Adirondack Thunder at Manchester Monarchs 7 p.m. ET
- Adirondack head coach Cail MacLean is 116-76-24 in three seasons as an ECHL coach.
- Mancheter’s Richard Seeley finished fourth in ECHL Coach of the Year voting last season.
- Thunder defeated Manchester 4 games to 1 in 2016 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
- Monarchs won 2015-16 East Division title.
Kalamazoo Wings at Norfolk Admirals 7:30 p.m. ET
- Kalamazoo’s Nick Bootland is 270-180-54 in seven seasons as ECHL head coach.
- Steven Whitney led Norfolk last season with 55 points (23g-32a).
- K-Wings have reached the postseason in six of their seven ECHL seasons.
- Admirals’ head coach Rod Aldoff led Pensacola to two SPHL titles in the last three seasons.
Greenville Swamp Rabbits at Florida Everblades 7:30 p.m. ET
- Greenville’s Brian Gratz is in his second season as club’s head coach.
- Florida’s Anthony Peters led rookie goaltenders with 27 wins in 2015-16.
- Swamp Rabbits are 36-23-9 all-time against Florida.
- Everblades head coach Brad Ralph was 132-64-20 as Idaho’s coach from 2012-15.
Toledo Walleye at Atlanta Gladiators 7:35 p.m. ET
- Shane Berschbach led Toledo last season with 24 goals and 67 points.
- Atlanta’s Derek Nesbitt has 302 points (114g-188a) in 283 career ECHL games.
- Walleye have captured North Division title in each of the last two seasons.
- Gladiators were tied for the league lead last season with three shorthanded goals against.
Cincinnati Cyclones at Indy Fuel 7:35 p.m. ET
- Cincinnati’s Nick Huard led the league last season with 15 power-play goals
- Indy’s Bernie John is in first full season as team’s head coach after serving as interim coach for the final 13 games last season.
- Cyclones have finished with a .500 or better record for 10 consecutive seasons.
- Fuel were fifth on the penalty kill last season at 85.5 percent (194-for-227).
Fort Wayne Komets at Quad City Mallards 7:05 p.m. CT
- Fort Wayne’s Shawn Szydlowski was third in the ECHL with 75 points (25g-50a) last season.
- Quad City’s Mike Monfredo was tied for fourth among defensemen last season with 31 assists.
- Komets’ head coach Gary Graham has won at least 40 games in each of the last two seasons.
- Mallards’ head coach Terry Ruskowski is 170-137-33 in five seasons as an ECHL coach.
Idaho Steelheads at Utah Grizzlies 7:05 p.m. MT
- Rob Linsmayer led Idaho in 2015-16 with 57 points (21g-36a).
- Utah’s Ryan Faragher was 10th in the ECHL last season with a 2.33 goals-against average.
- Steelheads have reached the Kelly Cup Playoffs in each of their 13 ECHL seasons.
- Grizzlies’ head coach Tim Branham is 114-78-23 in three seasons with the team.
Colorado Eagles at Rapid City Rush 7:05 p.m. MT
- Colorado’s Aaron Schneekloth makes head-coaching debut tonight.
- Ryan Walters had 17 points (5g-12a) in 17 games with Rapid City last season.
- Eagles won West Division regular-season title last season.
- Rush head coach Mark Desantis enters first full season after leading the team for final 24 games last season (12-9-3).