Michi-gamer: Pride of the Mitten (Week of May 4, 2015)

michigamer_slide_2013 Welcome to another season of MiHockey’s Michi-gamer! We take great pride in our homegrown talent. Whether they grew up in the Mitten or we welcomed them here for college or juniors, they are our own. They represent the best place in the world for hockey. Every morning, we pick one Michi-gamer from the previous night’s slate of games across all professional levels of hockey – one Michigan player who stood out above the rest.

MAY 5 – N/A

There were no notable performances from May 4.


Winning both games on the road, the South Carolina Stingrays took a commanding 2-0 lead on the Florida Everblades over the weekend in the ECHL East Division Finals, and Andrew Rowe was a huge part of that. The Muskegon native and Stingrays captain led the way with four points in the opening two games, first setting up a pair of goals in Friday’s 6-3 win before scoring a pair of his own in Saturday’s 4-2 victory, including the game-winner. The 27-year-old Michigan State alumnus now has five goals and nine points in nine playoff games this postseason after finishing the regular season with 56 points in 44 games. His five points in the first round helped lift the Stingrays to a series victory that took seven games to solve.

Michi-gamer features compiled by MiHockey’s Stefan Kubus and Michael Caples. Click here to see last week’s Michi-gamer picks.