Pensacola is 43-14-5 with a league-leading 91 points and needs 10 points to clinch the Brabham Cup, which has been awarded annually to the ECHL regular season points champion since the league began in 1988-89.
Alaska (40-17-7) is four points behind Pensacola and Bakersfield (37-18-9) is six points behind Pensacola while Florida (37-18-9) is eight points back. Atlantic City (36-20-8), Long Beach (36-18-8) and Charlotte (37-22-6) are all 11 points behind the Ice Pilots.
Pensacola needs nine points to become the 15th team in ECHL history to reach 100 points and with seven victories the Ice Pilots can become the sixth team in 17 seasons to win 50 games. Pensacola hosts Victoria on Tuesday and Augusta on Saturday while traveling to Augusta on Friday and Texas on Sunday.
The Ice Pilots, who on March 12 became the first team to qualify for the Kelly Cup Playoffs, are 21-3-1 in their last 25 games, including a team record 12-game winning streak, and have set team records for wins, points, road wins (22) and points.
The Brabham Cup is named in recognition of Henry Brabham, who was a founding member of the ECHL and the first owner of the Erie Panthers. A former mayor and businessman who was a major force in professional hockey in Virginia for more than 15 years, Brabham worked tirelessly to establish the ECHL during its early years.