ECHL Today – Dec. 26


Manchester Monarchs (18-10-1) at Adirondack Thunder (16-5-2)                   7 p.m. ET
•    Manchester’s Matt Leitner is tied for first among rookies with 29 points (7g-22a).
•    Adirondack’s Ryan Constant is tied for third among defensemen with eight power-play assists.
•    Monarchs are tied for fourth with 10 road wins (10-5-1).
•    Thunder are 10-1-1 when outshot by their opponent.

Reading Royals (13-11-3) at Elmira Jackals (18-10-0)                                     7:05 p.m. ET

•    Adam Comrie leads Reading against the Jackals with five goals and 10 points.
•    Elmira’s Spiro Goulakos is second among rookies with four power-play goals.
•    Royals are second on the penalty kill on the road at 90.9 percent (40-for-44).
•    Jackals are 13-4-0 in games decided by two goals or less.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (13-12-3) at Atlanta Gladiators (16-10-1)              7:05 p.m. ET
•    Jordan Knackstedt leads Greenville against the Gladiators with five points (0g-5a).
•    Atlanta’s Derek Nesbitt leads the league with five game-winning goals.
•    Swamp Rabbits are 13-2-2 when scoring three or more goals.
•    Gladiators are third with six shorthanded goals.

Norfolk Admirals (10-18-1) at South Carolina Stingrays (15-10-3)                   7:05 p.m. ET
•    Tommy Mele leads Norfolk with 10 goals.
•    South Carolina’s Joey Leach is third among defensemen in plus-minus at +14.
•    Admirals are fifth on the penalty kill on the road at 87.0 percent (67-for-77).
•    Stingrays lead the league with 25.21 shots-against per game.

Wheeling Nailers (14-10-3) at Toledo Walleye (16-7-4)                                   7:15 p.m. ET
•    Wheeling’s Derek Army is tied for second with four game-winning goals.
•    Toledo’s Alden Hirschfeld leads the league with eight power-play goals.
•    Nailers are third with 33.56 shots per game.
•    Walleye are third on the power play at 21.4 percent (21-for-98).

Kalamazoo Wings (10-15-3) at Fort Wayne Komets (13-10-1)                         7:30 p.m. ET
•    Steve McCarthy leads Kalamazoo against the Komets with five points (1g-4a).
•    Fort Wayne’s Brett Perlini is on a seven-game point streak since Dec. 4 (3g-7a).
•    K-Wings are 5-1-2 when leading after one period.
•    Komets are first on the power play at home at 25.5 percent (14-for-55).

Tulsa Oilers (12-10-3) at Wichita Thunder (7-18-2)                                          7:05 p.m. CT
•    Tulsa’s Kevin Carr is fourth with a 1.95 goals-against average.
•    Kenton Miller leads Wichita against the Oilers with five points (3g-2a).
•    Oilers are fourth with 26.32 shots-against per game.
•    Thunder have scored 22 of their 51 goals in the first period.

Missouri Mavericks (22-3-1) at Allen Americans (16-11-1)                               7:05 p.m. CT
•    Missouri’s Tyler Barnes is tied for second with 30 points (13g-17a).
•    Allen’s Eric Roy is tied for fourth among defensemen with 19 points (6g-13a).
•    Mavericks lead the league with 1.77 goals-against per game.
•    Americans are 13-0-0 when leading after two periods.

Indy Fuel (11-15-2) at Quad City Mallards (15-10-3)                                        7:05 p.m. CT

•    Alex Lavoie leads Indy against the Mallards with three goals and six points.
•    Quad City’s Steve Michalek is fourth with 473 saves.
•    Fuel are league’s second-least penalized team with 9.93 penalty minutes per game.
•    Mallards are tied for the league lead with 11 home wins (11-2-1).

Cincinnati Cyclones (13-8-4) at Evansville IceMen (10-14-2)                           7:15 p.m. CT
•    Cincinnati’s Joe Wilson is fifth among rookies in plus-minus at +13.
•    Alex Wideman leads Evansville against the Cyclones with four points (1g-3a).
•    Cyclones are league’s fourth-least penalized team with 11.20 penalty minutes per game.
•    IceMen have a league-leading seven wins when trailing after one period (7-10-0).

Rapid City Rush (13-10-2) at Colorado Eagles (12-14-2)                                  7:05 p.m. MT
•    Rapid City’s Michael Young is second among defensemen with an 18.2 percent shooting percentage (4-for-22).
•    Jesse Mychan leads Colorado against the Rush with three goals.
•    Rush are 6-1-2 in one-goal games.
•    Eagles are first on the penalty kill at home at 90.8 percent (69-for-76).

Utah Grizzlies (16-8-2) at Idaho Steelheads (11-14-5)                                     7:10 p.m. MT

•    Utah’s Roberts Lipsbergs leads the league with a 35.3 percent shooting percentage (6-for-17).
•    Rob Linsmayer leads Idaho against the Grizzlies with four goals and six points.
•    Grizzlies lead the league with 3.50 goals per game.
•    Steelheads have scored a power-play goal in five straight games.