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Newfoundland's McCourt named Inglasco/ECHL Player of the Week

Tuesday, March 15th
Action photo of Riley McCourt of the Newfoundland Growlers

Riley McCourt of the Newfoundland Growlers is the Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week for March 7-13. McCourt scored four goals, added five assists and was a +10 in four games against Trois-Rivières last week. The 21-year-old notched three assists in a 5-3 loss on Wednesday, recorded a hat trick in a 6-1 win on Friday, picked up two assists in a 9-4 victory on Saturday and tallied  a goal in a 5-4 win on Sunday. Under contract to Toronto of the American Hockey League, McCourt has 23 points (9g-14a) in 40 games with the Growlers this season. A native of St. Catharines, Ontario, McCourt has tallied 25 points (9g-16a) in 53 career ECHL games with Newfoundland and Wichita while adding one assist in eight career AHL games with Toronto. Prior to turning pro, McCourt recorded 117 points (30g-87a) in 175 career games in the Ontario Hockey League with Hamilton and Flint. On behalf of Riley McCourt, a case of pucks will be donated to a Newfoundland youth hockey organization by Inglasco, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Inglasco has donated more than 45,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities. Runners-Up: Drake Rymsha, Fort Wayne (3 gp, 5g, 2a, 7 pts.) and Benjamin Tardif, Utah (3 gp, 5g, 3a, 8 pts.). Also Nominated: Zack Andrusiak (Cincinnati), Joe Pendenza (Florida), Brett Kemp (Greenville), Kris Bennett (Iowa), Mike Lee (Kansas City), Brandon Hawkins (Toledo), Cédric Desruisseaux (Trois-Rivières) and Sam Houde (Wheeling).

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