Scoring a goal and an assist on Feb. 18, Scott Mifsud of Gwinnett extended his scoring streak to 16 games, tying the ECHL season high set by Kevin Baker of Texas and tied by Gwinnett rookie teammate Colton Fretter.
Mifsud has 29 points (7g-22a) during his streak which began on Jan. 5 and he is second in the ECHL with 55 assists and 75 points in 48 games. Gwinnett teammate Brad Schell leads the league with 74 assists and 95 points. Schell is trying to become the first player to reach 100 points since 2002-03 when Buddy Smith of Arkansas led the league with 104 points and 74 assists and he needs 18 assists to tie the ECHL record of 93 assists set by Dan Gauthier of Knoxville in 1990-91. Schell and Mifsud are trying to become only the second set of teammates in league history to finish first and second in assists, joining Louisianaï¿½s Ron Handy and John De Pourcq, who led the ECHL with 67 and 63 assists in 1996-97.
Baker scored in each of the first 16 games of the season and had 28 points (16g-12a) from Oct. 20-Nov. 28 while Fretter has 27 points (15g-12a) during his streak that began on Jan. 6. Fretter, who is injured but expected to return in time for the Kelly Cup Playoffs, also has a five-game goal streak (8g) and is second in the league with 35 goals and seventh with 64 points in 49 games.
The assist and point leader the last two seasons have been from Alaska. Scott Gomez had 73 assists and 86 points during the NHL lockout in 2004-05 and Alex Leavitt had 65 assists and 91 points in 2005-06. Mike Scott of Alaska was second in the league with 87 points a year ago marking the first time since 1996-97 and only the fourth time in league history that teammates have finished first and second in scoring. South Carolinaï¿½s Ed Courtenay (54g-56a) and Mike Ross (50g-60a) tied for the lead with 110 points in 1996-97. Erieï¿½s Scott Burfoot led the league with 97 points (29g-68a) and teammate Stephane Charbonneau was second with 91 points (50g-41a) in 1994-95. Stan Drulia of Knoxville led the league with 140 points (63g-77a) and teammate Dan Gauthier was second with 134 points (41g-93a) in 1990-91.