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Costello named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

 

Chad Costello of the Allen Americans is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Dec. 1-7. It is the third time in his career that Costello has won the weekly honor.

 

Costello scored six goals and added three assists for nine points as Allen went 3-0-1 in four games last week.

 

The 28-year-old scored a pair of goals in a 7-4 win at Tulsa on Tuesday, had three points (2g-1a) in a 5-1 victory over the Oilers on Wednesday then had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 shootout loss at Tulsa on Friday and in a 6-2 win against Missouri on Sunday.

 

A native of Johnston, Iowa, Costello is second in the ECHL with 28 points (12g-16a) and he has posted multiple points in nine of 19 games.

 

Costello has tallied 167 points (60g-107a) in 112 career ECHL games with Allen, Ontario, Colorado and Texas. He was named the ECHL Most Valuable Player with Colorado in 2011-12 when he had 76 points (29g-47a) in just 47 games.

 

He has added 17 points (3g-14a) in 40 career American Hockey League games with Lake Erie, Springfield, Worcester and Bridgeport.

 

On behalf of Chad Costello, a case of pucks will be donated to an Allen 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 31,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

           

Runners Up: Brendan Connolly, Alaska (3 gp, 2g, 5a 7 pts.) and Alex Belzile, Idaho (4 gp, 5g, 2a, 7 pts.).

           

Also Nominated: Jonathan Lessard (Bakersfield), Chad Painchaud (Brampton), James Martin (Fort Wayne), Vinny Saponari (Greenville), Curtis Valk (Kalamazoo), John-Scott Dickson (Missouri), Judd Blackwater (Ontario), Adam Hughesman (Reading), Wayne Simpson (South Carolina), Tyler Shattock (Stockton), Tyler Barnes (Toledo), Michael Pelech (Utah) and Derek Army (Wheeling).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEK PLAYER TEAM
     
Oct. 17-19 Riley Brace Wheeling Nailers
     
Oct. 20-26 Matthew Pistilli Fort Wayne Komets
     
Oct. 27-Nov. 2 Matt Tassone Elmira Jackals
     
Nov. 3-9 Mitchell Heard Fort Wayne Komets
     
Nov. 10-16 Corey Trivino Florida Everblades
     
Nov. 17-23 Jon Booras Tulsa Oilers
     
Nov. 24-30 Garrett Meurs Fort Wayne Komets