Bonis Named ECHL Player of the Week
Toledo, OH - Forward Kyle Bonis is the Sher-Wood Athletics?Group ECHL Player of the Week for March 12-18. It is the second time in his career that he has received the weekly honor.
Bonis was dominating over the past week, scoring four goals to go along with three assists and was a plus five in four road games for the Walleye. He started the week with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win at Quad City on Wednesday and followed that up with another goal in Friday's 3-2 win at the Mallards. Saturday night in Indy, the 29 year old scored the game tying goal late in the third period and followed that up with the overtime game-winning strike 16 seconds in for a 4-3 win. He finished the week with an assist in a 4-1 win.
Bonis is currently second on the Walleye in scoring with 48 points, while leading the team with 24 goals.
Bonis has appeared in 166 games for Toledo since 2014 and he ranks fifth all-time in scoring with 143 points. His 80 goals are second most in Walleye history (Evan Rankin 111). Despite playing in only nine games last year for the Walleye, the Lindsay, Ontario native picked up 11 points (6G, 5A) including being named ECHL Player of the Week with 5 points (3G, 2A) in the first week of the season. In his career, Bonis has also skated in 101 career AHL games with 15 goals and 9 assists, including appearing in 52 games for the Rochester Americans with 10 goals and 2 assists last season and five games this year in Iowa.
In four years at Ferris State (2009-2013), Bonis picked up 47 goals and 30 assists over 136 total games played. As a senior in 2012-13 he scored 19 goals, was Second Team for the Senior CLASS Award and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. He helped the Bulldogs win a CCHA regular season championship in the 2011-12 season with a college high 31 points (19G, 12A).
On behalf of Kyle Bonis, a case of pucks will be donated to a Toledo youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood?Athletics Group, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Athletics Group has donated more than 37,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
Toledo is back at the Huntington Center this weekend with a pair of games. Saturday night is the final meeting of the season between the Walleye and Brampton. Kalamazoo will come to Toledo on Sunday,The Walleye have already sold out 24 games this season. Only four regular season home games remain before the playoff run begins. For tickets call 419-725-WALL or visit toledowalleye.com.
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