Sylvester named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Cody Sylvester of the Wheeling Nailers is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Jan. 20-26.


Sylvester scored five goals, including the game-winning goal in each of Wheeling’s three wins last week, added one assist and was a +6 in four games during the week.


The 21-year-old scored two goals in a 2-0 win at Gwinnett on Monday and in a 4-1 victory at Toledo on Friday. After being held scoreless in a 4-1 loss at Cincinnati on Saturday, he ended the week with a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over the Cyclones on Sunday.


A native of Kelowna, British Columbia, Sylvester has 14 points (11g-3a) in 22 games with the Nailers this season and leads ECHL rookies with five game-winning goals. He has added two goals in 17 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.


Prior to turning pro, Sylvester scored 229 points (97g-132a) in 315 games with Calgary of the Western Hockey League. Last season, he was tied for ninth in the league with 41 goals and was 10th with 90 points.


On behalf of Cody Sylvester, a case of pucks will be donated to a Wheeling 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 29,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Mike Vaskivuo, Elmira (4 gp, 4g, 3a, 7 pts.) and Brandon Marino, Fort Wayne (3 gp, 2g, 3a, 5 pts.).


Also Nominated: Nick Mazzolini (Alaska), Matt Thurber (Bakersfield), Jeremy Langlois (Evansville), David de Kastrozza (Idaho), Sam Ftorek (Kalamazoo), Maxim Kitsyn (Ontario), Jacob Cepis (Orlando), Peter Boyd (South Carolina), James Henry (Stockton), Aaron Clarke (Toledo) and Jamie MacQueen (Utah).




Oct. 18-20Jamie MacQueenUtah Grizzlies
Oct. 21-27Anthony NigroIdaho Steelheads
Oct. 28-Nov. 3Wade MeganCincinnati Cyclones
Nov. 4-10Marc HagelSouth Carolina Stingrays
Nov. 11-17Dan DaSilvaOntario Reign
Nov. 18-24Zack TorquatoWheeling Nailers
Nov. 25-Dec. 1Kyle KraemerOntario Reign
Dec. 2-8Andrew CherniwchanSouth Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 9-15Andrew ClarkStockton Thunder
Dec. 16-22Trent DaavettilaColorado Eagles
Dec. 23-29Tom ZanoskiEvansville IceMen
Dec. 30-Jan. 5Mike UllrichOrlando Solar Bears
Jan. 6-12Sean WilesReading Royals
Jan. 13-19Joel BrodaBakersfield Condors