ECHL Today – April 8

Atlanta Gladiators (33-30-7) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (28-32-10)               7 p.m. ET
•    Atlanta’s Derek Nesbitt is second with 237 shots on goal.
•    Michael St. Croix leads Greenville against the Gladiators with 15 points (4g-11a).
•    Gladiators are 25-5-6 when scoring first.
•    Swamp Rabbits are tied for fifth with 17 games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Adirondack Thunder (37-27-6) at Manchester Monarchs (38-23-9)                     7 p.m. ET

•    Adirondack’s Michael Kirkpatrick leads rookies, and is fourth overall, with 28 goals.
•    Maxim Kitsyn leads Manchester against the Thunder with four goals.
•    Thunder are 17-6-5 when outshot by their opponent.
•    Monarchs have a league-leading nine wins when trailing after two periods.

Elmira Jackals (37-28-5) at Brampton Beast (21-38-11)                                      7:15 p.m. ET
•    Elmira’s Cason Hohmann is second among rookies with 57 points (20g-37a).
•    Mike Vernace leads Brampton with 33 points (5g-28a).
•    Jackals are 19-4-5 in one-goal games.
•    Beast are 12-2-4 when leading after two periods.

Orlando Solar Bears (33-28-9) at Florida Everblades (44-23-3)                         7:30 p.m. ET
•    Orlando’s T.J. Foster is second among rookies with 25 goals.
•    Florida’s Anthony Peters is second among rookie goaltenders with a 2.20 goals-against average.
•    Solar Bears are first on the penalty kill on the road at 87.7 percent (100-for-114).
•    Everblades are 27-15-2 against South Division opponents.

South Carolina Stingrays (42-18-10) at Norfolk Admirals (30-35-5)                   7:30 p.m. ET

•    South Carolina’s Vitek Vanecek is second with a 2.03 goals-against average.
•    Greg Chase leads Norfolk against the Stingrays with four goals.
•    Stingrays lead the league with 26.80 shots-against per game.
•    Admirals are 19-2-1 when leading after two periods.

Fort Wayne Komets (39-22-9) at Indy Fuel (31-36-3)                                         7:35 p.m. ET
•    Fort Wayne’s Shawn Szydlowski is third with 50 assists and 74 points.
•    Dylan Clarke leads Indy against the Komets with nine points (2g-7a).
•    Komets lead the league with 13 shorthanded goals.
•    Fuel are tied for second on the penalty kill at home at 87.8 percent (101-for-115).

Reading Royals (36-24-10) at Wheeling Nailers (35-26-9)                                 7:35 p.m. ET
•    Reading’s Justin Crandall leads rookies with 12 power-play assists.
•    Riley Brace leads Wheeling against the Royals with 10 points (3g-7a).
•    Royals are sixth with 32.03 shots per game.
•    Nailers are 24-1-1 when leading after two periods.

Evansville IceMen (28-33-9) at Allen Americans (40-23-7)                                7:05 p.m. CT

•    Evansville’s Alex Wideman is tied for second among rookies with two shootout-winning goals.
•    Allen’s Chad Costello leads the league with 40 power-play points (7g-33a).
•    IceMen are 13-1-6 when leading after two periods.
•    Americans are third on the power play at home at 20.1 percent (28-for-139).

Cincinnati Cyclones (35-26-9) at Quad City Mallards (36-28-6)                         7:05 p.m. CT
•    Tommy Mele leads Cincinnati against the Mallards with five goals.
•    Quad City’s Mike Monfredo is tied for fifth among defensemen with 29 assists.
•    Cyclones are league’s fourth-least penalized team with 11.79 penalty minutes per game.
•    Mallards are 23-4-3 when scoring first.

Tulsa Oilers (35-30-5) at Wichita Thunder (18-40-12)                                        7:05 p.m. CT
•    Tulsa’s Phil Brewer is third among rookies with 24 goals.
•    Wichita’s Landon Oslanski leads defensemen with 10 power-play goals.
•    Oilers are tied for the league lead with three shorthanded goals against.
•    Thunder are tied for the league lead with 19 games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Kalamazoo Wings (37-28-5) at Toledo Walleye (46-19-5)                                 8:15 p.m. ET
•    Alex Mallet leads Kalamazoo against the Walleye with seven points (2g-5a).
•    Toledo’s Jeff Lerg is second with 28 wins.
•    K-Wings are 16-7-2 against North Division opponents.
•    Walleye are league’s least-penalized team with 9.30 penalty minutes per game.

Utah Grizzlies (38-26-6) at Rapid City Rush (29-34-7)                                       7:05 p.m. MT
•    Utah’s Charles Sarault is tied for second with 20 power-play assists.
•    Mikhail Stefanovich leads Rapid City against the Grizzlies with six goals.
•    Grizzlies are fourth with 10 shorthanded goals.
•    Rush are 19-1-2 when leading after two periods.

Missouri Mavericks (51-14-5) at Idaho Steelheads (37-23-10)                           7:10 p.m. MT
•    Missouri’s Andrew Courtney is second with 12 power-play goals.
•    Idaho’s Zach Yuen is fifth among defensemen with 18 power-play points (3g-15a).
•    Mavericks are second with 2.24 goals-against per game.
•    Steelheads are 21-2-3 when leading after one period.

Colorado Eagles (40-26-4) at Alaska Aces (26-37-7)                                          7:15 p.m. AKT
•    Colorado’s Jesse Mychan is tied for the league lead with 31 goals.
•    Peter Sivak leads Alaska against the Eagles with three goals and 10 points.
•    Eagles are second with 27.21 shots-against per game.
•    Aces are tied for fifth on the power play at home at 19.3 percent (23-for-119).

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

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

Reading wins OR Reading loses in overtime/shootout OR Elmira loses OR Kalamazoo loses in regulation

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

Adirondack wins AND Elmira loses OR Kalamazoo loses in regulation/Adirondack loses in overtime/shootout AND Elmira loses in regulation

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

Kalamazoo wins AND Elmira loses in regulation

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

Wheeling wins AND Elmira loses in regulation

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

Quad City wins OR Quad City loses in overtime/shootout OR Tulsa loses

Manchester can clinch the East Division title on Friday if:

Manchester wins OR Reading loses in regulation OR Manchester loses in overtime/shootout AND Reading loses

South Carolina can clinch the South Division title on Friday if:

South Carolina wins OR Florida loses in regulation OR South Carolina loses in overtime/shootout AND Florida loses

Colorado can clinch the West Division title on Friday if:

Colorado wins AND Idaho loses in regulation

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK, ONE SEASON

20 – David Desharnais, Cincinnati Cyclones, Jan. 5-Feb. 29, 2008 (30 assists)
17 – Chad Costello, Allen Americans, Feb. 26, 2016-Present (27 assists)
     – 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)
     – 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)