Kalamazoo's Sova Is AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the MonthNovember 2, 2011 - ECHL (ECHL)
Sova was even or better in all five games in October, including a +5 performance in a 6-5 win over Cincinnati on Oct. 29. After posting an even rating in his first two games of the month, Sova posted his +8 rating over the course of the final three games of October.
The 23-year-old Sova is in his first professional season and has two goals in five games. He made his pro debut last season appearing with the American Hockey League's Albany Devils scoring four points (1g-3a) in 11 games. Sova played three seasons at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks scoring 58 points (13g-45a) in 115 games.
In recognition of his accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Joe Sova with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming K-Wings' home game.
Runners Up: Aaron Schneekloth, Colorado (+6); Mario Larocque, Elmira (+6); Chris Donovan, Utah (+6); and Mikael Bedard, Kyle Bushee, Zach Hansen, Nick Plastino and Zack Torquato, Wheeling (+6).
Top Plus Performer(s) for Each Club: Alaska - Ethan Cox and Steve Ward (+5); Bakersfield - Casey Pierro-Zabotel and Jimmy Martin (+3); Chicago - Darcy Campbell and Nathan Lutz (+3); Cincinnati - Wacey Rabbit (+2); Florida - Alex Hutchings (+4); Greenville - Brett Robinson (+5); Gwinnett - Tyler Helfrich (+5); Idaho - Matt Case (+4); Las Vegas - Scott Campbell (+4); Ontario - Bill Bagron, Matt Tassone and Steven Tarasuk (+2); Reading - Ray Macias (+2); South Carolina - Derek Keller and Dustin Stevenson (+2); Stockton - Cameron Brodie, Matt Foy and Ian O'Connor (+3); Toledo - David Gilbert, Aaron Lewicki, Nick Oslund and David Toews (0); and Trenton - Denny Kearney (+5).
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