Ben Churchfield named Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Week

November 22, 2022 - 12:10 pm

PEORIA, IL – Fresh off of backstopping the Rivermen to three road victories last weekend, goaltender Ben Churchfield has been named as the Warrior Hockey/ SPHL Player of the Week.


In his last three games, Churchfield was the goaltender of decision for the Rivermen, including having to come in relief on Thursday and Saturday. In both of those games, Churchfield did not allow a single goal as the Rivermen were able to come from behind to win 3-2 and 7-3 respectfully. On Friday in Knoxville Churchfield was instrumental in backstopping the Rivermen to a shootout win, specifically coming up with several critical saves in the waning seconds of overtime.


Overall, in his last three games, Churchfield boasted a .950 save percentage and a 1.00 goals-against-average. This season Churchfield boasts a 1.69 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage, which ranks second and sixth among all SPHL netminders respectively.


This is Churchfield’s first Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the week honor this season. He also stands as the first Rivermen this season to earn a Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the week honor. Churchfield and the Rivermen are at home this week as they get set to play the Evansville Thunderbolts on Wednesday, November 23, and the Quad City Storm on Friday, November 25. Both games are scheduled for 7:15 pm at Carver Arena.


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