Army named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Derek Army of the Wheeling Nailers is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Oct. 19-25. It is the second time in his career that he has received the weekly honor.

Army scored two goals – both game-winning tallies and both on the power play – and added four assists for six points in two games last week.

The 24-year-old had a goal and two assists in a 5-1 victory over Brampton on Saturday before matching those totals in a 4-3 win at Brampton on Sunday.

A native of North Kingstown, R.I., Army is tied for sixth in the league with seven points (2g-5a) through four games while his four power-play points (2g-2a) are tied for second.

Army has 77 points (34g-43a) in 80 career games with the Nailers. Last season, he earned a spot on the ECHL All-Rookie Team after finishing second among first-year players with 66 points and fifth with 29 goals.

Prior to turning pro, Army tallied 76 points (38g-38a) in 149 career games at Providence College.

On behalf of Derek Army, a case of pucks will be donated to a Wheeling 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 33,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.   

Runners Up: Derek Nesbitt, Atlanta (3 gp, 3g, 2a, 5 pts.), Trevor Cheek, Fort Wayne (2 gp, 3g 2a, 5 pts.) and Marek Tvrdon, Toledo (2 gp, 3g, 1a, 4 pts.).   

Also Nominated: Rob Bordson (Adirondack), Tomasso Traversa (Alaska), Aaron Gens (Allen), Cason Hohmann (Elmira), Jack Combs (Greenville), Emil Molin (Idaho), Dylan Clarke (Indy), Jack Rodewald (Orlando), Raphael Bussieres (Quad City), Kevin Sundher (Reading), Andrew Johnston (South Carolina) and Ryan Walters (Utah). 




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