(photo credit: Amanda Hertel)

By Hayley Musashi

On Tuesday morning, Gwinnett Gladiators captain Joey Haddad was honored as the Sher-Wood Hoceky ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 24- March 2, after recording four goals and adding four assists for eight points as the Gladiators went 3-1-0 in competition last week.

The Sydney, Nova Scotia, native scored a shorthanded goal in a 4-1 victory over Evansville on Tuesday, recorded three points (1 goals, 2 assists) in a 4-2 win over Florida on Friday, had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 win against the Everblades on Saturday and concluded the week with a goal in a 5-3 loss against Florida on Sunday.

The 25-year-old leads the Gladiators this season with 31 points (13 goals, 18 assists) in 50 games and is currently riding a five-game win streak. In 218 career ECHL games, Haddad has recorded 162 points (77 goals, 85 assists) and has added 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists) in 64 career American Hockey League games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Bridgeport, and Hamilton.

The next goal Haddad scores will be his 50th in a Gladiator sweater.

The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier “AA” hockey league and are affiliated with the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL. Gwinnett’s next home game is Friday, March 14th against the Carolina Stingrays.

On behalf of Haddad, a case of pucks will be donated to the Gwinnett youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL.

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