Schultz named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Rapid City Rush forward Jesse Schultz is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Jan. 26-Feb. 1.


Schultz had three goals and added two assists for five points in two games last week.


The 32-year-old picked up a pair of assists in a 6-2 loss at Allen on Thursday then recorded a hat trick in a 6-3 win against the Americans on Friday.


A native of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan, Schultz leads the Rush this season with 17 goals and 43 points in 41 games.


Schultz has 91 points (44g-47a) in 93 career ECHL games with Columbia and Rapid City and he has added 252 points (112g-140a) in 375 career games in the American Hockey League with Manitoba, Chicago and Houston. He appeared in two NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks during the 2006-07 season. Schultz is in his fifth season with Rapid City where he has picked up 241 points (82g-159a) in 205 games.       


On behalf of Jesse Schultz, a case of pucks will be donated to a Rapid City 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: Brett Kulak, Colorado (3 gp, 3g, 2a, 5 pts.) and Cam Reid, Reading (3 gp, 5g, 1a, 6 pts.).


Also Nominated: Mike Seidel (Elmira), Matthew Pistilli (Fort Wayne), Brenden Walker (Gwinnett), Colton Beck (Idaho), Eric Kattelus (Kalamazoo), Jack Downing (Missouri), Matt Register (Ontario), Jacob Cepis (Orlando), Shane Berschbach (Toledo) and Michael Pelech (Utah).




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