Dubinsky named Sher-Wood Hockey Player of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Brandon Dubinsky of the Alaska Aces is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Oct. 22-28.


Dubinsky scored five goals, added two assists and was +4 last week as the Aces swept a three-game series against San Francisco.


The 26-year-old had a power-play goal in a 4-1 win on Friday and followed that up with three goals and an assist in a 5-2 victory on Saturday. He ended the week with the game-winning goal and an assist in the Aces’ 3-2 win on Sunday.


Dubinsky leads the Aces with six goals and nine points. His six goals are tied for the overall league lead and his 37 shots on goal are tied for second.


A native of Anchorage, Dubinsky has 213 points (81g-132a) in 393 career National Hockey League games with the New York Rangers, who selected him in the second round (60th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. During the summer, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets as part of the trade that sent Rick Nash to the Rangers.


On behalf of Brandon Dubinsky, a case of pucks will be donated to an Alaska 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: Justin Shugg, Florida (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts) and Kael Mouillierat, Idaho (3 gp, 1g, 4a, 5 pts).


Also Nominated: Tyler Brenner (Bakersfield), Charles-Olivier Roussel (Cincinnati), Trent Daavettila (Colorado), Patrick Kennedy (Evansville), Brandon Marino (Fort Wayne), Sean Berkstresser (Greenville), Doug Jones (Gwinnett), Sam Ftorek (Kalamazoo), Adam Hughesman (Las Vegas), Derek Couture (Ontario), Nick Petersen (Orlando), Tommy Cross (South Carolina), Andrej Nestrasil (Toledo), Colin Vock (Utah) and Paul Crowder (Wheeling).



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