By: Allan Westerholt
HUNTERSVILLE, NC (December 27, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that Billy Vizzo of the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs has been named the Warrior/SPHL Player of the Week for December 19-25.
Vizzo tallied three goals, including a game-winner, and was +1 as Roanoke went 2-0 for the week to set a new franchise record with their ninth straight victory.
Vizzo pushed his goal streak to three games with his second-period tally as Roanoke defeated Knoxville 6-5 on Wednesday night. Vizzo then provided all of Roanoke’s offense on Friday as his first-period goal opened up the scoring. He later scored the game-winning goal with one second remaining in the second period as the Dawgs held on for a 2-1 victory over Fayetteville.
The Shelton, CT native leads the Dawgs in goals with 11 after netting three last week. His +10 rating is tied for second on the team while recording 10 points during their nine-game win streak.
Other nominees for the Warrior Player of the Week: Jordan Martin, Birmingham, (1g, 2a, +1), Cam Cook, Evansville, (1g, 3a, +2), Robbie Fisher, Huntsville, (2g, ppg), Cam Gray, Macon, (1-0-0, 2.00 gaa, 0.926 sv%), Mitch Atkins, Pensacola, (1g, 2a, ppg, +1)