ECHL Today – March 24

Adirondack Thunder (37-22-7) at Manchester Monarchs (40-20-5)                    6 p.m. ET

  • Brian Ward leads Adirondack against the Monarchs with five goals.
  • Manchester’s Spencer Watson is on a seven-game point streak (7g-2a).
  • Thunder are third on the power play on the road at 20.9 percent (27-for-129).
  • Monarchs are tied for fifth with six shorthanded goals at home.

 

Jacksonville Icemen (25-33-7) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (22-35-8)                7 p.m. ET

  • Elgin Pearce leads Jacksonville against the Swamp Rabbits with 11 points (5g-6a).
  • Greenville’s Ty Rimmer is third with 1,150 saves.
  • Icemen are fourth with 28.95 shots-against per game.
  • Swamp Rabbits are tied for third with nine wins when trailing after one period.

 

Norfolk Admirals (25-35-7) at Florida Everblades (45-13-6)                                7 p.m. ET

  • Norfolk’s Ty Reichenbach leads the league with 1,353 saves.
  • Stephen MacAulay leads Florida against the Admirals with five goals and nine points.
  • Admirals are 13-3-3 when leading after one period.
  • Everblades lead the league with 13 shorthanded goals.

 

Worcester Railers (31-25-8) at Reading Royals (34-23-8)                                      7 p.m. ET

  • Worcester’s Mitch Gillam leads rookie goaltenders with a 2.29 goals-against average.
  • Chris McCarthy leads Reading against the Railers with seven goals.
  • Railers are tied for fifth with 11 shorthanded goals.
  • Royals are tied for fourth on the power play at home at 21.4 percent (22-for-103).

 

Cincinnati Cyclones (35-27-3) at Wheeling Nailers (33-25-8)                                7:05 p.m. ET

  • Cincinnati’s Jesse Schultz leads the league with 53 assists.
  • Wheeling’s Reid Gardiner is fourth among rookies with 51 points (27g-24a).
  • Cyclones are 23-10-1 when scoring first.
  • Nailers are sixth with 3.44 goals per game.

 

Brampton Beast (24-31-10) at Toledo Walleye (46-15-5)                                       7:15 p.m. ET

  • Chris Leveille leads Brampton against the Walleye with five points (2g-3a).
  • Toledo’s Pat Nagle leads the league with 33 wins.
  • Beast are third on the penalty kill at 86.5 percent (262-for-303).
  • Walleye are 18-4-4 against non-divisional opponents.

 

Wichita Thunder (33-26-7) at Fort Wayne Komets (42-18-5)                               7:30 p.m. ET

  • Ralph Cuddemi leads Wichita against the Komets with six points (2g-4a).
  • Fort Wayne’s Ryan Lowney leads rookies in plus-minus at +27.
  • Thunder are 22-3-1 when leading after two periods.
  • Komets are tied for third with three shorthanded goals against.

 

Kansas City Mavericks (32-29-4) at Allen Americans (32-26-7)                           7:05 p.m. CT

  • Kansas City’s Bryce Aneloski is second among defensemen with 199 shots on goal.
  • Allen’s Eric Roy is tied for first among defensemen with seven power-play goals.
  • Mavericks are sixth with 30.20 shots-against per game.
  • Americans are 12-4-2 when outshooting their opponent.

 

Quad City Mallards (21-40-4) at Tulsa Oilers (29-25-11)                                      7:05 p.m. CT

  • Quad City’s Jamie Tardif has at least one point in four of his last five games (4g-1a).
  • Tulsa’s Adam Pleskach leads the league with 282 shots on goal.
  • Mallards are 11-2-1 when leading after two periods.
  • Oilers are tied for third on the penalty kill at home at 87.7 percent (107-for-122).

 

Colorado Eagles (44-16-6) at Utah Grizzlies (25-26-15)                                         7:05 p.m. MT

  • Colorado’s Matt Register leads defensemen with 58 points (14g-44a).
  • Michael Pelech leads Utah against the Eagles with seven points (1g-6a).
  • Eagles have outscored their opponents 74-50 in the first period.
  • Grizzlies are tied for the league lead with 21 games decided in overtime or a shootout.

 

Rapid City Rush (21-39-6) at Idaho Steelheads (39-20-7)                                     7:10 p.m. MT

  • Peter Sivak leads Rapid City against the Steelheads with seven points (3g-4a).
  • Idaho’s Tomas Sholl has three shutouts in his last four games.
  • Rush are 12-5-3 when leading after two periods.
  • Steelheads have outscored their opponents 82-62 in the second period.

 

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

 

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

Manchester wins OR Manchester loses in overtime/shootout OR Wheeling OR Worcester lose

 

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

 Jacksonville loses

 

Colorado can clinch the Mountain Division title on Saturday if:

Colorado wins AND Idaho loses in regulation OR Colorado wins in regulation/overtime AND Idaho loses