ECHL Today – March 18


Atlanta Gladiators (23-29-8) at Manchester Monarchs (32-19-11)                       6 p.m. ET

  • Atlanta’s Alex Gacek is tied for seventh among rookies with 47 points (24g-23a).
  • Manchester’s Colton Saucerman is tied for second among rookie defensemen with 12 power-play assists.
  • Gladiators are tied for fourth on the power play on the road at 21.3 percent (20-for-94).
  • Monarchs are tied for the league lead with 17 games decided in overtime or a shootout.


Wheeling Nailers (31-25-6) at Adirondack Thunder (31-20-10)                           7 p.m. ET

  • Wheeling’s Matias Cleland scored first pro goal in pro debut last night.
  • Adirondack’s Alex Wall is fifth among rookie defensemen with 36 points (5g-31a).
  • Nailers are tied for fourth with six shorthanded goals.
  • Thunder are 21-1-2 when leading after one period.


Orlando Solar Bears (30-22-9) at Florida Everblades (41-15-5)                           7 p.m. ET

  • Orlando’s Ryan Massa is tied for seventh with a .913 save percentage.
  • Brendan O’Donnell leads Florida against the Solar Bears with seven goals and 14 points.
  • Solar Bears are tied for fourth with 12 shorthanded goals.
  • Everblades are 14-4-0 when outshot by their opponent.


Brampton Beast (34-20-7) at Elmira Jackals (14-40-8)                                          7:05 p.m. ET

  • David Vallorani leads Brampton against the Jackals with eight goals.
  • Elmira’s Sam Povorozniouk is fifth among rookies with 16 power-play points (4g-12a).
  • Beast are 19-6-1 against North Division opponents.
  • Jackals are 9-1-3 when leading after two periods.


Greenville Swamp Rabbits (35-23-5) at South Carolina Stingrays (32-26-3)      7:05 p.m. ET

  • Greenville’s Angelo Miceli is fourth with 48 assists.
  • Kelly Zajac leads South Carolina against the Swamp Rabbits with 15 points (4g-11a).
  • Swamp Rabbits lead the league with 13 wins when trailing after one period (13-13-3).
  • Stingrays are 9-0-3 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.


Reading Royals (36-22-4) at Norfolk Admirals (23-34-4)                                      7:15 p.m. ET

  • Reading’s Martin Ouellette is 11th with a 2.81 goals-against average.
  • Norfolk’s John Dunbar has 11 points (2g-9a) in his last three games.
  • Royals are fifth with 33.56 shots per game.
  • Admirals are tied as the league’s seventh-least penalized team with 12.56 penalty minutes per game.


Tulsa Oilers (26-31-6) at Toledo Walleye (44-14-3)                                                7:15 p.m. ET

  • Darcy Murphy leads Tulsa with 17 goals.
  • Toledo’s Tyson Spink leads rookies with 32 goals and 70 points.
  • Oilers are tied for first with two shorthanded goals allowed on the road.
  • Walleye are third with 28.49 shots-against per game.


Kalamazoo Wings (32-27-4) at Indy Fuel (17-38-6)                                               7:35 p.m. ET

  • Kalamazoo’s Peter Schneider is on a four-game goal streak (4g).
  • Michael Neal leads Indy against the K-Wings with three goals.
  • K-Wings are 19-3-3 when scoring first.
  • Fuel are tied as the league’s seventh-least penalized team with 12.56 penalty minutes per game.


Wichita Thunder (18-37-4) at Allen Americans (40-17-5)                         7:05 p.m. CT

  • Jamie Doornbosch leads Wichita against the Americans with eight points (4g-4a).
  • Allen’s Greger Hanson is on an 11-game point streak (11g-13a).
  • Thunder are tied for fourth with 12 shorthanded goals.
  • Americans are tied for third with 2.87 goals-against per game.


Missouri Mavericks (28-25-8) at Quad City Mallards (34-24-4)                           7:05 p.m. CT

  • Missouri’s Dane Fox leads the league with 312 shots on goal.
  • Michael Parks leads Quad City against the Mavericks with five goals.
  • Mavericks are first on the penalty kill on the road at 88.1 percent (96-for-109).
  • Mallards are 9-0-4 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.


Colorado Eagles (42-15-5) at Utah Grizzlies (29-26-7)                                           7 p.m. MT

  • Casey Pierro-Zabotel leads Colorado against the Grizzlies with four goals and 10 points.
  • Utah’s Colin Martin leads the league with a 26.4 percent shooting percentage (19-for-72).
  • Eagles are third with 3.89 goals per game.
  • Grizzlies are third on the penalty kill at home at 87.3 percent (117-for-134).


Rapid City Rush (23-31-8) at Idaho Steelheads (35-20-7)                                     7:10 p.m. MT

  • Rapid City’s Ryan Walters is tied for fifth with 210 shots on goal.
  • Rob Linsmayer leads Idaho against the Rush with seven goals and 12 points.
  • Rush are 12-4-3 when leading after one period.
  • Steelheads are fourth on the penalty kill at 84.5 percent (201-for-238).


Cincinnati Cyclones (34-26-4) at Alaska Aces (30-23-9)                                        7:15 p.m. AKT

  • Jordan Sims leads Cincinnati with 44 points (15g-29a).
  • Alaska’s Kevin Carr is fifth with 1,060 saves.
  • Cyclones are 16-5-0 in their last 21 games.
  • Aces are sixth with 33.40 shots per game.


Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Florida can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Saturday if:


Florida wins OR Florida loses in overtime/shootout OR Cincinnati loses OR South Carolina loses in regulation


Allen can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Saturday if:


Allen wins OR Allen loses in overtime/shootout OR Missouri loses