Faille named CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month


Fort Wayne Komets’ forward Eric Faille is the CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month for March.


The 25-year-old scored eight goals, added eight assists and was a +14 during the month despite playing in just seven games for the Komets after beginning the month on loan to Texas of the American Hockey League.


A native of Lachine, Quebec, Faille tallied at least one point in each of the seven games in which he appeared, including a five-assist performance in a 6-4 win against Missouri on March 20. He picked up four points (2g-2a) in a 7-3 victory at Elmira on March 25 and on two other occasions picked up a pair of points.


Faille is riding a 12-game point streak over which he has recorded 24 points, and depsite playing in just 40 games with the Komets, ranks eighth among ECHL rookies with 50 points (24g-26a). He has added six points (2g-4a) in 21 AHL games with Texas.


Prior to turning pro, he played four seasons at the University of Moncton where he had 114 points (46g-68a) in 95 career games. He also played four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Acadie-Bathurst where he had 187 points (73g-114a) in 246 games.


Runners Up: Ryan Walters, Alaska (12 gp, 9g, 8a, 17 pts.), Matt Ginn, Florida (5-0-1, 1.65 GAA, .948 save pct.) and Derek Army, Wheeling (14 gp, 6g, 12a, 18 pts.).


Also Nominated: Nick Pageau (Bakersfield), Colton Beck (Idaho), Dane Fox (Kalamazoo), Zach Bell (Ontario), Logan Nelson (Quad City), Derek DeBlois (South Carolina), Adam Phillips (Stockton), Shane Berschbach (Toledo) and Alex Krushelnyski (Utah).




OctoberJason BastIdaho Steelheads
NovemberOlivier ArchambaultAlaska Aces
DecemberTyler BarnesToledo Walleye
JanuaryJason BastIdaho Steelheads
FebruaryDerek DeBloisSouth Carolina Stingrays