ECHL Today – April 2

Norfolk Admirals (29-33-5) at Reading Royals (34-24-10)                                 7 p.m. ET
•    Norfolk’s Alexis Loiseau is tied for second among rookies with 10 power-play assists.
•    Cam Reid leads Reading against the Admirals with three goals.
•    Admirals are 9-0-5 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.
•    Royals are third on the power play at home at 20.5 percent (27-for-132).

Brampton Beast (20-36-11) at Adirondack Thunder (36-25-6)                           7 p.m. ET
•    Jeff Brown leads Brampton with 14 goals.
•    Adirondack’s Ken Appleby leads rookie goaltenders with a .926 save percentage.
•    Beast are tied for fifth with nine shorthanded goals.
•    Thunder are 27-8-4 when scoring first.

Kalamazoo Wings (35-28-5) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (28-30-10)             7 p.m. ET
•    Kalamazoo’s Ludwig Blomstrand is on an eight-game point streak since March 17 (7g-5a).
•    Scott Fleming leads Greenville with 54 points (21g-33a).
•    K-Wings are tied for fourth with five shorthanded goals on the road.
•    Swamp Rabbits are tied for fourth with 17 games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Atlanta Gladiators (32-29-7) at Florida Everblades (43-22-2)                           7 p.m. ET
•    Derek Nesbitt leads Atlanta against the Everblades with 12 points (4g-8a).
•    Florida’s Anthony Peters is tied for third among rookie goaltenders with a 2.19 goals-against average.
•    Gladiators lead the league with eight overtime wins.
•    Everblades are third with 27.49 shots-against per game.
 
Orlando Solar Bears (31-27-9) at South Carolina Stingrays (41-18-9)              7:05 p.m. ET
•    Eric Faille leads Orlando against the Stingrays  with four points (2g-2a).
•    South Carolina’s Vitek Vanecek is second with a 2.00 goals-against average.
•    Solar Bears are first on the penalty kill on the road at 87.6 percent (99-for-113).
•    Stingrays are 20-2-4 in their last 26 games.

Indy Fuel (31-34-3) at Fort Wayne Komets (38-21-8)                                        7:30 p.m. ET
•    Dylan Clarke leads Indy against the Komets with seven points (2g-5a).
•    Fort Wayne’s Jamie Schaafsma has 17 goals in his last 23 games.
•    Fuel are 24-12-3 against Midwest Division opponents.
•    Komets are second on the power play at home at 21.2 percent (25-for-118).

Manchester Monarchs (38-22-9) at Wheeling Nailers (34-26-8)                        7:35 p.m. ET
•    Manchester’s Maxim Kitsyn is tied for the league lead in plus-minus at +36.
•    Wheeling’s Mathew Maione leads defensemen with 49 points (9g-40a).
•    Monarchs are first on the power play on the road at 23.4 percent (29-for-124).
•    Nailers are fourth with 76 goals in the third period.

Toledo Walleye (44-19-5) at Cincinnati Cyclones (35-2-9)                                7:35 p.m. ET
•    Toledo’s Jeff Lerg is tied for second with 27 wins.
•    Cincinnati’s Joe Wilson is third among rookies in plus-minus at +21.
•    Walleye are league’s least-penalized team with 9.40 penalty minutes per game.
•    Cyclones are 29-1-1 when leading after two periods.

Allen Americans (38-23-7) at Missouri Mavericks (51-12-5)                              7:05 p.m. CT
•    Chad Costello leads Allen against the Americans with 11 points (3g-8a).
•    Missouri’s Parker Milner is tied for fourth with a 2.10 goals-against average.
•    Americans are 28-3-3 when scoring first.
•    Mavericks have outscored their opponents 117-66 at home.

Tulsa Oilers (32-30-5) at Evansville IceMen (27-31-9)                                       7:15 p.m. CT
•    Tulsa’s Phil Brewer is tied for third among rookies with 23 goals.
•    Jordan Sims leads Evansville against the Oilers with seven points (1g-6a).
•    Oilers are tied for the league lead with three shorthanded goals against.
•    IceMen are second with 76 goals in the second period.

Idaho Steelheads (36-22-10) at Colorado Eagles (38-26-4)                              7:05 p.m. MT
•    Emil Molin leads Idaho against the Eagles with five goals.
•    Colorado’s Jesse Mychan is tied for second with 28 goals.
•    Steelheads are 26-13-6 against West Division opponents.
•    Eagles are 12-3-2 in their last 17 games.

Wichita Thunder (18-38-12) at Rapid City Rush (28-33-7)                                7:05 p.m. MT
•    Wichita’s Landon Oslanski leads defensemen with 10 power-play goals.
•    Rapid City’s Ryan Walters is third with seven game-winning goals.
•    Thunder are 12-1-2 when leading after two periods.
•    Rush are fourth on the penalty kill at home at 87.4 percent (90-for-103).

Alaska Aces (26-35-7) at Utah Grizzlies (37-26-6)                                            7:05 p.m. MT
•    Alaska’s Peter Sivak is fourth with 220 shots on goal.
•    Matt Berry leads Utah against the Aces with nine goals and 15 points.
•    Aces are second with 33.53 shots per game.
•    Grizzlies are fourth with 10 shorthanded goals.

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 – Chad Costello, Allen Americans, Feb. 26, 2016-Present (22 assists)
     – Scott Bertoli, Trenton Titans, Feb. 16-April 4, 2000 (21 assists)
     – Mike Reier, Dayton Bombers, Oct. 23-Nov. 28, 1992 (24 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

Manchester can clinch the East Division title on Saturday if:

Manchester wins AND Adirondack loses in regulation

Fort Wane can clinch the Midwest Division title on Saturday if:

Fort Wayne wins OR Fort Wayne loses in overtime/shootout OR Cincinnati loses