

With multiple players shifting between the ECHL and SPHL, the first-place standing for the Mayhem is even more impressive. Thanks to Sunday's blowout 6-2 win over Fayetteville, the Blue Sweaters evened themselves with first-place Huntsville atop the SPHL standings.

Winners of three of their last four, the Mayhem (55 points) now own the tiebreaker over the Havoc. Macon has returned to their brand of hockey and it's proving Kerr's system works.

"We just got to continue to play the way we're playing," said Right Winger Matt Johnson. "Coach has been very happy with the way we're playing, so are we. As long as guys stay healthy and we continue to do what we're doing we'll be really successful out there."

The goal of this team is not to win the regular season. The postseason is what matters most to the Blue Sweaters but taking care of business against Huntsville and the rest of the league is still high on the team's to do list.

"Our destiny is in our own hands to finish first," said Kerr. "We play them four times between now and the end of the year. That's going to dictate first place. I think we can't take any other teams lightly."

The Mayhem return to action Friday night against Pensacola at home. The puck is set to drop at 7:35 p.m.

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