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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).



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