By: Allan Westerholt
HUNTERSVILLE, NC (November 29, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that Michael Gillespie of the Birmingham Bulls has been named the Warrior/SPHL Player of the Week for November 21-27.
Gillespie tallied four goals and three assists and was +7 as Birmingham took two of three games over the Holiday weekend.
After being held scoreless in a 2-1 loss to Huntsville on Thanksgiving, Gillespie picked up an assist, his 10th of the season as the Bulls would go on to defeat Vermilion County 3-2. Saturday, Gillespie closed out the week, with a career night, scoring four goals and adding two assists as the Bulls cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Bobcats. His four goal night was the leagues first sine January, 8th 2022 when Pensacola’s Weiland Perrish turned the trick against Evansville.
The New City, NY native now ranks tied for the league lead in goals (10), ranks second in points (22), and plus/minus (+11-Tied), and is tied for third in assists (12).
Other nominees for the Warrior Player of the Week were: Scott Kirton, Evansville (2g, 2a, +3), Nick Latinovich, Huntsville (1-1-0, 2.52 gaa, 0.925 sv%), Rhett Kingston, Macon (2g, 1a), Garrett Milan, Pensacola (1g, 6a, ppg), Alec Baer, Peoria (3g, 1a, 2ppg), Nick Ford, Roanoke (2g, 1a, +2), Kevin Resop, Quad City (1-1-0, 2.03 gaa, 0.951 sv%)