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South Carolina's Ricci Named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player Of The Week

PRINCETON, N.J. - South Carolina Stingrays center Rob Ricci is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for January 3-9.


The 26 year old tallied seven goals and an assist and was +7 as the Stingrays went 4-0-0 last week to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1) and moved to within four points of first-place Greenville in the South Division.


Ricci opened the week with a hat trick in a 4-1 win against Gwinnett on Tuesday and then scored two goals in a 3-2 victory over Trenton on Friday. He scored once in a 3-2 win against the Devils on Saturday and closed the week with a goal and an assist against Trenton on Sunday as the Stingrays captured a 5-2 win.


A native of Brampton, Ontario, Ricci leads the Stingrays with 17 goals and 31 points in 37 games this season. He has 83 points (42g-41a) in 113 career regular-season games with Las Vegas and South Carolina and has two goals in 11 Kelly Cup Playoffs games with the Stingrays.


On behalf of Rob Ricci a case of pucks will be donated to a South Carolina youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 23,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Tim Miller, Gwinnett (4gp, 5g, 2a, 7 pts) and Joey Haddad, Wheeling (2gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts).


Also Nominated: Scott Howes (Alaska), Pete Zingoni (Bakersfield), Matt Pierce (Cincinnati), Eric Regan (Elmira), Francis Lemieux (Florida), Aaron Clarke (Kalamazoo), Shawn Collymore (Ontario), Chris Blight (Reading), Sal Peralta (Toledo), Marcus Carroll (Utah) and Milan Gajic (Victoria).




Oct. 15-17 Michael Dubuc Elmira Jackals
Oct. 18-24 Derek Nesbitt Gwinnett Gladiators
Oct. 25-31 Nick Petersen Wheeling Nailers
Nov. 1-7 Ryan Garbutt Gwinnett Gladiators
Nov. 8-14 Brad Snetsinger Utah Grizzlies
Nov. 15-21 Wes Goldie Alaska Aces
Nov. 22-28 Brett Parnham Utah Grizzlies
Nov. 29-Dec. 5 Francis Lemieux Florida Everblades
Dec. 6-13 Tyler Mosienko Las Vegas Wranglers
Dec. 13-19 Ryan Ginand Trenton Devils
Dec. 20-26 Matt Beca Florida Everblades
Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Scott Howes Alaska Aces