Bembridge Continues Quest For
50 Goals, 100 Points

Garett Bembridge of the Idaho Steelheads leads the ECHL with 71 points in 48 games and is still on pace to become the first player since 2002-03 to score 100 points, and despite not scoring a goal in his last five games he still can become the first player to score 50 goals since 2000-01. The five games is the longest time that Bembridge has gone without scoring a goal.

The last player to score 100 points was Buddy Smith of Arkansas, who had 104 (30g-74a) in 72 games in 2002-03, while the last 50-goal scorer was Andrew Williamson of Toledo, who had 52 goals in 66 games in 2000-01.

Bembridge has registered two assists in each of his last two games giving him 10 multiple-assist games and 20 multiple-point games. He scored a team record and ECHL season-high six points, including a team record-tying three goals, on Nov. 25 against Utah and had a team record-tying four assists on Dec. 27 at Utah. He has scored a goal in 25 games, including a three-goal game and eight two-goal games, and he has registered a point in 36 games. The Steelheads are 23-9-4 when he scores a point and 3-7-2 when he doesn’t tally, and are 17-5-3 when he scores a goal and 9-11-3 when he doesn’t score a goal.

Chris Minard of the Alaska Aces led the league in 2004-05 with 49 goals, the most goals scored since Greg Pankewicz of Pensacola had 46 in 2002-03 and the fourth-highest total since 2000-01.