Costello named Sher-Wood Hockey Player of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Chad Costello of the Colorado Eagles is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 5-11. He also won the award for the week ending Dec. 11, 2011, and it is the second straight week an Eagle has been named Player of the Week, following Michael Forney last week.


Costello scored four goals and added three assists for seven points in three games last week as the Eagles swept a three-game series from Utah, extending their winning streak to five games.


After tallying two assists in a 10-1 win on Wednesday, the 26-year-old added a goal and an assist in a 6-3 victory on Friday and ended the week with a hat trick, including two power-play goals, in a 6-2 win on Saturday.


Costello, the reigning ECHL Most Valuable Player, leads the league with 23 points,17 assists, 13 power-play points and 10 power-play assists and is tied for second with eight goals.


A native of Johnston, Iowa, Costello has 99 points (35g-64a) in 61 career ECHL games with Colorado and Texas. He has also seen action in 19 career American Hockey League games with Lake Erie, Springfield and Worcester, registering five assists.


On behalf of Chad Costello, 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 27,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Alex Hutchings, Florida (3 gp, 5g, 1a, 6 pts.), Justin Dowling, Idaho (3 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.) and Brett Lysak, Kalamazoo (3 gp, 4g, 2a, 6 pts.).


Also Nominated: Nick Mazzolini (Alaska), Tyler Brenner (Bakersfield), Josh Beaulieu (Evansville), Brandon Marino (Fort Wayne), Brandon Wong (Greenville), Dallas Jackson (Gwinnett), Andrew Sarauer (Las Vegas), Jason Beeman (Ontario), Alex Berry (Reading), Tommy Cross (South Carolina) and Wes O’Neill (Toledo).



Oct. 12-14Riley ArmstrongUtah Grizzlies
Oct. 15-21 Artem DemkovElmira Jackals
Oct. 22-28Brandon DubinskyAlaska Aces
Oct. 29-Nov. 4Michael ForneyColorado Eagles