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Vaskivuo named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Mike Vaskivuo of the Elmira Jackals is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Jan. 27-Feb. 2.

 

Vaskivuo scored three goals, added five assists and was a +6 last week as the Jackals went 3-0-0 to extend their winning streak to four games.

 

The 27-year-old had three points (1g-2a) in a 4-1 win against Kalamazoo on Wednesday and in a 4-3 overtime win at Fort Wayne on Friday before tallying two points (1g-1a) in a 4-2 victory at Toledo on Saturday.

 

A native of Helsinki, Finland, Vaskivuo is sixth in the ECHL with 42 points (13g-29a) in 35 games with Fort Wayne and Elmira. Since being acquired by the Jackals in a trade on Jan. 6, he has recorded 21 points (8g-13a) and a +13 rating in 12 games.

 

Vaskivuo has tallied 197 points (79g-118a) in 235 career pro games.

 

On behalf of Mike Vaskivuo, a case of pucks will be donated to an Elmira 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: Kyle Ostrow, Colorado (2 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.) and Marc-Olivier Vallerand, Greenville (3 gp, 3g, 4a, 7 pts.).

           

Also Nominated: Michael Neal (Bakersfield), Shawn Szydlowski (Fort Wayne), Joey Haddad (Gwinnett), Brett Robinson (Idaho), Matt Caria (Kalamazoo), Chad Nehring (Las Vegas), Maxim Kitsyn (Ontario), Paul Rodrigues (South Carolina), Sean Escobedo (Stockton), Kyle Rogers (Toledo) and Mathieu Aubin (Utah).

 

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