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ECHL Today – April 8

Orlando Solar Bears (36-25-10) at Florida Everblades (45-21-5)             7 p.m. ET

  • Joe Perry leads Orlando against the Everblades with six goals and 13 points.
  • Florida’s Matt Berry is second with 249 shots on goal.
  • Solar Bears lead the league with 37.27 shots per game.
  • Everblades are third with 3.73 goals per game.

 

Wheeling Nailers (34-29-8) at Kalamazoo Wings (37-30-4)                                   7 p.m. ET

  • Garrett Meurs leads Wheeling against the K-Wings with 12 points (4g-8a).
  • Kalamazoo’s Tanner Sorenson is tied for the league lead with nine game-winning goals.
  • Nailers are tied for second with six shorthanded goals against.
  • K-Wings are 22-3-3 when scoring first.

 

Adirondack Thunder (40-20-11) at Elmira Jackals (17-46-8)                               7:05 p.m. ET

  • Adirondack’s J.P. Anderson is fourth with a .918 save percentage.
  • Mark Bennett leads Elmira against the Thunder with four points (0g-4a).
  • Thunder are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games.
  • Jackals are 10-1-3 when leading after two periods.

 

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (40-25-6) at Atlanta Gladiators (26-37-8)                  7:05 p.m. ET

  • Greenville’s Joe Houk is tied for fourth among defensemen with 16 goals.
  • Atlanta’s Matt Ginn is second with 1,430 saves.
  • Swamp Rabbits lead the league with 10 overtime wins.
  • Gladiators are tied for fifth with three shorthanded goals against at home.

 

Cincinnati Cyclones (36-29-6) at South Carolina Stingrays (39-28-4)                  7:05 p.m. ET

  • Cincinnati’s Shane Walsh is second among rookies with 207 shots on goal.
  • South Carolina’s Parker Milner is fifth with 26 wins.
  • Cyclones are tied for fourth with 2.89 goals-against per game.
  • Stingrays are third on the penalty kill at home at 87.6 percent (113-for-129).

 

Manchester Monarchs (37-23-11) at Brampton Beast (39-24-8)                           7:15 p.m. ET

  • Joe Diamond leads Manchester with 23 goals.
  • Brampton’s David Pacan is tied for the league lead with 40 goals.
  • Monarchs have scored a league-leading 114 goals in the second period.
  • Beast are tied for second with eight shorthanded goals at home.

 

Reading Royals (40-25-6) at Norfolk Admirals (26-39-6)                                      7:15 p.m. ET

  • Reading’s Florian Iberer is 12th among defensemen with 41 points (9g-32a).
  • T.J. Foster leads Norfolk with 25 goals and 58 points.
  • Royals are league’s least-penalized team with 10.82 penalty minutes per game.
  • Admirals are 16-1-2 when leading after two periods.

 

Indy Fuel (23-41-7) at Toledo Walleye (50-17-4)                                                    7:15 p.m. ET

  • Indy’s Michael Neal is fifth with a 22.9 percent shooting percentage (11-for-48).
  • Toledo’s Tyson Spink leads rookies, and is tied for the overall lead, with nine game-winning goals.
  • Fuel have had a league-low nine games decided in overtime or a shootout.
  • Walleye are first on the power play at home at 30.2 percent (42-for-139).

 

Quad City Mallards (40-27-4) at Fort Wayne Komets (44-19-8)                          7:30 p.m. ET

  • Quad City’s Kevin Gibson is fourth in plus-minus at +33.
  • Fort Wayne’s Mike Cazzola leads rookies with 75 points (30g-45a).
  • Mallards are tied for second with six shorthanded goals against.
  • Komets lead the league with 27 home wins (27-7-1).

 

Wichita Thunder (20-43-7) at Tulsa Oilers (27-36-8)                                             7:05 p.m. CT

  • Wichita’s Gerrad Grant is tied for second among rookies with three shorthanded assists.
  • Shawn Bates leads Tulsa against the Thunder with six goals.
  • Thunder are 14-2-3 when leading after two periods.
  • Oilers are third with 34.76 shots per game.

 

Missouri Mavericks (33-29-9) at Utah Grizzlies (35-29-7)                         7 p.m. MT

  • Rocco Carzo leads Missouri against the Grizzlies with two goals.
  • Utah’s Ralph Cuddemi is tied for fourth among rookies with 27 goals.
  • Mavericks are first on the penalty kill on the road at 87.1 percent (115-for-132).
  • Grizzlies are 16-6-7 in one-goal games.

 

Colorado Eagles (46-20-5) at Rapid City Rush (26-37-8)                                      7:05 p.m. MT

  • Colorado’s Matt Register leads defensemen with six game-winning goals.
  • Ryan Walters leads Rapid City against the Eagles with 15 points (5g-10a).
  • Eagles are first on the power play on the road at 25.4 percent (35-for-138).
  • Rush are 12-5-3 when leading after one period.

 

Idaho Steelheads (42-22-7) at Alaska Aces (32-29-10)                                           7:15 p.m. AKT

  • Will Merchant leads Idaho against the Aces with 11 points (5g-6a).
  • Alaska’s Kevin Carr is fourth with 1,285 saves.
  • Steelheads are third on the power play on the road at 22.4 percent (30-for-134).
  • Aces are 17-2-3 when leading after one period.

 

MOST SHOTS ON GOAL, ONE SEASON

443 – Darren Colbourne, Dayton (1991-92)

402 – Ryan Ginand, Trenton (2010-11)

397 – Darren Colbourne, Richmond (1993-94)

362 – Dane Fox, Missouri (2016-17)

360 – Bobby Russell, Jackson (2000-01)

 

Toledo can clinch the Brabham Cup on Saturday if:

 

Toledo wins OR Toledo loses in overtime/shootout