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Peter Ferraro Named Sher-Wood AHL Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, MA. . . The American Hockey League announced today that Providence Bruins right wing Peter Ferraro has been named the Sher-Wood AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, November 14, 1999. During the week, he recorded six points (2-4) in two games for the
Bruins.

Ferraro scored a goal and added two assists in a 7-2 Bruins win over Hershey on Friday. The following night, he scored the game winner to punctuate a three-goal third period for Providence in a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Lowell. Ferraro also tallied two assists earlier in the game. In recognition of his achievement, Ferraro will receive a Sher-Wood leather jacket presented to him during an on-ice ceremony prior to an upcoming game. In addition, Sher-Wood will donate a dozen sticks, a case of InGlasCo pucks along with hats and T-shirts to the Burriville Youth Hockey Association and the Lincoln Youth Hockey Association.

The Port Jefferson, NY native was the New York Rangers first choice (24th overall) in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. Ferraro won the 1999 Jack A. Butterfield Trophy, as the AHL's most valuable player in the
post-season and finished the Calder Cup Playoffs tied for the League-lead in playoff scoring with 21 points (9-12).

Other players nominated for the Sher-Wood AHL Player of the Week include: Albany left wing Jiri Bicek, Hartford forward Derek Armstrong, Louisville goaltender Richard Shulmistra, Philadelphia center Peter White, Portland right wing Kent Hulst, Rochester left wing Jason Cipolla, Saint John goaltender Fred Brathwaite, St. John's left wing Adam Mair, Syracuse right wing Trent Klatt, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
defenseman John Slaney, and Worcester center Daniel Corso.

As the Sher-Wood AHL Player of the Week, Ferraro will participate in a live on-line chat on the AHL's web site on Wednesday, November 17 at 7:30 PM EST. Fans who wish to submit a question or participate in the chat may log on at THEAHL.com.

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