Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hopcroft, Priolo, Gamble and Fowler named MSL Players of the Week for week 9

Currently first in goals (27) and second in assists (31) and points (58) for the Brooklin Redmen Derek Hopcroft has been named Offensive Player of the Week. Hopcroft recorded one goal and one assist in both the 11-5 loss to the Six Nations Chiefs on Wednesday and the 7-6 win in Brampton on Thursday and added five goals and three assists, his highest single game points count this season, in the Redmen’s 14-10 win in Brampton on Sunday.

Also from the Brooklin Redmen, Steve Priolo has been named Defensive Player of the Week. Priolo, currently in his first year with the Redmen, has been a solid member of the defense all year. Last week, Priolo recorded one assist in both of the Brooklin wins in Brampton.

Acquired last month by the Six Nations Chiefs in a trade with the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks, Jesse Gamble has been named Transition Player of the Week. Having his best week yet, Gamble recorded eight points in the Chiefs’ three wins last week with a single game high four points (2G, 2A) in Sunday’s 11-10 win versus Gamble’s former team, the KW Kodiaks.

Going from Six Nations to Kitchener-Waterloo in the Gamble trade, forward Corey Fowler has been named Rookie Player of the Week. Fowler, who has missed about half the season because of injury, was the 2013 CLax leading scorer and subsequently named top rookie and most outstanding player in the league. Last week Fowler recorded one goal and two assists in KW’s 12-10 win versus the Brampton Excelsiors on Tuesday and six points (5G, 1A), including the unassisted power play equalizer in the third and overtime game winner, in the 13-12 win in Peterborough on Thursday.