Demkov named Sher-Wood Hockey Player of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Artem Demkov of the Elmira Jackals is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Oct. 15-21.


Demkov scored three goals and added two assists in two games last week as the Jackals improved to 4-0-0 on the season.


The 23-year-old had two points (1g-1a) in a 4-2 win against Wheeling on Friday, and then added three points (2g-1a) in a 5-0 victory over the Nailers on Saturday.


Demkov leads the Jackals with four goals, and is tied for second on the team with six points.


A native of Minsk, Belarus, Demkov has 63 points (24g-39a) in 71 career games with the Jackals. He added eight points (4g-4a) in 10 games during the 2012 Kelly Cup Playoffs. He represented Belarus in the 2011 IIHF World Championships, and in the 2008 and 2009 World Juniors tournaments.


On behalf of Artem Demkov, a case of pucks will be donated to an Elmira 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 27,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Brian O’Hanley, Cincinnati (2 gp, 2g, 2a, 4 pts), Tristan King, Idaho (3 gp, 5g, 0a, 5pts) and Mathew Sisca, Orlando (2 gp, 1g, 4a, 5 pts).


Also Nominated: Alex Hudson (Bakersfield), Chad Costello (Colorado), Tyler Shattock (Evansville), Brandon Marino (Fort Wayne), Brandon Wong (Greenville), Casey Pierro-Zabotel (Gwinnett), Darren Archibald (Kalamazoo), Judd Blackwater (Las Vegas), Colton Yellow Horn (Ontario), Justin Bowers (San Francisco), Andrew Cherniwchan (South Carolina), Terry Broadhurst (Toledo) and Mitch Wahl (Utah).




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