ECHL Today – April 4

      

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

  

South Carolina Stingrays (44-19-7) at Florida Everblades (46-15-7)                               7 p.m. ET 

·      Joe Devin leads South Carolina against the Everblades with four goals.

·      Florida’s Mike Little is second among defensemen in plus-minus at +41.

·      Stingrays lead the league with 25 road wins (25-8-2).

·      Everblades are third with 3.74 goals per game.  

 

Reading Royals (44-18-6) at Orlando Solar Bears (35-23-10)                                         7 p.m. ET 

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

·      Orlando’s Garret Sparks is sixth with a 2.37 goals-against average.

·      Royals have outscored their opponents 91-67 in the third period.

·      Solar Bears are league’s second-least penalized team with 13.13 penalty minutes per game.  

 

Greenville Road Warriors (36-29-4) at Gwinnett Gladiators (19-44-6)                            7:05 p.m. ET 

·      Greenville’s Jeff Malcolm is fourth with a .922 save percentage.

·      Greg Carey leads Gwinnett against the Road Warriors with four points (1g-3a).

·      Road Warriors are 23-4-1 when scoring first.

·      Gladiators are 15-3-1 when leading after two periods.  

 

Elmira Jackals (32-29-7) at Toledo Walleye (47-14-7)                                                    7:15 p.m. ET 

·      Elmira’s Steven Shamanski is second among defensemen with 178 shots on goal.

·      Toledo’s Tyler Barnes leads rookies with 68 points (29g-39a).

·      Jackals are 5-0-0 in games decided in overtime.

·      Walleye are second with 2.53 goals-against per game.  

 

Evansville IceMen (15-45-8) at Cincinnati Cyclones (30-29-9)                                        7:35 p.m. ET 

·      Robin Soudek leads Evansville with 18 goals and 38 points.

·      Cincinnati’s Jack Combs is on a nine-game point streak since March 11 (7g-7a).

·      IceMen are 11-2-2 when leading after two periods.

·      Cyclones are league’s fourth-least penalized team with 14.10 penalty minutes per game.  

 

Fort Wayne Komets (46-16-6) at Indy Fuel (27-30-10)                                                    7:35 p.m. ET 

·      Fort Wayne’s Drew Daniels leads the league in plus-minus at +49.

·      Pete Massar leads Indy against the Komets with six points (2g-4a).

·      Komets are 31-11-4 when outshooting their opponent.

·      Fuel are fifth on the power play at home at 21.8 percent (32-for-147).  

 

Wheeling Nailers (33-32-2) at Kalamazoo Wings (33-29-5)                                           8 p.m. ET 

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

·      Kalamazoo’s Joel Martin is tied for third with 28 wins.

·      Nailers are second with a .462 shootout shooting percentage (12-for-26).

·      K-Wings are third with three shorthanded goals against.  

 

Brampton Beast (22-42-3) at Wichita Thunder (31-29-8)                                               7:05 p.m. CT 

·      Justin Donati leads Brampton against the Thunder with six points (1g-5a).

·      Wichita’s Mike Wilson is fourth among defensemen with 46 points (12g-34a).

·      Beast are 12-1-3 in one-goal games.

·      Thunder are fourth with 27.90 shots-against per game.  

 

Missouri Mavericks (25-35-8) at Tulsa Oilers (35-28-5)                                                  7:35 p.m. CT 

·      Missouri’s Andrew Courtney is second with 12 power-play goals.

·      Adam Pleskach leads Tulsa against the Mavericks with eight goals and 11 points.

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

·      Oilers are tied for sixth with five shorthanded goals against.  

 

Stockton Thunder (19-47-2) at Ontario Reign (40-18-10)                                              6 p.m. PT 

·      Tyler Maxwell leads Stockton with 24 goals.

·      Ontario’s Judd Blackwater s is on a five-game goal streak since March 25 (8g).

·      Thunder are third on the power play at 21.2 percent (58-for-274).

·      Reign are third with 2.57 goals-against per game.  

 

Alaska Aces (34-27-7) at Utah Grizzlies (34-26-8)                                                         7 p.m. MT 

·      Alaska’s Ryan Walters leads the league with five shorthanded goals.

·      Mathieu Aubin leads Utah against the Aces with 12 points (3g-9a).

·      Aces are 25-0-3 when leading after two periods.

·      Grizzlies lead the league with 15 shorthanded goals.  

 

Quad City Mallards (35-28-7) at Rapid City Rush (37-26-6)                                           7:05 p.m. MT 

·      Joe Perry leads Quad City against the Rush with six goals.

·      Rapid City’s Danny Battochio is fourth with 2,694 minutes played and 1,140 saves.

·      Mallards are fourth on the power play on the road at 20.7 percent (28-for-135).

·      Rush are seventh with 2.83 goals-against per game.  

 

Colorado Eagles (41-22-6) at Idaho Steelheads (46-18-6)                                            7:10 p.m. MT 

·      Brock Nixon leads Colorado against the Steelheads with six points (2g-4a).

·      Idaho’s Wade MacLeod is tied for third with 38 goals.

·      Eagles are fifth on the penalty kill at 85.4 percent (252-for-295).

·      Steelheads are 21-9-6 in one-goal games.

 

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Florida can clinch the East Division title on Saturday if:

Florida wins AND Reading loses

Orlando can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Saturday if:

Orlando wins AND Greenville loses OR Orlando loses in overtime/shootout AND Greenville loses in regulation

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

Quad City wins OR Wichita loses in regulation OR Quad City loses in overtime/shootout AND Wichita loses

Tulsa can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Saturday if:

Tulsa wins AND Wichita loses

LONGEST WINNING STREAK BY GOALTENDER, ONE SEASON
16 –
Jeff Jakaitis, South Carolina Stingrays (Feb. 15-Present)
13 – Daniel Berthiaume, Roanoke Express (1994-95)
12 – Cory Cadden, Knoxville Cherokees (1993-94)
11 – seven times, most recent:
      
Daniel Manzato
, Las Vegas Wranglers (2007-08)

 

MOST CAREER COACHING WINS
491 – John Marks (Charlotte, 1993-98; Greenville, 1998-2006; Pensacola, 2007-08; Augusta, 2008-09)
480 –
Jason Christie (Peoria, 2000-05; Utah, 2005-08; Ontario, 2011-Present)
      – John Brophy (Hampton Roads, 1989-2000 and Wheeling, 2001-03)
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)