Central Division Capsules

CINCINNATI CYCLONES

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Arena (Capacity): U.S. Bank Arena (6,955)

Coach: Matt Thomas, First Season with Cincinnati, 10th Season in ECHL (342-225-80)

2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Central Division Semifinals to Fort Wayne (4 games to 1)

NHL Affiliate: Buffalo Sabres

AHL Affiliate: Rochester Americans

 

2017-18 in review

Record: 39-30-3, 81 points

Division Finish: 3rd, Central

Overall ECHL Finish: 11th

Goals Per Game (Rank): 3.14 (14th)

Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.06 (10th)

Power Play (Rank): 20.1% (2nd)

Penalty Killing (Rank): 76.7% (26th)

 

 

FORT WAYNE KOMETS

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Arena (Capacity): Memorial Coliseum (10,500)

Coach: Gary Graham, Sixth Season (215-104-41)

2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Western Conference Finals to Colorado (4 games to 3)

NHL Affiliate: Vegas Golden Knights

AHL Affiliate: Chicago Wolves

 

2017-18 in review

Record: 46-20-6, 98 points

Division Finish: 2nd, Central

Overall ECHL Finish: 5th

Goals Per Game (Rank): 4.03 (1st)

Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.00 (9th)

Power Play (Rank): 18.1% (9th)

Penalty Killing (Rank): 84.0% (12th)

 

 

INDY FUEL

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Arena (Capacity): Indiana Farmers Coliseum (6,145)

Coach: Bernie John, Fourth Season (64-78-15)

2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Central Division Semifinals to Toledo (4 games to 0)

NHL Affiliate: Chicago Blackhawks

AHL Affiliate: Rockford IceHogs

 

2017-18 in review

Record: 36-30-6, 78 points

Division Finish: 4th, Central

Overall ECHL Finish: 13th

Goals Per Game (Rank): 3.36 (T8th)

Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.44 (21st)

Power Play (Rank): 22.8% (1st)

Penalty Killing (Rank): 82.7% (19th)

 

 

KALAMAZOO WINGS

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Arena (Capacity): Wings Event Center (5,113)

Coach: Nick Bootland, 11th Season with Kalamazoo; 10th Season in ECHL (342-241-65)

2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Did Not Qualify

NHL Affiliate: Vancouver Canucks

AHL Affiliate: Utica Comets

 

2017-18 in review

Record: 34-31-7, 75 points

Division Finish: 5th, Central

Overall ECHL Finish: 16th

Goals Per Game (Rank): 3.49 (5th)

Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.49 (22nd)

Power Play (Rank): 18.6% (T5th)

Penalty Killing (Rank): 80.4% (22nd)

 

 

TOLEDO WALLEYE

Location: Toledo, Ohio

Arena (Capacity): Huntington Center (7,431)

Coach: Dan Watson, Fourth Season (106-47-12)

2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Central Division Semifinals to Fort Wayne (4 games to 2)

NHL Affiliate: Detroit Red Wings

AHL Affiliate: Grand Rapids Griffins

 

2017-18 in review

Record: 50-17-5, 105 points

Division Finish: 1st, Central

Overall ECHL Finish: 2nd

Goals Per Game (Rank): 3.36 (T8th)

Goals-Against Average (Rank): 2.36 (2nd)

Power Play (Rank): 18.6% (T5th)

Penalty Killing (Rank): 87.0% (2nd)

 

 

WHEELING NAILERS

Location: Wheeling, West Virginia

Arena (Capacity): WesBanco Arena (5,200)

Coach: Mike Bavis, First Season

2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Did Not Qualify

NHL Affiliate: Pittsburgh Penguins

AHL Affiliate: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

 

2017-18 in review

Record: 35-28-9, 79 points

Division Finish: 5th, North

Overall ECHL Finish: 12th

Goals Per Game (Rank): 3.44 (6th)

Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.40 (T18th)

Power Play (Rank): 19.2% (3rd)

Penalty Killing (Rank): 80.7% (21st)