Alaska’s Sinkewich is AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month

PRINCETON, N.J. – Alaska Aces defenseman Russ Sinkewich is the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for November after leading the league with a plus-minus rating of +15.


Sinkewich was even or better in all 11 games in November, including back-to-back games where he was +3 on Nov. 13 against Ontario and on Nov. 18 at Idaho. On three occasions during the month he was +2.


The 26-year-old has four points (2g-2a) in 18 games this season, and is tied for second in the league in plus-minus at +12. Sinkewich has 28 points (6g-22a) in 146 career ECHL games with Alaska and Johnstown and has one assist in 12 career American Hockey League games with Lake Erie, Milwaukee and Abbotsford. He tallied two assists in nine Kelly Cup Playoffs games last year, helping the Aces to their second Kelly Cup championship in team history.


In recognition of his accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Russ Sinkewich with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming Aces’ home game.


Runners Up: Adam Estoclet, Toledo (+12); Evan Rankin, Toledo (+10) and Steve Ward, Alaska (+10).


Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Bakersfield – Scott Freeman and Mathew Sisca (+6); Chicago – Pierre-Luc Faubert and Nathan Lutz (+6); Cincinnati – Daniel Koger and Garrett Suter (+5); Colorado – Steve Haddon (+6); Florida – Leigh Salters (+6); Greenville – Jeff Prough and T.J. Reynolds (+4); Gwinnett – Chris Clackson (+4); Idaho – Chad Klassen (+5); Las Vegas – Judd Blackwater (+7); Ontario – Brady Calla (+8); Reading – Dennis McCauley, Rob Shearer and Everett Sheen (+2); South Carolina – Johann Kroll (+9); Stockton – Bretton Cameron, Gabriel Levesque and Mike Little (+3); Trenton – Chase Langeraap (+5); Utah – Andrew Favot (+1) and Wheeling – Paul Crowder (+8).




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