FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The ECHL announced today that Fort Wayne’s Eric Faille has been named the CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month for March.
The first-year center scored eight goals and added eight assists for 16 points while posting a +14 in only seven games during the month. Faille was on loan to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League at the beginning of the month. The Lachine, Quebec native returned to the Fort Wayne lineup March 16 and helped the Komets finish the month going 5-2-0 in the last seven games.
Faille scored at least a point in each of his seven appearances which included four multi-point games. The 25-year-old dished five assists in the Komets’ 6-4 win against Missouri March 21 and added four assists in a 7-3 win at Elmira March 25. Twice he logged two-point affairs.
Faille added another two-point game to his totals last night registering a pair of assists in a 4-1 Fort Wayne win over the visiting Evansville IceMen, extending his point streak to 12 games totaling 12 goals, 12 assists and 24 points.
Faille leads Komet rookies with 24 goals and 26 assists in 40 games and ranks seventh among league rookies with 50 points.
Last season Faille completed a four-year college career leading the University of Moncton for the second consecutive season with 24 assists and 39 points and was named to the CIS Second All-Star Team.