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Elkins named ECHL player of week

Corey Elkins of the Komets has been named ECHL player of the week for the week of Dec. 31 to Jan. 6, the league announced today.

Elkins scored three goals, including two game-winners, had three assists and was plus-5 in four games last week, the league said in a statement.

The award is sponsored by Sher-Wood Hockey, the league's exclusive puck supplier. On Elkins' behalf, a case of pucks will be donated to a Fort Wayne youth hockey organization, the league said.

Elkins is the second Komet honored this season. Ryan Lasch won the award for the week of Dec. 10 to 16.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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