Mayhem's season comes to an end as they fall to Huntsville in SPHL semifinals
MACON, Ga. -- After winning game one of the Southern Professional Hockey League semifinals over the Huntsville Havoc, the Mayhem had two shots to win a game at home and advance to their second straight President's Cup championship. They were unable to do so in either game.
The Mayhem went to overtime with the Havoc, but a Peter Sikalis goal for Huntsville in sudden death sealed the Mayhem's fate and ended their season.
After struggling in game one and game two, Charlie Finn was put back in the net to start at goalie for the Mayhem. He fared much better than he did in the first two games, only allowing two goals in regulation before allowing the deciding third goal in overtime. He blocked 31 of the Havoc's 34 shots.
The Mayhem got on the board quickly in the first period with a goal from Caleb Cameron, then got a goal from Jake Trask with just over three minutes in the game to give them a temporary 2-1 lead.
A late goal from Huntsville's Nolan Kaiser with 1:03 left in the game tied things at 2-2 and sent the game to sudden death overtime. Sikalis put one past Finn at the 10:55 mark of the overtime period, ending the Mayhem's season and sending the Havoc to the President's Cup finals.
The Havoc will face the Peoria Rivermen next week to decide the 2017-18 President's Cup after the Rivermen swept the Knoxville Ice Bears in two games in their semifinal matchup.