Fort Wayne, IN – The ECHL announced today that Komets forward Ryan Lasch is this week’s Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week (Dec 10 – 16, 2012). Lasch played in all four games this past week and scored 4 goals and notched 5 assists in the 9 point effort for the week. The 25 year old also turned in a +6 rating as the Komets went 2-1-1 and gained 5 points in the North Division in the Eastern Confernce.
Lasch started the week by assisting on all three goals in the K’s 3-0 shutout win over Kalamazoo on Wednesday. The Lake Forrest, California native followed up the assist hat trick with his first career actual hat trick in Friday’s 6-4 loss to the Reading Royals. Saturday he assisted on the first goal and scored the second goal for the Komets in their 3-2 OT loss in Wheeling. Sunday night, Lasch assisted on the game-tying goal in Fort Wayne as the K’s downed the Wings 2-1 in overtime.
Since being assigned to the Komets on November 27, Lasch has played in nine Komet games. He is currently on a seven game point streak and ranks fifth on the team in total points at 14 (5 G, 9 A).
The Ducks signed Lasch on May 31 and assigned him to Norfolk in September. He scored one goal and had three assists in 11 games with the Admirals before being loaned to the Komets and made his North American pro debut October 12 after playing two seasons in the Finnish Elite League.
Lasch won the scoring title last year by scoring 24 goals and notching 62 assists in 59 regular season games. In the playoffs, he again led the league netting 5 goals and 15 assists in 17 games.
The ECHL also announced that they are donating a case of Sher-Wood Hockey pucks to Fort Wayne youth hockey on Lasch’s behalf. Sher-Wood Hockey is the official puck provider of the ECHL.