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

Eric Faille of the Orlando Solar Bears is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 27-March 5.

Faille scored three goals and added four assists for seven points in two games against Greenville last week.

The 27-year-old recorded four points (1g-3a) in a 7-5 loss on Thursday and tallied three points (2g-1a), while adding the game-winning goal, in a 5-3 win on Saturday.

A native of Lachine, Quebec, Faille leads the Solar Bears with 53 points (20g-33a) in 43 games this season. He has added three points (1g-2a) in 11 games with Toronto of the American Hockey League.

Faille has posted 167 points (71g-96a) in 144 career ECHL games with Orlando and Fort Wayne and has 19 points (10g-9a) in 47 career AHL games with Toronto and Texas.

Prior to turning pro, Faille tallied 114 points (46g-68a) in 95 career games at the University of Moncton and 187 points (73g-114a) in 246 career games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Acadie-Bathurst.

On behalf of Eric Faille, a case of pucks will be donated to an Orlando 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: Luke Salazar, Colorado (3 gp, 5g, 1a, 6 pts.), Brendan O’Donnell, Florida (2 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.) and Ahti Oksanen, Greenville (2 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.).

Also Nominated: Mike Cazzola (Fort Wayne), Brian Nugent (Idaho), Adam Phillips (Indy), Brady Brassart (Quad City), Ryan Penny (Reading), Rob Flick (South Carolina), Simon Denis (Toledo), Danick Paquette (Tulsa), Mathieu Aubin (Utah) 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

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

Jan. 2-8                        Brodie Dupont, Norfolk Admirals

Jan. 9-15                     Christian Hilbrich, Wheeling Nailers

Jan. 16-22                  Justin Taylor, Kalamazoo Wings

Jan. 23-29                   Carter Verhaeghe, Missouri Mavericks

Jan. 30-Feb. 5            Matt Willows, Reading Royals

Feb. 6-12                      Simon Denis, Toledo Walleye

Feb. 13-19                    Jackson Houck, Colorado Eagles

Feb. 20-26                    Trevor Cheek, Fort Wayne Komets