Vokes Named ECHL Player Of The Week

(ECHL PR) PRINCETON, N.J. – Rookie forward Matt Vokes is the Sher-wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 15-21.

The 24 year old scored eight points (4g-4a) including his first professional hat trick when he tallied four goals on Feb. 21 in Trenton’s 7-4 win against Wheeling. He registered one assist in a 3-1 win at Johnstown on Feb. 19 and added three more assists during the Devils’ 6-2 win at Johnstown on Feb. 20 to help Trenton to a 3-0-0 record for the week.

Vokes currently has a six-game point streak (6g-7a) which began on Feb. 12 when he scored a shorthand goal to help the Devils beat Reading 5-3 and has three games with three-or-more points during the streak. He also has a seven-game point streak on the road since Jan. 27 when he had an assist in Trenton’s 2-1 win at Florida.

His four goals on Feb. 21 included a power-play goal and the game winner and it was the first multi-goal game Vokes has recorded in his career and the third time this season he has had four points in one game. He scored four points (1g-3a) in a 5-2 win against Wheeling on Feb. 2 and added four points (1g-3a) against Reading in a 4-1 victory on Feb. 5.

Vokes leads the Devils with 23 assists, is tied for the team lead with a plus-minus rating of +8 and is second among the team with 34 points.

Prior to joining the ECHL, the Auburn, Mass. native played four seasons at Brown University and saw action in 115 games with 64 points (28g-36a) and 63 penalty minutes from 2005-09. He also garnered 90 points (44g-46a) and 58 penalty minutes in 113 regular-season games and 14 points (6g-8a) and 10 penalty minutes in 14 playoff games with Cedar Rapids of the Unites States Hockey League from 2003-05.

On behalf of Matt Vokes, a case of pucks will be donated to a Trenton 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 23,100 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Runners Up: Tyler Donati, Elmira (3 gp, 6g, 1a, 7 pts.), Trent Campbell, South Carolina (3 gp, 1g, 4a, 5 pts.) and Evan Rankin, Toledo (4 gp, 5g, 0a, 5 pts.).

Also Nominated: Bryan Miller (Alaska), Matt Pope (Bakersfield), Mark Voakes (Cincinnati), Milan Gajic (Florida), Matt Francis (Gwinnett), Brian McGuirk (Kalamazoo), Robert Pearce (Ontario), James Sixsmith (Utah) and Adam Taylor (Victoria).


12 Responses to “Vokes Named ECHL Player Of The Week”

  1. Shtikl Says:

    Officially, youse got Kevin Cormier back. Think he’s healthy and ready to go?

  2. tdevils Says:

    Oh, so I won’t feel like an idiot when I go to talk to him this time? He wasn’t instantly placed on the IR, so he’s at the very least an option…however if I’m Rick Kowalsky — and if I was, my hair would look 20,000 times more awesome than it does now — I don’t mess with what’s been working.

  3. Shtikl Says:


    Pick the Blue Raspberry just to show your true colors 🙂

    I thought the Old Runaround was standard operating procedure for teams dealing with reporters.

  4. Titans Says:

    Are we going to get into another game of guess the Loreal hair color?

    It was all a mirage Mike, Kevin really wasn’t here until yesterday.

  5. chiarams Says:

    I’m not sposda mention hair colors anymore.

  6. tdevils Says:

    Yes, yes…no hair color jokes. I am, however, legitimately envious of Rick’s follicle setup there. I’m working a fivehead, and the guy’s got the best hair in the league. I may blind him during an interview if the light hits just right.

    And yeah…Cormier, Cormier, Cormier…don’t remember seeing him around for the past two weeks. Nope. Doesn’t ring a bell.

  7. Titans Says:

    best hair ever clearly belonged to Matt “Frosted Tips” Rogers.

  8. Shtikl Says:

    Ah. Just buy a red frosted mullet wig and you’ll be set for life. Best if you get one with fiber optic implants. Or you could go for chrome, like so many hockey players do.

  9. chiarams Says:

    I was always a fan of Zultek’s “so what if I’m balding at age 26” look.

  10. tdevils Says:

    The “Rafalski.”

  11. Shtikl Says:

    Shave it all off. The “MacLean” seems to be popular. 😛

  12. titans04 Says:

    The ladies are sticking with Wood’s pre-devil locks.

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