ECHL Today – Oct. 14


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).