ECHL Today – April 17

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North Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 1 Reading Royals (43-23-7) at No. 4 Toledo Storm (42-26-5) 6:05 p.m. ET
(Series Tied 1-1)

* Barry Brust made 31 saves in Reading’s 1-0 win in Game 2 on Saturday.
* Mike Sandbeck scored the game winner for Reading in Game 2.
* Reading’s Barry Brust and Toledo’s Scott Fankhouser are tied for postseason goals against lead (0.51).
* Scott Fankhouser stopped 32 shots in Toledo’s 1-0 win in Game 1 on Thursday.
* Carl Mallette scored the game winner for Toledo in Game 1.
* Reading is 0-for-14 on the power play and Toledo is 0-for-10.
* Game 4 is Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at Toledo.

No. 2 Trenton (44-21-9) at No. 3 Atlantic City (42-24-8) 4:05 p.m. ET
(Trenton Leads Series 2-0)

* Rookie Brent Robinson scored the game-winning goal 20 seconds into overtime on Friday.
* Atlantic City won the last four regular season meetings and was 4-1-0 at home against the Titans.
* Nick Deschenes (2g), Brent Robinson (2g) and Scott Bertoli (2a) lead Trenton in postseason scoring.
* J-F Plourde (2a) and Jason Notermann (1g-1a) lead Atlantic City in playoff scoring with two points each.
* Trenton’s Andrew Allen is 2-0 with goals against of 1.50 and save percentage of .953.
* Game 4, if necessary, is Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at Atlantic City.

American Conference Quarterfinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 2 Columbia Inferno (40-22-12) at No. 7 Charlotte Checkers (39-28-7) 5:05 p.m. ET
(Columbia Leads Series 2-1)

* Alex Westlund made 31 saves in Charlotte’s 3-1 win in Game 3 on Saturday.
* Dwight Helminen leads Charlotte in the postseason with two goals and two points.
* Brad Ralph leads Columbia with two assists and three points and is tied for the team lead with one goal.
* Inferno scored three of its four goals on special teams (2ppg-1shg) in Friday’s 4-2 win in Game 2.
* In its last four games with Columbia, Charlotte has been shut out twice and scored four goals.
* Checkers defenseman Ryan Glenn scored his first professional playoff goal in Friday’s 4-2 loss.
* Game 5, if necessary, is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia.

West Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 2 Long Beach Ice Dogs (44-21-9) at No. 3 Idaho Steelheads (43-24-7) 7:10 p.m. MT
(Long Beach Leads Series 2-1)

* Long Beach scored three unanswered goals in 5-2 win in Game 3 on Saturday.
* During Kelly Cup Championship run in 2004, Idaho was 7-2 at home with both losses coming in overtime.
* Darrell Hay leads Idaho in the postseason with three assists and four points.
* Michael Lambert and Bill Lindsay are tied for the Long Beach lead with two goals and three points.
* Steelheads’ Frank Doyle stopped 29 of 31 shots in Game 2 for first professional playoff win.
* Game 5, if necessary, is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Long Beach.

Upcoming Kelly Cup Playoffs Games

American Conference Quarterfinals (Best-of-Five)
No. 5 Mississippi Sea Wolves (40-24-9) at No. 4 Gwinnett Gladiators (40-25-8)
(Gwinnett Leads Series 2-1)
Game 4 – Monday at 7:35 p.m. ET

No. 3 Florida Everblades (43-21-10) at No. 6 South Carolina Stingrays (40-25-9)
(Florida Leads Series 2-1)
Game 4 – Monday at 7:05 p.m. ET

No. 1 Pensacola Ice Pilots (51-18-5) vs. No. 8 Greenville Grrrowl (41-28-5)
(Greenville Leads Series 2-1)
Game 4 – Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. ET

West Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five)
No. 1 Alaska Aces (46-20-8) vs. No. 4 Bakersfield Condors (41-23-10)
(Series Tied 2-2)
Game 5 – Monday at 7:15 p.m. AT