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Roanoke's Steve Mele Named Warrior Player of the Week

November 21, 2017 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) News Release

HUNTERSVILLE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced Steve Mele of the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs is the Warrior Player of the Week for November 13-19.

Mele recorded seven assists in leading Roanoke to a pair of wins last week.

On Thursday, the Bronx, NY-ˆnative set a new franchise record with five assists as Roanoke rallied from a 5-4 third period deficit to defeat Macon 6-5 in overtime.

Having already set up three goals on the night, Mele assisted on both the game- tying goal in the third and the overtime game-winner. Mele then closed out his week with two more assists in the Dawgs' 4-3 win over Knoxville on Saturday.

Now in his second season with Roanoke, Mele currently ranks second in the SPHL in assists (12) and is fourth in points (13). Before turning pro in 2013, Mele played four seasons for American International College (Springfield, MA) where he was a three-time member of the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team.

Also Nominated: Keegan Bruce, Birmingham (2 gp, 2g, 2a, +3, gwg), Jonah Imoo, Evansville (0-0-1, 3 ga, 43 saves), Joe Kalisz,"ˆFayetteville (2 gp, 2g), Sy Nutkevitch, Huntsville (1 gp, 1g, gwg), Evan Neu- gold, Knoxville (2 gp, 3a, +5), Stephen Pierog, Macon (2 gp, 1g, 4a, +4), Devin Mantha, Mississippi (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 2 gwg), Trever Hertz, Pensacola (2 gp, 2g) and Connor Gorman, Peoria (2 gp, 3g, +2, gwg)

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