ECHL Today – March 25

Wheeling Nailers (34-23-8) at Kalamazoo Wings (31-28-5)                             7 p.m. ET
•    Wheeling’s Riley Brace is tied for fifth with 59 points (23g-36a).
•    Kalamazoo’s Joel Martin leads the league with 29 wins.
•    Nailers are tied for second with 74 goals in the third period.
•    K-Wings are fourth with 3.13 goals per game.

Manchester Monarchs (37-20-9) at Reading Royals (32-24-9)                         7 p.m. ET
•    Manchester’s Maxim Kitsyn leads the league in plus-minus at +35.
•    Kevin Goumas leads Reading against the Monarchs with nine points (4g-5a).
•    Monarchs are second on the power play on the road at 22.0 percent (22-for-100).
•    Royals are 23-13-3 against East Division opponents.

Brampton Beast (18-34-11) at Elmira Jackals (34-27-4)                                   7:05 p.m. ET
•    Jeff Brown leads Brampton with 12 goals.
•    Elmira’s C.J. Motte leads rookie goaltenders with 1,096 saves.
•    Beast are tied for fifth with nine shorthanded goals.
•    Jackals are fifth with 32.17 shots per game.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (28-27-9) at Florida Everblades (40-21-2)             7:30 p.m. ET
•    Greenville’s Jack Combs is on a three-game goal streak since March 19 (5g).
•    Matt Willows leads Florida against the Swamp Rabbits with four goals and nine points.
•    Swamp Rabbits are tied for seventh with eight shorthanded goals.
•    Everblades are 10-0-2 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Orlando Solar Bears (31-24-8) at Norfolk Admirals (27-32-5)                           7:30 p.m. ET

•    Orlando’s T.J. Foster is second among rookies with 24 goals.
•    Greg Chase leads Norfolk against the Solar Bears with two goals.
•    Solar Bears are third with 3.22 goals per game.
•    Admirals are 17-1-1 when leading after two periods.

Cincinnati Cyclones (33-22-9) at Indy Fuel (30-33-3)                                       7:35 p.m. ET

•    Cincinnati’s Nick Huard leads the league with 13 power-play goals.
•    Daniel Ciampini leads Indy against the Cyclones with eight points (3g-5a).
•    Cyclones have outscored their opponents 75-54 in the third period.
•    Fuel are tied for fourth on the penalty kill at home at 87.2 percent (95-for-109).

Toledo Walleye (41-18-5) at Fort Wayne Komets (36-20-8)                             8 p.m. ET
•    Shane Berschbach leads Toledo against the Komets with five goals and six points.
•    Fort Wayne’s Pat Nagle is tied for second with 26 wins.
•    Walleye are league’s least-penalized team with 9.61 penalty minutes per game.
•    Komets have had six of their last nine games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Evansville IceMen (26-29-9) at Quad City Mallards (31-26-6)                          7:05 p.m. CT

•    Evansville’s Jordan Sims leads rookies in plus-minus at +24.
•    Matt Carey leads Quad City against the IceMen with five goals.
•    IceMen have scored a league-high 74 goals in the second period.
•    Mallards are 19-4-3 when scoring first.

Tulsa Oilers (32-25-5) at Utah Grizzlies (34-25-6)                                            7:05 p.m. MT
•    Adam Pleskach leads Tulsa against the Grizzlies with three goals.
•    Utah’s Charles Sarault is tied for second with 20 power-play assists.
•    Oilers are 17-0-1 when leading after one period.
•    Grizzlies are fourth with 10 shorthanded goals.

Colorado Eagles (33-26-4) at Idaho Steelheads (35-21-8)                               7:10 p.m. MT
•    Colorado’s Jesse Mychan is second with 27 goals.
•    Rob Linsmayer leads Idaho against the Eagles with seven points (1g-6a).
•    Eagles are tied for fifth with nine shorthanded goals.
•    Steelheads are fifth with 2.53 goals-against per game.

Rapid City Rush (27-31-7) at Alaska Aces (25-33-7)                                         7:15 p.m. AKT

•    Winston Day Chief leads Rapid City against the Aces with seven points (3g-4a).
•    Alaska’s Stephen Perfetto is second among rookies with 189 shots on goal.
•    Rush are second on the penalty kill at 86.8 percent (177-for-204).
•    Aces are second with 33.60 shots per game.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update


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

Elmira loses

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

Manchester wins AND Elmira loses in regulation

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

Florida wins AND Elmira loses in regulation

Toledo can clinch the North Division title on Friday if:

Toledo wins AND Wheeling loses in regulation