Pistilli named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Matthew Pistilli of the Fort Wayne Komets is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Oct. 20-26.


Pistilli had two goals, added three assists and was a +4 in three games last week as the Komets improved to a league-best 5-0-0 on the season.


The 26-year-old was held off the scoresheet in a 3-2 overtime win at Kalamazoo on Friday before recording two points (1g-1a) in a 6-2 victory against Missouri on Saturday and then notching one goal and two assists, along with a +3 rating, in a 4-0 win at Indy on Sunday.


A native of Montreal, Quebec, Pistilli is tied for second in the league with four goals while ranking second with eight points and with a +7 rating.


Pistilli has 157 points (63g-94a) in 148 career ECHL games with Fort Wayne, Florida and South Carolina. He has added 67 points (30g-37a) in 201 career American Hockey League games with Bridgeport, Charlotte and Albany.


On behalf of Matthew Pistilli, a case of pucks will be donated to a Fort Wayne 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: Greger Hanson, Allen (2 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.), Curtis Valk, Kalamazoo (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.) and Dane Walters, Toledo (2 gp, 2g, 2a, 4 pts.).


Also Nominated: Josh Winquist (Bakersfield), Taylor Vause (Colorado), Brayden Irwin (Elmira), Patrick Kennedy (Evansville), Alex Belzile (Idaho), Evan Vossen (Missouri), Andrew Rowe (South Carolina), Peter Sivak (Stockton), Vinny Scarsella (Utah) and Zach Yuen (Wheeling).




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