Posted: Tue Dec 30 18:51:27 2003 EST
*C Pershin, G Garnett earn ECHL Weekly Honors*
PRINCETON, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Wheeling Nailers center Eddie Pershin and Gwinnett Gladiators goaltender Michael Garnett have been name the ECHL Player and Goaltender of the Week, respectively, for the period ending
Pershin produced nine points (three goals, six assists) and a plus-eight rating in three games during the week.
The 26-year-old notched a goal and four assists in an 8-0 victory over the Dayton Bombers on
Friday. The next night, he notched a shorthanded goal and an assist in a 4-3 win over the Bombers. Pershin added a goal and an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss against the Peoria Rivermen on
Perhsin was leading the club with 22 assists while ranking tied for second with 29 points through December
28. His 16 points in December were tops on the team.
Garnett produced two wins, a 1.00 goals-against average and a .967 save percentage during the week.
Garnett, the Atlanta Thrashers' third-round pick in the 2001 draft, made 32 saves in a 4-1 win over the Charlotte Checkers on
Friday. The next night, he stopped 27 shots in a 4-1 triumph over the Florida Everblades.
Through December 28, Garnett was fourth in the league with a 2.08 goals-against average. He has gone 6-3-0 with a 1.68 GAA over his last nine games.