Lang named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Mickey Lang of the Orlando Solar Bears is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 10-16.


Lang scored seven goals and added one assist for eight points as Orlando went 4-0-0 last week, extending its home winning streak to nine games.


The 27-year-old tied the Solar Bears’ record with four goals, including two on the power play, in a 5-2 win against South Carolina on Tuesday before notching a goal in a 2-1 victory over the Stingrays on Thursday and an assist in a 4-2 win against Gwinnett on Friday. He ended the week by scoring the tying goal with nine seconds remaining, and then potting the game-winner 1:10 into overtime in a 5-4 win against the Gladiators on Saturday.


A native of Reno, Nev., Lang has posted 20 points (12g-8a) in 12 games with Orlando, and his 29 goals combined this season with the Solar Bears and Fort Wayne lead the ECHL. He has added one goal in five games with Iowa of the American Hockey League.


Lang has posted 170 points (90g-80a) in 167 career professional games.


On behalf of Mickey Lang, 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 29,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Brandon Marino, Fort Wayne (4 gp, 2g, 5a, 7 pts.) and Denver Manderson, Wheeling (3 gp, 2g, 3a, 5 pts.).


Also Nominated: Peter Sivak (Alaska), Gary Steffes (Bakersfield), Patrick Cullity (Idaho), Yannick Veilleux (Kalamazoo), Chad Nehring (Las Vegas), Josh Brittain (Reading), Peter Boyd (South Carolina), Greg Miller (Stockton) and Maxim Shalunov (Toledo).




Oct. 18-20Jamie MacQueenUtah Grizzlies
Oct. 21-27Anthony NigroIdaho Steelheads
Oct. 28-Nov. 3Wade MeganCincinnati Cyclones
Nov. 4-10Marc HagelSouth Carolina Stingrays
Nov. 11-17Dan DaSilvaOntario Reign
Nov. 18-24Zack TorquatoWheeling Nailers
Nov. 25-Dec. 1Kyle KraemerOntario Reign
Dec. 2-8Andrew CherniwchanSouth Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 9-15Andrew ClarkStockton Thunder
Dec. 16-22Trent DaavettilaColorado Eagles
Dec. 23-29Tom ZanoskiEvansville IceMen
Dec. 30-Jan. 5Mike UllrichOrlando Solar Bears
Jan. 6-12Sean WilesReading Royals
Jan. 13-19Joel BrodaBakersfield Condors
Jan. 20-26Cody SylvesterWheeling Nailers
Jan. 27-Feb. 2Mike VaskivuoElmira Jackals
Feb. 3-9Nick MazzoliniAlaska Aces