ECHL Today – March 20

       

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

 

Cincinnati Cyclones (27-27-6) at Greenville Road Warriors (32-27-4)                      7 p.m. ET 

·      Josh Shalla leads Cincinnati with 17 goals and 42 points.

·      Greenville’s Anthony Luciani is ninth with 62 points (24g-38a).

·      Cyclones are tied for third with three shorthanded goals against.

·      Road Warriors are 20-3-1 when scoring first.  

 

Wheeling Nailers (29-28-2) at Elmira Jackals (30-25-6)                                           7:05 p.m. ET 

·      Wheeling’s Zack Torquato is on a nine-game point streak since Feb. 28 (4g-8a).

·      Ryan Rashid leads Elmira against the Nailers with eight points (3g-5a).

·      Nailers are 4-0-2 in games decided beyond regulation.

·      Jackals are tied for the league lead with one shorthanded goal against.  

 

Indy Fuel (25-27-9) at South Carolina Stingrays (37-18-7)                                      7:05 p.m. ET 

·      Indy’s Kyle Stroh is tied for the league lead with eight game-winning goals.

·      South Carolina’s Wade Epp is fifth among rookies in plus-minus at +18.

·      Fuel are third on the power play at 20.7 percent (51-for-246).

·      Stingrays are 27-4-3 when scoring first.  

 

Missouri Mavericks (23-30-7) at Toledo Walleye (40-13-6)                                      7:15 p.m. ET 

·      Missouri’s Andrew Courtney is tied for second with nine power-play goals.

·      Toledo’s Tyler Barnes leads rookies with 58 points (23g-35a).

·      Mavericks are 15-0-2 when leading after two periods.

·      Walleye are first on the power play at home at 26.4 percent (28-for-106).  

 

Reading Royals (39-16-6) at Brampton Beast (21-36-3)                                          7:30 p.m. ET 

·      Reading’s Mike Marcou is tied for first among defensemen with 16 power-play assists.

·      Brampton’s Mathew Maione leads rookie defensemen with 157 shots on goal.

·      Royals are league’s second-least penalized team with 12.03 penalty minutes per game.

·      Beast have scored 66 of their 156 goals in the second period.  

 

Fort Wayne Komets (40-14-6) at Kalamazoo Wings (30-26-5)                                7:30 p.m. ET 

·      Fort Wayne’s Eric Faille is third among rookies with a 21.8 percent shooting percentage (17-for-78).

·      Matt Caria leads Kalamazoo against the Komets with 11 points (6g-5a).

·      Komets are third with 33.13 shots per game.

·      K-Wings are 19-0-0 when leading after two periods.  

 

Allen Americans (39-14-8) at Wichita Thunder (30-23-8)                                       7:05 p.m. CT 

·      Allen’s Riley Gill leads the league with 28 wins.

·      Danick Gauthier leads Wichita against the Americans with nine goals and 19 points.

·      Americans have outscored their opponents 98-55 in the second period.

·      Thunder are fourth on the power play at home at 21.4 percent (27-for-126).  

 

Florida Everblades (41-13-6) at Evansville IceMen (14-39-8)                                 7:15 p.m. CT 

·      Florida’s Alex Lavoie is on a nine-game point streak since Feb. 28 (5g-5a).

·      Evansville’s Braden Pimm is ninth among rookies with 40 points (20g-20a).

·      Everblades are first on the power play on the road at 24.3 percent (26-for-107).

·      IceMen are 10-2-2 when leading after two periods.  

 

Bakersfield Condors (24-30-8) at Utah Grizzlies (30-24-8)                                     7 p.m. MT 

·      Josh Currie leads Bakersfield against the Grizzlies with nine points (4g-5a).

·      Utah’s Alex Krushelnyski is seventh among rookies with 44 points (13g-31a).

·      Condors are seventh with 28.32 shots-against per game.

·      Grizzlies have been involved in a league-high 36 games decided by one goal (20-8-8).  

 

Quad City Mallards (31-25-7) at Rapid City Rush (31-26-5)                                    7:05 p.m. MT 

·      Quad City’s Mario Lamoureux is tied for fourth with 43 assists.

·      Daniel Barczuk leads Rapid City against the Mallards with three goals.

·      Mallards are fifth with 2.60 goals-against per game.

·      Rush are 21-6-4 when scoring first.  

 

Colorado Eagles (39-21-3) at Idaho Steelheads (41-17-5)                                     7:10 p.m. MT 

·      Colorado’s Brock Nixon is fifth with 208 shots on goal.

·      Alex Belzile leads Idaho against the Eagles with six points (3g-3a).

·      Eagles are second with 27.54 shots-against per game.

·      Steelheads are fourth with 2.57 goals-against per game.  

 

Alaska Aces (29-24-7) at Ontario Reign (35-17-9)                                                  7 p.m. PT 

·      Brendan Connolly leads Alaska against the Reign with six points (2g-4a).

·      Ontario’s Matt Register is tied for fifth among defensemen with 40 points (12g-28a).

·      Aces are seventh with 32.05 shots per game.

·      Reign are third on the penalty kill at home at 87.5 percent (126-for-144).


Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Florida can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Florida wins OR Florida loses in overtime/shootout OR Elmira loses

Allen can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Allen wins OR Allen loses in overtime/shootout OR Rapid City loses

Idaho can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Idaho wins AND Alaska loses OR Idaho loses in overtime/shootout AND Alaska loses in regulation

LONGEST WINNING STREAK, ONE SEASON

19 – South Carolina Stingrays (Feb. 7, 2015-Present)

17 – Cincinnati Cyclones (Jan. 13-Feb. 29, 2008)
15 – Victoria Salmon Kings (Dec. 6, 2008-Jan. 10, 2009)
14 – Louisiana IceGators (Nov. 23-Dec. 22, 2001)
     – Knoxville Cherokees (Dec. 28, 1993-Jan. 29, 1994)
13 – South Carolina Stingrays (Nov. 24-Dec. 19, 2009)
     – Las Vegas Wranglers (March 10-April 7, 2007)
12 – nine times, most recent:
       Reading Royals (Jan. 17-Feb. 11, 2015)

LONGEST WINNING STREAK BY GOALTENDER, ONE SEASON

13 – Daniel Berthiaume, Roanoke Express (1994-95)
12 – Cory Cadden, Knoxville Cherokees (1993-94)
11 – eight times, most recent:
       Jeff Jakaitis, South Carolina Stingrays (Feb. 15-Present)