Buzzeo named Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week

Justin Buzzeo of the Atlanta Gladiators is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 7-13.


Buzzeo scored five goals and added four assists for nine points in four games last week.


The 26-year-old scored the Gladiators’ lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Florida on Tuesday, had a goal and an assist in a 6-5 loss against the Everblades on Friday, recorded three points (2g-1a) – including the game-winning goal in overtime – in a 4-3 win at Norfolk on Saturday and had three points (1g-2a) in a 7-6 victory at Reading on Sunday.


A native of Windsor, Ontario, Buzzeo leads the ECHL with 20 points (7g-13a) and is tied for the league lead with six power-play points (1g-5a).


Buzzeo has tallied 51 points (19g-32a) in 84 career games with the Gladiators.


Prior to turning pro, Buzzeo recorded 68 points (29g-39a) in 122 career games at Ferris State University.


On behalf of Justin Buzzeo, a case of pucks will be donated to an Atlanta 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 35,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Shawn Szydlowski, Fort Wayne (4 gp, 3g, 4a, 7 pts.), Joey Diamond, Manchester (2 gp, 2g, 3a, 5 pts.) and Alexis Loiseau, Wichita (3 gp, 4g, 2a, 6 pts.)


Also Nominated: Brian Ward (Adirondack), Mike Aviani (Florida), Joe Basaraba (Idaho), Anthony Beauregard (Indy), Brady Brassart (Quad City), Evan Rankin (Toledo), Danick Paquette (Tulsa), Kenton Helgesen (Utah) and Adam Krause (Wheeling).




Oct. 14-16                  Kyle Bonis, Toledo Walleye

Oct. 17-23                  Emerson Clark, Tulsa Oilers

Oct. 24-30                  Lindsay Sparks, Rapid City Rush

Oct. 31-Nov. 6          Trevor Cheek, Fort Wayne Komets