Reed Nearly Player of the Week

Tuesday, 01.29.13 / 10:40 AM
By Stockton Thunder Staff

Harrison Reed’s strong offensive week is a near miss for the league weekly award

PRINCETON, N.J. – Tyler McNeely of the South Carolina Stingrays is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week, with Stockton Thunder forward Harrison Reed finishing as a runner up for Jan. 21-27.

McNeely scored four goals, added six assists and was a +4 in three games last week.

The 25-year-old opened the week with two goals, including one on the power play, in a 4-3 loss to Idaho on Friday. He tallied five points (1g-4a) in a 9-3 win against Orlando on Saturday and ended the week with three points (1g-2a) in a 5-2 victory over the Solar Bears on Sunday.

A native of Burnaby, British Columbia, McNeely leads the Stingrays, and is 12th in the ECHL, with 44 points (13g-31a) in 41 games. He also has one assist in four games with Providence of the American Hockey League.

McNeely has tallied 33 points (14g-19a) in 80 career AHL games with Bridgeport and Providence. Prior to turning pro, he registered 105 points (44g-61a) in 142 career games at Northeastern University.

Reed helped the Thunder bag three points last week including a 2-1 victory over Utah on Sunday at Stockton Arena.

The 25 year old earned six points and four goals in three games. He boosted the Thunder offense with three consecutive games of two points and had the game winning goal on Sunday in the third period against the Grizzlies.

Reed is tied for the Thunder lead (Toni Rajala) with 18 goals this season.

On behalf of Tyler McNeely, a case of pucks will be donated to a South Carolina 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 27,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Runners Up: Peter Boyd, Bakersfield (3 gp, 4g, 1a, 5 pts.), Louie Caporusso, Elmira (2 gp, 4g, 0a, 4 pts.) and Harrison Reed, Stockton (3 gp, 4g, 2a, 6 pts.).