Sarauer named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Andrew Sarauer of the Las Vegas Wranglers is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 4-10. He also won the award for the week ending March 20, 2011 while with Reading.


Sarauer scored five goals, added five assists and was a +9 last week, as the Wranglers went 4-0-0 to stretch their winning streak to seven games.


The 28-year-old tallied three points (2g-1a), including a power-play goal and the game-winning goal, in a 4-2 win against Colorado on Monday. He recorded a hat trick, and was +4, in Las Vegas’ 5-0 win at San Francisco on Wednesday and added a pair of assists in a 4-1 win at Bakersfield on Friday and in a 4-3 overtime win at Ontario on Saturday.


A native of Outlook, Saskatchewan, Sarauer leads the Wranglers with 39 points (16g-23a) in 47 games.


Sarauer has tallied 215 points (88g-127a) in 227 career regular-season games with Johnstown, Reading and Las Vegas and has added 13 points (6g-7a) in 24 Kelly Cup Playoff games. He has also recorded two points (1g-1a) in 20 career American Hockey League games with Lake Erie, Norfolk, Rockford and Hershey.


On behalf of Andrew Sarauer, a case of pucks will be donated to a Las Vegas 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 27,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Matt Case, Idaho (4 gp, 2g, 5a, 7 pts.) and Kyle Kraemer, Ontario (3 gp, 4g, 1a, 5 pts.).


Also Nominated: Josh McFadden (Cincinnati), Jordan Pietrus (Elmira), Todd Robinson (Evansville), Eric Giosa (Fort Wayne), Casey Pierro-Zabotel (Gwinnett), Elgin Reid (Kalamazoo), Stanislav Galiev (Reading), Jordan Morrison (San Francisco), Matt Beca (South Carolina) and Travis Novak (Toledo).



Oct. 12-14Riley ArmstrongUtah Grizzlies
Oct. 15-21 Artem DemkovElmira Jackals
Oct. 22-28Brandon DubinskyAlaska Aces
Oct. 29-Nov. 4Michael ForneyColorado Eagles
Nov. 5-11Chad CostelloColorado Eagles
Nov. 12-18Toni RajalaStockton Thunder
Nov. 19-25C.J. StretchOntario Reign
Nov. 26-Dec. 2Brad MillsUtah Grizzlies
Dec. 3-9Dylan ClarkeEvansville IceMen
Dec. 10-16Ryan Lasch Fort Wayne Komets
Dec. 17-23Phil DeSimoneTrenton Titans
Dec. 24-30Dan GendurOrlando Solar Bears
Dec. 31-Jan. 6Corey ElkinsFort Wayne Komets
Jan. 7-13Nicholas TremblayBakersfield Condors
Jan. 14-20Bretton CameronGreenville Road Warriors
Jan. 21-27Tyler McNeelySouth Carolina Stingrays
Jan. 28-Feb. 3Colin VockUtah Grizzlies