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 March 10-16. He also won the award for the week ending Jan. 26.


Sylvester scored five goals, added one assist and was a +5 helping the Nailers to a 3-0-0 record last week.


The 21-year-old had four points (3g-1a) and was  +3 in a 5-1 win against Reading on Friday, scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday and scored a goal in a 3-2 overtime win at Reading on Sunday.


A native of Kelowna, British Columbia, Sylvester leads the Nailers, and is tied for second among ECHL rookies, with 22 goals this season. His 38 points rank 11th among first-year players and he is tied for the league lead with six game-winning goals.


Under contract to Wikes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, Sylvester has added two goals in 17 games with the Penguins.


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 Little, Florida (3 gp, 3g, 2a, 5 pts.) and Jeremie Blain, Kalamazoo (2 gp, 1g, 4a, 5 pts.).


Also Nominated: Mike Embach (Fort Wayne), Marshall Everson (Gwinnett), Jason Bast (Idaho), Maxim Kitsyn (Ontario), Taylor Matson (Orlando), Yannick Tifu (Reading), Peter Boyd (South Carolina), Lee Baldwin (Stockton), Matt Abercrombie (Toledo) and David Vallorani (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
Jan. 20-26Cody SylvesterWheeling Nailers
Jan. 27-Feb. 2Mike VaskivuoElmira Jackals
Feb. 3-9Nick MazzoliniAlaska Aces
Feb. 10-16Mickey LangOrlando Solar Bears
Feb. 17-23Taylor MatsonOrlando Solar Bears
Feb. 24-March 2Joey HaddadGwinnett Gladiators
March 3-9Adam HughesmanLas Vegas Wranglers