ECHL Today – Oct. 14

Wheeling Nailers (1-0-0) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (0-1-0)                            7 p.m. ET

  • Wheeling’s Garrett Meurs scored two goals in 5-4 win over Greenville on Friday.
  • Greenville’s Caleb Herbert posted three points (1g-2a) last night.
  • Nailers’ Sean Maguire made 42 saves last night.
  • Swamp Rabbits went 2-for-5 on the power play on Friday.

 

Brampton Beast (0-0-0) at Adirondack Thunder (0-0-0)                                      7 p.m. ET

  • Brampton’s Brandon Marino was fifth in the league last season with 52 assists.
  • Adirondack’s Brad Tapper makes his head-coaching debut tonight.
  • Beast head coach Colin Chaulk is 63-62-19 in two seasons with the club.
  • Thunder were fourth on the power play last season at 24.2 percent (72-for-298).

 

Atlanta Gladiators (0-1-0) at Florida Everblades (1-0-0)                                       7 p.m. ET

  • Atlanta’s Darby Llewellyn scored first pro goal last night.
  • Florida’s Nelson Armstrong scored first pro goal in 5-4 win over Atlanta on Friday.
  • Gladiators went 1-for-4 on the power play on Friday.
  • Everblades outshot Atlanta 31-21 last night.

 

Manchester Monarchs (0-0-0) at Worcester Railers (0-0-0)                                  7:05 p.m. ET

  • Matt Leitner led Manchester last season with 53 points (14g-39a).
  • Worcester’s Ashton Rome led Manchester with nine goals during the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs.
  • Monarchs were league’s fourth-least penalized team last season with 11.88 penalty minutes per game.
  • Railers’ head coach Jamie Russell was 69-63-12 in two seasons with Elmira from 2014-16.

 

Toledo Walleye (1-0-0) at Fort Wayne Komets (0-0-0)                                          7:30 p.m. ET

  • Toledo’s Patrick McCarron scored first pro goal in 3-2 win at Quad City last night.
  • Fort Wayne head coach Gary Graham is 169-84-35 in four seasons with the Komets.
  • Walleye went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill on Friday.
  • Komets were fourth in the league last season with 34.39 shots per game.

 

Orlando Solar Bears (0-0-0) at Jacksonville Icemen (0-0-0)                                  7:30 p.m. ET

  • Joe Perry led Orlando last season with 35 goals.
  • Jacksonville’s Garet Hunt ranks fifth in ECHL history with 2,177 career penalty minutes.
  • Solar Bears were tied for fourth in the league last season with 13 shorthanded goals.
  • Icemen head coach Jason Christie is ECHL all-time leader with 547 career wins.

 

Kalamazoo Wings (0-0-0) at Cincinnati Cyclones (0-0-0)                                      7:35 p.m. ET

  • Kalamazoo’s Joel Martin ranks fourth in ECHL history with 177 career wins.
  • Cincinnati’s Anthony Peters was third in the league last season with 31 wins with Florida.
  • Wings have advanced to the Kelly Cup Playoffs in seven of their eight ECHL seasons.
  • Cyclones were fifth in the league last season with 2.90 goals-against per game.

 

Tulsa Oilers (0-1-0) at Quad City Mallards (0-1-0)                                                7:05 p.m. CT

  • Tulsa’s Conner Bleackley had two points (1g-1a) in 4-3 loss to Kansas City last night.
  • Quad City’s C.J. Motte made 30 saves in 3-2 loss to Toledo on Friday.
  • Oilers outshot Kansas City 42-24 on Friday.
  • Mallards went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill last night.

 

Indy Fuel (0-1-0) at Wichita Thunder (1-0-0)                                                         7:05 p.m. CT

  • Indy’s Geoff Walker and Alex Wideman both had a goal and an assist on Friday.
  • Wichita’s Matt DeBlouw scored two goals in 4-3 win over Indy last night.
  • Fuel went 2-for-3 on the power play last night.
  • Thunder’s Joel Rumpel made 35 saves on Friday.

 

Colorado Eagles (1-0-0) at Utah Grizzlies (0-1-0)                                                   7:05 p.m. MT

  • Colorado’s Lukas Hafner made 38 saves in 3-2 win over Utah on Friday.
  • Utah’s C.J. Eick and Jon Puskar scored team’s goals last night.
  • Eagles went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill last night.
  • Grizzlies outshot Colorado 40-28 on Friday.

                                       
Allen Americans (1-0-0) at Rapid City Rush (0-1-0)                                              7:05 p.m. MT

  • Allen’s Jonathan Lessard and Zach Pochiro both scored two goals in 8-3 win on Friday.
  • Rapid City’s Kenton Miller tallied two points (1g-1a) last night.
  • Americans went 5-for-5 on the penalty kill last night.
  • Rush outshot Americans 31-30 on Friday.

 

Norfolk Admirals (0-1-0) at Idaho Steelheads (1-0-0)                                            7:10 p.m. MT

  • Norfolk’s T.J. Melancon scored first pro goal last night.
  • Idaho’s Jefferson Dahl had two assists in 4-2 win on Friday.
  • Admirals went 2-for-5 on the power play last night.
  • Steelheads outshot Norfolk 49-25 on Friday.

 

MOST CAREER GAMES COACHED

1,008 – John Marks (Charlotte, 1993-98; Greenville, 1998-2006; Pensacola, 2007-08 and Augusta, 2008-09)

1,007 – Jason Christie (Peoria, 2000-05; Utah, 2005-08; Ontario, 2011-15; Tulsa, 2015-17 and Jacksonville, 2017-Present)

   932 – Jeff Pyle (Mobile, 1998-2002; Gwinnett, 2003-11 and Evansville, 2013-14)

   882 – John Brophy (Hampton Roads, 1989-2000 and Wheeling, 2001-03)

   670 – Jeff Brubaker (Greensboro, 1989-95; Jacksonville, 1995-96; Tallahassee, 1998-99 and Greensboro, 1999-2001)