Thursday, November 28, 2013

Former Viper Skirving Named Atlantic Hockey Rookie Of The Week:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Todd Skirving was named
the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the week.

Skirving is in his first year at RIT (Rochester Institute Of Technology)  In 8 games this season Skirving has (2-goals-5-assists-7-points).   

Skirving played the last two seasons with the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede.  Skirving was recruited by the Vipers played just half a season in Vernon (2010-11) before being traded at the BCHL trade deadline to the Prince George Spruce Kings.  Skirving along with future considerations were traded to Prince George for Ryan Renz. In 34 regular season games with the Vipers Skirving collected (4-goals-5-assists-9-points).

Todd Skirving's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Tigers website:

Dan Schuler and Todd Skirving garner Atlantic Hockey Association weekly accolades


ROCHESTER, NY - Sophomore forward Dan Schuler (Webster, NY/Powell River Kings) and freshman forward Todd Skirving (Thunder Bay, Ontario/St. Patrick Catholic) of the RIT men's hockey team were named the Atlantic Hockey Association Player and Rookie of the week, respectively, on Tuesday, for the week ending Nov. 24, 2013. Schuler earned his first AHA weekly accolade of the season and third of his career, while Skirving garnered his first honor.

Schuler scored five goals in three games for the Tigers. On Tuesday, Schuler tallied both RIT goals 2:02 apart in the first period in a 5-2 loss to Canisius. On Friday, Schuler scored a late power-play goal and had another tally disallowed in a 5-3 loss to St. Lawrence. Schuler scored the game-winning goal late in the second period and added an empty-netter with 10 seconds left to help RIT defeat the Saints, 6-4 on Saturday. Schuler now has five goals and seven points, all in the last five games for RIT this season.

Skirving tallied six points on a goal and five assists in three games for the Tigers. On Tuesday, Schuler assisted on both first period goals by Schuler in a loss at Canisius. On Friday, Skirving scored the game-opening goal 58 seconds into the contest and added a pair of assists for a season-high three points in a 5-3 loss to St. Lawrence. On Saturday, Skirving drew the primary assist on Schuler's game-winning goal in a 6-4 win over the Saints. Skirving has seven points on two goals and five assists, all in the last four games.

The Tigers are back in action on Friday and Saturday at Sacred Heart. Friday's game starts at 4:05 p.m. and Saturday's begins at 3:05 p.m.

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