ECHL Today - Dec. 20

Manchester Monarchs (16-9-2) at Adirondack Thunder (14-11-2)                      7 p.m. ET

  • Zac Lynch leads Manchester against the Thunder with two goals.
  • Adirondack’s Pierre-Luc Mercier is tied for first among rookies with four power-play goals.
  • Monarchs are first on the power play on the road at 25.8 percent (23-for-89).
  • Thunder are 10-1-0 when scoring first.

Norfolk Admirals (8-17-1) at Orlando Solar Bears (11-12-4)                                7 p.m. ET

  • Norfolk’s Grant Besse is fifth among rookies with 10 goals.
  • Max Novak leads Orlando against the Admirals with four points (2g-2a).
  • Admirals are 5-1-1 when leading after two periods.
  • Solar Bears are 5-1-1 when scoring first.

Kalamazoo Wings (11-9-3) at Indy Fuel (8-13-3)                                                   7:05 p.m. ET

  • Kalamazoo’s Joel Martin leads the league with 1,130 minutes played and 527 saves.
  • Nathan Noel leads Indy against the Wings with two goals.
  • Wings are sixth with 35.48 shots per game.
  • Fuel are 5-0-1 when leading after two periods.

Reading Royals (14-10-2) at Worcester Railers (10-9-4)                                        7:05 p.m. ET

  • Reading’s Mark Dekanich has appeared in seven straight games.
  • Patrick McNally leads Worcester against the Royals with four points (1g-3a).
  • Royals are third on the penalty kill on the road at 91.5 percent (43-for-47).
  • Railers are tied for second with four shorthanded goals at home.

Jacksonville Icemen (5-14-4) at Florida Everblades (19-4-3)                                 7:30 p.m. ET

  • Everett Clark leads Jacksonville against the Everblades with two goals.
  • Florida’s Martin Ouellette is tied for second with 11 wins.
  • Icemen are fourth with three shorthanded goals on the road.
  • Everblades are fifth on the penalty kill at home at 87.5 percent (56-for-64).

Fort Wayne Komets (15-7-2) at Quad City Mallards (8-15-1)                              6:35 p.m. CT

  • Fort Wayne’s Shawn Szydlowski is on a three-game goal streak (5g).
  • Sam Warning leads Quad City with 12 goals and 19 points.
  • Komets are tied for second with six shorthanded goals.
  • Mallards are league’s least-penalized team with 9.08 penalty minutes per game.

Kansas City Mavericks (13-14-1) at Allen Americans (15-7-3)                             7:05 p.m. CT

  • Mike McMurtry leads Kansas City against Allen with four goals and six points.
  • Allen’s Bryan Moore is on a four-game goal streak (6g).
  • Mavericks are 7-2-1 in one-goal games.
  • Americans are 11-0-0 when scoring first.

Utah Grizzlies (9-11-7) at Colorado Eagles (19-5-3)                                               7:05 p.m. MT

  • Greger Hanson leads Utah against the Eagles with six points (3g-3a).
  • Colorado’s Matt Register leads defensemen with 26 points (8g-18a).
  • Grizzlies have had a league-leading 10 games decided in overtime or a shootout.
  • Eagles are 12-1-2 at home and have outscored their opponents 67-40.

Idaho Steelheads (16-8-4) at Rapid City Rush (7-18-0)                                         7:05 p.m. MT

  • Will Merchant leads Idaho against the Rush with three goals.
  • Rapid City’s Pavel Jenys is on a four-game goal streak (5g).
  • Steelheads are fifth with 2.68 goals-against per game.
  • Rush are first on the penalty kill at home at 91.2 percent (62-for-68).