The SHL named New York Night LW Chase Winchester as its Player of the Week. Winchester’s passing game was in top form this week, as he racked up 12 assists over five games. He became the first player in SHL history to record three assists in three straight games, achieving the feat against Hamilton, Seattle, and Quebec.
“Three goals in a game is a hat trick,” said Winchester. “So three assists in a game is, what, a scarf trick? A glove trick? I don’t know, but I should get something for it.”
This is the second week in a row that a Night player has won Player of the Week, after C Brock Manning’s award last week. Manning and Winchester are keys to the dynamic New York offense that has propelled the team to contention in the East. So far this season, New York has banged home 81 goals, 13 more than any other team in the league. That high-powered attack has allowed the Night to remain hot on the heels of first-place Washington in the Eastern race.
“Our offense redefines elite,” said Night coach Preston Rivers. “We’ve got so much star power, the other teams can’t handle us.”