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


PRINCETON, N.J. – Brad Mills of the Utah Grizzlies is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Nov. 26-Dec. 2.


Mills scored three goals and added three assists for six points, helping the Grizzlies to a 2-0-0 record last week.


The 29-year-old tallied four points (2g-2a) and was a +2 in a 7-4 win over San Francisco on Friday and then registered two points (1g-1a) in a 3-2 victory against the Bulls on Saturday.


A native of Olds, Alberta, Mills leads the Grizzlies this season with nine goals and is tied for second on the club with 18 points.


Mills has 34 points (18g-16a) in 39 career ECHL games with Utah and Trenton, and has added 90 points (39g-51a) in 252 career American Hockey League games with Lowell and Albany. He made his NHL debut with New Jersey on Oct. 30, 2010, and has tallied two points (1g-1a) in 31 career games with the Devils.


On behalf of Brad Mills, 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 27,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Colton Yellow Horn, Ontario (3 gp, 4g, 1a, 5 pts.) and Artem Demkov, Elmira (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.).


Also Nominated: Parker Stanfield (Bakersfield), John McFarland (Cincinnati), Dan Gendur (Evansville), Josh Brittain (Fort Wayne), Marc-Olivier Vallerand (Greenville), Doug Jones (Gwinnett), Austin Smith (Idaho), Judd Blackwater (Las Vegas), C.J. Severyn (Orlando), Kory Karlander (Kalamazoo), Hunter Bishop (South Carolina), Yannick Riendeau (Stockton) and Terry Broadhurst (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
Nov. 19-25C.J. StretchOntario Reign