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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).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEK PLAYER TEAM
     
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