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Gladiators' Schell Named ECHL Player of Month

Tuesday, Jan. 9th, 2007

PRINCETON, N.J. – Brad Schell of the Gwinnett Gladiators is the CCM TACKS ECHL Player of the Month for December.

The 22-year-old leads the ECHL in points with 60 and assists with 46 and he led the league in both categories in December with 30 points and 22 assists. Schell had a 15-game scoring streak (7g-20a) that began on Nov. 25 and continued for all 13 games in December before ending on Jan. 4. The streak is the second-longest in the ECHL this season. In December Schell had 11 multi-point games as Gwinnett finished 7-6-1 and in third place in both the South Division and the American Conference.

The Scott, Saskatchewan native had back-to-back three-point nights against Columbia on Dec. 23 (1g-2a) and 27 (2g-1a) and on Dec. 15 scored four points (1g-3a) including the game-winning goal in a 5-3 win over Pensacola.

The 6-foot and 190-pound Schell had four power-play goals and one shorthand goal in December.

Selected in the sixth round (167th overall) by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft and under contract to Atlanta, Schell scored 13 points (1g-12a) in 17 playoff games last season as Gwinnett lost in the Kelly Cup Finals to Alaska 4-1.

Schell is in his third season in the ECHL all with Gwinnett, and has also spent time in the American Hockey League with Chicago.

Runners Up: Mike Pandolfo, Trenton (13gp, 15g, 10a, 25pts), Greg Hogeboom, Reading (14gp, 7g, 13a, 20pts) and Jason Deitsch, Cincinnati (14gp, 10g, 9a, 19pts).

Also Nominated: Kimbi Daniels (Alaska), Josh Liebenow (Bakersfield), Blake Bellefeuille (Charlotte), Reggie Berg (Florida), Luke Curtin (Fresno), D’Arcy McConvey (Idaho), Shawn Limpright (Las Vegas), Brad Bonello (Long Beach), Justin Aikins (Phoenix), Peter Szabo (South Carolina), Brendon Hodge (Stockton), Mike Bayrack (Texas), Ken Magowan (Toledo) and Ryan Kinasewich (Utah).

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