By: Allan Westerholt
HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 7, 2023) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that Michael Moran of the Quad City Storm has been named the Warrior/SPHL Player of the Week for February, 28-March 5.
Moran scored three goals, tallied two assists, and was +1, and helped lead Quad City to a 2-1 record against Pensacola last week.
On Thursday, Moran picked up an assist on the Storm’s only goal of the game as they dropped the series opener to Pensacola by a score of 4-1. On Saturday, Moran showed up in the clutch, netting the game-winner in overtime as he helped Quad City erase a 2-0 deficit as they defeated the Ice Flyers 3-2. In Sunday’s matinee, Moran capped off his five-point week, scoring his second and third goals of the weekend. The first came in the second period with 9:26 left, his second goal of the game would knot the score at 4-4 with 7:07 remaining in the third period before Quad City would eventually win in a shootout 5-4.
The Milford, MA native leads the Storm with 18 goals to go along with his team-best 30 points. This is Moran’s second Warrior/SPHL Player of the Week award this season.
Other nominees for the Warrior Player of the Week: Troy Mactavish, Birmingham, (2g, 2a, ppg, gwg), Jacob Barber, Huntsville, (2g, +2, ppg), Kristian Stead, Knoxville, (1-0-0, SO, 22 sv), Kolten Olynek, Pensacola, (3g, 1a, ppg, shg, sog), Eric Levine, Peoria, (1-1-0, SO, 0.963 sv%, 1.06 gaa), Matt O’Dea, Roanoke, (1g, 1a, +2, shg)