HUNTERSVILLE, NC (January 30, 2013) - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced goaltender Dan McWhinney of the Huntsville Havoc is the Easton Player of the Week for January 21-27.
McWhinney went 2-0-0, posting a 0.54 goals against average and a .986 save percentage, stopping 73 of 74 shots last week.
In a 7-3 win over the Mississippi RiverKings on Friday, the native of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario stopped all 30 shots he faced before being ejected for his participation in a third-period altercation. McWhinney had another strong outing on Saturday, only giving up a power play goal and stopping 43 of 44 shots in Huntsville's 5-1 win over Knoxville.
McWhinney, who was named Easton Player of the Week for December 24-30, currently ranks first in the SPHL in minutes played and saves and is tied for second with two shutouts, while his 13 wins are third-most. McWhinney currently ranks third on the all-time Havoc list for wins. He led Huntsville to the 2009-10 SPHL President's Cup Championship, going 7-1 with a 1.96 goals against average and a .922 save percentage and took home playoff MVP honors.
Also Nominated: Jason Price, Augusta (1 gp, 1g, +2), Andrew Loewen, Columbus (2-0-0, 1.50 gaa, .956 save%), David Segal, Knoxville (3 gp, 2g, 1 gwg), Mike MacDonald, Mississippi RiverKings (2 gp, 1g, 2a), Adam Stuart, Mississippi Surge (2 gp, 3g, +3) and Ryan Salvis, Pensacola (3 gp, 3g, 2a, 1 gwg)