PRINCETON, N.J. – Adirondack Thunder defenseman Stepan Falkovsky has been named the CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month for February.
The 20-year-old scored 12 goals, added three assists and was a +7 in 13 games in February, helping the Thunder to an 8-2-3 record during the month.
Falkovsky picked up at least one point in 10 of 13 games, including three points (1-2-3) in a 4-3 win at Norfolk on Feb. 1 and his first professional hat trick, in addition to the lone goal in the shootout, in a 4-3 victory against Brampton on Feb. 25. Eight of his 12 goals in February were scored on the power play.
A native of Minsk, Belarus, Falkovsky leads ECHL defensemen with 20 goals - becoming the first defenseman since Aaron Schneekloth in 2011-12 to reach the 20-goal plateau - and 14 power-play goals. He won the Hardest Shot competition at the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic, registering a shot of 99 miles per hour.
Selected by the Calgary Flames in the seventh round (186th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Falkovsky spent last season with Ottawa of the Ontario Hockey League where he posted 32 points (9-23-32) in 58 games. He also represented Belarus at the 2016 World Junior Championship.
The Thunder are back in action this weekend as they visit Cincinnati to continue their chase for a 2017 Kelly Cup playoff berth. Adirondack Thunder individual and group ticket packages are also available for just $13 per ticket in addition to new Thunder mini-packs, consisting of four tickets and a gift card to a local restaurant for just $65. Call 518-480-3355 x1 or visit ECHLThunder.com/tickets to customize a plan and reserve your seat locations today.
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