Clarke named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Dylan Clarke of the Evansville IceMen is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Dec. 3-9.


Clarke scored two goals, added five assists and was a +6 last week helping the IceMen to a 2-0-1 record.


The 26-year-old had two points (1g-1a) in a 3-2 shootout loss at Cincinnati on Wednesday and then tallied four assists in an 8-5 win against Toledo on Friday. He ended the week with a goal in a 4-1 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday.


A native of Belleville, Ontario, Clarke has 11 points (3g-8a) and is a +7 in six games with Evansville this season. He started the season in South Carolina, and has 14 points (6g-8a) in 22 games overall between the Stingrays and IceMen.


Last season with Tulsa of the Central Hockey League, Clarke finished the season tied for the team lead with 64 points (29g-35a) in 66 games. Prior to turning pro, he played four seasons at SUNY-Plattsburgh, scoring 139 points (67g-72a) in 114 career games.


On behalf of Dylan Clarke, a case of pucks will be donated to an Evansville 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 27,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Nick Mazzolini, Alaska (3 gp, 4g, 3a, 7 pts.), Justin Shugg, Florida (3 gp, 5g, 1a, 6 pts.) and Austin Smith, Idaho (3 gp, 5g, 1a, 6 pts.).


Also Nominated: Levi Nelson (Bakersfield), John McFarland (Cincinnati), Ryan Lasch (Fort Wayne), Evan Bloodoff (Gwinnett), Nick Sirota (Kalamazoo), Chris Francis (Las Vegas), Dan DaSilva (Ontario), Stanislav Galiev (Reading), Dean Ouellet (San Francisco), Tyler McNeely (South Carolina), Joey Martin (Toledo) and Mitch Wahl (Utah).



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