Matson named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Taylor Matson of the Orlando Solar Bears is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 17-23.


Matson scored three goals, assisted on four others and was a +6 in three games last week as the Solar Bears extended their club-record winning streak to nine games.


The 25-year old had an assist in a 7-3 win at Toledo on Friday, tallied a pair of goals – including the game-winner – in a 4-3 victory against the Walleye on Saturday and had four points (1g-3a) and was a +3 in a 4-3 overtime win at Kalamazoo on Sunday.


A native of Mound, Minn., Matson has 30 points (12g-18a) and is fourth among ECHL rookies in plus-minus with a +17 in 22 games. He has also appeared in 30 American Hockey League games with Iowa, posting five points (3g-2a).


Selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Matson recorded 42 points (21g-21a) in 108 career games at the University of Minnesota.


On behalf of Taylor Matson, 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: Andrew Rowe, Greenville (3 gp, 4g, 3a, 7 pts.), Michael Pelech, Utah (4 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.) and Cody Sylvester, Wheeling (4 gp, 3g, 4a, 7 pts.).


Also Nominated: Erik Burgdoerfer (Bakersfield), Kenton Miller (Fort Wayne), Rob Linsmayer (Idaho), Yannick Veilleux (Kalamazoo), Maxim Kitsyn (Ontario), Peter Boyd (South Carolina), Corey Trivino (Stockton) and Aaron Clarke (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
Feb. 10-16Mickey LangOrlando Solar Bears