ECHL Today – March 21

       

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

 

Indy Fuel (25-28-9) at Greenville Road Warriors (33-27-4)                                       7 p.m. ET 

·      Indy’s Nick Bruneteau leads rookie defensemen with 31 assists.

·      Greenville’s Vinny Saponari is tied for fourth with 44 assists.

·      Fuel are fourth on the power play on the road at 20.0 percent (23-for-115).

·      Road Warriors lead the league with seven wins when trailing after two periods.  

 

Gwinnett Gladiators (17-39-6) at Orlando Solar Bears (32-22-7)                              7 p.m. ET 

·      J.P. Labardo leads Gwinnett against the Solar Bears with three goals and four points.

·      Orlando’s Garret Sparks leads the league with a .932 save percentage.

·      Gladiators are 14-3-1 when leading after two periods.

·      Solar Bears are league’s third-least penalized team with 13.61 penalty minutes per game.  

 

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

·      Wheeling’s Derek Army is second among rookies with 54 points (25g-29a).

·      Mike Seidel leads Elmira against the Nailers with six goals.

·      Nailers are 22-8-1 when scoring first.

·      Jackals are 12-4-7 in one-goal games.  

 

Cincinnati Cyclones (27-28-6) at South Carolina Stingrays (38-18-7)                       7:05 p.m. ET 

·      Cincinnati’s Jack Downing has seven points (5g-2a) in five games with the club.

·      South Carolina’s Jeff Jakaitis leads the league with six shutouts.

·      Cyclones are third with 27.52 shots-against per game.

·      Stingrays lead the league with 2.29 goals-against per game.  

 

Kalamazoo Wings (31-26-5) at Toledo Walleye (41-13-6)                                        7:15 p.m. ET 

·      Gergo Nagy leads Kalamazoo against the Walleye with 10 points (2g-8a).

·      Toledo’s Jeff Lerg is tied for second with 26 wins.

·      K-Wings are tied for fourth with 10 shorthanded goals.

·      Walleye are 33-4-2 when scoring first.  

 

Missouri Mavericks (23-31-7) at Fort Wayne Komets (40-15-6)                                 7:30 p.m. ET 

·      Sebastien Thinel leads Missouri with 49 points (15g-34a).

·      Fort Wayne’s Drew Daniels leads the league in plus-minus at +36.

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

·      Komets are tied for the league lead with 10 wins when trailing after one period (10-6-1).  

 

Tulsa Oilers (32-25-4) at Wichita Thunder (30-24-8)                                                 7:05 p.m. CT 

·      Jon Booras leads Tulsa against the Thunder with 11 points (5g-6a).

·      Wichita’s Danick Gauthier is second with 10 power-play goals.

·      Oilers are fifth with 3.56 goals per game.

·      Thunder are fourth with 27.87 shots-against per game.  

 

Florida Everblades (42-13-6) at Evansville IceMen (14-40-8)                                   7:15 p.m. CT 

·      Florida’s Mitch Wahl is on a nine-game point streak since Feb. 21 (2g-10a).

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

·      Everblades are third with 3.74 goals per game.

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

 

Alaska Aces (29-25-7) at Ontario Reign (36-17-9)                                                    6 p.m. PT 

·      Alaska’s Greg Wolfe is tied for first among rookies with 15 power-play points (5g-10a).

·      Maxim Kitsyn leads Ontario against the Aces with six goals and nine points.

·      Aces are tied for the league lead with 12 shorthanded goals.

·      Reign are 23-1-2 when leading after one period.  

 

Bakersfield Condors (24-31-8) at Utah Grizzlies (31-24-8)                                       7 p.m. MT 

·      Bakersfield’s Sebastien Sylvestre is tied for third among rookies with 173 shots on goal.

·      Mathieu Aubin leads Utah against the Condors with 10 goals and 18 points.

·      Condors are seventh with 28.44 shots-against per game.

·      Grizzlies are fourth on the penalty kill at home at 86.9 percent (106-for-122).  

 

Quad City Mallards (31-26-7) at Rapid City Rush (32-26-5)                                     7:05 p.m. MT 

·      Quad City’s Parker Milner is fourth with a 2.24 goals-against average.

·      Rapid City’s Jesse Schultz is tied for fourth with 23 power-play points (6g-17a).

·      Mallards are tied for fifth with four shorthanded goals against.

·      Rush are 10-2-2 in their last 14 games.  

 

Colorado Eagles (39-21-4) at Idaho Steelheads (42-17-5)                                      7:10 p.m. MT 

·      Colorado’s Colin Joe leads defensemen with a 19.4 percent shooting percentage (6-for-31).

·      Idaho’s Jason Bast leads rookies with 30 goals.

·      Eagles have scored a league-high 82 goals in the third period.

·      Steelheads are 33-3-4 when scoring first.

 

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Reading can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Saturday if:

Elmira loses in regulation

Allen can clinch the Central Division title on Saturday if:

Tulsa loses

LONGEST WINNING STREAK, ONE SEASON
20 – 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 – Jeff Jakaitis, South Carolina Stingrays (Feb. 15-Present)
     – Cory Cadden, Knoxville Cherokees (1993-94)
11 – seven times, most recent:

       
Daniel Manzato, Las Vegas Wranglers (2007-08)

MOST CAREER COACHING WINS

491 – John Marks (Charlotte, 1993-98; Greenville, 1998-2006; Pensacola, 2007-08; Augusta, 2008-09)
480 – John Brophy (Hampton Roads, 1989-2000 and Wheeling, 2001-03)
477 – Jeff Pyle (Mobile, 1998-2002; Gwinnett, 2003-11; Evansville, 2013-14)
476 – Jason Christie (Peoria, 2000-05; Utah, 2005-08; Ontario, 2011-Present)
342 – Matt Thomas (Atlantic City, 2004-05; Fresno, 2005-08; Stockton, 2008-13)