Clarke named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Aaron Clarke of the Fort Wayne Komets is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for March 24-30.


Clarke scored three goals, added three assists and was a +3 as the Komets went 1-0-1 at South Carolina last week.


The 31-year-old recorded four points (2g-2a) and was a +4 in a 7-5 win on Friday then scored a shorthanded goal and had an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss on Saturday.


A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Clarke has 14 points (6g-8a) in nine games with Fort Wayne after being acquired in a trade on March 13. Overall this season, Clarke has tallied 42 points (23g-19a) in 60 games with the Komets, Toledo and Kalamazoo.


Clarke has 275 points (118g-157a) in 358 career ECHL games with Fort Wayne, Toledo, Kalamazoo, Stockton and Wheeling, and he represented the Nailers in the 2009 ECHL All-Star Game. He has also played 10 career games in the American Hockey League with Binghamton and Providence.


On behalf of Aaron Clarke, 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 29,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Jason Bast, Idaho (3 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.), and Mickey Lang, Orlando (3 gp, 4g, 2a, 6 pts.).


Also Nominated: Alex Belzile (Alaska), Gary Steffes (Bakersfield), Marc-Olivier Vallerand (Greenville), Dirk Southern (Gwinnett), Nick Sirota (Kalamazoo), Chad Nehring (Las Vegas), Rocco Carzo (Ontario), Peter Boyd (South Carolina), Ryan Hayes (Stockton), Kyle Gibbons (Toledo) and D.J. Jelitto (Utah).




Oct. 18-20Jamie MacQueenUtah Grizzlies
Oct. 21-27Anthony NigroIdaho Steelheads
Oct. 28-Nov. 3Wade MeganCincinnati Cyclones
Nov. 4-10Marc HagelSouth Carolina Stingrays
Nov. 11-17Dan DaSilvaOntario Reign
Nov. 18-24Zack TorquatoWheeling Nailers
Nov. 25-Dec. 1Kyle KraemerOntario Reign
Dec. 2-8Andrew CherniwchanSouth Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 9-15Andrew ClarkStockton Thunder
Dec. 16-22Trent DaavettilaColorado Eagles
Dec. 23-29Tom ZanoskiEvansville IceMen
Dec. 30-Jan. 5Mike UllrichOrlando Solar Bears
Jan. 6-12Sean WilesReading Royals
Jan. 13-19Joel BrodaBakersfield Condors
Jan. 20-26Cody SylvesterWheeling Nailers
Jan. 27-Feb. 2Mike VaskivuoElmira Jackals
Feb. 3-9Nick MazzoliniAlaska Aces
Feb. 10-16Mickey LangOrlando Solar Bears
Feb. 17-23Taylor MatsonOrlando Solar Bears
Feb. 24-March 2Joey HaddadGwinnett Gladiators
March 3-9Adam HughesmanLas Vegas Wranglers
March 10-16Cody SylvesterWheeling Nailers
March 17-23Brian NugentCincinnati Cyclones