ECHL Today – April 1

       

Check out last night’s highlights from around the league on ECHL REWIND   

 

Wheeling Nailers (33-30-2) at Elmira Jackals (31-28-7)                                         7:05 p.m. ET 

·      Wheeling’s Derek Army is second among rookies with 60 points (26g-34a).

·      Ryan Rashid leads Elmira against the Nailers with nine points (3g-6a).

·      Nailers are 24-8-1 when scoring first.

·      Jackals are tied for the league lead with one shorthanded goal against.  

 

Toledo Walleye (45-14-7) at Indy Fuel (27-29-9)                                                    7:05 p.m. ET 

·      Toledo’s Shane Berschbach leads rookies with 39 assists.

·      Garret Bembridge leads Indy against the Walleye with four points (2g-2a).

·      Walleye are league’s least-penalized team with 10.29 penalty minutes per game.

·      Fuel are tied for third on the power play at 20.4 percent (53-for-260).  

 

Reading Royals (42-18-6) at Florida Everblades (46-13-7)                                    7:30 p.m. ET 

·      Reading’s Mike Marcou is tied for second among defensemen with 16 power-play assists.

·      Adam Brace leads Florida with 33 goals and 67 points.

·      Royals are fourth with 32.76 shots per game.

·      Everblades are 34-4-3 when scoring first.  

 

Evansville IceMen (14-44-8) at Fort Wayne Komets (44-16-6)                               7:30 p.m. ET 

·      Evansville’s Jarret Lukin has 12 points (2g-10a) in 12 games during March.

·      Fort Wayne’s Eric Faille is on a four-game goal streak since March 22 (5g).

·      IceMen are 10-2-2 when leading after two periods.

·      Komets are fifth on the power play at home at 21.6 percent (27-for-125).  

 

Brampton Beast (21-41-3) at Quad City Mallards (34-27-7)                                   7:05 p.m. CT 

·      Brampton’s Mathew Maione is third among defensemen with 169 shots on goal.

·      Quad City’s Parker Milner is tied for third with a .922 save percentage.

·      Beast are 11-1-3 in one-goal games.

·      Mallards are fifth on the penalty kill at home at 86.4 percent (121-for-140).  

 

Allen Americans (44-14-9) at Wichita Thunder (30-29-8)                                      7:05 p.m. CT 

·      Allen’s Aaron Gens leads defensemen with 50 points (8g-42a).

·      Danick Gauthier leads Wichita against the Americans with 10 goals and 21 points.

·      Americans are 28-4-4 when scoring first.

·      Thunder are tied for third with 27.78 shots-against per game.  

 

Missouri Mavericks (25-33-8) at Rapid City Rush (36-26-5)                                    6:35 p.m. MT 

·      Lindsay Sparks leads Missouri against the Rush with 12 points (7g-5a).

·      Rapid City’s Jesse Schultz is fourth with 74 points (34g-40a).

·      Mavericks are 17-0-2 when leading after two periods.

·      Rush are 24-6-4 when scoring first.  

 

Alaska Aces (34-25-7) at Idaho Steelheads (45-17-6)                                            7:10 p.m. MT 

·      Brendan Connolly leads Alaska against the Steelheads with five goals and 13 points.

·      Idaho’s Alex Belzile is on an 11-game point streak since March 7 (8g-8a).

·      Aces are tied for second with 12 shorthanded goals.

·      Steelheads have outscored their opponents 82-35 in the first period.  

 

Bakersfield Condors (24-35-8) at Ontario Reign (39-18-9)                                     7 p.m. PT 

·      Sebastien Sylvestre leads Bakersfield against the Reign with four goals and seven points.

·      Ontario’s Jussi Olkinuora is seventh with a 2.45 goals-against average.

·      Condors are eighth with 28.81 shots-against per game.

·      Reign are 18-8-2 when outshooting their opponent.

 

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Florida can clinch the East Division title on Wednesday if:

Florida wins in regulation or overtime

Quad City can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Wednesday if:

Quad City wins AND Wichita loses in regulation

Rapid City can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Wednesday if:

Rapid City wins OR Wichita loses OR Rapid City loses in overtime/shootout AND Wichita does not win in regulation/overtime

Idaho can clinch the Pacific Division title on Wednesday if:

Idaho wins AND Ontario loses

MOST CAREER COACHING WINS
491 – John Marks (Charlotte, 1993-98; Greenville, 1998-2006; Pensacola, 2007-08; Augusta, 2008-09)
480 – John Brophy (Hampton Roads, 1989-2000 and Wheeling, 2001-03)
479 – Jason Christie (Peoria, 2000-05; Utah, 2005-08; Ontario, 2011-Present)
477 – Jeff Pyle (Mobile, 1998-2002; Gwinnett, 2003-11; Evansville, 2013-14) 
342 – Matt Thomas (Atlantic City, 2004-05; Fresno, 2005-08; Stockton, 2008-13)