ECHL Today – Dec. 27

 

Check out last night’s highlights from around the league on ECHL REWIND

 

Kalamazoo Wings (9-14-2) at Toledo Walleye (19-4-3)                                    5:30 p.m. ET 

Game at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio 

·      Kalamazoo’s Curtis Valk is on a four-game goal streak since Dec. 12 (4g).

·      Alden Hirschfeld leads Toledo against the K-Wings with seven points (2g-5a).

·      K-Wings are third on the power play on the road at 22.1 percent (10-for-45).

·      Walleye are 17-0-1 when scoring first.  

 

Gwinnett Gladiators (8-16-1) at Greenville Road Warriors (19-9-1)                  7 p.m. ET 

·      Casey Pierro-Zabotel leads Gwinnett with nine goals and 27 points.

·      Emerson Clark leads Greenville against the Gladiators with four goals.

·      Gladiators are 7-2-1 when leading after two periods.

·      Road Warriors are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games.  

 

Florida Everblades (19-3-1) at Orlando Solar Bears (14-12-3)                          7 p.m. ET 

·      Evan Bloodoff leads Florida against the Solar Bears with four goals.

·      Greg Miller leads Orlando with 13 goals and 27 points.

·      Everblades are first on the power play on the road at 25.0 percent (13-for-52).

·      Solar Bears are 12-1-2 when scoring first.  

 

Elmira Jackals (15-11-3) at Reading Royals (16-9-2)                                         7:05 p.m. ET 

·      Elmira’s Sam Marotta leads rookie goaltenders with a 2.50 goals-against average.

·      Reading’s David Marshall is tied for the league lead with five game-winning goals.

·      Jackals are 10-1-2 when leading after one period.

·      Royals are fourth with 32.19 shots per game.  

 

Wheeling Nailers (12-12-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (13-10-5)                    7:05 p.m. ET 

·      Wheeling’s Zach Yuen is fifth among defensemen with a 15.8 percent shooting percentage (3-for-19).

·      South Carolina’s Jeff Jakaitis is third with a 2.18 goals-against average.

·      Nailers lead the league with seven shorthanded goals.

·      Stingrays are sixth with 26.93 shots-against per game.  

 

Evansville IceMen (9-13-4) at Fort Wayne Komets (21-5-1)                               7:30 p.m. ET 

·      Brandon Wong leads Evansville against the Komets with three goals and five points.

·      Fort Wayne’s Pat Nagle is tied for the league lead with 14 wins.

·      IceMen have outscored their opponents 30-18 in the third period.

·      Komets are 14-2-1 when outshooting their opponent.  

 

Cincinnati Cyclones (10-11-4) at Indy Fuel (6-16-5)                                           7:35 p.m. ET 

·      David Pacan leads Cincinnati against the Fuel with five points (2g-3a).

·      Robert Czarnik leads Indy with 16 goals and 26 points.

·      Cyclones are league’s fifth-least penalized team with 13.60 penalty minutes per game.

·      Fuel are third on the power play at 22.6 percent (24-for-106).  

 

Brampton Beast (8-14-1) at Quad City Mallards (13-9-5)                                   7:05 p.m. CT 

·      Jason Pitton leads Brampton with nine goals.

·      Joe Perry leads Quad City against the Beast with 13 points (5g-8a).

·      Beast are 3-0-1 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.

·      Mallards are fifth with 2.67 goals-against per game.  

 

Allen Americans (19-4-2) at Wichita Thunder (12-10-5)                                     7:05 p.m. CT 

·      Allen’s Gary Steffes leads the league with 18 goals.

·      Wichita’s Danick Gauthier is tied for the league lead with 13 power-play points (5g-8a).

·      Americans are tied for first on the penalty kill at 89.1 percent (114-for-128).

·      Thunder are fifth with 32.15 shots per game.  

 

Colorado Eagles (17-10-0) at Utah Grizzlies (11-12-4)                                        7 p.m. MT 

·      Jonathan Parker leads Colorado against the Grizzlies with 10 points (5g-5a).

·      Utah’s Jacob Johnston is second among defensemen with 76 shots on goal.

·      Eagles are fifth with 3.56 goals per game.

·      Grizzlies are fourth on the penalty kill at home at 88.2 percent (45-for-51).  

 

Missouri Mavericks (13-12-1) at Rapid City Rush (10-15-2)                                 7:05 p.m. MT 

·      Sebastien Thinel leads Missouri against the Rush with five points (0g-5a).

·      Rapid City’s Danny Battochio leads the league with three shutouts.

·      Mavericks are 7-0-1 in one-goal games.

·      Rush are sixth with 2.74 goals-against per game.  

 

Ontario Reign (15-10-5) at Idaho Steelheads (17-10-3)                                      7:10 p.m. MT 

·      Ontario’s Joe Cannata leads the league with a 1.77 goals-against average.

·      Idaho’s Jason Bast is tied for first among rookies with 16 goals.

·      Reign are 13-2-1 when scoring first.

·      Steelheads have outscored their opponents 33-16 in the first period.  

 

Stockton Thunder (12-17-1) at Bakersfield Condors (16-12-3)                            7 p.m. PT 

·      Tyler Maxwell leads Stockton with nine goals.

·      Jonathan Lessard leads Bakersfield against the Thunder with four goals.

·      Thunder are 8-0-0 when leading after two periods.

·      Condors are tied for fifth on the power play at home at 25.0 percent (16-for-64).