Lazo named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Johnny Lazo of the Colorado Eagles is the
Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Jan. 25-31.

Lazo scored five goals – including two game-winners – and added an assist for six points in three games last week.

The 27-year-old had a hat trick in a 6-3 win over Utah on Wednesday and after going scoreless on Friday, added two more goals, as well as an assist, in a 7-2 victory over Alaska on Saturday.

A native of Winnipeg, Lazo began the season with Vipiteno of Italy’s A League, tallying 35 points (16g-19a) in 22 games before signing with Colorado on Jan. 5. He has 12 points (9g-3a) in nine games with the Eagles.

Lazo spent the previous five seasons with the University of Alberta, recording 132 points (55g-77a) in 136 games. Prior to joining the Golden Bears, he tallied 170 points (76g-94a) in 217 career games with Tri-City of the Western Hockey League.

On behalf of Johnny Lazo, 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 33,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Runners Up: Mike Embach, Fort Wayne (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.), Rocco Carzo, Missouri (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.) and Brandon Magee, South Carolina (2 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.).

Also Nominated: Jefferson Dahl (Idaho), Peter Schneider (Indy), Greg Chase (Norfolk), Matt Carey (Quad City), Yannick Tifu (Reading), A.J. Jenks (Toledo), Josh Macdonald (Utah) and Paul Cianfrini (Wheeling).




 Oct. 16-18 Barry Almeida Utah Grizzlies
Oct. 19-25 Derek Army Wheeling Nailers
Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Tyler Barnes Missouri Mavericks
Nov. 2-8 Jordon Southorn Fort Wayne Komets
Nov. 9-15 A.J. Jenks Toledo Walleye
Nov. 16-22 T.J. Foster Orlando Solar Bears
Nov. 23-29 Bryan Moore Utah Grizzlies
Nov. 30-Dec. 6 Mike Monfredo Quad City Mallards
Dec. 7-13 Mikhail Stefanovich Rapid City Rush
Dec. 14-20 Kyle Jean Idaho Steelheads
Dec. 21-27 Mike Embach Fort Wayne Komets
Dec. 28-Jan. 3 Matt Register Atlanta Gladiators
Jan. 4-10 Shane Berschbach Toledo Walleye
Jan. 11-17 Barry Almeida Utah Grizzlies
Jan. 18-24 Chris Crane Allen Americans