SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League


Eight-Point Week Earns McQuade Player of the Week Honors

on Dec 04, 2012

HUNTERSVILLE, NC – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced Josh McQuade of the Fayetteville FireAntz is the Easton Player of the Week for November 26-December 2.

McQuade scored five goals, including both game-winners, added three assists and had a +5 rating as Fayetteville extended their winning streak to eight games with a pair of victories last week.

On Thursday, the native of Grimsby, Ontario had a hand in every Fayetteville goal in a 4-2 win at Augusta, recording his first hat trick of the season to go along with a second-period assist.  McQuade led the FireAntz offense again the following night with a two-goal, two-assist effort in a 6-2 win over Huntsville.

McQuade, who was named Easton Player of the Week for November 5-11, currently leads or is tied for the league lead in goals (13), points (24), plus-minus rating (+17), game-winning goals (3) and shorthanded goals (1).  McQuade finished third in rookie scoring last year, totaling 48 points (22g, 26a) in 52 games.

Also Nominated: Chad Ziegler, Augusta (2 gp, 2a), Brett Hammond, Columbus (2 gp, 3g, +3), Jeremiah Ketts, Huntsville (3 gp, 1g, 1a, 1 gwg), Connor Toomey, Knoxville (1-0, 0.64 gaa, .979 save%), Denny Kearney, Louisiana (3 gp, 1g, 5a, 1 shg), Patrick Gaul, Mississippi RiverKings (3 gp, 2g. 3a, 1 gwg), Jeff Grant, Mississippi Surge (3 gp, 1g, 4a, +4) and Patrick Knowlton, Pensacola (2 gp, 3g, 1a, 1 gwg)