Clarke named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Aaron Clarke of the Fort Wayne Komets is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for March 24-30.


Clarke scored three goals, added three assists and was a +3 as the Komets went 1-0-1 at South Carolina last week.


The 31-year-old recorded four points (2g-2a) and was a +4 in a 7-5 win on Friday then scored a shorthanded goal and had an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss on Saturday.


A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Clarke has 14 points (6g-8a) in nine games with Fort Wayne after being acquired in a trade on March 13. Overall this season, Clarke has tallied 42 points (23g-19a) in 60 games with the Komets, Toledo and Kalamazoo.


Clarke has 275 points (118g-157a) in 358 career ECHL games with Fort Wayne, Toledo, Kalamazoo, Stockton and Wheeling, and he represented the Nailers in the 2009 ECHL All-Star Game. He has also played 10 career games in the American Hockey League with Binghamton and Providence.


On behalf of Aaron Clarke, a case of pucks will be donated to a Fort Wayne 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: Jason Bast, Idaho (3 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.), and Mickey Lang, Orlando (3 gp, 4g, 2a, 6 pts.).


Also Nominated: Alex Belzile (Alaska), Gary Steffes (Bakersfield), Marc-Olivier Vallerand (Greenville), Dirk Southern (Gwinnett), Nick Sirota (Kalamazoo), Chad Nehring (Las Vegas), Rocco Carzo (Ontario), Peter Boyd (South Carolina), Ryan Hayes (Stockton), Kyle Gibbons (Toledo) and D.J. Jelitto (Utah).




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
Dec. 2-8 Andrew Cherniwchan South Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 9-15 Andrew Clark Stockton Thunder
Dec. 16-22 Trent Daavettila Colorado Eagles
Dec. 23-29 Tom Zanoski Evansville IceMen
Dec. 30-Jan. 5 Mike Ullrich Orlando Solar Bears
Jan. 6-12 Sean Wiles Reading Royals
Jan. 13-19 Joel Broda Bakersfield Condors
Jan. 20-26 Cody Sylvester Wheeling Nailers
Jan. 27-Feb. 2 Mike Vaskivuo Elmira Jackals
Feb. 3-9 Nick Mazzolini Alaska Aces
Feb. 10-16 Mickey Lang Orlando Solar Bears
Feb. 17-23 Taylor Matson Orlando Solar Bears
Feb. 24-March 2 Joey Haddad Gwinnett Gladiators
March 3-9 Adam Hughesman Las Vegas Wranglers
March 10-16 Cody Sylvester Wheeling Nailers
March 17-23 Brian Nugent Cincinnati Cyclones