Utah’s McIlveen named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Paul McIlveen of the Utah Grizzlies is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for March 5-11.


The 25-year-old forward scored three goals and added three assists for six points last week, helping the Grizzlies go 3-1-0 for the week.


McIlveen opened the week with an assist in a 3-2 loss against Ontario on Monday then scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in 3-2 overtime win over the Reign on Wednesday. After being held scoreless in a 4-1 win against Stockton on Friday, he ended the week with three points (2g-1a) in a 4-3 victory against the Thunder on Saturday.


A native of Waterloo, Ontario, McIlveen leads the Grizzlies with 28 goals and 60 points in 56 games this season. He is tied for third in the league with 11 power-play goals while his 241 shots rank third overall.


McIlveen has 178 points (72g-106a) in 233 career ECHL games with Utah, Cincinnati, Greenville, Elmira and South Carolina. He has also appeared in three career American Hockey League games with Norfolk and Binghamton.


On behalf of Paul McIlveen, a case of pucks will be donated to a Utah 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 25,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Scott Pitt, Florida (3 gp, 2g, 4a, 6 pts.) and Trent Daavettila, Kalamazoo (3 gp, 0g, 6a, 6 pts.).  


Also Nominated: Justin Pender (Bakersfield), Danick Paquette (Chicago), Craig Rivet (Elmira), Jonathan Parker (Gwinnett), Marty Flichel (Idaho), Judd Blackwater (Las Vegas), Kyle Kraemer (Ontario), Kyle Neuber (Reading), Gabriel Levesque (Stockton), Derek Brochu (Toledo) and Andrew Hotham (Wheeling).




Oct. 14-16
Evan BarlowElmira Jackals
Oct. 17-23Justin ShuggFlorida Everblades
Oct. 24-30Eric LampeLas Vegas Wranglers
Oct. 31-Nov. 6Brandon SvendsenKalamazoo Wings
Nov. 7-13Olivier LabelleReading Royals
Nov. 14-20Chris BartonWheeling Nailers
Nov. 21-27Chad KlassenIdaho Steelheads
Nov. 28-Dec. 4Mitch FaddenUtah Grizzlies
Dec. 5-11Chad CostelloColorado Eagles
Dec. 12-18Riley NelsonColorado Eagles
Dec. 19-25Michael ForneyColorado Eagles
Dec. 26-Jan. 1Tyler HelfrichBakersfield Condors
Jan. 2-8Dustin GazleyElmira Jackals
Jan. 9-15Joey MartinToledo Walleye
Jan. 16-22Jordan PietrusElmira Jackals
Jan. 23-29Justin BowersGreenville Road Warriors
Jan. 30-Feb. 5Chris Doyle
Stockton Thunder
Feb. 6-12Evan TruppBakersfield Condors
Feb. 13-19Andy BohmbachTrenton Titans
Feb. 20-26Kevin UlanskiColorado Eagles
Feb. 27-March 4Rylan GaliardiFlorida Everblades