Wideman named Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week

Alex Wideman of the Indy Fuel is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 14-20.

Wideman scored four goals, added three assists and was  +7 last week, helping the Fuel to a 3-0-0 record.

The 24-year-old tallied a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win over Wheeling on Friday and in a 4-3 victory against Atlanta on Saturday before notching three points (2g-1a) in a 6-5 win over the Gladiators on Sunday.

A native of St. Louis, Wideman leads the Fuel this season with seven goals and 13 points in 14 games.

Wideman has tallied 52 points (22g-30a) in 72 career ECHL games with Indy and Evansville while also seeing action in 11 career American Hockey League games with Binghamton.

Prior to turning pro, Wideman recorded 56 points (24g-32a) in 200 career games at Miami University.

On behalf of Alex Wideman, a case of pucks will be donated to an Indy 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 35,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Runner Up: Evan Rankin, Toledo (3 gp, 4g, 3a, 7 pts.).

Also Nominated: Kenton Miller (Elmira), Brant Harris (Florida), Trevor Cheek (Fort Wayne), Ahti Okamsen (Greenville), Jefferson Dahl (Idaho), Ben Danford (Orlando), Michael Parks (Quad City), Mathieu Aubin (Utah) and Adam Krause (Wheeling).


Oct. 14-16                  Kyle Bonis, Toledo Walleye

Oct. 17-23                  Emerson Clark, Tulsa Oilers

Oct. 24-30                  Lindsay Sparks, Rapid City Rush

Oct. 31-Nov. 6          Trevor Cheek, Fort Wayne Komets

Nov. 7-13                    Justin Buzzeo, Atlanta Gladiators