(photo: Fort Wayne Komets)
Fort Wayne Komets Forward Brandon Marino has won the ECHL league scoring championship with 88 points (30 goals, 58 assists)
Marino, 27, also led the ECHL with a career high 58 assists and appeared in all 72 Fort Wayne games. The Riverside, California native was named to the All-ECHL First Team last week. In addition to the league award, Marino was named the Komets’ MVP for 2013-14 Saturday night following Fort Wayne’s 4-3 shootout win over the visiting Toledo Walleye in the season finale.
Marino becomes the first Komet to win a league scoring title since Lonnie Loach won the IHL Lamoureaux Memorial Trophy in 1990-91. Marino also became the first Komet player to reach 30 goals in a season since P.C. Drouin netted 32 in 2008-09.
Marino has scored a total of 50 goals and 112 assists for 162 points during his two-year career of 143 games in the ECHL with Fort Wayne. 2013-14 was the right winger’s fifth pro year. Previous to his time with the Komets, Marino was named to the All-CHL First Team in 2011-12 and earned the CHL MVP award for the same season.