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

Mike Cazzola of the Fort Wayne Komets is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Dec. 12-18.


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


The 25-year-old had three points (1g-2a) in a 6-5 loss at Wheeling on Friday, picked up an assist in a 4-3 win over the Nailers on Saturday and had five points (3g-2a) – including his first pro hat trick – in a 7-1 victory against Orlando on Sunday.


A native of Guelph, Ontario, Cazzola is second among ECHL rookies with 27 points and is third among first-year players with 11 goals and seven power-play points.


Cazzola spent the previous four seasons at Acadia University where he recorded 133 points (52g-81a) in 107 career games. Prior to enrolling at Acadia, he tallied 225 points (77g-148a) in 219 career games in the Ontario Hockey League with Erie and Ottawa.


On behalf of Mike Cazzola, a case of pucks will be donated to a Fort Wayne 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: Eric Neiley, Atlanta (3 gp, 5g, 0a, 5 pts.), Travis Ewanyk, Idaho (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.) and Kelly Zajac, South Carolina (3 gp, 2g, 5a, 7 pts.).


Also Nominated: Alex Guptill (Indy), Scott Henegar (Kalamazoo), Tony Cameranesi (Orlando), Michael Parks (Quad City), Scott Czarnowczan (Toledo) 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

Nov. 7-13                    Justin Buzzeo, Atlanta Gladiators

Nov. 14-20                 Alex Wideman, Indy Fuel

Nov. 21-27                 Sam Warning, Quad City Mallards

Nov. 28-Dec. 4         Vaclav Karabacek, Elmira Jackals

Dec. 5-11                    Jacob MacDonald, Toledo Walleye