The SHL selected Washington Galaxy RW Jefferson McNeely as its Player of the Week. McNeely has been red-hot since the season’s beginning, and he had another tremendous week this time around, putting up 11 points. McNeely now has 39 points on the season, most in the league. The 8 goals he scored this week brought him to 21 for the year, eclipsing Hamilton’s Steven Alexander for the lead in that category as well. With McNeely leading the way, the Galaxy went 4-1-0 for the week to move into a second-place tie in the East.
On Saturday, McNeely scored twice in the first period to lead the Galaxy to a 4-1 win in Anchorage. On Tuesday, the winger registered a hat trick in a losing effort against Quebec. The next night, in the second leg of the home-and-home against the Tigres, McNeely scored and had two assists to help the Galaxy get revenge with a 4-0 victory. Then on Friday, McNeely potted a pair to help down Hershey 5-4.
“I can’t say enough good stuff about Jeff and what he’s done for us,” said Washington coach Rodney Reagle. “He’s been playing out of his mind this year. He’s pretty much single-handedly kept us in the race. He deserves all the glory.”