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).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

WEEKPLAYERTEAM
   
 Oct. 16-18Barry AlmeidaUtah Grizzlies
   
Oct. 19-25Derek ArmyWheeling Nailers
   
Oct. 26-Nov. 1Tyler BarnesMissouri Mavericks
   
Nov. 2-8Jordon SouthornFort Wayne Komets
   
Nov. 9-15A.J. JenksToledo Walleye
   
Nov. 16-22T.J. FosterOrlando Solar Bears
   
Nov. 23-29Bryan MooreUtah Grizzlies
   
Nov. 30-Dec. 6Mike MonfredoQuad City Mallards
   
Dec. 7-13Mikhail StefanovichRapid City Rush
  
Dec. 14-20Kyle JeanIdaho Steelheads
   
Dec. 21-27Mike EmbachFort Wayne Komets
   
Dec. 28-Jan. 3Matt RegisterAtlanta Gladiators
   
Jan. 4-10Shane BerschbachToledo Walleye
   
Jan. 11-17Barry AlmeidaUtah Grizzlies
   
Jan. 18-24Chris CraneAllen Americans