Florida’s Lemieux Named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player Of The Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Francis Lemieux of the Florida Everblades is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 29-Dec. 5. 


Lemieux scored six goals and added three assists as the Everblades went 3-0-0 last week extending their winning streak to six games and moving to within three points of first place in the South Division.


The 26 year old opened the week with three goals and an assist in a 5-2 win at Kalamazoo on Wednesday and tallied a goal in a 4-2 win at Cincinnati on Friday. He ended the week with another four-point game (2g-2a) in a 5-3 win at Cincinnati on Saturday. His hat trick on Wednesday was the third three-goal game of his career.


Lemieux has 43 points (19g-24a) in 37 career ECHL games with Las Vegas and Florida and 113 points (45g-68a) in 249 games in the American Hockey League with Hamilton and Grand Rapids. He is second in the league this season with 31 points (10g-21) in 24 games.


On behalf of Francis Lemieux, a case of pucks will be donated to a Florida youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 23,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Jean-Francois David, Bakersfield (3gp, 1g, 4a, 5 pts), Jimmy Kilpatrick, Greenville (3gp, 0g, 7a, 7 pts) and Ben Street, Wheeling (2gp, 2g, 3a, 5 pts).


Also Nominated: Scott Reynolds (Cincinnati), Michael Forney (Gwinnett), Patrick Asselin (Kalamazoo), Jeff Corey (Ontario), Ben Gordon (Reading), Fraser Clair (Stockton), Peter Leblanc (Toledo) and Tim Crowder (Utah).




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