Photo Courtesy Rick Bacmanski
PRINCETON, N.J. – Elmira Jackals forward Justin Donati is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 21-27. It is the third time that Donati has won the weekly award, after also winning it for the weeks for Nov. 9-15, 2009 and Dec. 28, 2009-Jan. 3, 2010.
The 24 year old scored four goals, added four assists and was a +5 as Elmira went 3-0-0 last week to improve its overall record to 25-23-7.
Donati scored a goal and was a +2 in a 3-1 win over Wheeling on Friday and then had four points (2g-2a) and was a +4 in a 5-4 come-from-behind win against Reading on Saturday. He ended the week with a goal and two assists in a 4-3 win over Trenton on Sunday.
A native of Oakville, Ontario, Donati leads the league with 54 assists while he is tied for the lead with 73 points.
Last season, Donati was named ECHL Rookie of the Year after finishing the season second in the league with 104 points (42g-62a). He also was named to the league’s All-Rookie Team and was an All-ECHL Second Team selection.
On behalf of Justin Donati 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 23,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
Also Nominated: Chris Langkow (Alaska), Geoff Irwin (Idaho), Jordan Hill (Ontario), Andrew Sarauer (Reading), Trent Campbell (South Carolina), Mike Hedden (Toledo), Hugo Carpentier (Utah) and Rick Cleaver (Victoria).
|Oct. 15-17||Michael Dubuc||Elmira Jackals|
|Oct. 18-24||Derek Nesbitt||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|Oct. 25-31||Nick Petersen||Wheeling Nailers|
|Nov. 1-7||Ryan Garbutt||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|Nov. 8-14||Brad Snetsinger||Utah Grizzlies|
|Nov. 15-21||Wes Goldie||Alaska Aces|
|Nov. 22-28||Brett Parnham||Utah Grizzlies|
|Nov. 29-Dec. 5||Francis Lemieux||Florida Everblades|
|Dec. 6-13||Tyler Mosienko||Las Vegas Wranglers|
|Dec. 13-19||Ryan Ginand||Trenton Devils|
|Dec. 20-26||Matt Beca||Florida Everblades|
|Dec. 27-Jan. 2||Scott Howes||Alaska Aces|
|Jan. 3-9||Rob Ricci||South Carolina Stingrays|
|Jan. 10-16||Bretton Cameron||Stockton Thunder|
|Jan. 17-23||Marty Flichel||Idaho Steelheads|
|Jan. 24-30||Nick Petersen||Wheeling Nailers|
|Jan. 31-Feb. 6||Mike Hedden||Toledo Walleye|
|Feb. 7-13||Trent Daavettila||Kalamazoo Wings|
|Feb. 14-20||Matt Beca||Florida Everblades|