SPHL Southern Professional Hockey League

Fayetteville's Marco Emond Named Easton Player of the Week

on Dec 26, 2012
Fayetteville's Marco Emond Named Easton Player of the Week

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (December 26, 2012) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced goaltender Marco Emond of the Fayetteville FireAntz is the Easton Player of the Week for December 17-23.

Emond went 3-0, with a 1.00 goals against average, .971 save percentage and two shutouts as the FireAntz maintained first place in the SPHL.

Emond began the week by making 35 saves in a 4-3 win over Augusta on Tuesday.  The netminder from Valleyfield, Quebec then posted back-to-back shutouts against Pensacola in a meeting between the top two teams in the SPHL.  Emond made 28 saves in a 2-0 blanking of the Ice Flyers on Friday, before coming back with a 37-save performance in a 5-0 win the next night.

Now in his 15th professional season, Emond currently leads the SPHL with 12 wins, is tied for the league-lead with two shutouts and ranks second in both goals against average (1.99) and save percentage (.938).  Emond has won 20-or-more games in a season five times, including a career-high 33 wins in 2002-03 with the United Hockey League’s Elmira Jackals.

Also Nominated: Ian Watters, Augusta (3 gp, 2g, 1a, 2 ppg), Bret Tyler, Columbus (2 gp, 1g, 4a, +5), Dan McWhinney, Huntsville (2-0, 0.50 gaa, .989 save%, 1 shutout), Mark Van Vliet, Knoxville (3 gp, 2g, 1 gwg), Denny Kearny, Louisiana (2 gp, 3g, 1a, 1 gwg), Todd Hosmer, Mississippi RiverKings (3 gp, 3g, 1 gwg) and Tommy Lange, Mississippi Surge (3 gp, 2g, 2a)