Stretch named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – C.J. Stretch of the Ontario Reign is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 19-25.


Stretch scored four goals and added two assists for six points in two games last week, as the Reign maintained their first-place position in the Pacific Division with a 12-5-0 record for 24 points.


The 23-year-old had an assist in a 5-1 loss at San Francisco on Friday and then posted five points (4g-1a) and tied the ECHL-season high with a +5 in a 7-3 win at Bakersfield on Saturday. His four goals and five points tied the Reign’s single-game club records.


A native of Irvine, Calif., Stretch is third in the ECHL, and leads the Reign, with 12 goals, while his 22 points are tied for ninth in the league.


Stretch has 94 points (42g-52a) in 109 career games with the Reign and has added six assists in 23 American Hockey League games with Houston.


On behalf of C.J. Stretch, a case of pucks will be donated to an Ontario 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: Chad Costello, Colorado (3 gp, 2g, 7a, 9 pts.) and Marek Viedensky, San Francisco (3 gp, 2g, 5a, 7 pts.).


Also Nominated: Alex Hudson (Bakersfield), Garrett Wilson (Cincinnati), Dan Gendur (Evansville), Gabe Guentzel (Fort Wayne), Alex Belzile (Gwinnett), Jacob Cepis (Idaho), John Armstrong (Kalamazoo), Chris Francis (Las Vegas), David Marshall (Reading), Tyler McNeely (South Carolina) and Byron Froese (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