Blomstrand named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Ludwig Blomstrand of the Kalamazoo Wings is the
Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for March 21-27.

Blomstrand scored five goals and added two assists for seven points last week. helping the K-Wings to a 4-0-0 record during the week.

The 23-year-old had the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win at Adirondack on Tuesday, picked up an assist in a 3-2 victory at Reading on Wednesday, tallied a pair of goals in a 6-4 win over Wheeling on Friday and had three points (2g-1a) in a 5-1 victory against the Nailers on Saturday.

A native of Uppsala, Sweden, Blomstrand is tied for seventh in the ECHL with a career-high 58 points (27g-31a) in 65 games this season and his six game-winning goals are tied for third in the league.

Selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Blomstrand has 130 points (74g-56a) in 164 career ECHL games with Kalamazoo and he has also seen action in 15 career American Hockey League games with Chicago and Utica.

On behalf of Ludwig Blomstrand, a case of pucks will be donated to a Kalamazoo 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: Daniel Ciampini, Indy (2 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.) and Rylan Schwartz, Orlando (3 gp, 3g, 2a, 5 pts.).

Also Nominated: Chad Costello (Allen), Shawn Szydlowski (Fort Wayne), Jack Combs (Greenville), Rob Linsmayer (Idaho), Alexis Loiseau (Norfolk), Olivier Archambault (Quad City), Josh Shalla (Toledo) and Charles Sarault (Utah).




 Oct. 16-18Barry AlmeidaUtah Grizzlies
Oct. 19-25Derek ArmyWheeling Nailers
Oct. 26-Nov. 1Tyler BarnesMissouri Mavericks
Nov. 2-8Jordon SouthornFort Wayne Komets
Nov. 9-15A.J. JenksToledo Walleye
Nov. 16-22T.J. FosterOrlando Solar Bears
Nov. 23-29Bryan MooreUtah Grizzlies
Nov. 30-Dec. 6Mike MonfredoQuad City Mallards
Dec. 7-13Mikhail StefanovichRapid City Rush
Dec. 14-20Kyle JeanIdaho Steelheads
Dec. 21-27Mike EmbachFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 28-Jan. 3Matt RegisterAtlanta Gladiators
Jan. 4-10Shane BerschbachToledo Walleye
Jan. 11-17Barry AlmeidaUtah Grizzlies
Jan. 18-24Chris CraneAllen Americans
Jan. 25-31Johnny LazoColorado Eagles
Feb. 1-7Allan McPhersonElmira Jackals
Feb. 8-14Garrett NoonanCincinnati Cyclones
Feb. 15-21Shane BerschbachToledo Walleye
Feb. 22-28Cason HohmannElmira Jackals
Feb. 29-March 6Cody WydoWheeling Nailers
March 7-13Kevin GoumasReading Royals
March 14-20 Peter MacArthurAdirondack Thunder