Brace named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Riley Brace of the Wheeling Nailers is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Oct. 17-19.


Brace had three goals, added an assist and was a +3 in Wheeling’s season-opening 6-3 win against Reading on Saturday.


The 22-year-old is tied for the league lead with three goals and he is tied for third with four points.


A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Brace has 13 points (7g-6a) in 14 career ECHL games with Wheeling, Ontario and San Francisco. He has added 11 points (3g-8a) in 56 career AHL games with Worcester.


Prior to turning pro, Brace recorded 234 points (89g-145a) in 304 career games in the Ontario Hockey League with Mississauga.


On behalf of Riley Brace, 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 31,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Ludwig Blomstrand, Kalamazoo (2 gp, 3g, 1a, 4 pts.), Maxim Kitsyn, Ontario (3 gp, 3g, 0a, 3 pts.) and Brad Ross, Orlando (2 gp, 3g, 2a, 5 pts.).


Also Nominated: Connor Jones (Bakersfield), Joe Basaraba (Cincinnati), Taylor Stefishen (Elmira), Matthew Pistilli (Fort Wayne), Jason Bast (Idaho), Cody Sylvester (South Carolina), Peter Sivak (Stockton), Dane Walters (Toledo) and Charles-Olivier Roussel (Utah).