Torquato named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

Zack Torquato of the Wheeling Nailers is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 18-24.


Torquato scored three goals and added four assists as the Nailers went 2-0-1 last week, extending their unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1).


The 24-year-old opened the week with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss at Reading before recording three assists in a 5-4 win at Fort Wayne on Saturday. He ended the week with a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-2 victory at Cincinnati on Sunday.


A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Torquato is currently riding a five-game point streak (4g-7a) and leads the Nailers this season with 17 points (5g-12a).


Torquato has recorded 128 points (37g-91a) in 176 career ECHL games with Wheeling, Toledo and Idaho. He has also appeared in 24 career American Hockey League games with Grand Rapids and Rockford.


On behalf of Zack Torquato, 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: Mickey Lang, Fort Wayne (3 gp, 5g, 1a, 6 pts.), Brandon Hynes, Greenville (4 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.) and Ryan Constant, Stockton (4 gp, 3g, 4a, 7 pts.).


Also Nominated: Michael Neal (Bakersfield), Luke Fulghum (Colorado), Kurtis Bartliff (Gwinnett), Mitch Wahl (Idaho), Sam Ftorek (Kalamazoo), Carlo Finucci (Las Vegas), Chad Costello (Ontario), Trevor Parkes (Toledo) and Danick Paquette (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