Kirkpatrick named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Michael Kirkpatrick of the Adirondack Thunder is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for April 4-9.

Kirkpatrick scored three goals and added three assists for six points in three games last week.

The 25-year-old scored two goals in a 6-4 loss to Elmira on Tuesday, picked up a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win at Manchester on Friday and had a pair of assists in a 5-4 loss to Manchester on Saturday.

A native of North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Kirkpatrick led ECHL rookies, and was tied for third overall in the league with 29 goals, and was second among first-year players with 60 points.

Kirkpatrick spent the previous four seasons at St. Francis Xavier University where he had 102 points (39g-63a) in 108 games. Prior to that, he recorded 251 points (108g-143a) in 266 career QMJHL games with Saint John.

On behalf of Michael Kirkpatrick, a case of pucks will be donated to an Adirondack 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.

Also Nominated: Paul Crowder (Fort Wayne), Matt Caito (Toledo) and Barry Almeida (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
March 21-27 Ludwig Blomstrand Kalamazoo Wings
March 28-April 3 Evan Rankin Toledo Walleye