White named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week


Ontario Reign forward Matt White is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for March 30-April 5.


White scored five goals and assisted on two others for seven points in three games last week.


The 25-year-old had a goal and an assist in an 8-3 win against Bakersfield on Wednesday and tallied four goals and added an assist in a 7-4 victory over Stockton on Saturday.


A native of Whittier, Calif., White has 60 points (28g-32a) in 65 games with the Reign this season and ranks third in the ECHL in plus-minus with a +40 rating. He began the season in Austria with Ljubljana Olimpija HK where he had six points (2g-4a) in 11 games.


White has 117 points (50g-67a) in 136 career games with Ontario.


Prior to turning pro, he had 99 points (47g-52a) in 114 career games at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.


On behalf of Matt White, a case of pucks will be donated to an Ontario 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 31,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.


Runners Up: Adam Hughesman, Reading (3 gp, 3g, 3a, 6 pts.) and Kyle Bonis, Toledo (4 gp, 5g, 2a, 7 pts.).


Also Nominated: Specher Asuchak (Allen), Shawn Szydlowski (Fort Wayne), Anthony Luciani (Greenville), Daniel Bahntge (Gwinnett), David de Kastrozza (Idaho), Nicklas Lindberg (Indy), Ludwig Blomstrand (Kalamazoo), Brett Findlay (Orlando), Mario Lamoureux (Quad City), Michal Cajkovsky (South Carolina) and Mathieu Aubin (Utah).




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