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Cherniwchan named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

 

Andrew Cherniwchan of the South Carolina Stingrays is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Dec. 2-8.

 

Cherniwchan scored four goals, added two assists and was a +4 last week as the Stingrays won a pair of games at division-rival Orlando.

 

The 24-year-old scored two goals, including the game-winner and a shorthanded goal, and had an assist in a 3-0 win over the Solar Bears on Friday before scoring two more goals, including his second straight game-winning tally, and adding another assist, in a 5-1 victory on Saturday.

 

A native of Hinton, Alberta, Cherniwchan is tied for third on the Stingrays with 16 points (8g-8a) in 17 games this season, is tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals and leads the team with a +12 rating.

 

Cherniwchan has 44 points (22g-22a) in 72 career ECHL games with South Carolina. Prior to turning pro, he played four seasons at Northern Michigan University where he had 84 points (35g-49a) in 146 career games.

 

On behalf of Andrew Cherniwchan, a case of pucks will be donated to a South Carolina 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 29,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

 

Runners Up: Danny Hobbs, Elmira (2 gp, 4g, 0a, 4 pts.), Austin Fyten, Idaho (3 gp, 3g, 2a, 5 pts.) and Tyler Gron, San Francisco (3 gp, 3g, 2a, 5 pts.)

 

Also Nominated: Brandon Marino (Fort Wayne), Mike Embach (Gwinnett), Yanni Gourde (Kalamazoo), Matt Tassone (Las Vegas), Matt Register (Ontario), Joey Martin (Stockton) and Trevor Parkes (Toledo).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEK PLAYER TEAM
     
Oct. 18-20 Jamie MacQueen Utah Grizzlies
     
Oct. 21-27 Anthony Nigro Idaho Steelheads
     
Oct. 28-Nov. 3 Wade Megan Cincinnati Cyclones
     
Nov. 4-10 Marc Hagel South Carolina Stingrays
     
Nov. 11-17 Dan DaSilva Ontario Reign
     
Nov. 18-24 Zack Torquato Wheeling Nailers
     
Nov. 25-Dec. 1 Kyle Kraemer Ontario Reign