ECHL Today – Dec. 31


Reading Royals (15-11-4) at Adirondack Thunder (17-7-2)                              5:30 p.m. ET
•    Reading’s Adam Comrie leads defensemen with 13 goals and 28 points.
•    Adirondack’s Gunnar Hughes is third among rookies with a 22.7 percent shooting percentage (5-for-22).
•    Royals are fourth on the penalty kill on the road at 86.4 percent (51-for-59).
•    Thunder are fourth with 2.27 goals-against per game.

Elmira Jackals (19-11-0) at Kalamazoo Wings (11-16-3)                                  6 p.m. ET
•    Allan McPherson leads Elmira against the K-Wings with five points (2g-3a).
•    Kalamazoo’s Tanner Sorenson is second among rookies with a 24.2 percent shooting percentage (8-for-33).
•    Jackals are 14-5-0 when outshooting their opponent.
•    K-Wings are 5-1-3 in one-goal games.

Toledo Walleye (17-8-4) at Cincinnati Cyclones (13-10-4)                               6:05 p.m. ET
•    Toledo’s Joel Chouinard is fourth with 10 power-play assists.
•    Jack Downing leads Cincinnati against the Walleye with two goals.
•    Walleye are league’s third-least penalized team with 10.62 penalty minutes per game.
•    Cyclones are tied for the league lead with one shorthanded goal against.

Brampton Beast (10-15-4) at Wheeling Nailers (14-10-3)                                6:05 p.m. ET

•    Brampton’s Brandon Marino is tied for third with 31 points (8g-23a).
•    Derek Army leads Wheeling against the Beast with six points (2g-4a).
•    Beast are tied for fourth on the power play at 20.3 percent (24-for-118).
•    Nailers have scored all four of their shorthanded goals at home.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (15-12-4) at Manchester Monarchs (19-11-1)        7 p.m. ET
•    Greenville’s Richard Nejezchleb has eight points (3g-5a) in his last eight games.
•    Manchester’s Matt Leitner is tied for second among rookies with 29 points (7g-22a).
•    Swamp Rabbits are sixth with 3.16 goals per game.
•    Monarchs lead the league with 33.97 shots per game.

Indy Fuel (14-15-2) at Fort Wayne Komets (14-10-2)                                      7:30 p.m. ET
•    Dylan Clarke leads Indy against the Komets with seven points (2g-5a).
•    Fort Wayne’s Mike Embach is third with seven power-play goals.
•    Fuel are third on the penalty kill on the road at 87.0 percent (47-for-54).
•    Komets are fifth with 3.19 goals per game.

Wichita Thunder (7-19-4) at Missouri Mavericks (23-3-1)                               7:05 p.m. CT
•    Wichita’s David Shantz is fifth with 474 saves.
•    Missouri’s Patrick Cullity leads the league in plus-minus at +19.
•    Thunder have scored 23 of their 57 goals in the first period.
•    Mavericks are 11-0-0 at home and have outscored their opponents 41-17.

Quad City Mallards (15-13-3) at Evansville IceMen (12-14-2)                         7:15 p.m. CT
•    Mike Monfredo leads Quad City against the IceMen with three points (1g-2a).
•    Evansville’s Justin MacDonald is fifth among rookies with 78 shots on goal.
•    Mallards are second on the penalty kill at 87.3 percent (103-for-118).
•    IceMen are 6-0-1 when scoring first.

Tulsa Oilers (13-10-3) at Rapid City Rush (13-11-3)                                        6:35 p.m. MT
•    Tulsa’s Kevin Carr is fourth with a 1.89 goals-against average.
•    Rapid City’s Michael Young is second among defensemen with a 16.7 percent shooting percentage (4-for-24).
•    Oilers are fourth with 26.77 shots-against per game.
•    Rush are 6-1-3 in one-goal games.

Utah Grizzlies (16-10-2) at Alaska Aces (10-16-3)                                          7:15 p.m. AKT

•    Matt Berry leads Utah against the Aces with six goals and nine points.
•    Alaska’s William Wrenn is tied for fourth among defensemen with 17 assists.
•    Grizzlies are second with 3.36 goals per game.
•    Aces are second with 33.79 shots per game.