Blomstrand named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Ludwig Blomstrand of the Kalamazoo Wings is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for March 21-27.

Blomstrand scored five goals and added two assists for seven points last week. helping the K-Wings to a 4-0-0 record during the week.

The 23-year-old had the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win at Adirondack on Tuesday, picked up an assist in a 3-2 victory at Reading on Wednesday, tallied a pair of goals in a 6-4 win over Wheeling on Friday and had three points (2g-1a) in a 5-1 victory against the Nailers on Saturday.

A native of Uppsala, Sweden, Blomstrand is tied for seventh in the ECHL with a career-high 58 points (27g-31a) in 65 games this season and his six game-winning goals are tied for third in the league.

Selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Blomstrand has 130 points (74g-56a) in 164 career ECHL games with Kalamazoo and he has also seen action in 15 career American Hockey League games with Chicago and Utica.

On behalf of Ludwig Blomstrand, a case of pucks will be donated to a Kalamazoo 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.

Runners Up: Daniel Ciampini, Indy (2 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.) and Rylan Schwartz, Orlando (3 gp, 3g, 2a, 5 pts.).

Also Nominated: Chad Costello (Allen), Shawn Szydlowski (Fort Wayne), Jack Combs (Greenville), Rob Linsmayer (Idaho), Alexis Loiseau (Norfolk), Olivier Archambault (Quad City), Josh Shalla (Toledo) and Charles Sarault (Utah).


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
Jan. 11-17 Barry Almeida Utah Grizzlies
Jan. 18-24 Chris Crane Allen Americans
Jan. 25-31 Johnny Lazo Colorado Eagles
Feb. 1-7 Allan McPherson Elmira Jackals
Feb. 8-14 Garrett Noonan Cincinnati Cyclones
Feb. 15-21 Shane Berschbach Toledo Walleye
Feb. 22-28 Cason Hohmann Elmira Jackals
Feb. 29-March 6 Cody Wydo Wheeling Nailers

March 7-13 Kevin Goumas Reading Royals
March 14-20 Peter MacArthur Adirondack Thunder