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MICHAEL KIRKPATRICK NAMED ECHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Tuesday, April 12th
MICHAEL KIRKPATRICK NAMED ECHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

PRINCETON, N.J. – Michael Kirkpatrick of the Adirondack Thunder is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for April 4-9.

Kirkpatrick scored three goals and added three assists for six points in three games last week.

The 25-year-old scored two goals in a 6-4 loss to Elmira on Tuesday, picked up a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win at Manchester on Friday and had a pair of assists in a 5-4 loss to Manchester on Saturday.

A native of North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Kirkpatrick led ECHL rookies, and was tied for third overall in the league with 29 goals, and was second among first-year players with 60 points.

Kirkpatrick spent the previous four seasons at St. Francis Xavier University where he had 102 points (39g-63a) in 108 games. Prior to that, he recorded 251 points (108g-143a) in 266 career QMJHL games with Saint John.

On behalf of Michael Kirkpatrick, a case of pucks will be donated to an Adirondack youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 33,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

All 2015-16 full and partial season ticket holders and 2016-17 full season ticket holders can get round one of the playoffs at the 2016-17 full season ticket price of $13 per game, not including sales tax or facility fee. All 2015-16 full season ticket holders with Youth, Bronze or Silver packages will be grandfathered for round one at their 2015-16 per game rate. Any 2015-16 or 2016-17 full season ticket holders should visit the Thunder front office (playoff extended hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.) or call 518-480-3355 x1 or visit Guest Relations at any remaining Thunder home game to reserve their playoff location. Group tickets are also on sale now. Any group can get tickets for all three Round One games by visiting the Thunder front office or by calling 518-480-3355 x1.

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