Mayhem remain unbeaten in 2018, taking down Evansville in overtime

A scuffle broke out at the end of the first period of the Mayhem's game against the Evansville Thunderbolts/(Cam Gaskins, WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- The defending President's Cup champions did not exactly have the start to the 2017-18 season they were hoping for. At the beginning of December, the Macon Mayhem were in sixth place in the Southern Professional Hockey League standings, a far cry from their first-place finish last year.

But as the season has progressed, the Mayhem have improved little by little. They climbed up from sixth place to fourth during the month of December. Macon has also taken advantage of the new year, winning its first two home games of 2018.

They beat the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 3-1 on Dec. 4, and beat the Evansville Thunderbolts in overtime tonight 3-2.

And in the absence of top goalie Greg Dodds -- who was loaned to the Indy Fuel of the East Coast Hockey League earlier this week -- Troy Passingham and Charlie Finn have stepped up. Passingham saved 25 shots in the win against Roanoke, and Finn had a career-high 52 saves against Evansville.

That seems to be the story for the last two weeks with the Mayhem; once someone gets loaned off to an ECHL team, someone steps up in his place.

The Mayhem will look to keep things rolling on Saturday when they travel to Huntsville, Ala. to take on the Havoc.

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