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

Brodie Dupont of the Norfolk Admirals is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Jan. 2-8.

Dupont scored three goals and added five assists for eight points in three games last week helping the Admirals to a 3-0-0 record.

The 29-year-old had a goal and two assists in a 4-2 win against Adirondack on Wednesday, tallied a pair of assists in a 4-1 victory over Elmira on Friday and picked up two goals and an assist in a 3-0 win against the Jackals on Saturday.

A native of Russell, Manitoba, Dupont has 21 points (7g-14a) in 22 games with the Admirals this season.

Selected by the New York Rangers in the third round (66th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Dupont has posted 168 points (66g-102a) in 364 career American Hockey League games with Hartford and Milwaukee. He has spent the previous three seasons in the DEL where he posted 53 points (18g-35a) in 88 games with Iserlohn.

Prior to turning pro, Dupont had 149 points (81g-68a) in 214 career games with Calgary of the Western Hockey League.

On behalf of Brodie Dupont, a case of pucks will be donated to a Norfolk 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: Shane Walsh, Cincinnati (3 gp, 2g, 5a, 7 pts.), Will Merchant, Idaho (3 gp, 2g, 5a, 7 pts.) and Erik Bradford, Utah (2 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.).

Also Nominated: Bryan Moore (Allen), Matt Garbowsky (Colorado), Brendan O’Donnell (Florida), Mike Embach(Fort Wayne), Matt Rupert (Indy), Kyle Bushee (Kalamazoo), Tyson Spink (Toledo), Miles Koules (Tulsa) and Garrett Meurs (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

Nov. 28-Dec. 4         Vaclav Karabacek, Elmira Jackals

Dec. 5-11                    Jacob MacDonald, Toledo Walleye

Dec. 12-18                 Mike Cazzola, Fort Wayne Komets

Dec. 19-23                 Spencer Asuchak, Allen Americans

Dec. 27-Jan. 1          Justin Crandall, Reading Royals