Las Vegas leads the ECHL for another week after extending its winning streak to five games and improving to 9-1-7 with 25 points. The Wranglers are one point ahead of Pacific Division rival Stockton (10-4-1) and West Division leader Idaho (11-3-2) and South Division leader Texas (11-2-2).
The Wranglers, who have registered a point in every game but one, travel to Idaho for games on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Las Vegas is coming off a record-setting year in 2005-06 when it finished second in the ECHL with 112 points and a 53-13-6 record, tying the league record for second-most wins and finishing with the third-highest point total in the league’s 18-year history.
Winning five consecutive games and four road games in a row for the first time since its relocation in 2003-04, Texas is one point ahead of Gwinnett (10-4-3) and two points in front of Florida (11-5-0). The Wildcatters will travel to Florida for games on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday while Gwinnett plays at Reading on Wednesday, at Dayton on Friday and at Wheeling on Saturday and Sunday.
Texas is 7-2-1 on the road and did not win its seventh road game until its 28th road game in 2004-05 when it finished 9-22-5. The Wildcatters, who won their season opener and their home opener for the first time ever this season, didn’t win their 11th game overall until the 38th game of their inaugural season when they finished 22-44-6.
The Thunder, which also has a point in all of its games but one, will host Utah (4-11-3) on Saturday and Sunday. In its inaugural season in 2005-06, Stockton did not win its 10th game until Mar. 5 and finished at 18-40-14.
Idaho has a six-point lead on Phoenix which is 9-7-0 after finishing 20-47-5 in its inaugural season in 2005-06. The RoadRunners have won a team record five consecutive home games to improve to 7-3-0 at home where they were 10-23-3 a year ago.
In the North Division, Trenton has won its last two games and four of its last five to improve to 9-4-0 and 18 points tied for first place with Toledo at 9-5-0. The Titans and Storm are one point ahead of Johnstown which has won four of its last six games. Trenton will visit Johnstown on Friday before returning home to host Toledo on Saturday and Sunday.