ECHL Today – Jan. 6

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Adirondack Thunder (15-9-5) at Reading Royals (18-11-2)                                             7 p.m. ET

  • Adirondack’s Mason McDonald is second among rookie goaltenders with nine wins.
  • Justin Crandall leads Reading against the Thunder with three goals and five points.
  • Thunder are 12-1-3 when scoring first.
  • Royals are fifth on the power play at 21.7 percent (10-for-46).

 

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (17-12-2) at South Carolina Stingrays (17-11-2)                  7:05 p.m. ET

  • Greenville’s Angelo Miceli is on a six-game assist streak (8a).
  • Kelly Zajac leads South Carolina against the Swamp Rabbits with 12 points (4g-8a).
  • Swamp Rabbits are 7-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • Stingrays are 5-0-2 in games decided beyond regulation.

 

Kalamazoo Wings (12-17-3) at Brampton Beast (19-9-3)                                                  7:15 p.m. ET

  • Justin Taylor leads Kalamazoo against the Beast with three goals.
  • Brampton’s David Pacan is tied for second with 20 goals.
  • K-Wings are 5-0-2 when leading after one period.
  • Beast are 15-1-2 when scoring first.

 

Manchester Monarchs (21-8-3) at Florida Everblades (21-7-3)                                        7:30 p.m. ET

  • Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman leads Manchester against the Everblades with three goals.
  • Florida’s Brendan O’Donnell is tied for second with five game-winning goals.
  • Monarchs are 8-1-3 in one-goal games.
  • Everblades are second with 36.61 shots per game.

 

Elmira Jackals (7-17-5) at Norfolk Admirals (7-20-4)                                                       7:30 p.m. ET

  • Sebastian Sylvestre leads Elmira with 19 points (8g-11a).
  • Frankie Simonelli leads Norfolk against the Jackals with two goals and three points.
  • Jackals are league’s least-penalized team with 10.48 penalty minutes per game.
  • Admirals are tied for fourth with two shorthanded goals against.

 

Tulsa Oilers (20-14-3) at Atlanta Gladiators (13-15-5)                                                       7:35 p.m. ET

  • Tulsa’s Jamie Phillips leads the league with 18 wins.
  • Atlanta’s Brock Higgs is tied for fourth with 26 assists.
  • Oilers are fifth with 2.86 goals-against per game.
  • Gladiators are tied for fourth with three shorthanded goals at home.

 

Toledo Walleye (24-5-1) at Wheeling Nailers (15-12-2)                                                      7:35 p.m. ET

  • Toledo’s Shane Berschbach is second with 12 power-play assists.
  • Nick Sorkin leads Wheeling against the Walleye with four points (1g-3a).
  • Walleye are tied for the league lead with five wins when trailing after two periods (5-5-0).
  • Nailers are third with 33.52 shots per game.

 

Cincinnati Cyclones (14-13-4) at Quad City Mallards (18-11-2)                                       7:05 p.m. CT

  • Cincinnati’s Michael Houser is tied for fifth with a .925 save percentage.
  • Justin Kovacs leads Quad City against the Cyclones with six points (2g-4a).
  • Cyclones are sixth with 29.23 shots-against per game.
  • Mallards are tied for the league lead with 11 wins in one-goal games (11-5-2).

 

Wichita Thunder (11-16-1) at Missouri Mavericks (12-15-5)                                            7:05 p.m. CT

  • Vincent Arseneau leads Wichita against the Mavericks with three goals and four points.
  • Missouri’s Dane Fox is third with 149 shots on goal.
  • Thunder are tied for the league lead with eight shorthanded goals.
  • Mavericks are second in the league with nine games decided beyond regulation.

 

Rapid City Rush (10-15-6) at Utah Grizzlies (12-17-3)                                                      7 p.m. MT

  • Rapid City’s Adam Morrison is fourth with a .927 save percentage.
  • Erik Bradford leads Utah against the Rush with five points (1g-4a).
  • Rush are first on the power play on the road at 25.0 percent (13-for-52).
  • Grizzlies are fifth with 29.09 shots-against per game.

 

Orlando Solar Bears (17-10-6) at Colorado Eagles (19-9-4)                                              7:05 p.m. MT

  • Eric Faille leads Orlando with 14 goals and 3 6 points.
  • Colorado’s Clarke Saunders is third with a 2.28 goals-against average.
  • Solar Bears have outscored their opponents 41-23 in the first period.
  • Eagles are tied for the league lead with eight shorthanded goals.

 

Alaska Aces (18-8-5) at Idaho Steelheads (19-11-3)                                                           7:10 p.m. MT

  • Tyler Ruegsegger leads Alaska against the Steelheads with three goals.
  • Idaho’s Will Merchant leads rookies with six power-play goals.
  • Aces are fist on the penalty kill on the road at 93.3 percent (56-for-60).
  • Steelheads are tied for second with 47 goals in the third period.

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