South Carolina's Whitney Named Sher-Wood Athletics Group/ECHL Player of the Week
March 13, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release
PRINCETON, N.J. - 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 6-3win 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).
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