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. 16-18Barry AlmeidaUtah Grizzlies
Oct. 19-25Derek ArmyWheeling Nailers
Oct. 26-Nov. 1Tyler BarnesMissouri Mavericks
Nov. 2-8Jordon SouthornFort Wayne Komets
Nov. 9-15A.J. JenksToledo Walleye
Nov. 16-22T.J. FosterOrlando Solar Bears
Nov. 23-29Bryan MooreUtah Grizzlies
Nov. 30-Dec. 6Mike MonfredoQuad City Mallards
Dec. 7-13Mikhail StefanovichRapid City Rush
Dec. 14-20Kyle JeanIdaho Steelheads
Dec. 21-27Mike EmbachFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 28-Jan. 3Matt RegisterAtlanta Gladiators
Jan. 4-10Shane BerschbachToledo Walleye
Jan. 11-17Barry AlmeidaUtah Grizzlies
Jan. 18-24Chris CraneAllen Americans
Jan. 25-31Johnny LazoColorado Eagles
Feb. 1-7Allan McPhersonElmira Jackals
Feb. 8-14Garrett NoonanCincinnati Cyclones
Feb. 15-21Shane BerschbachToledo Walleye
Feb. 22-28Cason HohmannElmira Jackals
Feb. 29-March 6Cody WydoWheeling Nailers
March 7-13Kevin GoumasReading Royals
March 14-20 Peter MacArthurAdirondack Thunder
March 21-27Ludwig BlomstrandKalamazoo Wings
March 28-April 3Evan RankinToledo Walleye