ECHL Today – April 1

Norfolk Admirals (29-32-5) at Adirondack Thunder (35-25-6)                              7 p.m. ET
•    Steven Whitney leads Norfolk with 52 points (21g-31a).
•    Adirondack’s Michael Kirkpatrick leads rookies with 26 goals.
•    Admirals are 9-0-5 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.
•    Thunder are 27-0-2 when leading after two periods.

Kalamazoo Wings (34-28-5) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (28-29-10)               7 p.m. ET
•    Kalamazoo’s Justin Taylor (4g) and Lane Scheidl (5g) are both on four-game goal streaks since March 23.
•    Greenville’s Jack Combs is tied for fourth with 26 goals.
•    K-Wings are third with 3.21 goals per game.
•    Swamp Rabbits are tied for third with 17 games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Orlando Solar Bears (31-26-9) at South Carolina Stingrays (40-18-9)                7:05 p.m. ET
•    Orlando’s T.J. Foster is second among rookies with 25 goals.
•    David Pacan leads South Carolina against the Solar Bears with five goals and seven points.
•    Solar Bears are fifth with 3.17 goals per game.
•    Stingrays are first on the penalty kill at home at 88.6 percent (109-for-123).

Elmira Jackals (36-28-4) at Brampton Beast (19-36-11)                                      7:15 p.m. ET
•    Elmira’s Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals.
•    Mike Vernace leads Brampton against the Jackals with four points (1g-3a).
•    Jackals are 19-4-4 in one-goal games.
•    Beast are tied for fifth with nine shorthanded goals.

Manchester Monarchs (38-21-9) at Toledo Walleye (43-19-5)                            7:15 p.m. ET
•    Maxim Kitsyn leads Manchester against the Walleye with three goals.
•    Toledo’s Shane Berschbach is tied for fourth with 41 assists.
•    Monarchs have a league-leading nine wins when trailing after two periods.
•    Walleye are 22-9-2 when outshooting their opponent.

Atlanta Gladiators (31-29-7) at Florida Everblades (43-21-2)                             7:30 p.m. ET
•    Atlanta’s Max Everson is tied for first among defensemen with five shorthanded points (3g-2a).
•    Kevin Lynch leads Florida against the Gladiators with seven goals and 12 points.
•    Gladiators are tied for the league lead with three shorthanded goals against.
•    Everblades are 10-0-2 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Reading Royals (33-24-10) at Wheeling Nailers (34-25-8)                                 7:35 p.m. ET
•    Reading’s Justin Crandall is tied for third among rookies with 51 points (15g-36a).
•    Riley Brace leads Wheeling against the Royals with 10 points (3g-7a).
•    Royals are 23-2-4 when leading after two periods.
•    Nailers are third with 32.78 shots per game.

Allen Americans (37-23-7) at Missouri Mavericks (51-11-5)                               7:05 p.m. CT
•    Allen’s Eric Roy is tied for third among defensemen with seven power-play goals.
•    Sebastien Sylvestre lead Missouri against the Americans with five goals and nine points.
•    Americans are first on the power play on the road at 23.3 percent (28-for-120).
•    Mavericks are 38-5-2 when scoring first.

Tulsa Oilers (32-29-5) at Quad City Mallards (33-28-6)                                      7:05 p.m. CT
•    Tulsa’s Dennis Brown is tied for fifth among defensemen with 28 assists.
•    Raphael Bussieres leads Quad City against the Oilers with four goals.
•    Oilers are tied for the league lead with three shorthanded goals against.
•    Mallards are 12-0-0 when leading after two periods at home.

Cincinnati Cyclones (35-24-9) at Evansville IceMen (26-31-9)                           7:15 p.m. CT
•    Cincinnati’s Nick Huard leads the league with 14 power-play goals.
•    Alex Wideman lead Evansville against the Cyclones with seven points (3g-4a).
•    Cyclones are 27-7-2 when scoring first.
•    IceMen are second with 74 goals in the second period.

Idaho Steelheads (36-22-9) at Colorado Eagles (37-26-4)                                 7:05 p.m. MT
•    Idaho’s Corbin Baldwin is tied for third among defensemen in plus-minus at +27.
•    Kyle Kraemer leads Colorado against the Steelheads with six goals.
•    Steelheads are 26-13-5 against West Division opponents.
•    Eagles are second with 27.21 shots-against per game.

Wichita Thunder (17-38-12) at Rapid City Rush (28-32-7)                                 7:05 p.m. MT
•    Kenton Miller leads Wichita with 14 goals.
•    Rapid City’s Danny Battochio is third with 1,167 saves.
•    Thunder are 11-1-2 when leading after two periods.
•    Rush are second on the penalty kill at home at 88.0 percent (88-for-100).

Alaska Aces (26-34-7) at Utah Grizzlies (36-26-6)                                             7:05 p.m. MT
•    Peter Sivak leads Alaska with 59 points (19g-39a).
•    Matt Berry leads Utah against the Aces with eight goals and 13 points.
•    Aces are second with 33.61 shots per game.
•    Grizzlies are 26-6-2 when scoring first.

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK, ONE SEASON
20 – David Desharnais, Cincinnati Cyclones, Jan. 5-Feb. 29, 2008 (30 assists)
17 – Peter Kasowski, Roanoke Valley Rebels, Oct. 26-Dec. 7, 1991 (28 assists)
15 – Scott Bertoli, Trenton Titans, Feb. 16-April 4, 2000 (21 assists)
     – Mike Reier, Dayton Bombers, Oct. 23-Nov. 28, 1992 (24 assists)
14 – Chad Costello, Allen Americans, Feb. 26, 2016-Present (21 assists)
     – John Spoltore, Louisiana Ice Gators, Oct. 17-Nov. 24, 1998 (22 assists)
     – John Spoltore, Louisiana Ice Gators, Dec. 20, 1997-Jan. 16, 1998 (23 assists)
     – Matt Robbins, Charlotte Checkers, Jan. 12-March 11, 1994 (18 assists)

MOST HOME WINS, ONE SEASON
30 – Alaska Aces, 2005-06
     – San Diego Gulls, 2003-04
     – Louisiana Ice Gators, 2001-02
29 – Missouri Mavericks, 2015-16
     – Alaska Aces, 2011-12
     – Cincinnati Cyclones, 2007-08
     – Gwinnett Gladiators, 2005-06
     – Toledo Storm, 2002-03
     – Pee Dee Pride, 1998-99

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Cincinnati can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Cincinnati wins OR Tulsa loses in regulation OR Cincinnati loses in overtime/shootout AND Tulsa loses

Colorado can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Colorado wins AND Tulsa loses

Utah can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Utah wins AND Tulsa loses

Manchester can clinch the East Division title on Friday if:

Manchester wins AND Adirondack loses in regulation