Player of the Week

Whitney named Sher-Wood Athletics Group/ECHL Player of the Week

Steven Whitney of the South Carolina Stingrays is the Sher-Wood Athletics Group ECHL Player of the Week for March 5-11.

 

Whitney scored two goals and added seven assists for nine points in four games last week.

 

The 27-year-old recorded three assists in a 4-3 win at Greenville on Tuesday, had an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Swamp Rabbits on Friday, tallied a goal in a 5-0 victory over Atlanta on Saturday and notched a goal and three assists in a 6-3 win against Jacksonville on Sunday.

 

A native of Reading, Massachusetts, Whitney leads the Stingrays with 49 points (17g-32a) in 50 games this season.

 

Whitney has tallied 120 points (48g-72a) in 141 career ECHL games with South Carolina, Norfolk and Florida while adding 27 points (13g-14a) in 73 career games in the American Hockey League with Norfolk.

 

Prior to turning pro, Whitney posted 128 points (55g-73a) in 160 career games at Boston College, and captured NCAA National Championships with the Eagles in 2010 and 2012.

 

On behalf of Steven Whitney, a case of pucks will be donated to a South Carolina youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Athletics Group, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Athletics Group has donated more than 37,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.  

 

Runners Up: Alex Guptill, Allen (3 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.) and Matt Wilkins, Reading (3 gp, 5g, 0a, 5 pts.).

 

Also Nominated: Matt Berry (Florida), Gabriel Desjardins (Fort Wayne), Evan Jasper (Greenville), Brady Brassart (Idaho), Darian Dziurzynski (Indy), Shawn Pauly (Kansas City), Mike Borkowski (Toledo), Austin Ortega (Utah), Troy Josephs (Wheeling) and Ryan Van Stralen (Wichita).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

WEEKPLAYERTEAM
Apr. 10, 2018Ryan OlsenColorado Eagles
Apr. 3, 2018Josh ShallaIndy Fuel
Mar. 27, 2018Brady BrassartIdaho Steelheads
Mar. 20, 2018Kyle BonisToledo Walleye
Mar. 13, 2018Steven WhitneySouth Carolina Stingrays
Mar. 6, 2018Ryan WaltersUtah Grizzlies
Feb. 27, 2018Austin OrtegaUtah Grizzlies
Feb. 20, 2018Garrett LaddTulsa Oilers
Feb. 13, 2018Garrett ThompsonFort Wayne Komets
Feb. 6, 2018Jordan Lavallee- SmothermanManchester Monarchs
Jan. 30, 2018Brian WardAdirondack Thunder
Jan. 23, 2018Peter SivakRapid City Rush
Jan. 17, 2018Quentin ShoreFlorida Everblades
Jan. 9, 2018Shane ConacherAdirondack Thunder
Jan. 3, 2018Michael JolyColorado Eagles
Dec. 27, 2017Jordan Lavallee- SmothermanManchester Monarchs
Dec. 19, 2017Jesse SchultzCincinnati Cyclones
Dec. 12, 2017Dylan MargonariSouth Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 5, 2017Matt WillowsReading Royals
Nov. 28, 2017Stephen MacAulayFlorida Everblades