ECHL Today – Dec. 19


Atlanta Gladiators (15-9-1) at Kalamazoo Wings (10-14-3)                                7 p.m. ET
•    Atlanta’s Derek Nesbitt is tied for third with 13 goals.
•    Dane Fox leads Kalamazoo with 19 points (7g-12a).
•    Gladiators are third with six shorthanded goals.
•    K-Wings are 5-1-3 in one-goal games.

Elmira Jackals (18-9-0) at Reading Royals (12-11-3)                                          7 p.m. ET
•    Elmira’s Niklas Lundstrom leads the league with a .945 save percentage.
•    Adam Comrie leads Reading against the Jackals with five goals and eight points.
•    Jackals are tied for second with one shorthanded goal against.
•    Royals have outscored their opponents 31-16 in the third period.

Orlando Solar Bears (10-9-5) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (11-12-3)               7 p.m. ET

•    Brady Vail leads Orlando against the Swamp Rabbits with eight points (3g-5a).
•    Greenville’s Jack Combs is third with 93 shots on goal.
•    Solar Bears are first on the penalty  kill on the road at 93.9 percent (46-for-49).
•    Swamp Rabbits are seventh with 30.85 shots per game.

Florida Everblades (20-9-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (15-9-3)                     7:05 p.m. ET
•    Florida’s Mark Nemec is tied for third among defensemen in plus-minus at +14.
•    Joe Devin leads South Carolina against the Everblades with three points (0g-3a).
•    Everblades have outscored their opponents 30-18 in the first period.
•    Stingrays are second with 2.07 goals-against per game.

Adirondack Thunder (16-4-2) at Norfolk Admirals (9-18-1)                                7:15 p.m. ET
•    Adirondack’s Michael Kirkpatrick is tied for second among rookies with 11 goals.
•    Jonathan Lessard leads Norfolk against the Thunder with four goals and five points.
•    Thunder are third with 3.32 goals per game.
•    Admirals are 6-1-0 when leading after one period.

Manchester Monarchs (18-9-1) at Toledo Walleye (14-7-4)                               7:15 p.m. ET
•    Manchester’s Matt Leitner is second overall, and leads rookies, with 29 points (7g-22a).
•    Toledo’s Zach Nastasiuk is tied for third among rookies with a 22.2 percent shooting percentage (4-for-18).
•    Monarchs are 11-2-1 in one-goal games.
•    Walleye are league’s third-least penalized team with 10.72 penalty minutes per game.

Brampton Beast (8-14-3) at Fort Wayne Komets (11-10-1)                                7:30 p.m. ET
•    Brampton’s Jeremie Blain is third with 12 power-play points (1g-11a).
•    Mike Embach leads Fort Wayne with nine goals and 18 points.
•    Beast are tied for seventh on the power play at 19.8 percent (20-for-101).
•    Komets are 6-0-0 when leading after two periods.

Wichita Thunder (7-17-1) at Tulsa Oilers (10-10-3)                                           7:05 p.m. CT
•    Wichita’s Danick Gauthier has six goals in his last 10 games.
•    Brady Ramsay leads Tulsa against the Thunder with three goals.
•    Thunder have scored 21 of their 48 goals in the first period.
•    Oilers are fifth with 26.78 shots-against per game.

Cincinnati Cyclones (12-7-4) at Missouri Mavericks (20-3-1)                            7:05 p.m. CT

•    Cincinnati’s Nick Huard is fifth among rookies with 23 points (8g-15a).
•    Missouri’s Colin Markison is second among rookies in plus-minus at +13.
•    Cyclones lead the league on the power play at 24.1 percent (20-for-83).
•    Mavericks are 16-1-0 when scoring first.

Wheeling Nailers (14-9-3) at Quad City Mallards (14-9-3)                               7:05 p.m. CT
•    Wheeling’s John McCarron leads rookies with 92 shots on goal.
•    Quad City’s Steve Michalek is fifth with 437 saves.
•    Nailers are third with 33.23 shots per game.
•    Mallards are fourth on the penalty kill at home at 88.0 percent (44-for-50).

Indy Fuel (10-14-2) at Evansville IceMen (10-13-2)                                         7:15 p.m. CT
•    Alex Lavoie leads Indy with 22 points (8g-14a).
•    Evansville’s Daultan Leveille is tied for second with four game-winning goals.
•    Fuel are league’s second-least penalized team with 9.81 penalty minutes per game.
•    IceMen are third on the power play at 21.7 percent (18-for-83).

Colorado Eagles (12-13-2) at Utah Grizzlies (15-8-2)                                      7:05 p.m. MT
•    Jesse Mychan leads Colorado with 11 goals.
•    Utah’s Matt Berry is on a six-game point streak since Dec. 5 (4g-6a).
•    Eagles are third with 25.81 shots-against per game.
•    Grizzlies are 13-5-1 against West Division opponents.

Allen Americans (15-10-1) at Idaho Steelheads (11-14-4)                               7:10 p.m. MT
•    Allen’s Joel Rumpel is second with 11 wins.
•    Emil Molin leads Idaho against the Americans with two goals.
•    Americans are 13-1-0 when scoring first.
•    Steelheads are tied for second with seven games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Rapid City Rush (12-9-2) at Alaska Aces (9-15-3)                                            7:15 p.m. AKT
•    Rapid City’s Destry Straight is tied for first among rookies with three game-winning goals.
•    Tim Coffman leads Alaska against the Rush with four points (2g-2a).
•    Rush are 9-5-2 against West Division opponents.
•    Aces are tied for third on the power play at home at 23.1 percent (12-for-52).