Princeton, NJ – Brian Ward of the Adirondack Thunder is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Jan. 22-28.
Ward scored four goals and added three assists for seven points in a three-game series against Florida last week.
The 25-year-old recorded a goal and two assists in a 4-2 win on Wednesday, tallied two goals and an assist in a 5-4 shootout win on Friday and added a goal in a 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday. The pair of three-point games marked a season-high for the 6-2 center.
A native of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Ward has 27 points (15g-12a) in 33 games with the Thunder this season. He has also suited up in one game with Utica of the American Hockey League.
Ward has tallied 76 points (42g-34a) in 82 career ECHL games with Adirondack while picking up one assist in 10 career AHL games with Charlotte, Albany and Utica.
Prior to turning pro, Ward recorded 70 points (27g-43a) in 112 career games at St. Lawrence University and had 85 points (39g-46a) in 122 career games with Tri-City of the United States Hockey League.
On behalf of Brian Ward, 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 37,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
The Thunder are back in action this evening as they host the Reading Royals at 7:00 p.m. at Cool Insuring Arena. Visit ECHLThunder.com or call 518-480-3355 x1 for tickets to tonight’s game or any upcoming Thunder home game.
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