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Lasch named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

 

PRINCETON, N.J. – Ryan Lasch of the Fort Wayne Komets is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Dec. 10-16.

 

Lasch scored four goals, added five assists and was a +6 last week as the Komets posted a 2-1-1 record.

 

The 24-year-old opened the week with three assists and a +3 rating in a 7-3 win against Kalamazoo on Wednesday. He followed that up with a three-goal performance in a 6-4 loss at Reading on Friday, and tallied two points (1g-1a) in a 3-2 overtime loss at Wheeling on Saturday. He ended the week with an assist in a 2-1 victory over Kalamazoo on Sunday.

 

A native of Lake Forest, Calif., Lasch has 14 points (5g-9a) in nine games with Fort Wayne this season, and enters this week on a seven-game point streak. Under contract to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League, Lasch also has four points (1g-3a) in 11 games with Norfolk of the American Hockey League this season.

 

Lasch spent the previous two seasons in Europe, totaling 92 points (36g-56a) in 114 games with Sodertalje SK (Sweden) and Pelicans (Finland).

 

On behalf of Ryan Lasch, 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: Yannick Tifu, Reading (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.), Willie Coetzee, Toledo (3 gp, 4g, 1a, 5 pts.) and Luke Pither, Wheeling (4 gp, 4g, 3a, 7 pts.).

           

Also Nominated: Josh Beaulieu (Evansville), Jason Clark (Gwinnett), Austin Fyten (Idaho), Eric Kattelus (Kalamazoo), Scott Pitt (Las Vegas), Derek Couture (Ontario), Andrew Crescenzi (San Francisco) and Tyler McNeely (South Carolina).


PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEK PLAYER TEAM
     
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