HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville Havoc’s campaign for a 4th President’s Cup begins on December 26th with opening night taking place at the Von Braun Center.
For the 2020-21 season, Head Coach Glenn Detulleo re-signed 10 players from last year’s team while also bringing back forward Josh Bowes from the 2019 championship team after spending a season in France.
The Havoc return the bulk of a stingy defense that was 4th in goals allowed at the conclusion of last season with six members of the defense returning.
On offense the Havoc will return forwards Tyler Piacentini, Sy Nutkevitch, Rob Darrar, and John Schiavo.
Defensively, Pat Condon, Peter Sikalis, Alec Brandrup, Nolan Kaiser, Derek Perl and former playoff MVP goalie Max Milosek will all be back for the Havoc.
While bringing back the core from recent Havoc teams, Detulleo also added on 10 newcomers to 2020-21 roster. New additions include eight forwards, one defenseman and one goalie.
Forwards Jared Legien, Jason Kalinowski, Andrew Romano and Mathieu Newcomb most recently played at the collegiate level, while Isaac Johnson, Dean Yakura and Tommy Besinger all have experience at the professional level.
Besinger is the most recent addition to the 2020-21 roster. He joins Huntsville after spending last season in France alongside Bowes. In 32 games with Mulhouse last season, Besinger scored 20 goals and added 15 assists. He also contributed during their playoff run, recording a total of four points (1G, 3A) in six games.
On defense, Kyle Rhodes will be the lone defenseman added to the roster. He joins the Havoc after spending time in the ECHL with the Tulsa Oilers. The Havoc will also bring on SPHL veteran goalie, Jason Pawloski.
The full 2020-21 Opening Night Roster is listed below.
|3||Pat Condon||6’2||190 lbs||27||D||Oceanside, N.Y.||Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)|
|4||Peter Sikalis||6’3||203 lbs||27||D||Acton, Mass.||Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)|
|5||Alec Brandrup||6’1||197 lbs||27||D||Rochester, Minn.||Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)|
|8||Josh Bowes||5’11||190 lbs||26||F||St. Albert, Alberta||Mulhouse Scorpions (France)|
|9||Matthew Barnaby||6’2||170 lbs||22||F||Buffalo, N.Y.||Evansville Thunderbolts (SPHL)|
|10||Nolan Kaiser||6′||216 lbs||28||D||Calgary, Alta.||Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)|
|13||Jared Legien||6’1||194 lbs||22||F||Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan||NAIT Ooks (ACAC)|
|14||Tyler Piacentini||5’6||167 lbs||28||F||South Weymouth, Mass.||Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)|
|15||Derek Perl||5’11||174 lbs||28||D||Etobicoke, Ontario||Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)|
|18||Isaac Johnson||6’3||183 lbs||21||F||Andover, MN||Winnipeg Ice (WHL)|
|19||Sy Nutkevitch||6’0||193 lbs||32||F||Montreal, Quebec||Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)|
|20||Jason Kalinowski||5’11||181 lbs||25||F||Stamford, CT||Endicott College (NCAA DIII)|
|21||Andrew Romano||5’8||174 lbs||25||F||Drexel Hill, PA||SUNY – Geneseo (NCAA DIII)|
|24||Kyle Rhodes||6’2||207 lbs||22||D||Powhatan, VA||Tulsa Oilers (ECHL)|
|25||Dean Yakura||6′||201 lbs||35||F||West Vancouver, B.C.||Quad City Storm (SPHL)|
|31||Jason Pawloski||6′||198 lbs||25||G||Omaha, NE||Fayetville Marksmen (SPHL)|
|34||Max Milosek||5’10||190 lbs||27||G||Lapeer, MI||Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)|
|44||John Schiavo||5’10||181 lbs||26||F||East Patchogue, N.Y.||Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)|
|63||Tommy Besinger||5’8||174 lbs||26||F||Boston, MA||Mulhouse Scorpions (France)|
|77||Rob Darrar||5’10||190 lbs||26||F||Monroe Township, N.J.||Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)|
|86||Mathieu Newcomb||5’11||172 lbs||25||F||Moncton, NB||University of Ottawa|
The Havoc will officially kick off the 2020-21 season with their first home game on Saturday, December 26. The Havoc will be wearing a special Opening Night jersey and fans will receive a 2020-21 calendar magnet presented by Huntsville Hospital Sports Center and TOC Sports. The Opening Night game jerseys will be auctioned online at dashapp.io. Single-game tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com and at the Von Braun Center box office.