PRINCETON, N.J. – South Carolina center Joe Tenute is the CCM Vector ECHL Rookie of the Month for March.
The 5-9 and 185-pound Tenute led the Stingrays in March with 22 points (9g-13a) and he was a +13 in 13 games as South Carolina went 9-3-1 for the month to advance to the postseason for an ECHL record 12th time in its 12 seasons.
Tenute, who scored a goal for the American Conference in the 2005 ECHL All-Star Game, opened the month scoring a point in nine straight games (6g-11a) to extend his scoring streak to an ECHL season-high 14 games (8g-16a). Tenute tied the ECHL season highs for assists (5) and points (6) in a 7-3 win against Texas on March 8. During the month, he had six multiple-point games, including multiple-goal games against Louisiana on March 12, East Division leader Columbia on March 18 and at Greenville on March 29.