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

Vaclav Karabacek of the Elmira Jackals is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 21-27.

Karabacek scored three goals, added three assists and was a +5 in three games last week.

The 20-year-old had a goal in a 4-3 overtime loss to Kalamazoo on Wednesday, recorded four points (2g-2a) in a 7-4 win over the K-Wings on Friday and had an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss at Brampton on Sunday.

A second-round selection (49th overall) of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Karabacek has eight points (3g-5a) in six games for the Jackals this season.

Prior to turning pro, Karabacek scored 117 points (56g-61a) in 171 career games with Gatineau, Baie-Comeau and Moncton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

On behalf of Vaclav Karabacek, 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 35,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Runners Up: Shawn Szydlowski, Fort Wayne (2 gp, 3g, 2a, 5 pts.) and Chris Crane, Orlando (3 gp, 4g, 1a, 5 pts.).

Also Nominated: Chad Costello (Allen), John McCarron (Florida), Anthony Beauregard (Indy), Justin Taylor (Kalamazoo), Nolan LaPorte (Quad City), Tylor Spink (Toledo), Ben Murphy (Tulsa) and Cody Wydo (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

Nov. 14-20                 Alex Wideman, Indy Fuel

Nov. 21-27                 Sam Warning, Quad City Mallards