Kushneriuk named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Florida Everblades’ forward Chris Kushneriuk is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Jan. 12-18.


Kushneriuk scored five goals and added one assist for six points in three games last week.


The 28-year-old had a hat trick and added an assist in a 6-5 shootout loss to Tulsa on Wednesday, scored a goal in a 4-2 victory against Tulsa on Friday and scored once in a 7-2 loss to Gwinnett on Saturday.


A native of Ottawa, Kushneriuk has 21 points (9g-12a) in 26 games with the Everblades this season. He has 48 points (20g-28a) 91 career ECHL games with Florida, Las Vegas, Bakersfield and Wheeling.


Prior to turning pro, Kushneriuk tallied 68 points (22g-46a) in 95 career collegiate games with Robert Morris University.


On behalf of Chris Kushneriuk, a case of pucks will be donated to a Florida 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 31,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Trent Daavettila, Colorado (3 gp, 1g, 6a, 6 pts.), Dane Fox, Kalamazoo (3 gp, 4g, 1a 5 pts.) and Barry Almeida, Utah (4 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.).


Also Nominated: Sebastien Sylvestre (Bakesfield), Matthew Pistilli (Fort Wayne), Josh Nicholls (Greenville), Jason Bast (Idaho), Norm Ezekiel (Utah), Scott Tanski (Orlando), Mario Lamoureux (Quad City), Andrew Rowe (South Carolina), Justin Mercier (Toledo) and Derek Army (Wheeling).




Oct. 17-19Riley BraceWheeling Nailers
Oct. 20-26Matthew PistilliFort Wayne Komets
Oct. 27-Nov. 2Matt TassoneElmira Jackals
Nov. 3-9Mitchell HeardFort Wayne Komets
Nov. 10-16Corey TrivinoFlorida Everblades
Nov. 17-23Jon BoorasTulsa Oilers
Nov. 24-30Garrett MeursFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 1-7Chad CostelloAllen Americans
Dec. 8-14Brock NixonColorado Eagles
Dec. 15-21Shawn SzydlowskiFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 22-28Thomas FrazeeFort Wayne Komets
Dec. 29-Jan. 4Geoff WalkerOntario Reign
Jan. 5-11Darryl BootlandColorado Eagles