ECHL Today – March 24

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Florida Everblades (41-19-3) at South Carolina Stingrays (29-21-12) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Rookie Daniel Sisca leads Florida against the Stingrays with five goals and seven points in seven games.
* Scott Cameron has scored in each of his first three games (3g-3a) since joining the Stingrays on Mar. 17.
* Florida’s Kevin Nastiuk is 5-0-0 with goals against of 1.97 and a .936 save percentage in his last five starts.
* South Carolina is 87.5 percent (56 for 64) on the penalty kill in the last 10 games.

Greenville Grrrowl (40-22-3) at Charlotte Checkers (29-31-5) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Grrrowl are 3-1-0 at Charlotte with the last three games decided by one goal.
* Brandon Cullen and Mike Bayrack had a goal and assist in Charlotte’s 4-3 win over Greenville on Mar 12.
* John Snowden leads Greenville against Charlotte with six goals and plus-minus rating of +6 in eight games.
* Checkers rookie Kris MacPhee has a three-game scoring streak (1g-2a).

Johnstown Chiefs (29-22-13) at Reading Royals (38-19-7) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Doug Christiansen had overtime game winner and three points (2g-1a) in 6-5 win over Chiefs on Mar. 17.
* Chiefs are 2-0-1 and are averaging 5.3 goals per game in the last three meetings at Reading.
* Shay Stephenson has four points, all assists, in his last two games for the Royals.
* Justin Kelly leads the Chiefs against Reading with eight assists and 14 points in eight games.

Augusta Lynx (27-31-6) at Columbia Inferno (22-35-8) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Inferno is 2-1-0 at home against the Lynx, winning the last two meetings by a combined score of 9-3.
* Brian Passmore leads the Lynx against Columbia with six assists, 10 points and a plus-minus rating of +6.
* Brandon Nolan averages over two points per game against the Lynx with 12 points (3g-9a) in five games.
* Augusta is 3-0-0 and averaging 4.6 goals per game in its last three road games.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (20-38-7) at Gwinnett Gladiators (44-12-7) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Gladiators have won the last six meetings to improve to 9-0-1 against Pensacola.
* Ice Pilots are 1-0-1 in their last two road games with a shootout win and an overtime loss.
* Rookie defenseman Jon Awe has three power-play goals and eight points (5g-3a) against Pensacola.
* Chris St. Jacques has five points (2g-3a) in his last five games for Pensacola.

Dayton Bombers (18-40-6) at Toledo Storm (38-20-5) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Bombers have won the last two meetings to improve to 5-4-1 against Toledo.
* Toledo is 3-1-1 at home against Dayton with four games determined by one goal.
* Dayton’s Tim Konsorada has scored in four of his last five games (3g-2a).
* Storm’s Chris Blight is tied for the ECHL rookie lead with six game-winning goals.

Wheeling Nailers (38-19-5) at Trenton Titans (27-33-3) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Brendon Hodge leads the Nailers against Trenton with nine assists and 13 points (4g-9a) in 10 games.
* Trenton has scored 41.8 percent (62 of 148) of its goals in the third period.
* Andy Franck is 6-1-1 with goals against of 1.60 and a .943 save percentage in the Nailers last eight games.
* Jim Henkel had a goal and an assist in Trenton’s 5-3 win against the Nailers on Feb. 25.

Alaska Aces (49-10-6) at Utah Grizzlies (33-24-6) 7:05 p.m. MT
* Alaska leads the ECHL on the penalty kill at 88 percent (367-for-417).
* Matt Craig had two goals in Utah’s 5-4 overtime win against the Aces on Wednesday.
* Aces’ Matt Underhill is 5-1-0 with a 2.03 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage against Utah.
* Louis Dumont leads Utah against Alaska with seven points (2g-5a) in seven games.

Fresno Falcons (37-12-13) at Idaho Steelheads (38-20-7) 7:10 p.m. MT
* Steelheads scored three power-play goals in 3-0 win against Fresno on Wednesday.
* Fresno’s Jamie Holden is 2-1-1 with goals against of 1.94 and a .935 save percentage in his last four starts.
* Idaho rookie Daniel Hacker has scored a point in four of his last five games (5g-3a).
* Fresno has scored 53.8 percent (7 of 13) of its goals in the last five games on special teams (5ppg-2shg).

Bakersfield Condors (34-23-5) at Las Vegas Wranglers (48-11-6) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Wranglers have won the last four meetings and are 2-0-0 at home and 4-0-1 overall against Bakersfield.
* Condors have scored 50 percent of their goals (7 of 14) against the Wranglers on the power play.
* Las Vegas is 4-1-0 and averaging three goals per game in its last five home games.
* Bakersfield’s Ryan Munce is 4-0-0 with goals against of 1.71 in his last four games.

Victoria Salmon Kings (23-34-8) at Stockton Thunder (13-37-12) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Victoria has scored 66.6 percent (8 of 12) of its goals against Stockton in the second period.
* Mike Lalonde leads the Thunder at home with seven power-play goals and 10 goals in 26 games.
* Victoria is 3-0-0 and has outscored its opponents 12-5 in its last three road games.
* Joel Irwin has scored in each of his last six home games (2g-6a).

Long Beach Ice Dogs (33-22-9) at San Diego Gulls (29-27-6) 7:35 p.m. PT
* Teams have split the last four meetings and all have been decided by a score of 3-2.
* San Diego All-Star Jesse Bennefield is third among league rookies with 28 goals in 57 games.
* Greg Hewitt is 2-0-1 with a 1.95 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage against San Diego.
* Gulls are 3-0-0 and have outscored their opponents 7-3 in their last three home games.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

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

Trenton wins

OR

Trenton loses in overtime/shootout

OR

Toledo wins

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

Charlotte wins AND Augusta wins

OR

Charlotte loses in overtime/shootout AND Augusta win in regulation

Gwinnett can clinch a bye in the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Gwinnett wins AND Charlotte wins

OR

Gwinnett loses in overtime/shootout AND Charlotte wins in regulation

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