Reading’s Riendeau named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Yannick Riendeau of the Reading Royals is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for March 19-25.


The 23-year-old right wing scored three goals, added five assists and was a +9 in three games last week, helping the Royals go 3-0-0 for the week to move into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.


Riendeau opened the week with an assist in a 3-2 shootout win against Trenton on Friday and then scored two goals and added two assists as part of a +4 effort in a 7-0 victory at Trenton on Saturday. He ended the week with three points (1g-2a) and another +4 rating in a 5-3 win against the Titans on Sunday.


A native of Boucherville, Quebec, Riendeau has 41 points (12g-29a) in 40 games with the Royals this season. He also has tallied six point (3g-3a) in 18 games with Providence of the American Hockey League.


Under contract to the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League, Riendeau has 89 points (33g-56a) in 100 career games with Reading and has tallied 11 points (4g-7a) in 46 career games AHL games with Providence.


On behalf of Yannick Riendeau, a case of pucks will be donated to a Reading 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 25,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Corey Cowick, Elmira (3 gp, 4g, 1a, 5 pts.) and Kory Falite, Utah (3 gp, 1g, 6a, 7 pts.).           



Also Nominated: Kyle Calder (Bakersfield), Jonathan Zion (Chicago), Anthony Luciani (Cincinnati), Doug Jones (Gwinnett), Chad Nehring (Idaho), Kory Karlander (Kalamazoo), Tristan King (Ontario), Andrew Cherniwchan (South Carolina) and Kyle Page (Toledo).




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