Photo Courtesy Sean Blair
The 26 year old scored two goals, added five assists and was a +10 as the Thunder went 1-0-2 in a three-game series against Victoria to improve their unbeaten streak to eight games (5-0-3).
Vanoosten opened the week with two assists and was +2 in a 7-6 shootout loss on Friday and added one assist to go along with another +2 in a 4-3 shootout loss on Saturday. He ended the week with four points (1g-3a) and was +6 in an 8-4 win on Sunday.
A native of Langley, British Columbia, Vanoosten has 31 points (7g-24a) and is +12 in 67 games with the Thunder this season. Last season as a rookie, he scored 19 points (3g-16a) in 52 regular-season games with Stockton and added seven points (2g-5a) in 15 Kelly Cup Playoff games.
Vanoosten played four seasons at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks scoring 20 points (3g-17a) in 145 games.
On behalf of Steve Vanoosten a case of pucks will be donated to a Stockton 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 23,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
Also Nominated: Tyler Gotto (Bakersfield), Cory Conacher (Cincinnati), Jimmy Kilpatrick (Greenville), Dustin Cameron (Gwinnett), Andrew Fournier (Kalamazoo), Kyle Kraemer (Ontario), Rob Ricci (South Carolina), Andy Bohmbach (Toledo), Chad Painchaud (Victoria) and Joey Haddad (Wheeling).
|Oct. 15-17||Michael Dubuc||Elmira Jackals|
|Oct. 18-24||Derek Nesbitt||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|Oct. 25-31||Nick Petersen||Wheeling Nailers|
|Nov. 1-7||Ryan Garbutt||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|Nov. 8-14||Brad Snetsinger||Utah Grizzlies|
|Nov. 15-21||Wes Goldie||Alaska Aces|
|Nov. 22-28||Brett Parnham||Utah Grizzlies|
|Nov. 29-Dec. 5||Francis Lemieux||Florida Everblades|
|Dec. 6-13||Tyler Mosienko||Las Vegas Wranglers|
|Dec. 13-19||Ryan Ginand||Trenton Devils|
|Dec. 20-26||Matt Beca||Florida Everblades|
|Dec. 27-Jan. 2||Scott Howes||Alaska Aces|
|Jan. 3-9||Rob Ricci||South Carolina Stingrays|
|Jan. 10-16||Bretton Cameron||Stockton Thunder|
|Jan. 17-23||Marty Flichel||Idaho Steelheads|
|Jan. 24-30||Nick Petersen||Wheeling Nailers|
|Jan. 31-Feb. 6||Mike Hedden||Toledo Walleye|
|Feb. 7-13||Trent Daavettila||Kalamazoo Wings|
|Feb. 14-20||Matt Beca||Florida Everblades|
|Feb. 21-27||Justin Donati||Elmira Jackals|
|Feb. 28-March 6||Mark Derlago||Idaho Steelheads|
|March 7-13||Wes Goldie||Alaska Aces|
|March 14-20||Andrew Sarauer||Reading Royals|