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Ice Flyers’ Nathan Bruyere named Bauer Player of the Week

The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced defenseman Nathan Bruyere of the Pensacola Ice Flyers is the Bauer Player of the Week for February 6-12.

Bruyere scored four goals, including three on the power play, and added a pair of assists in leading the Ice Flyers to a three-game weekend sweep of the Peoria Rivermen.

On Friday, the Eagle Lake, ON native opened the scoring with a first-period power play goal and added an assist in Pensacola’s 6-3 win over Peoria. Bruyere recorded the first two-goal game of his professional career the following night, scoring a pair of power play goals just 27 seconds apart in the first period as the Ice Flyers defeated the Rivermen 5-3. Bruyere closed out the series with his fourth goal of the weekend in Pensacola’s 4-0 win on Sunday.

Now in his first professional season after sitting out 2015-2016 due to injury, Bruyere previously played two seasons at Canadian Interuniversity Sport member Lakehead University, where he recorded 21 points in 41 career games.

Also Nominated: Spencer Bacon, Columbus (1-1-0, 2.02 gaa, .946 save%, shutout), Dave Williams, Evansville (2 gp, 2g, 1a, gwg), Tayler Thompson, Fayetteville (3 gp, 3g, 2a, +2), Lou Educate, Huntsville (2 gp, 1g, 3a, +5), Doug Reid, Knoxville (2 gp, 1g, 2a), Jake Trask, Macon (4 gp, 3g, 2a, 2 gwg. +4), Ryan Marcuz, Mississippi (3 gp, 3g, 2a, gwg), Justin Hoomaian, Peoria (3 gp, 1g, 1a) and Zach Tatrn, Roanoke (3 gp, 3g, 2a, +2)

Photo courtesy of Vanessa Johnson/Jurassic Photo