ECHL Today - March 31

Kalamazoo Wings (34-28-6) at Norfolk Admirals (25-37-7)                                  7 p.m. ET

  • Kalamazoo’s Justin Taylor is fourth with 32 goals.
  • Norfolk’s TJ Melancon is second among rookie defensemen with 42 points (14g-28a).
  • Wings are tied for fifth on the power play at 18.8 percent (52-for-277).
  • Admirals are tied for the league lead with one shorthanded goal allowed at home.

Reading Royals (37-23-8) at Adirondack Thunder (38-23-7)                               7 p.m. ET

  • Reading’s Chris McCarthy has at least one point in seven of his last eight games (4g-7a).
  • James Henry leads Adirondack against the Royals with seven goals.
  • Royals have outscored their opponents 73-53 in the first period.
  • Thunder are 26-5-5 when scoring first.

Atlanta Gladiators (31-33-5) at Florida Everblades (48-13-6)                               7 p.m. ET

  • Phil Lane leads Atlanta against the Everblades with eight points (4g-4a).
  • Florida’s Mitchell Heard has at least one point in 12 of his last 13 games (8g-16a).
  • Gladiators are 20-3-3 when leading after two periods.
  • Everblades are fifth with 3.58 goals per game.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (23-37-8) at Orlando Solar Bears (32-28-9) 7 p.m. ET

  • Greenville’s Evan Jasper is tied for fifth among rookies with 50 points (21g-29a).
  • Max Novak leads Orlando against the Swamp Rabbits with nine points (3g-6a).
  • Swamp Rabbits are fourth on the power play on the road at 19.7 percent (27-for-137).
  • Solar Bears are 20-4-3 when scoring first.

Brampton Beast (26-32-10) at Worcester Railers (33-26-8)                                   7:05 p.m. ET

  • Brampton’s Jordan Henry is on a five-game point streak (3g-3a).
  • Barry Almeida leads Worcester against the Beast with nine points (3g-6a).
  • Beast are sixth with 34.44 shots per game.
  • Railers have won six consecutive games at home.

Manchester Monarchs (40-22-6) at Wheeling Nailers (33-27-9)                            7:05 p.m. ET

  • Michael Doherty leads Manchester against the Nailers with four goals.
  • Wheeling’s Reid Gardiner is tied for fourth among rookies with 52 points (27g-25a).
  • Monarchs have outscored their opponents 136-105 on the road.
  • Nailers are fifth with 35.39 shots per game.

South Carolina Stingrays (45-15-7) at Jacksonville Icemen (25-36-7)                  7:30 p.m. ET

  • Steven Whitney leads South Carolina against the Icemen with 11 points (3g-8a).
  • Jacksonville’s Tanner Eberle is on a six-game point streak (4g-2a).
  • Stingrays lead the league on the penalty kill at 90.1 percent (237-for-263).
  • Icemen are fourth with 29.09 shots-against per game.

Toledo Walleye (48-16-5) at Cincinnati Cyclones (38-27-3)                                   7:35 p.m. ET

  • Toledo’s Ryan Obuchowski is tied for fourth in plus-minus at +33.
  • Cincinnati’s Jesse Schultz leads the league with 27 power-play assists.
  • Walleye are second with 2.30 goals-against per game.
  • Cyclones are 10-0-3 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Fort Wayne Komets (44-18-6) at Indy Fuel (33-29-5)                                            7:35 p.m. ET

  • Fort Wayne’s Michael Houser is tied for third with 26 wins.
  • Josh Shalla leads Indy against the Komets with six goals.
  • Komets have gone to overtime in three straight games and six times in their last eight contests.
  • Fuel are first on the power play at home at 26.6 percent (34-for-128).

Colorado Eagles (45-17-6) at Allen Americans (33-27-8)                                       7:05 p.m. CT

  • Colorado’s Joe Cannata is fourth with a 2.15 goals-against average.
  • Alex Guptill leads Allen against the Eagles with eight points (5g-3a).
  • Eagles are 16-0-6 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.
  • Americans are 12-4-2 when outshooting their opponent.

Quad City Mallards (22-41-5) at Rapid City Rush (22-40-6)                                7:05 p.m. MT

  • Quad City’s Matt Pohlkamp leads rookies with 263 shots on goal.
  • Rapid City’s Alex Baer has three points (2g-1a) in his first four pro games.
  • Mallards are league’s second-least penalized team with 9.74 penalty minutes per game.
  • Rush are 9-4-2 when leading after two periods at home.

Utah Grizzlies (26-27-15) at Idaho Steelheads (41-20-7)                                        7:10 p.m. MT

  • Utah’s Taylor Richart is tied for the league lead with four shorthanded assists.
  • Idaho’s Tomas Sholl has allowed two goals or less in 15 of his 16 appearances this season.
  • Grizzlies are sixth with 30.07 shots-against per game.
  • Steelheads are 28-1-1 when leading after two periods.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Cincinnati can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Saturday if: 

Cincinnati wins in regulation/overtime OR Indy loses in regulation OR Cincinnati wins in shootout AND Indy loses

Toledo can clinch the Central Division title on Saturday if: 

Toledo wins in regulation/overtime OR Fort Wayne loses

Colorado can clinch the Mountain Division title on Saturday if: 

Colorado wins OR Idaho loses