Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 1/2/12

HARTFORD, January 2, 2012:  The American Hockey League announced today that Connecticut Whale forward Kris Newbury has been named the Reebok AHL Player of the Week for the period ending January 1.

Newbury struck for eight points in four games this past week, racking up three goals and five assists.

After chipping in an assist in the Whale’s 3-2 loss at Bridgeport last Monday, Newbury had a hand in all three Whale goals Tuesday at home in a 3-2 victory over Albany, notching a goal and two assists.  The ninth-year veteran then had two assists and four shots at Worcester Friday in a 4-3 loss, before helping the Whale ring out 2011 in fine fashion on Saturday, with two goals in a 5-2 home-ice victory over Springfield.

Newbury has strung together a Whale team season-high seven-game point-scoring streak, with four goals and 11 assists for 15 points over that span, to take over the Whale’s team point and goal-scoring leadership.  Newbury’s 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists) are good for a tie for tenth overall in the AHL.

In recognition of his Player of the Week honor, Newbury will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Whale home game.

The Whale are back in action this afternoon, with a 1:00 PM game at Portland.  All the CT Whale Rockin’ Hockey action can be heard live on “The Rock”, 106.9 FM, WCCC, as well as on-line at www.ctwhale.com.  The Whale’s next home game is this Saturday night, January 7, as they battle the Springfield Falcons at 7:00 at the XL Center.

Tickets to all 2011-12 Whale home games are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, as well as on-line at www.ctwhale.com and through TicketMaster Charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Save on your tickets, and get the best seats, with a ticket plan for the Whale’s 2011-12 AHL campaign, which are on sale now. For information on season seats and mini plans, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 728-3366 to talk with an account executive today.

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