Ryan Lasch named ECHL Player of the Week


Fort Wayne, IN ---The ECHL announced today that Fort Wayne forward Ryan Lasch has been named the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 16, 2012. Lasch appeared in all four games played for the week scoring four goals and adding five assists for a nine-point week. Lasch also posted a +6 for the week as the Komets registered a 2-1-1 record and gained five points in the ECHL North Division standings.

Lasch, 25, began the week dishing three assists in a 7-3 Fort Wayne home win against Kalamazoo Wednesday. Friday the Lake Forest, California native followed with his first career hat trick in a 6-4 loss at Reading. Saturday the skater had a hand in both Komet goals, assisting on the first and scoring the second for a pair of points in a 3-2 overtime loss at Wheeling. Sunday in Fort Wayne Lasch assisted on the game-tying goal in a 2-1 overtime win over the visiting Kalamazoo Wings.

Lasch has skated a total of nine games with Komets since his assignment to Fort Wayne Nov. 27. After his first two Komet games, the forward has had points in each game since for a seven-game point streak of five goals and nine assists and ranks fifth on the Komet roster with 14 points. 

Lasch was signed by the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks May 31, 2012 and loaned to the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals in September.   He made his North American pro debut with the Admirals Oct. 12 following two seasons in Europe and posted a goal and four points in 11 games before his reassignment to Fort Wayne Nov. 27. 

Last season the center won the Finnish Elite League (SM-Liiga) scoring title netting 24 goals and 62 points in 59 games before leading all players in post season scoring with five goals and 16 points in 17 playoff games.

The ECHL also announced that, on behalf of Ryan Lasch, a case of pucks will be donated to a Fort Wayne youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL.

The Komets this week will host Cincinnati Wednesday at 7:30pm before traveling to Kalamazoo Friday for a 7:30pm faceoff at Wings Stadium. The Komets return home to host the Trenton Titans Saturday at 7:30pm before taking a few days off for the Christmas holiday.

Tickets for all Komet home games are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at TicketMaster.com. Komet season tickets are still on sale at the Komet office, 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne. For more information visit www.komets.com or call the Komet office at 260-483-0011.