The SHL selected Saskatchewan Shockers C Elliott Rafferty as its Player of the Week. The Shockers had a strong week, going 3-1-0, and Rafferty played a key role in the team’s success. He put up 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists) on the week. For the season, Rafferty has recorded 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists), the highest total on the team.
On Sunday, the center scored a pair of goals as the Shockers downed Dakota 5-3. On Tuesday, Rafferty had a goal and an assist in the Shockers’ 5-4 overtime loss to Anchorage. Then on Saturday, Rafferty netted three assists in Saskatchewan’s 6-2 romp over the Galaxy in Washington.
“I know a lot of people want to write us off and say [the West] is a three-team race,” said Shockers coach Morris Thompson. “But my guys are in this just as much as anyone else. And if we do wind up making it to the postseason, it’s going to be because guys like Elliott stepped it up a notch and got us to the next level.”