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Matson named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Taylor Matson of the Orlando Solar Bears is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 17-23.

 

Matson scored three goals, assisted on four others and was a +6 in three games last week as the Solar Bears extended their club-record winning streak to nine games.

 

The 25-year old had an assist in a 7-3 win at Toledo on Friday, tallied a pair of goals – including the game-winner – in a 4-3 victory against the Walleye on Saturday and had four points (1g-3a) and was a +3 in a 4-3 overtime win at Kalamazoo on Sunday.

 

A native of Mound, Minn., Matson has 30 points (12g-18a) and is fourth among ECHL rookies in plus-minus with a +17 in 22 games. He has also appeared in 30 American Hockey League games with Iowa, posting five points (3g-2a).

 

Selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Matson recorded 42 points (21g-21a) in 108 career games at the University of Minnesota.

 

On behalf of Taylor Matson, a case of pucks will be donated to an Orlando 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 29,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

           

Runners Up: Andrew Rowe, Greenville (3 gp, 4g, 3a, 7 pts.), Michael Pelech, Utah (4 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.) and Cody Sylvester, Wheeling (4 gp, 3g, 4a, 7 pts.).

           

Also Nominated: Erik Burgdoerfer (Bakersfield), Kenton Miller (Fort Wayne), Rob Linsmayer (Idaho), Yannick Veilleux (Kalamazoo), Maxim Kitsyn (Ontario), Peter Boyd (South Carolina), Corey Trivino (Stockton) and Aaron Clarke (Toledo).

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS 

 

WEEK PLAYER TEAM
     
Oct. 18-20 Jamie MacQueen Utah Grizzlies
     
Oct. 21-27 Anthony Nigro Idaho Steelheads
     
Oct. 28-Nov. 3 Wade Megan Cincinnati Cyclones
     
Nov. 4-10 Marc Hagel South Carolina Stingrays
     
Nov. 11-17 Dan DaSilva Ontario Reign
     
Nov. 18-24 Zack Torquato Wheeling Nailers
     
Nov. 25-Dec. 1 Kyle Kraemer Ontario Reign
     
Dec. 2-8 Andrew Cherniwchan South Carolina Stingrays
     
Dec. 9-15 Andrew Clark Stockton Thunder
     
Dec. 16-22 Trent Daavettila Colorado Eagles
     
Dec. 23-29 Tom Zanoski Evansville IceMen
     
Dec. 30-Jan. 5 Mike Ullrich Orlando Solar Bears
     
Jan. 6-12 Sean Wiles Reading Royals
     
Jan. 13-19 Joel Broda Bakersfield Condors
     
Jan. 20-26 Cody Sylvester Wheeling Nailers
     
Jan. 27-Feb. 2 Mike Vaskivuo Elmira Jackals
     
Feb. 3-9 Nick Mazzolini Alaska Aces
     
Feb. 10-16 Mickey Lang Orlando Solar Bears