Elkins named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Corey Elkins of the Fort Wayne Komets is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Dec. 31-Jan. 6.


Elkins scored three goals – including two game-winners – added three assists and was a +5 in four games last week.


The 27-year-old scored the game-winning goal, added an assist and was a +3 in a 4-2 win against Gwinnett on Wednesday in his first game with Fort Wayne. He added a goal in a 4-2 loss to Cincinnati on Friday, notched two assists in a 5-4 victory over the Cyclones on Saturday and tallied the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win against Orlando on Sunday.


A native of West Bloomfield, Mich., Elkins started this season with Norfolk of the American Hockey League scoring four points (3g-1a) in 24 games.


Elkins has tallied 91 points (42g-49a) in 173 career American Hockey League games with Norfolk and Manchester, while adding one goal in three career games with the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings.


On behalf of Corey Elkins, 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 27,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Austin Smith, Idaho (3 gp, 3g, 4a, 7 pts.) and Artem Demkov, Elmira (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.).


Also Nominated: David Pacan (Cincinnati), Sebastian Wannstrom (Evansville), Leigh Salters (Florida), Kenndal McArdle (Greenville), Alex Belzile (Gwinnett), Eric Kattelus (Kalamazoo), Eric Lampe (Las Vegas), Michael Neal (Orlando), Adam Comrie (Reading), Dean Ouellet (San Francisco), Chris Langkow (South Carolina), Terry Broadhurst (Toledo) and Paul Crowder (Wheeling).



Oct. 12-14 Riley Armstrong Utah Grizzlies
Oct. 15-21 Artem Demkov Elmira Jackals
Oct. 22-28 Brandon Dubinsky Alaska Aces
Oct. 29-Nov. 4 Michael Forney Colorado Eagles
Nov. 5-11 Chad Costello Colorado Eagles
Nov. 12-18 Toni Rajala Stockton Thunder
Nov. 19-25 C.J. Stretch Ontario Reign
Nov. 26-Dec. 2 Brad Mills Utah Grizzlies
Dec. 3-9 Dylan Clarke Evansville IceMen
Dec. 10-16 Ryan Lasch Fort Wayne Komets
Dec. 17-23 Phil DeSimone Trenton Titans
Dec. 24-30 Dan Gendur Orlando Solar Bears