North Division Weekly – Dec. 26


  • Pierre-Luc Mercier leads rookies with five power-play goals.
  • The Thunder are 8-3-1 when outshot by their opponent.
  • Adirondack hosts Manchester on Wednesday, travels to Reading on Saturday and hosts the Royals on Sunday.


  • Jordan Henry is third among defensemen with 91 shots on goal.
  • Brampton is 9-3-3 in one-goal games.
  • The Beast are at Greenville on Thursday and Friday and Cincinnati on Sunday.


  • Eric Schurhamer is tied for second among rookies in plus-minus at +11.
  • The Monarchs are second with 3.97 goals per game.
  • Manchester visits Adirondack on Wednesday and Worcester on Saturday and hosts the Railers on Sunday.


  • Mark Dekanich has made 34 or more saves in five of his last seven starts.
  • Reading has scored first in 19 of its 29 games (13-4-2).
  • The Royals host Worcester on Thursday and Adirondack on Saturday before visiting the Thunder on Sunday.


  • Goaltender Will King has two assists in six games.
  • The Nailers have scored three goals in a period 12 times this season.
  • Wheeling is at Fort Wayne on Friday and hosts Toledo on Saturday and Indy on Sunday.

  • Patrick McNally leads defensemen with 11 goals.
  • Worcester is sixth with 30.46 shots-against per game.
  • The Railers travel to Reading on Thursday, host Manchester on Saturday and visit the Monarchs on Sunday.