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Knoxville’s Nick Master named Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Week

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 5, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that Nick Master of the Knoxville Ice Bears has been named the Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Week for December 28-January 3.

On Sunday, Master led Knoxville to their first win of the season, scoring a pair of goals and assisting on the clinching empty-netter in a 3-0 blanking of Macon.

The Broomall, PA native kicked off the scoring with his first goal as an Ice Bear early in the middle period and followed that with his second goal of the game just five minutes later.

Master joined the ECHL’s Maine Mariners in late in the 2018-2019 season following a four-year career at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, where he was named UMass Lowell Rookie of the Year his freshman season. Master missed most of the 2019-2020 campaign with Mariners due to a wrist injury, scoring one goal in six games.

Also nominated: Hayden Lavigne, Birmingham (1-0-0, 1.93 gaa, 40 saves), Jason Pawloski, Huntsville (1-0-0, 1 ga, 25 saves), Jake Theut, Macon (1-0-1, 1.97 gaa, .920 save%) and Jake Kupsky, Pensacola (2-0-0, 1.00 gaa, .962 save%)