ECHL Today – April 8



Evansville IceMen (15-46-8) at Gwinnett Gladiators (19-44-7)                             7:05 p.m. ET 

·      Evansville’s Joe Zarbo has six points (3g-3a) in six games with the club.

·      Greg Carey leads Gwinnett with 15 goals.

·      IceMen are 11-2-2 when leading after two periods.

·      Seven of the Gladiators’ last 10 games have been decided by one goal.  


Kalamazoo Wings (34-29-5) at Indy Fuel (29-30-10)                                            7:05 p.m. ET 

·      Ludwig Blomstrand leads Kalamazoo against the Fuel with five goals.

·      Indy’s Nick Bruneteau leads rookie defensemen with 35 assists.

·      K-Wings are tied for second with three shorthanded goals against.

·      Fuel are sixth on the power play at home at 21.3 percent (33-for-155).  


Cincinnati Cyclones (31-29-9) at Fort Wayne Komets (46-17-6)                           7:30 p.m. ET 

·      Cincinnati’s Jack Combs is tied for fourth with 76 points (31g-45a).

·      Fort Wayne’s Eric Faille is on a six-game goal streak since March 13 (8g).

·      Cyclones are second with 27.51 shots-against per game.

·      Komets are fifth on the power play at 20.0 percent (52-for-260).  


Wheeling Nailers (33-33-2) at Reading Royals (44-19-6)                                     7:30 p.m. ET 

·      Jarrett Burton leads Wheeling against the Royals with five goals and 10 points.

·      Reading’s Mike Marcou is tied for fourth among defensemen with 16 power-play assists.

·      Nailers are tied for seventh on the penalty kill at 83.9 percent (234-for-279).

·      Royals are fourth with 3.68 goals per game.  


Tulsa Oilers (35-29-6) at Wichita Thunder (32-29-8)                                            7:05 p.m. CT 

·      Tulsa’s Drew Fisher is sixth with 74 points (18g-56a).

·      Todd Hosmer leads Wichita against the Oilers with four goals.

·      Oilers are seventh with 3.49 goals per game.

·      Thunder are fourth with 27.88 shots-against per game.  


Utah Grizzlies (35-26-8) at Idaho Steelheads (47-18-6)                                       7:10 p.m. MT 

·      Utah’s Igor Bobkov is tied for second with four shutouts.

·      Wade MacLeod leads Idaho against the Grizzlies with nine goals and 16 points.

·      Grizzlies lead the league with 17 shorthanded goals.

·      Steelheads have outscored their opponents 85-35 in the first period.  


Ontario Reign (41-18-10) at Alaska Aces (34-28-7)                                              7:15 p.m. AKT 

·      Maxim Kitsyn leads Ontario against the Aces with seven goals and 10 points.

·      Alaska’s Greg Wolfe is fourth among rookies with 58 points (21g-37a).

·      Reign are tied for third with 2.59 goals-against per game.

·      Aces are 25-0-3 when leading after two periods.


Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Toledo can clinch the North Division title on Wednesday if:

Fort Wayne loses in regulation

Kalamazoo can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Wednesday if:

Kalamazoo wins AND Wheeling loses OR Kalamazoo loses in overtime/shootout AND Wheeling loses in regulation

Tulsa can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Wednesday if:

Tulsa wins in regulation or overtime

Utah can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Wednesday if:

Utah wins AND Alaska loses in regulation