HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 13, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced Craig Simchuk of the Birmingham Bulls is the Warrior Player of the Week for March 5-11.

Simchuk scored three goals, including one game-winner, and added an assist as Birmingham swept a pair of games from second place Pensacola to extend their winning streak to four games and move to within one point of the final playoff spot.

Craig Simchuk scores 3 goals for the weekend photo by: Max Barton


On Friday, the Winnipeg, MB native scored a power play goal and assisted on the clinching empty-netter as the Bulls doubled-up Pensacola, 6-3. The following night, Simchuk scored two power play goals, including the game-winner 1:24 into overtime, as Birmingham downed the Ice Flyers 3-2.

Now in his fourth professional season, Simchuk is currently riding a career-best five-game point streak (4g, 4a).

Also Nominated: Mike Fazio, Evansville (2 gp, 1g, 3a, +6), Christian Powers, Huntsville (2 gp, 2g), David Brancik, Knoxville (2 gp, 2g, 2a, gwg, +3), Dylan Vander Eshe, Macon (2 gp, 2g, 1a, gwg), Derek Sutliffe, Mississippi (3 gp, 2g, 3a, gwg), Garrett Milan, Pensacola (3 gp, 3a), Macon Pulde, Peoria (1-0-1, 1.61 gaa, 0.959 save%) and Maxime Guyon, Roanoke (2 gp, 1g, 3a)