Birmingham’s Justin Larson named Warrior Player of the Week HUNTERSVILLE, NC (March 6, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced Justin Larson of the Birmingham Bulls is the Warrior Player of the Week for February 26-March 4.
Larson scored a shootout goal and added four assists as the Bulls took a pair of games from Knoxville to move to within three points of the final playoff spot. With the weekend sweep, Birmingham improved to 8-2-0 in their last 10 games. On Friday, the Buckhorn, ON native had a first period assist and scored one of Birmingham’s three shootout goals as the Bulls edged past Knoxville 6-5. The following night, Larson assisted on three Birmingham goals, including the overtime game-winner as the Bulls defeated Knoxville 4-3. Signed by Birmingham on January 14, Larson has recorded 15 points in 15 games for the Bulls (4g, 11a). Last season, Larson captured a Germany3 (Oberliga) Championship with the Tilburg Trappers, scoring 27 goals and adding 45 assists in 44 games. Also Nominated: Ryan de Melo, Evansville (1-0-0, 1 ga, 34 saves), Shawn Bates, Huntsville (2 gp, 3g, 2a, +3, gwg), Eliot Grauer, Knoxville (3 gp, 2g), Jake Trask, Macon (3 gp, 2g, 2a, gwg), Bryan Arneson, Mississippi (3 gp, 4g, 1a, +3), Charlie Adams, Pensacola (2 gp, 2g, 2a), Justin Greenberg, Peoria (3 gp, 1g, 3a, shg) and Cam Bakker, Roanoke (2 gp, 1g, 2a)