ECHL Today – March 4


Orlando Solar Bears (23-22-8) at Manchester Monarchs (35-16-5)                    7 p.m. ET
•    Orlando’s T.J. Foster is tied for second among rookies with 19 goals.
•    Manchester’s Yann Sauve is tied for fourth among defensemen with five power-play goals.
•    Solar Bears are first on the penalty kill on the road at 89.4 percent (76-for-85).
•    Monarchs have a league-leading nine wins when trailing after two periods.

Wheeling Nailers (26-23-5) at Reading Royals (27-21-8)                                  7 p.m. ET

•    Brett Stern leads Wheeling against the Royals with six points (1g-5a).
•    Reading’s Robbie Czarnik is tied for fifth with 23 goals.
•    Nailers are fourth with 33.02 shots per game.
•    Royals are third on the power play at home at 21.9 percent (23-for-105).

Elmira Jackals (28-25-4) at Brampton Beast (16-26-11)                                    7:15 p.m. ET
•    Elmira’s Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals.
•    Chris Auger leads Brampton with 18 goals.
•    Jackals are 16-4-4 in one-goal games.
•    Beast are tied for the league lead with 17 games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Toledo Walleye (36-14-5) at Florida Everblades (35-18-2)                               7:30 p.m. ET

•    Toledo’s A.J. Jenks is on a four-game goal streak since Feb. 26 (4g).
•    Florida’s Matt Willows is tied for first among rookies with 50 points (19g-31a).
•    Walleye are second on the power play at 21.2 percent (41-for-193).
•    Everblades are 13-5-2 in one-goal games.

Adirondack Thunder (31-18-6) at Norfolk Admirals (24-29-3)                           7:30 p.m. ET
•    Adirondack’s Patch Alber is on a five-game assist streak since Feb. 21 (7a).
•    Norfolk’s Alexis Loiseau is tied for second among rookies with nine power-play assists.
•    Thunder are fifth with 2.47 goals-against per game.
•    Admirals are 7-0-3 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.

South Carolina Stingrays (32-18-6) at Atlanta Gladiators (29-19-7)                  7:35 p.m. ET

•    South Carolina’s Mark Dekanich is fifth with a 2.10 goals-against average.
•    Thomas Frazee leads Atlanta against the Stingrays with five points (1g-4a).
•    Stingrays are second with 26.79 shots-against per game.
•    Gladiators are 23-5-6 when scoring first.

Utah Grizzlies (30-22-4) at Indy Fuel (27-28-2)                                                 7:35 p.m. ET

•    Utah’s Charles Sarault is tied for second with 18 power-play assists.
•    Indy’s Ben Marshall is third among defensemen with 141 shots on goal.
•    Grizzlies are 21-5-1 when scoring first.
•    Fuel are 19-1-1 when leading after two periods.

Wichita Thunder (11-33-12) at Missouri Mavericks (44-7-4)                              7:05 p.m. CT
•    Wichita’s Landon Oslanski leads defensemen with nine power-play goals.
•    Rocco Carzo leads Missouri against the Thunder with 14 points (3g-11a).
•    Thunder are 8-1-2 when leading after two periods.
•    Mavericks have outscored their opponents 101-50 at home.

Cincinnati Cyclones (29-20-6) at Quad City Mallards (26-23-5)                        7:05 p.m. CT
•    Jack Downing leads Cincinnati against the Mallards with four goals.
•    Quad City’s Mike Monfredo is tied for fifth among defensemen with 24 assists.
•    Cyclones are league’s fifth-least penalized team with 11.95 penalty minutes per game.
•    Mallards are tied for second with three shorthanded goals against.

Tulsa Oilers (28-21-5) at Evansville IceMen (20-25-8)                                      7:15 p.m. CT
•    Tulsa’s Adam Pleskach is fifth with 179 shots on goal.
•    Evansville’s Jordan Sims is fourth among rookies in plus-minus at +17.
•    Oilers are 15-0-1 when leading after one period.
•    IceMen are third with 63 goals in the second period.

Fort Wayne Komets (31-18-5) at Rapid City Rush (22-28-5)                             7:05 p.m. MT
•    Fort Wayne’s Pat Nagle is tied for third with 23 wins.
•    Mikhail Stefanovich leads Rapid City with 15 goals.
•    Komets lead the league with 12 shorthanded goals.
•    Rush lead the league on the penalty kill at 87.1 percent (155-for-178).

Alaska Aces (20-29-7) at Idaho Steelheads (31-20-7)                                      7:10 p.m. MT
•    Justin Breton leads Alaska against the Steelheads with five goals.
•    Idaho’s Jefferson Dahl is tied for second with 10 power-play goals.
•    Aces are second with 33.52 shots per game.
•    Steelheads are 24-6-3 in their last 33 games.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

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

Missouri wins OR Missouri loses in overtime/shootout OR Quad City loses