Jacksonville Sports Day

ECHL: Jacksonville’s Mercier Named Player of the Week

Pierre-Luc Mercier of the Jacksonville Icemen is the Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week.

Mercier scored four goals and added an assist for five points in two games last week.

The 27-year-old notched a hat trick, and added an assist, ina 7-3 win at Atlanta on Friday and added another tally in a 4-3 victory over Brampton on Saturday.

A native of Montreal, Mercier has totaled 19 points (9g-10a) in 27 games with Jacksonville and Orlando this season.

Mercier has recorded 108 points (39g-69a) in 161 career ECHL games with Jacksonville, Orlando, Rapid City, Manchester and Adirondack.

Prior to turning pro, Mercier tallied 76 points (22g-54a) in 157 career games at Bowling Green State University.

On behalf of Pierre-Luc Mercier, a case of pucks will be donated to a Jacksonville youth hockey organization by Inglasco, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Inglasco has donated more than 41,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Runners Up: Gabriel Gagne, Allen (3 gp, 4g, 1a, 5 pts.) and Peter Quenneville, Rapid City (3 gp, 5g, 1a, 6 pts.).

Also Nominated: Anthony Petruzzelli (Fort Wayne), Marc-Olivier Roy (Idaho), Trey Bradley (Newfoundland), Tom Parisi (South Carolina), Branden Troock (Toledo), Blake Siebenaler (Wheeling) and Jason Salvaggio (Wichita).

Mitch Gillam of the Wichita Thunder is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week. It is the second time this season, and fourth time in his career, that he has received the weekly honor.

Gillam went 3-0-0 with two shutouts, a 0.99 goals-against average and a save percentage of .960 in three appearances last week.

The Icemen are back in the action on Wednesday as they play host to the South Carolina Stingrays at 7 p.m. 

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