PRINCETON, N.J. – Alaska forward Chris Minard is the In Glas Co ECHL Player of the Week for February 21-27. Minard won the award for January 3-9 and joins Damian Surma of Florida (Oct. 25-31 and Dec. 20-26) as the only two-time winners in 2004-05.
Chosen to represent Alaska in the 2005 ECHL All-Star Game, the 6-1 and 200-pound Minard scored five goals, had three assists and was +4 as Alaska went 3-0-1 with victories at Toledo and Peoria and a pair of shootouts at home against Fresno.
After scoring two goals in a 6-2 victory at Toledo on February 23, the Owen Sound, Ontario native scored his second hat trick of the season, including a shorthand goal and the game winner, while also posting an assist in a 6-4 win at Peoria on February 24. Minard had two assists in a 4-3 shootout win on February 27, giving him his fifth multiple-assist game to go with eight multiple-goal games and 15 multiple-point games.