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Bakersfield's Helfrich named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Tyler Helfrich of the Bakersfield Condors is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Dec.26-Jan. 1.


The 24-year-old right wing scored two goals, added five assists and was a +6 last week as the Condors went 2-2-0.


Helfrich tallied a pair of assists in a 3-2 win against Stockton on Monday, starting a stretch of three straight games with multiple points. He had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 loss to Ontario on Wednesday and in a 6-5 loss at Utah on Friday. He ended the week with an assist in a 4-1 against the Grizzlies on Saturday.


A native of Calgary, Alberta, Helfrich has 10 points (2g-8a) in 14 games with the Condors this season after starting the season with Gwinnett where he had eight points (2g-6a) in 12 games.


Helfrich made his pro debut with the Florida Everblades last season, notching one assist in two regular-season games and also seeing action in four Kelly Cup Playoff games. He tallied 106 points (33g-73a) in 135 career collegiate games at R.P.I.


On behalf of Tyler Helfrich, a case of pucks will be donated to a Bakersfield youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 25,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: C.J. Stretch, Ontario (4 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.) and Ryan Cruthers, Reading (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.).    


Also Nominated: Dan Kissel (Alaska), Nathan Lutz (Chicago), Mike Radja (Elmira), Chris Clackson (Gwinnett), Jacob Cepis (Idaho), Darren Archibald (Kalamazoo), Maxime Lacroix (South Carolina) and Nick Oslund (Toledo).




Oct. 14-16
Evan Barlow Elmira Jackals
Oct. 17-23 Justin Shugg Florida Everblades
Oct. 24-30 Eric Lampe Las Vegas Wranglers
Oct. 31-Nov. 6 Brandon Svendsen Kalamazoo Wings
Nov. 7-13 Olivier Labelle Reading Royals
Nov. 14-20 Chris Barton Wheeling Nailers
Nov. 21-27 Chad Klassen Idaho Steelheads
Nov. 28-Dec. 4 Mitch Fadden Utah Grizzlies
Dec. 5-11 Chad Costello Colorado Eagles
Dec. 12-18 Riley Nelson Colorado Eagles
Dec. 19-26 Michael Forney Colorado Eagles