Huntsville and Birmingham face off in Havoc home opener

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Huntsville and Birmingham play each other at the Von Braun Center Oct. 28. (Huntsville Havoc)

Folks, hockey season is upon us and the Huntsville Havoc will play their home opener for the 2022-23 season against their in-state rival, the Birmingham Bulls, Oct. 28.

The Havoc started the season on the road with wins against Pensacola and Macon, and they bring their 2-0 record to Propst Arena at the VBC Friday night!

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In-state Rivals

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The Birmingham Bulls have not fared well against Huntsville over the last few years. (Michael Seale / Hville Blast)

Huntsville and Birmingham are both undefeated at this early point in the 2022-23 season, with each carrying a 2-0 record into Friday night’s game.

The Havoc and Bulls do have a rivalry — predominantly because they are in the same state and same league — but to say the series between the two teams is anything close to even would be untrue.

Huntsville maintains a 23-12-1-0 record against Birmingham over the last five seasons, which makes the meetings between the two Alabama teams pretty heated. Friday night, the first home game of the season for the Havoc, should have a large and vocal crowd at Propst Arena.

The early success of both teams this season is evident in the individual scoring standings, as 4 of the top 5 scorers in the Southern Professional Hockey League thus far are Bulls or Havoc players.

Birmingham has the top two scorers in the league in Carson Rose (7 points) and Michael Gillespie (6 points). Huntsville’s Tyler Piacinteni is third in the league with 5 points, and the Havoc’s opening game star Sy Nutkevitch is fifth in the league in scoring after his hat trick against Pensacola in the team’s first game.

Get Tickets Now!

The Havoc are 2-0 heading into the team’s home opener against Birmingham. (Huntsville Havoc)

Tickets for the Havoc’s home opener against the Bulls are selling quickly, as seats in the lower level are almost gone. You can purchase tickets to the game on the Huntsville Havoc website.

Huntsville and Birmingham will play seven more times in the regular season this year.

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