Brabham Race Heats Up As Aces,
Wranglers Reach 100 Points

Alaska and Las Vegas became the 16th and 17th teams in league history to reach 100 points and the two sit atop the West Division and the ECHL heading into the final three weeks of the season.

The Aces, who are 49-9-5 with 103 points, and the Wranglers, who are 47-11-6 with 100 points, will meet for the final time in the regular season on Tuesday at Las Vegas. Alaska is 3-0-0 at home and 4-1-1 overall against the Wranglers.

The Aces, who have set team records for wins and points, need one win to become only the seventh team in ECHL history with 50 wins. Louisiana was 56-12-4 in 2001-02 and set the league records for wins (56), points (116) and winning percentage (.806).

The Wranglers won 12 games in a row from Dec. 3-30, tying five teams for the third-longest winning streak in ECHL, while the Aces have the second-longest winning streak this season with 11 wins from Nov. 15-Dec. 16.

Alaska is 29-4-1 at home, tying it with Toledo (2002-03) and Pee Dee (1998-99) for the third most home wins in ECHL history. The Aces need one win to tie the league record of 30 home wins set in 2001-02 by Louisiana and tied in 2003-04 by San Diego. Alaska will host Victoria in its final two home games of the season on Mar. 31 and Apr. 1. The Aces will play seven of their last nine games on the road visiting Utah on Mar. 22 and 24, Fresno on Apr. 4 and 7, Stockton on Apr. 5 and Bakersfield on Apr. 8.

The Wranglers, who have set team records for wins and points, will play seven of their last eight games at home where they are 23-3-3. Las Vegas hosts Alaska on Tuesday, Bakersfield on Friday, Utah on Saturday, Stockton on Mar. 28, San Diego on Mar. 31, Long Beach on Apr. 7 and Phoenix on Apr. 8.

Gwinnett, which has set team records with 43 wins and 93 points, leads the South Division and the American Conference while being third overall at 43-12-7. The Gladiators play five of their remaining 10 games at home where they are 26-2-3, hosting Pensacola on Friday, South Carolina on Sunday and Apr. 7, Florida on Apr. 4, and Augusta on Apr. 8.

Fresno, which leads the Pacific Division and is fourth in the league at 37-11-13, has set a team record with 87 points and needs two wins to tie their team record set last season. The Falcons will play seven of their last 11 games at home where they are 19-5-5, hosting Victoria on Mar. 27, Bakersfield on Mar. 28, Phoenix on Mar. 31, Utah on Apr. 1, Alaska on Apr. 4 and 7 and Long Beach on Apr. 8.

The only other teams that can mathematically achieve 100 points are Florida, which is 40-19-3 with 83 points, and Wheeling, which is 37-18-5 with 79 points. The Everblades are in second place in the South Division behind Gwinnett while Wheeling is in third place in the North Division behind Toledo at 38-20-5 with 81 points and Reading at 37-19-7 with 81 points.