ECHL Today – April 9

Toledo Walleye (47-19-5) at Kalamazoo Wings (37-28-6)                                 7 p.m. ET
•    Toledo’s Tyler Sikura is third among rookies with 11 power-play assists.
•    Kalamazoo’s Joel Martin leads the league with 35 wins.
•    Walleye are third with 2.39 goals-against per game.
•    K-Wings are third with 3.23 goals per game.

Wheeling Nailers (36-26-9) at Reading Royals (36-25-10)                                7 p.m. ET
•    Wheeling’s Riley Brace is tied for fifth with 66 points (26g-40a).
•    Cam Reid leads Reading against the Nailers with seven points (3g-4a).
•    Nailers are 23-7-2 when scoring first.
•    Royals are tied for third on the power play at home at 19.7 percent (28-for-142).

Manchester Monarchs (38-24-9) at Adirondack Thunder (38-27-6)                   7 p.m. ET
•    Manchester’s Maxim Kitsyn is second in the league in plus-minus at +35.
•    Adirondack’s Ken Appleby is fourth among rookie goaltenders with a 2.24 goals-against average.
•    Monarchs are second on the power play on the road at 22.5 percent (25-for-111).
•    Thunder are 30-0-2 when leading after two periods.

Orlando Solar Bears (33-29-9) at Florida Everblades (45-23-3)                        7 p.m. ET
•    Eric Faille leads Orlando against the Everblades with 11 points (6g-5a).
•    Florida’s Kevin Lynch is on a nine-game point streak since March 20 (7g-11a).
•    Solar Bears are 23-1-1 when leading after one period.
•    Everblades are third with 27.58 shots-against per game.

Brampton Beast (22-38-11) at Elmira Jackals (37-29-5)                                    7:05 p.m. ET
•    Mike Vernace leads Brampton against the Jackals with six points (1g-5a).
•    Elmira’s Shane Owen is third with 1,233 saves.
•    Beast are tied for fifth with nine shorthanded goals.
•    Jackals are fifth with 32.18 shots per game.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (29-32-10) at Atlanta Gladiators (33-31-7)             7:05 p.m. ET
•    Scott Fleming leads Greenville against the Gladiators with seven goals.
•    Atlanta’s Max Everson is tied for third among defensemen with six power-play goals.
•    Swamp Rabbits are third with a .438 shootout percentage (7-for-16).
•    Gladiators are tied for the league lead with three shorthanded goals against.

South Carolina Stingrays (43-18-10) at Norfolk Admirals (30-36-5)                  7:15 p.m. ET
•    Joe Devin leads South Carolina against the Admirals with seven points (2g-5a).
•    Steven Whitney leads Norfolk with 55 points (23g-32a).
•    Stingrays are 22-2-5 in their last 29 games.
•    Admirals are 9-0-5 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Indy Fuel (32-36-3) at Fort Wayne Komets (39-23-9)                                        7:30 p.m. ET
•    Indy’s Peter Schneider is fourth among rookies with 200 shots on goal.
•    Mike Embach leads Fort Wayne against the Fuel with 11 points (4g-7a).
•    Fuel are league’s second-least penalized team with 10.96 penalty minutes per game.
•    Komets lead the league with 3.34 goals per game.

Evansville IceMen (29-34-8) at Allen Americans (40-24-7)                               7:05 p.m. CT
•    Evansville’s Jordan Sims is fifth among rookies in plus-minus at +17.
•    Allen’s Eric Roy leads rookie defensemen with seven power-play goals.
•    IceMen are 13-1-6 when leading after two periods.
•    Americans are 29-4-3 when scoring first.

Cincinnati Cyclones (35-27-9) at Quad City Mallards (37-28-6)                        7:05 p.m. CT

•    Cincinnati’s Nick Huard leads the league with 15 power-play goals.
•    Matt Neal leads Quad City against the Cyclones with 10 points (4g-6a).
•    Cyclones have outscored their opponents 82-68 in the third period.
•    Mallards are tied for fifth on the penalty kill at 85.5 percent (213-for-249).

Wichita Thunder (18-41-12) at Tulsa Oilers (36-30-5)                                      7:05 p.m. CT
•    Kenton Miller leads Wichita with 16 goals.
•    Tulsa’s Adam Pleskach is tied for third with 233 assists.
•    Thunder are 12-1-2 when leading after two periods.
•    Oilers are first on the power play at home at 21.4 percent (21-for-98).

Utah Grizzlies (38-27-6) at Rapid City Rush (30-34-7)                                     7:05 p.m. MT
•    Utah’s Charles Sarault is tied for fourth with 43 assists.
•    Rapid City’s Danny Battochio is fourth with 1,223 saves.
•    Grizzlies are 13-5-6 in one-goal games.
•    Rush are 20-4-3 when scoring first.

Missouri Mavericks (51-15-5) at Idaho Steelheads (38-23-10)                        7:10 p.m. MT
•    Missouri’s Josh Robinson leads the league with a 1.91 goals-against average.
•    Idaho’s Corbin Baldwin is third among defensemen in plus-minus at +28.
•    Mavericks have outscored their opponents 72-50 in the first period.
•    Steelheads are 22-9-5 when outshot by their opponent.

Colorado Eagles (40-27-4) at Alaska Aces (27-37-7)                                      7:15 p.m. AKT
•    Colorado’s Trent Daavettila is second with 79 points (25g-54a).
•    Alaska’s Stephen Perfetto is third among rookies with 208 shots on goal.
•    Eagles are 24-15-3 against West Division opponents.
•    Aces are tied for seventh with five shorthanded goals against.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

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

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

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

Elmira wins AND Kalamazoo loses in regulation

Idaho can clinch the West Division title on Saturday if:

Idaho wins OR Idaho loses in overtime/shootout OR Colorado loses

Colorado can clinch the West Division title on Saturday if:

Colorado wins AND Idaho loses in regulation

20 – David Desharnais, Cincinnati Cyclones, Jan. 5-Feb. 29, 2008 (30 assists)
18 – Chad Costello, Allen Americans, Feb. 26, 2016-Present (28 assists)
17 – 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)