Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that forward Allan McPherson has been selected as the Sher-wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Oct. 30-Nov.5. McPherson earned the weekly honor by tallying a league leading eight points (2G, 6A) in three games last week.
McPherson, 26, helped the Swamp Rabbits overcome deficits last week to earn an ECHL leading 16 points (5G, 11A) through nine games. The centerman tallied four points (1G, 3A) for the fifth time in his ECHL career on Wednesday morning against the Kansas City Mavericks. The Kinburn, Ontario native recorded the game-tying goal in the second period in route to a 7-5 victory for the Swamp Rabbits. McPherson earned two points on the power play and is tied with teammate Adam Chapie for the league lead with eight points (1G, 7A) on the man advantage.
Greenville would wrap up the week on Saturday against the Jacksonville Icemen after earning a 3-2 victory against the South Carolina Stingrays on Friday night. McPherson once again played a crucial role in a Swamp Rabbits comeback. He earned four points (1G, 3A) in the contest to tie Greenville’s franchise record for the third time in two seasons with the Swamp Rabbits. After assisting on the opening goal, the 5-foot-10 forward factored on the final three tallies, which included scoring another game-tying goal nine minutes into the third period.
McPherson has averaged over a point per game in 110 career ECHL contests, earning 116 points (41G, 75A) with the Swamp Rabbits and Elmira Jackals since 2014. The Clarkson University alum has also logged 94 games in the AHL, spanning five different organizations. With the Golden Knights, McPherson also collected 103 points (41G, 62A) in 150 NCAA games and was named team MVP in 2013 and 2014.
Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL, will be donating a case of pucks to a Greenville youth hockey organization on behalf of McPherson. 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.
STAR WARS NIGHT | Friday, November 17 | 7 p.m.
Don’t be the last Jedi to get tickets to the Swamp Rabbits annual Star Wars Night! Get four tickets to the game, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and two Lightsabers by purchasing a Bon Secours Family Fun Pack for $60. Lightsabers are only available for one night, while supplies last, so get yours before they are gone. Meet your favorite Star Wars characters at the game as the Swamp Rabbits take on the Orlando Solar Bears.
POST GAME SKATE | Sunday, November 19 | 3 p.m.
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