Colorado’s Forney named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Michael Forney of the Colorado Eagles is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Dec.19-25.

 

The 23-year-old forward scored three goals, added three assists and was a +7 last week as the Eagles went 3-0-0 to improve their unbeaten streak to 11 games (9-0-2).

 

Forney tallied three points (1g-2a) and was +2 in a 6-4 win at Las Vegas on Tuesday and added the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory at Bakersfield on Wednesday. He ended the week with two points (1g-1a) and was +3 in a 6-0 win against Utah on Friday.

 

Under contract to Winnipeg of the National Hockey League, Forney has 26 points (11g-15a) in 29 games with Colorado this season. He has tallied 118 points (43g-75a) in 158 career ECHL games with Gwinnett and Colorado, and last season represented the Gladiators in the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic in Bakersfield. Forney also has seen action in 12 career AHL games with Chicago, notching two assists.

 

On behalf of Michael Forney, a case of pucks will be donated to a Colorado 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: Marc Rancourt, Idaho (4 gp, 2g, 2a, 4 pts.) and Olivier Labelle, Reading (2 gp, 4g, 1a, 5 pts.).  

           

Also Nominated: Tyler Donati (Chiacgo), Louie Caporusso (Elmira), Chris Clackson (Gwinnett) and Darren Archibald (Kalamazoo).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEKPLAYERTEAM
   
Oct. 14-16
Evan BarlowElmira Jackals
  
Oct. 17-23Justin ShuggFlorida Everblades
   
Oct. 24-30Eric LampeLas Vegas Wranglers
   
Oct. 31-Nov. 6Brandon SvendsenKalamazoo Wings
   
Nov. 7-13Olivier LabelleReading Royals
   
Nov. 14-20Chris BartonWheeling Nailers
   
Nov. 21-27Chad KlassenIdaho Steelheads
   
Nov. 28-Dec. 4Mitch FaddenUtah Grizzlies
   
Dec. 5-11Chad CostelloColorado Eagles
   
Dec. 12-18Riley NelsonColorado Eagles