Costello named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Allen Americans’ forward Chad Costello is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 23-March 1. It is the second time this season, and the fourth time in his career, that Costello has won the weekly honor.


Costello scored three goals and added four assists for seven points in three games last week.


The 28-year-old had two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-2 win at Quad City on Wednesday, had three assists in a 6-5 overtime loss against Brampton on Saturday and picked up a goal and an assist in a 6-4 win at Wichita on Sunday.


A native of Johnston, Iowa, Costello leads the ECHL in assists (63), points (92) and power-play points (28) and ranks second in goals (29) and plus-minus (+32).


Costello, who was the ECHL Most Valuable Player with Colorado in 2011-12, has tallied 231 points (77g-154a) in 147 career ECHL games with Allen, Ontario, Colorado and Texas. He has added 17 points (3g-14a) in 40 career American Hockey League games with Bridgeport, Worcester, Springfield and Lake Erie.


On behalf of Chad Costello, a case of pucks will be donated to an Allen 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: Colton Beck, Idaho (3 gp, 3g, 2a, 5 pts.), Jean Bourbeau, Kalamazoo (4gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.) and Kale Kerbashian, Rapid City (3 gp, 1g, 6a, 7 pts.).


Also Nominated: Ryan Rashid (Elmira), Justin MacDonald (Evasville), Shawn Szydlowski (Fort Wayne), Denver Manderson (Orlando), Logan Nelson (Quad City), Andrew Rowe (South Carolina), A.J. Jenks (Toledo) and Ryan Hayes (Utah).




Oct. 17-19Riley BraceWheeling Nailers
Oct. 20-26Matthew PistilliFort Wayne Komets
Oct. 27-Nov. 2Matt TassoneElmira Jackals
Nov. 3-9Mitchell HeardFort Wayne Komets
Nov. 10-16Corey TrivinoFlorida Everblades
Nov. 17-23Jon BoorasTulsa Oilers
Nov. 24-30Garrett MeursFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 1-7Chad CostelloAllen Americans
Dec. 8-14Brock NixonColorado Eagles
Dec. 15-21Shawn SzydlowskiFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 22-28Thomas FrazeeFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 29-Jan. 4Geoff WalkerOntario Reign
Jan. 5-11Darryl BootlandColorado Eagles
Jan. 12-18Chris KushneriukFlorida Everblades
Jan. 19-25Casey Pierro-ZabotelGwinnett Gladiators
Jan. 26-Feb. 1Jesse SchultzRapid City Rush
Feb. 2-8Derek DeBloisSouth Carolina Stingrays
Feb. 9-15Chad PainchaudBrampton Beast
Feb. 16-22Andrew RoweSouth Carolina Stingrays