By: Allan Westerholt
HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 14, 2023) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that Aaron Huffnagle of the Evansville Thunderbolts has been named the Warrior/SPHL Player of the Week for March, 6-12.
Huffnagle scored a goal, picked up five assists, and was +4 in three games as Evansville swept two games against the Macon Mayhem and defeated the league-leading Peoria Rivermen to close out the weekend.
On Friday, Huffnagle was a part of the Thunderbolt’s onslaught on offense. He picked up two second-period assists before adding his third and final assist in the third period as Evansville defeated Macon 4-3 in overtime. On Saturday, Huffnagle assisted on the game’s second goal as the Thunderbolts shut out Macon 3-0. In Sunday’s matinee, Huffnagle scored his first goal of the weekend on the powerplay in the first period to help get Evansville out in front 2-0. After Peoria tied the game at 2-2, Huffnagle put the finishing touches on his six-point weekend with an assist on the overtime winner as the Thunderbolts pushed their winning streak to four games with a 3-2 win over the Rivermen.
The Marlton, NJ native leads the Thunderbolts in points (47), and assists (37) while being tied for fifth in goals (10). This is Huffnagle’s second Warrior/SPHL Player of the Week award this season.
Other nominees for the Warrior Player of the Week: Michael Gillespie, Birmingham, (3g, 1a, +4), Max Milosek, Huntsville, (1-1-0, 2.06 gaa, 0.922 sv%), Bailey Conger, Knoxville, (2g, 1a), Nick Latinovich, Huntsville, (0-1-1, 3.41 gaa, 0.929 sv%), Brad Aravantis, Pensacola, (1-1-0, 2.03 gaa, 0.932 sv%), Eric Levine, Peoria, (1-0-1, 2.48 gaa, 0.878 gaa), Kevin Resop, Quad City, (1-1-0, SO, 1.52 gaa, 0.950 sv%), Dominiks Marcinkevics, Roanoke, (2g, -1)