Sunday, February 28, 2021

Vipers Alumni McNicholas Runner Up For ECHL Player Of The Week:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Michael McNicholas was one of two players that were runners up for ECHL

Player of the Week.

Here is the article from the ECHL website,

Fort Wayne's Pochiro named Inglasco/ECHL Player of the Week

McNicholas was suppose to start the 2020-21 season with the ECHL Maine Mariners after re-signing with the Mariners July 6th 2020. The Mariners suspended the 2020-21 season under the league's policy for COVID-19. The Mariners are set to return for the 2021-22 season.

McNicholas spent the previous two seasons with the Mariners, before signing with the ECHL Utah Grizzlies December 1st 2020. McNicholas had one goal in two games with the Grizzlies before being released December 29th 2020.

McNicholas played four years at the University of New Hampshire before signing his first professional contract with the ECHL Indy Fuel March 6th 2018.

McNicholas spent one season in Vernon (2013-14) The Vipers traded Aaron Hadley to the Nanaimo Clippers January 10th 2013 for future considerations (Michael McNicholas & Jordan Klimek). In 56 games with the Vipers, McNicholas collected (23-goals-46-assists-69-points). 

McNicholas scored one of the biggest goals in recent Vernon Vipers history. McNicholas scored the overtime winning goal in Game 7 of the interior division finals vs the Penticton Vees March 22nd 2014.

Here is McNicholas's overtime winning goal,

Michael McNicholas Game 7 OT Winner Vipers vs Penticton Vees - YouTube

Michael McNicholas's Player Profile:

Michael McNicholas - Elite Prospects

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