ECHL Today - Jan. 5

Worcester Railers (12-13-3) at Adirondack Thunder (18-14-2)                            7 p.m. ET

  • Woody Hudson leads Worcester against the Thunder with three goals.
  • Adirondack’s Desmond Bergin is on a six-game point streak (3g-6a).
  • Railers are tied for fourth with seven shorthanded goals.
  • Thunder are 12-1-0 when leading after two periods.

Brampton Beast (14-13-3) at Reading Royals (17-14-2)                                        7 p.m. ET

  • Alex Foster leads Brampton against the Royals with three goals.
  • Reading’s Mark Dekanich is fourth with 597 saves.
  • Beast are 10-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Royals are league’s second-least penalized team with 11.09 penalty minutes per game.

Florida Everblades (23-5-3) at South Carolina Stingrays (19-7-4)                       7:05 p.m. ET

  • Florida’s Joe Cox is tied for second among rookies in plus-minus at +15.
  • Joey Leach leads South Carolina against the Everblades with five points (2g-3a).
  • Everblades are 6-0-1 when outshot by their opponent.
  • Stingrays are 10-4-4 in one-goal games.

Manchester Monarchs (21-10-3) at Wheeling Nailers (16-14-3)                            7:05 p.m. ET

  • Manchester’s Matt Schmalz is tied for third among rookies with three game-winning goals.
  • Wheeling’s Cam Brown is tied for the league lead with 12 power-play assists.
  • Monarchs are tied for fourth with 2.79 goals-against per game.
  • Nailers are second on the power play at 21.0 percent (29-for-138).

Cincinnati Cyclones (19-11-1) at Toledo Walleye (20-9-3)                         7:15 p.m. ET

  • Cincinnati’s Eric Knodel is second among defensemen with nine goals.
  • Mike Borkowski leads Toledo against the Cyclones with four points (2g-2a).
  • Cyclones are 11-5-1 against Central Division opponents.
  • Walleye are first on the power play at home at 23.1 percent (12-for-52).

Orlando Solar Bears (13-16-5) at Jacksonville Icemen (9-16-5)                            7:30 p.m. ET

  • Orlando’s Nolan Valleau is tied for third among defensemen with 26 points (8g-18a).
  • Scott Savage leads Jacksonville against the Solar Bears with six points (3g-3a).
  • Solar Bears are 6-2-1 when scoring first.
  • Icemen are 6-2-2 when leading after two periods.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (16-13-3) at Atlanta Gladiators (15-17-2)                  7:35 p.m. ET

  • Greenville’s Sergey Zborovskiy is tied for second among rookies with nine power-play points (3g-6a).
  • Lindsay Sparks leads Atlanta against the Swamp Rabbits with five points (1g-4a).
  • Swamp Rabbits have a league-leading eight wins when trailing after one period (8-4-1).
  • Gladiators are 7-2-1 when leading after two periods.

Fort Wayne Komets (20-9-2) at Indy Fuel (12-15-3)                                              7:35 p.m. ET

  • Fort Wayne’s Cody Sol leads defensemen in plus-minus at +20.
  • Michael Neal leads Indy against the Komets with four goals.
  • Komets are 8-0-0 when leading after one period.
  • Fuel have scored seven of their league-leading eight shorthanded goals at home.

Kalamazoo Wings (15-11-3) at Kansas City Mavericks (18-16-1)                        7:05 p.m. CT

  • Tyler Heinonen leads Kalamazoo against the Mavericks with three goals.
  • Kansas City’s Patch Alber is tied for fourth among defensemen with 19 assists.
  • Wings have outscored their opponents 40-26 in the first period.
  • Mavericks are 7-0-1 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Quad City Mallards (8-19-3) at Wichita Thunder (20-10-2)                                 7:05 p.m. CT

  • Quad City’s Willie Raskob leads rookie defensemen with 19 points (1g-18a).
  • Wichita’s Lane Bauer is tied for 12th among rookies with 22 points (6g-16a).
  • Mallards are league’s least-penalized team with 9.00 penalty minutes per game.
  • Thunder are tied for second with one shorthanded goal against.

Rapid City Rush (8-21-1) at Utah Grizzlies (12-12-8)                                            7:05 p.m. MT

  • Pavel Jenys leads Rapid City against the Grizzlies with three goals.
  • Utah’s Taylor Richart is tied for first among defensemen with three game-winning goals.
  • Rush are third on the power play on the road at 24.4 percent (10-for-41).
  • Grizzlies are 8-1-2 when scoring first.

Allen Americans (18-9-5) at Idaho Steelheads (18-10-5)                                        7:10 p.m. MT

  • Bryan Moore leads Allen against the Steelheads with six points (2g-4a).
  • Idaho’s Henrik Samuelsson is tied for third with six power-play goals.
  • Americans have outscored their opponents 40-26 in the first period.
  • Steelheads are second with 37.63 shots per game.