Evansville’s Aaron Huffnagle named Warrior/SPHL Player of the Week


By: Allan Westerholt

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 7, 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 January 30-February 5.

Huffnagle scored two goals, picked up three assists, and was +4 in two games as Evansville swept Fayetteville last week.

On Friday, Huffnagle started the Thunderbolts’ scoring as his first-period tally would break a scoreless tie. He added a first-period assist later in the period to cap off his two-point performance. Evansville would go on to capture a 4-3 overtime victory over the Marksmen. Huffnagle helped lead the charge on Saturday as he opened the scoring for the Thunderbolts late in the first period, before assisting on the next two goals to give Evansville a lead they would not relinquish as they held on to defeat the Marksmen 4-3 and complete the weekend sweep.

The Marlton, NJ native leads the team with 26 assists and is second on the Thunderbolts in points with 34 after picking up five last week. He becomes the first Thunderbolts player to win the Warrior/SPHL Player of the Week award this season.

Other nominees for the Warrior Player of the Week were: Troy Mactavish, Birmingham, (2g), Alex Kielczewski, Huntsville, (1g, 3a, +4), Cameron Hough, Knoxville, (2g, 3a, +4, ppg), Michael Bullion, Macon, (1-0-0, 2.77 gaa, 0.923 sv%), Riley Morris, Pensacola, (1-0-0, 2.00 gaa, 0.941 sv%), Mike Mercurio, Quad City, (3 gp), Mac Jansen, Roanoke, (2g, 1a)