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Haddad is Player of the Week
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

DULUTH, Ga. - On Tuesday Gwinnett Gladiators captain Joey Haddad was named the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 24-March 2, after he scored four goals and added four assists for eight points as the Gladiators went 3-1-0 last week.

The 25-year-old scored a shorthanded goal in a 4-1 win against Evansville on Tuesday, tallied three points (1g-2a) in a 4-2 victory over Florida on Friday, had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 win against the Everblades on Saturday and ended the week with a goal in a 5-3 loss against Florida on Sunday.

Haddad leads the Gladiators this season with 31 points (13g-18a) in 50 games and is currently riding a five-game goal streak. In 218 career ECHL games with Gwinnett and Wheeling, the Sydney, Nova Scotia native has tallied 162 points (77g-85a) and has added 11 points (3g-8a) in 64 career American Hockey League games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Bridgeport, and Hamilton.

The next goal Haddad scores for the Gladiators will be his 50th in a Gwinnett sweater.

On behalf of Joey Haddad, a case of pucks will be donated to a Gwinnett youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 29,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Gwinnettís next home game is Friday March 14th at 7:05 p.m. against the South Carolina Stingrays. To purchase tickets, please visit, or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.

The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nationís premier "AA" hockey league and are affiliated with the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Arena at Gwinnett Center, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

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