ECHL Today – March 23

Jacksonville Icemen (25-32-2) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (21-35-8)                7 p.m. ET

  • Jacksonville’s Elgin Pearce is tied for fifth among rookies with 22 goals.
  • Evan Jasper leads Greenville against the Icemen with three goals.
  • Icemen are fourth with 29.08 shots-against per game.
  • Swamp Rabbits are 13-4-2 when leading after two periods.

 

Adirondack Thunder (37-21-7) at Manchester Monarchs (39-20-5)                    7 p.m. ET

  • Shane Conacher leads Adirondack against the Monarchs with 13 points (3g-10a).
  • Manchester’s Spencer Watson is on a four-game goal streak (4g).
  • Thunder are 25-5-5 when scoring first.
  • Monarchs have outscored their opponents 78-50 in the third period.

 

South Carolina Stingrays (41-15-7) at Orlando Solar Bears (31-27-8)                 7 p.m. ET

  • Kelly Zajac leads South Carolina against the Solar Bears with four goals.
  • Orlando’s Cal Heeter is fifth with 2,184 minutes played.
  • Stingrays lead the league on the penalty kill at 89.8 percent (220-for-245).
  • Solar Bears are 19-1-3 when leading after two periods.

 

Worcester Railers (30-25-8) at Reading Royals (34-22-8)                                      7 p.m. ET

  • Barry Almeida leads Worcester against the Royals with nine points (4g-5a).
  • Reading’s Nolan Zajac is tied for second among defensemen with 15 goals.
  • Railers are sixth with 2.86 goals-against per game.
  • Royals have scored first a league-leading 41 times.

 

Brampton Beast (24-30-10) at Wheeling Nailers (32-25-8)                                    7:05 p.m. ET

  • Brampton’s Jordan Henry is fourth among defensemen with 176 shots on goal.
  • Cam Brown leads Wheeling against the Beast with six points (0g-6a).
  • Beast are fourth on the penalty kill at 86.5 percent (257-for-297).
  • Nailers are third on the power play at 19.5 percent (50-for-256).

 

Norfolk Admirals (25-34-7) at Florida Everblades (44-13-6)                                7:30 p.m. ET

  • Norfolk’s Grant Besse leads rookies with 30 goals.
  • Stephen MacAulay leads Florida against the Admirals with four goals and seven points.
  • Admirals are tied for third with six shorthanded goals on the road.
  • Everblades are 10-2-1 in their last 13 games.

 

Atlanta Gladiators (30-32-5) at Cincinnati Cyclones (35-26-3)                             7:35 p.m. ET

  • Atlanta’s Phil Lane is third with 32 goals.
  • Cincinnati’s Eric Knodel is tied for fourth among defensemen with 43 points (13g-30a).
  • Gladiators are 11-4-0 in one-goal games on the road.
  • Cyclones are 24-14-3 when outshot by their opponent.

 

Fort Wayne Komets (42-17-5) at Indy Fuel (31-29-4)                                            7:35 p.m. ET

  • Fort Wayne’s Shawn Szydlowski leads the league with 72 points (28g-44a).
  • Michael Neal leads Indy against the Komets with five goals and eight points.
  • Komets lead the league with 4.13 goals per game.
  • Fuel are tied for second with 12 shorthanded goals.

 

Kansas City Mavericks (32-28-4) at Allen Americans (31-26-7)                           7:05 p.m. CT

  • Kansas City’s Jared VanWormer leads rookies with 11 power-play goals.
  • Allen’s Alex Guptill is on a nine-game point streak (5g-11a).
  • Mavericks are 15-5-4 in one-goal games.
  • Americans are 24-5-1 when scoring first.

 

Quad City Mallards (20-40-4) at Tulsa Oilers (29-24-11)                                      7:05 p.m. CT

  • Quad City’s Matt Pohlkamp leads rookies with 256 shots on goal.
  • Tulsa’s Devin Williams leads rookie goaltenders with a .923 save percentage.
  • Mallards are league’s second-least penalized team with 9.75 penalty minutes per game.
  • Oilers lead the league with 37.33 shots per game.

 

Colorado Eagles (43-16-6) at Utah Grizzlies (25-25-15)                                         7:05 p.m. MT

  • Colorado’s Jake Marto is fourth among defensemen with 21 power-play points (2g-19a).
  • Ryan Walters leads Utah against the Eagles with four goals.
  • Eagles are tied for the league lead with two shorthanded goals against.
  • Grizzlies are 17-1-2 when leading after two periods.

 

Rapid City Rush (21-38-6) at Idaho Steelheads (38-20-7)                                     7:10 p.m. MT

  • Rapid City’s Daniel Leavens is tied for seventh among rookies with 29 assists.
  • Will Merchant leads Idaho against the Rush with five goals.
  • Rush are 12-5-3 when leading after two periods.
  • Steelheads are third with 36.45 shots per game.

 

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

 

Manchester can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

 Manchester wins AND Wheeling OR Worcester lose

 

Orlando can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

 Orlando wins AND Jacksonville loses in regulation

 

Idaho can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

 Idaho wins AND Allen OR Tulsa lose OR Idaho loses in overtime/shootout AND Allen OR Tulsa lose in regulation