ECHL Today – Oct. 17


Check out last night’s highlights from around the league on ECHL REWIND   

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (0-0-0) at Orlando Solar Bears (0-0-0)    7 p.m. ET
• Greenville’s Jack Combs was sixth in the league last season with 76 points (31g-45a).
• Orlando’s Rob Madore was fifth in the league last season with 2,774 minutes played.
• Swamp Rabbits head coach Brian Gratz makes his ECHL head coaching debut tonight.
• Solar Bears head coach Anthony Noreen was USHL Coach of the Year last season with Youngstown.

Atlanta Gladiators (0-0-1) at Florida Everblades (1-0-0)                       7 p.m. ET
• Atlanta’s Brock Higgs scored two goals in Friday’s 4-3 overtime loss at Florida.
• Florida’s Evan Bloodoff scored the first 3-on-3 overtime goal in ECHL history on Friday.
• Gladiators went 2-for-6 on the power play last night.
• Everblades’ Kevin Lynch had three points (1g-2a) on Friday.

Brampton Beast (0-1-0) at Elmira Jackals (0-1-0)                                 7:05 p.m. ET
Yannick Tifu scored Brampton’s only goal in 2-1 loss at Manchester on Friday.
• Elmira’s Scott Jacklin scored first pro goal on Friday against Adirondack.
• Beast went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill last night.
• Jackals outshot Adirondack 30-26 on Friday.

Reading Royals (0-0-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (0-0-0)                7:05 p.m. ET
• Reading’s Cam Reid had 59 points (25g-34a) in 59 games last season.
• South Carolina head coach Spencer Carbery is 163-97-28 in four seasons.
• Royals have advanced to the Kelly Cup Playoffs in each of the last six seasons.
• Stingrays defeated Reading 4 games to 3 in 2015 East Division Semifinals.

Wheeling Nailers (1-0-0) at Norfolk Admirals (0-1-0)                            7:15 p.m. ET
• Wheeling’s Franky Palazzese stopped all 23 shots he faced in 3-0 win at Norfolk last night.
Gabriel Verpaelst led Norfolk last night with nine shots on goal.
• Nailers’ Ty Loney scored two goals in last night’s 3-0 win.
• Admirals went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill on Friday.

Kalamazoo Wings (0-1-0) at Fort Wayne Komets (1-0-0)                     7:30 p.m. ET
• Kalamazoo’s Charlie Vasaturo scored first pro goal last night.
• Fort Wayne’s Garrett Thompson had three points (1g-2a) in 5-3 win at Kalamazoo on Friday.
• K-Wings outshot Fort Wayne 37-25 on Friday.
• Komets went 2-for-3 on the power play last night.

Toledo Walleye (0-0-1) at Cincinnati Cyclones (0-0-0)                          7:35 p.m. ET
• Toledo’s Shane Berschbach had two assists in 3-2 shootout loss at Indy on Friday.
• Cincinnati’s Jack Downing had 15 points (10g-5a) in 16 games with the club last season.
• Walleye outshot Indy 31-24 last night.
• Cyclones head coach Matt Macdonald went 31-30-11 in his first season in 2014-15.

Quad City Mallards (1-0-0) at Wichita Thunder (1-0-0)                         7:05 p.m. CT
• Quad City’s Steve Michalek stopped 33 shots in 2-1 win at Allen on Friday.
• Wichita’s Anthony Deluca scored first pro goal on Friday against Tulsa.
• Mallards went 5-for-5 on the penalty kill last night.
• Thunder’s Kenton Miller scored two goals last night.

Tulsa Oilers (0-1-0) at Allen Americans (0-1-0)                                    7:05 p.m. CT
• Tulsa’s Jussi Olkinuora made 21 saves against Wichita last night.
Garrett Clarke scored Allen’s only goal in 2-1 loss against Quad City on Friday.
• Oilers went 5-for-5 on the penalty last night.
• Americans outshot Quad City 34-24 on Friday.

Indy Fuel (1-0-0) at Evansville IceMen (0-0-0)                                          7:15 p.m. CT
• Indy’s Alex Lavoie had two assists in 3-2 shootout win against Toledo on Friday.
• Evansville’s Matt Hussey has appeared in 21 career NHL games with Pittsburgh.
• Fuel went 1-for-1 on the power play last night.
• IceMen head coach Al Sims enters first full season with the club after taking over for final 41 games last season.

Utah Grizzlies (1-0-0) at Colorado Eagles (0-0-1)                                   7:05 p.m. MT
• Utah’s Josh MacDonald had two goals last night, including game-winning tally in overtime.
• Colorado’s Giffen Nyren had two points (1g-1a) last night.
• Grizzlies went 2-for-4 on the power play on Friday.
• Eagles outshot Utah 41-30 in last night’s game.

Rapid City Rush (0-1-0) at Idaho Steelheads (1-0-0)                              7:10 p.m. MT
Daniel O’Donoghue scored Rapid City’s only goal in 5-1 loss at Idaho on Friday.
• Idaho’s Colton Beck scored two goals last night.
• Rapid City’s Nic Riopel made 18 saves on Friday.
• Steelheads went 8-for-9 on the power play last night.

Missouri Mavericks (0-1-0) at Alaska Aces (1-0-0)                               7:15 p.m. AKT
Jesse Root scored Missouri’s only goal in 3-1 loss at Alaska on Friday.
• Alaska’s Justin Breton scored twice in last night’s win.
• Mavericks outshot Alaska 40-29 last night.
• Aces went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill on Friday.