Princeton, NJ – Adirondack Thunder winger Shane Conacher has been named as the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Jan. 1-7.
Conacher scored three goals and added four assists for seven points last week, helping the Thunder extend their unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1).
The 23-year-old tallied three points (2g-1a) in a 4-3 overtime win against Manchester on Wednesday, added two assists in a 4-3 shootout loss to Worcester on Friday, picked up a goal in a 2-1 victory against Brampton on Saturday and had an assist in a 4-2 win at Brampton on Sunday.
A native of Burlington, Ontario, Concacher ranks second on the Thunder with 29 points (8g-21a) in 28 games this season. He has also seen action in three games with Syracuse of the American Hockey League.
Conacher has recorded 40 points (10g-30a) in 53 career ECHL games with Adirondack and Orlando while adding three points (2g-1a) in 13 career AHL games with Syracuse and Toronto.
Prior to turning pro, Conacher notched 106 points (37g-69a) in 108 career games at Canisius College.
On behalf of Shane Conacher, 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 continue on a three-game road trip on Wednesday as they head to Wheeling for a divisional matchup with the Nailers. Adirondack is home again at Cool Insuring Arena next Saturday as they take on the Reading Royals on Pink in the Rink night at 7:00 p.m. Visit ECHLThunder.com or call 518-480-3355 x1 for tickets to tomorrow evening’s game or any upcoming Thunder home game.
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