10/14/2008 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2008
CONTACT: John Walton – HERSHEY BEARS – (717) 682-6470
BEARS CENTER KEITH AUCOIN NAMED REEBOK AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE'S LEADING SCORER DURING WEEK ONE GARNERS THE HONOR AS NEWCOMER PICKS UP SEVEN POINTS IN THREE GAMES
HERSHEY – The HERSHEY BEARS announced today in conjunction with the American Hockey League that center Keith Aucoin has been named the Reebok AHL Player of the Week for the period ending October 12. The announcement was made today by BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst.
Aucoin, 29, scored two goals and assisted on five others in three games last week in win at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and a pair of wins at Norfolk. The Waltham, MA native currently leads the American Hockey League in scoring, and scored his first goal for HERSHEY just 96 seconds into Wednesday's regular season opener at Wachovia Arena. Aucoin split his 2007-08 season between the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) and Albany River Rats (AHL), and was signed by the Washington Capitals this summer. In honor of his achievement, Aucoin will receive an etched crystal award, which will be presented at an upcoming BEARS home game.
The BEARS, unbeaten in three road games to start the 2008-09 season, travel to Philadelphia to face the Phantoms Friday night at 7:05 p.m. HERSHEY'S 71st home opener in team history will be this Saturday night when the Syracuse Crunch come to town at 7:00 p.m. Tickets remain for Saturday's game at the GIANT Center box office, or by calling (717) 534-3911.