Almeida named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Barry Almeida of the Utah Grizzlies is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Jan. 11-17. It is the second time this season that he has received the weekly honor.

Almeida scored six goals, added two assists and was a +6 in three games last week.

The 27-year-old had his second four-goal game of the season in a 5-2 win against Tulsa on Wednesday, tallied two goals and added an assist in a 7-3 victory over Wichita on Friday and recorded an assist in a 3-2 win against the Thunder on Saturday.

A native of Ludlow, Mass., Almeida has 28 points (17g-11a) in 32 games with the Grizzlies this season. His 17 goals are tied for third in the ECHL.

Almeida has 118 points (55g-63a) in 161 career ECHL games with Utah, Cincinnati and Reading. He captured a Kelly Cup title with the Royals in 2013. He has added 15 points (7g-8a) in 36 career games with Hershey of the American Hockey League.

Prior to turning pro, Almeida recorded 92 points (45g-47a) in 159 career games at Boston College and was part of the Eagles’ National Championship teams in 2010 and 2012.

On behalf of Barry Almeida, a case of pucks will be donated to a Utah 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 33,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Runner Up: Ryan Martindale, Florida (3 gp, 1g, 5a, 6 pts.).

Also Nominated: William Wrenn (Alaska), Brett Perlini (Fort Wayne), Rob Linsmayer (Idaho), Steven Whitney (Norfolk), T.J. Foster (Orlando), Kevin Henderson (Quad City) and Tyler Sikura (Toledo).


Oct. 16-18 Barry Almeida Utah Grizzlies
Oct. 19-25 Derek Army Wheeling Nailers
Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Tyler Barnes Missouri Mavericks
Nov. 2-8 Jordon Southorn Fort Wayne Komets
Nov. 9-15 A.J. Jenks Toledo Walleye
Nov. 16-22 T.J. Foster Orlando Solar Bears
Nov. 23-29 Bryan Moore Utah Grizzlies
Nov. 30-Dec. 6 Mike Monfredo Quad City Mallards
Dec. 7-13 Mikhail Stefanovich Rapid City Rush

Dec. 14-20 Kyle Jean Idaho Steelheads
Dec. 21-27 Mike Embach Fort Wayne Komets
Dec. 28-Jan. 3 Matt Register Atlanta Gladiators
Jan. 4-10 Shane Berschbach Toledo Walleye