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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 

 

WEEKPLAYERTEAM
   
Oct. 18-20Jamie MacQueenUtah Grizzlies
   
Oct. 21-27Anthony NigroIdaho Steelheads
   
Oct. 28-Nov. 3Wade MeganCincinnati Cyclones
   
Nov. 4-10Marc HagelSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Nov. 11-17Dan DaSilvaOntario Reign
   
Nov. 18-24Zack TorquatoWheeling Nailers
   
Nov. 25-Dec. 1Kyle KraemerOntario Reign
   
Dec. 2-8Andrew CherniwchanSouth Carolina Stingrays
   
Dec. 9-15Andrew ClarkStockton Thunder
   
Dec. 16-22Trent DaavettilaColorado Eagles
   
Dec. 23-29Tom ZanoskiEvansville IceMen
   
Dec. 30-Jan. 5Mike UllrichOrlando Solar Bears
   
Jan. 6-12Sean WilesReading Royals
   
Jan. 13-19Joel BrodaBakersfield Condors
   
Jan. 20-26Cody SylvesterWheeling Nailers
   
Jan. 27-Feb. 2Mike VaskivuoElmira Jackals
   
Feb. 3-9Nick MazzoliniAlaska Aces
   
Feb. 10-16Mickey LangOrlando Solar Bears