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Peoria's Darren McCormick Named Warrior Player of the Month

December 5, 2019 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) News Release

HUNTERSVILLE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that Darren McCormick of the Peoria Rivermen was named the Warrior Player of the Month for October/November.

McCormick scored 13 goals in 13 games, including six game-winners and five first goals, added six assists and was +15 as Peoria went 11-1-1, the best start in franchise history. McCormick also scored a goal in 11 consecu- tive games, now the second-longest streak in SPHL history and just one shy of Bryan Dobek's record of 12, set in the 2006-2007 season with the Fayetteville FireAntz.

A native of Buffalo, NY, McCormick recorded seven multi-point games and tallied the game-winning goal in four consecutive wins from November 1-9. Now in his fourth SPHL season, McCormick was acquired by the River- men in an off-season trade with Fayetteville, where he recorded 23 goals and 41 points for the Marksmen last year. McCormick currently leads the SPHL in goals (13), points (19), game-winning goals (six) and plus-minus rating (+15).

Before turning pro, McCormick played three seasons at SUNY-Cortland, where he was named 2016-2017 NCAA III (SUNYAC) Third Team All-Conference.

Also nominated: Jacob Barber, Birmingham (13 gp, 6g, 7a, 3 ppg), Austin Plevy, Evansville (14 gp, 7g, 6a, gwg), Luke Stork, Fayetteville (10 gp, 8g, 8a, +7, 2 gwg, 2 shg), Max Milosek, Huntsville (7-1-1, 1.75 gaa, 0.930 sv%, 2 shutouts, Joseph Murdaca, Knoxville (5-1-0, 1.65 gaa, 0.952 sv%, 2 shutouts), Stephen Pierog, Macon (14 gp, 2g, 11a, +5), Eddie Matsushima, Pensacola (13 gp, 5g, 11a, +7, 3 gwg), Taylor Pryce, Quad City (14 gp, 7g, 4a, 3 ppg) and Jeff Jones, Roanoke (14 gp, 5g, 5a, 2 shg)

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