HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Huntsville Havoc announced today that goaltender Mark Sibbald has been called up to the Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League.
"This is very deserving for Mark," Havoc head coach Randy Murphy said. "We wish him the best of luck not matter how long the duration is. This gives other players on our team the opportunity to step up and I am looking forward to seeing that. It's unfortunate to lose someone that is playing as well as Mark is, but that is the nature of the business and that is what our league is here to do."
The Ridgeway, Ontario native is currently leading the SPHL with a 10-0-1 record, a 1.61 goals against average and a 95.1 save percentage. He was named the SPHL Sher-Wood Hockey Player of the Month for November and today was named the SPHL Player of the Week after posting a 2-0 record, a 0.93 goals against average and a 97.3 save percentage in two games. He won both in shootouts by stopping 4-of-9 shots.
"I want to thank the Havoc organization, my teammates and the fans for all the support early in the season," Sibbald said. "I also want to thank coaches Randy Murphy and Paul Snell and owner Keith Jeffries for first giving me the chance here, and then allowing me the chance to move up. I'm looking forward to the challenge and wish the team the best of luck until I get back."
The Havoc will travel to Mississippi on Thursday night before returning to CenturyLink Ice at the Von Braun Center to host the Knoxville Ice Bears on Friday night and the Mississippi Surge on Saturday. The puck will drop at 7:30 both nights.