ECHL Today – March 19


Wheeling Nailers (32-23-7) at Kalamazoo Wings (29-27-5)                                7 p.m. ET
•    Cody Wydo leads Wheeling against the K-Wings with five goals and six points.
•    Kalamazoo’s Curtis Valk is on a four-game goal streak since March 11 (5g).
•    Nailers are 20-6-2 when scoring first.
•    K-Wings are 13-6-2 against North Division opponents.

Adirondack Thunder (35-21-6) at Orlando Solar Bears (28-24-8)                       7 p.m. ET

•    Adirondack’s Ryan Lomberg scored four goals in 6-2 win at Orlando on Thursday.
•    Orlando’s T.J. Foster is tied for second among rookies with 21 goals.
•    Thunder are fifth with 2.47 goals-against per game.
•    Solar Bears are league’s fourth-least penalized team with 11.53 penalty minutes per game.

Manchester Monarchs (37-19-8) at Elmira Jackals (33-27-4)                              7:05 p.m. ET

•    Manchester’s Maxim Kitsyn leads the league in plus-minus at +35.
•    Elmira’s C.J. Motte leads rookie goaltenders with 1,096 saves.
•    Monarchs have a league-leading nine wins when trailing after two periods.
•    Jackals are fifth with 32.11 shots per game.

Florida Everblades (39-20-2) at South Carolina Stingrays (36-18-8)                  7:05 p.m. ET   

•    Florida’s Matt Willows leads rookies with 54 points (20g-34a).
•    South Carolina’s Joey Leach is third in plus-minus at +32.
•    Everblades are 22-12-1 against South Division opponents.
•    Stingrays are second with 27.05 shots-against per game.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (27-26-8) at Atlanta Gladiators (30-25-7)                7:05 p.m. ET
•    Scott Fleming leads Greenville against the Gladiators with seven goals.
•    Atlanta’s Max Everson leads rookie defensemen with 14 goals.
•    Swamp Rabbits are 17-2-3 when leading after two periods.
•    Gladiators are tied for second with three shorthanded goals against.

Evansville IceMen (24-29-8) at Toledo Walleye (41-16-5)                                 7:15 p.m. ET
•    Evansville’s Jordan Sims is tied for first among rookies in plus-minus at +22.
•    Toledo’s Jeff Lerg is second with 26 wins.
•    IceMen are 12-1-5 when leading after two periods.
•    Walleye are 14-3-0 in their last 17 games.

Reading Royals (32-23-8) at Norfolk Admirals (26-32-5)                                   7:15 p.m. ET
•    Reading’s Justin Crandall is tied for second among rookies with 51 points (15g-36a).
•    Steven Whitney leads Norfolk with 48 points (19g-29a).
•    Royals are fifth with 3.14 goals per game.
•    Admirals are 17-1-1 when leading after two periods.

Quad City Mallards (30-25-6) at Fort Wayne Komets (35-20-7)                         7:30 p.m. ET
•    Quad City’s Mike Monfredo is tied for fifth among defensemen with 26 assists.
•    Fort Wayne’s Shawn Szydlowski is third with 64 points (18g-46a).
•    Mallards are fifth on the penalty kill on the road at 86.5 percent (96-for-111).
•    Komets are second with 3.39 goals per game.

Brampton Beast (16-34-11) at Indy Fuel (28-32-3)                                            7:35 p.m. ET

•    Jeff Brown leads Brampton with 11 goals.
•    Indy’s Peter Schneider is fourth among rookies with 168 shots on goal.
•    Beast are tied for fifth with nine shorthanded goals.
•    Fuel are second on the penalty kill at home at 88.2 percent (90-for-102).

Missouri Mavericks (47-9-5) at Wichita Thunder (15-26-12)                             7:05 p.m. CT

•    Missouri’s Andrew Courtney is second with 11 power-play goals.
•    Ian Lowe leads Wichita against the Mavericks with four goals.
•    Mavericks are 21-4-5 in one-goal games.
•    Thunder are 9-1-2 when leading after two periods.

Allen Americans (36-21-6) at Tulsa Oilers (29-25-5)                                        7:05 p.m. CT
•    Allen’s Eric Roy leads rookie defensemen with seven power-play goals.
•    Adam Pleskach leads Tulsa against the Americans with 12 points (5g-7a).
•    Americans are first on the power play on the road at 23.3 percent (27-for-116).
•    Oilers are tied for second with three shorthanded goals against.

Utah Grizzlies (33-25-5) at Colorado Eagles (33-26-3)                                     7:05 p.m. MT
•    Utah’s Alex Krushelnyski is on an eight-game point streak since March 2 (3g-6a).
•    Trent Daavettila leads Colorado against the Grizzlies with 10 points (4g-6a).
•    Grizzlies are tied for second with 10 shorthanded goals.
•    Eagles are 14-7-1 when outshot by their opponent.

Rapid City Rush (26-31-6) at Idaho Steelheads (35-21-7)                                7:10 p.m. MT
•    Rapid City’s Ryan Walters has 11 points (3g-8a) in eight games with the club.
•    Idaho’s Corbin Baldwin is fifth in plus-minus at +28.
•    Rush are third on the penalty kill at 86.4 percent (171-for-198).
•    Steelheads are 25-7-2 when scoring first.


21 – Josh Robinson, Missouri Mavericks (Nov. 4, 2015-Present)

16 – Jeff Jakaitis, South Carolina Stingrays (Feb. 15-April 2, 2015)
13 – Daniel Berthiaume, Roanoke Express (1994-95)
12 – Cory Cadden, Knoxville Cherokees (1993-94)
11 – seven times, most recent: Daniel Manzato, Charlotte Checkers/Las Vegas Wranglers (Oct. 27-Dec. 19, 2007)

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

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

Toledo wins OR Toledo loses in overtime/shootout OR Atlanta loses