Grant earns pair of awards

Grant earns pair of awards

Postby Sonny on Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:43 pm

01/26/05 - National Lacrosse League (NLL)

The National Lacrosse League has announced that Rochester Knighthawks forward John Grant Jr. was named Overall and Offensive Player of the Week for Week #4. Grant scored five goals and added two assists for seven points in a 15-11 road win over the Anaheim Storm on Saturday. Grant also scored the game-winning goal and collected eight loose balls in the Knighthawks first win of the season.

Minnesota Swarm goaltender Matt Disher was named the Defensive Player of the Week. Disher recorded 38 saves and allowed eight goals in a 9-8 win over San Jose. Disher also denied all nine Stealth power-play opportunities and collected six loose balls in the victory. Disher did not play in Friday's loss to the Buffalo Bandits.

Ryan Boyle of the San Jose Stealth was named Rookie of the Week for his performance in a pair of games this past weekend. The Stealth forward scored three goals and added an assist for four points in a 14-13 win over Arizona on Friday. Boyle scored the game-winning goal and collected two loose balls in the victory. Boyle also scored three goals and added two assists for five points and scooped up six loose balls in a 9-8 loss to Minnesota on Saturday. Boyle is the first two-time award winner of the season as he was also named Rookie of the Week in Week #2.

Week #4 Game Results

Friday, January 21, 2005
Buffalo at Minnesota (15-10 BUF)
San Jose at Arizona (14-13 SJ)

Saturday, January 22, 2005
Buffalo at Colorado (11-8 COL)
Arizona at Calgary (15-14 CAL)
Rochester at Anaheim (15-11 ROC)
Minnesota at San Jose (9-8 MIN)

Week #4 Award Winners

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

John Grant Jr. (Rochester) – (5G, 2A, 7pts, GWG, 8LB) scored five goals and added two assists for seven points in a 15-11 win over Anaheim. Grant scored the game-winning goal and collected eight loose balls in the victory.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Matt Disher (Minnesota) – (38 saves, 8GA, 6 loose balls) recorded 38 saves, allowed eight goals, and collected six loose balls in a 9-8 win over San Jose on Saturday. Disher also denied all nine Stealth power-play opportunities in the victory. Disher did not play on Friday.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Ryan Boyle (San Jose) – (2GP, 6G, 3A, 9pts, GWG, 8LB) scored three goals and added an assist for four points in a 14-13 win over Arizona on Friday. Boyle scored the game-winning goal and collected two loose balls in the victory. Boyle also scored three goals and added two assists for five points and scooped up six loose balls in a 9-8 loss to Minnesota on Saturday.

OVERALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

John Grant Jr. (Rochester) – (5G, 2A, 7pts, GWG, 8LB) scored five goals and added two assists for seven points in a 15-11 win over Anaheim. Grant scored the game-winning goal and collected eight loose balls in the victory.

The Weekly Player Awards are determined by a vote of the General Managers & Head Coaches of the league’s ten member clubs.
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