Colorado’s Sides is AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month

PRINCETON, N.J. – Colorado Eagles forward Joey Sides is the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for February after leading the league with a plus-minus rating of +13.


Sides was even or better in 10 of his 12 games during the month, and was a +3 on three occasions, including in his debut with the team on Feb. 3 when he tallied a goal and an assist in a 6-3 win at Bakersfield. He also posted a +3 rating on Feb. 15 against Idaho and on Feb. 22 against Ontario.


The 25-year-old has 12 points (7g-5a) in 13 games with the Eagles this season after starting the season with the Friesland Flyers in the Netherlands where he posted 45 points (18g-27a) in 25 games.


A native of Sun Valley, Idaho, Sides played the previous two seasons with Arizona of the Central Hockey League, tallying 98 points (44g-54a) in 123 games.


In recognition of his accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Joey Sides with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming Eagles’ home game.


Runners Up: Devin DiDiomete, Chicago (+11) and Ryan Annesley and Parker Stanfield, Bakersfield (+10).


Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Alaska – Dan Kissel and Garry Nunn (+6); Cincinnati – Mathieu Aubin (+4); Elmira – Jean Bourbeau and Dustin Gazley (+5); Florida – Matt Marquardt and Mike Ratchuk (+6); Greenville – Brendan Connolly (+9); Gwinnett – Nikita Kashirsky (+4); Idaho – Patrick Kennedy (+3); Kalamazoo – Harry Young (+6); Las Vegas – Channing Boe (+6); Ontario – Jason Fredricks, Vincent LoVerde and Everett Sheen (+4); Reading – Yannick Tifu (+4); South Carolina - Trent Campbell (+6); Stockton – Chris D’Alvise (+6); Toledo – Joey Martin and Kyle Rogers (+6); Trenton – Andy Thomas (+5); Utah – Justin Dowling and Logan MacMillan (+3) and Wheeling – Chris Barton and Andrew Hotham (+9).




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