Rutherford named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Ontario Reign forward David Rutherford is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for March 9-15.


Rutherford scored one goal, added six assists and was a +4 as Ontario went 3-1-0 last week.


The 27-year-old had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 loss at Utah on Monday, picked up a pair of assists in a 6-3 win against Stockton on Wednesday, tallied an assist in a 2-1 victory over Utah on Saturday and had two assists in a 5-0 win against the Grizzlies on Sunday.


A native of Ladner, British Columbia, Rutherford has 13 points (3g-10a) in 10 games with the Reign and overall in 45 games with this season with Ontario and Missouri he has recorded 33 points (9g-24a).


Rutherford has 171 points (75g-96a) in 222 career ECHL games with Ontario, Missouri, Orlando, Florida, Phoenix and Charlotte and he has added 23 points (10g-13a) in 30 career games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. He captured the Kelly Cup title with the Everblades in 2012.


On behalf of David Rutherford, a case of pucks will be donated to an Ontario 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 31,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Brendan Connolly, Alaska (2 gp, 4g, 1a, 5 pts.), Jeff Jubinville, Tulsa (3 gp 4g, 1a, 5 pts.) and Patrick Watling, Orlando (5 gp, 5g, 2a, 7 pts.).


Also Nominated: Nick Pageau (Bakersfield), Ryan Rashid (Elmira), Matthew Pistilli (Fort Wayne), Jason Bast (Idaho), Gergo Nagy (Kalamazoo), Lindsay Sparks (Missouri), Kevin Baker (Quad City), Andrew Rowe (South Carolina), Jack Combs (Stockton), Cody Lampl (Toledo), Brenden Walker (Utah) and Zack Torquato (Wheeling).




Oct. 17-19 Riley Brace Wheeling Nailers
Oct. 20-26 Matthew Pistilli Fort Wayne Komets
Oct. 27-Nov. 2 Matt Tassone Elmira Jackals
Nov. 3-9 Mitchell Heard Fort Wayne Komets
Nov. 10-16 Corey Trivino Florida Everblades
Nov. 17-23 Jon Booras Tulsa Oilers
Nov. 24-30 Garrett Meurs Fort Wayne Komets
Dec. 1-7 Chad Costello Allen Americans
Dec. 8-14 Brock Nixon Colorado Eagles
Dec. 15-21 Shawn Szydlowski Fort Wayne Komets
Dec. 22-28 Thomas Frazee Fort Wayne Komets
Dec. 29-Jan. 4 Geoff Walker Ontario Reign
Jan. 5-11 Darryl Bootland Colorado Eagles
Jan. 12-18 Chris Kushneriuk Florida Everblades
Jan. 19-25 Casey Pierro-Zabotel Gwinnett Gladiators
Jan. 26-Feb. 1 Jesse Schultz Rapid City Rush
Feb. 2-8 Derek DeBlois South Carolina Stingrays
Feb. 9-15 Chad Painchaud Brampton Beast
Feb. 16-22 Andrew Rowe South Carolina Stingrays
Feb. 23-March 1 Chad Costello Allen Americans
March 2-8 Brett Robinson Idaho Steelheads