The SHL selected Hershey Bliss D Reese Milton as its Player of the Week. Milton turned in an impressive offensive week for the first-place Bliss, recording 7 points (4 goals, 3 assists). With Milton leading the way, Hershey produced a 3-1-0 record on the week, despite playing all of its games on the road. On the season, Milton is among the top 10 in the SHL in points with 24.
On Sunday, the defenseman produced a goal and an assist in Hershey’s 7-4 rout of Saskatchewan. On Thursday in Anchorage, Milton scored the goal that erased an early 2-0 deficit and assisted on the go-ahead goal as the Bliss froze out the Igloos, 4-3. On Saturday, Milton notched yet another two-point performance to help Hershey drop Dakota, 6-2.
“I’d take Reeser over any other defenseman in the league,” said Bliss coach Chip Barber. “He’s the total package. He passes as smooth as a perfect ganache, he hits you as hard as 85% dark chocolate, and his shot cuts through defenses like a hot knife through fudge. He’s also as nutty as a sack of Mr. Goodbars, but I can live with that.”