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Central Division Capsules

Monday, October 18th
Logos of the ECHL Central Division teams

CINCINNATI CYCLONESLocation: Cincinnati, OhioArena (Capacity): Heritage Bank Center (6,955)Coach: Jason Payne, 1st SeasonNHL Affiliate: Buffalo SabresAHL Affiliate: Rochester Americans 2019-20 in reviewRecord: 38-17-8, 84 pointsDivision Finish: 1st, CentralOverall ECHL Finish: 5thGoals Per Game (Rank): 3.11 (16th)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 2.56 (4th)Power Play (Rank): 15.5% (20th)Penalty Killing (Rank): 84.2% (5th)  FORT WAYNE KOMETSLocation: Fort Wayne, IndianaArena (Capacity): Memorial Coliseum (10,500)Coach: Ben Boudreau, 3rd Season (60-40-13)2021 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Won Kelly Cup championship (defeated South Carolina 3 games to 1)NHL Affiliate: Vegas Golden KnightsAHL Affiliate: Henderson Silver Knights 2020-21 in reviewRecord: 29-17-5, 63 pointsConference Finish: 3rd, WesternOverall ECHL Finish: 5thGoals Per Game (Rank): 3.33 (2nd)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 2.67 (1st)Power Play (Rank): 25.9% (1st)Penalty Killing (Rank): 86.8% (1st)  INDY FUELLocation: Indianapolis, IndianaArena (Capacity): Indiana Farmers Coliseum (6,145)Coach: Doug Christiansen, 3rd Season with Indy, 4th Season in ECHL (106-79-16)2021 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals to Greenville (3 games to 1)NHL Affiliate: Chicago BlackhawksAHL Affiliate: Rockford IceHogs 2020-21 in reviewRecord: 37-24-8, 82 pointsConference Finish: 3rd, EasternOverall ECHL Finish: 6thGoals Per Game (Rank): 2.96 (7th)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 2.88 (7th)Power Play (Rank): 18.3% (3rd)Penalty Killing (Rank): 81.0% (12th)  IOWA HEARTLANDERSLocation: Coralville, IowaArena (Capacity): Xtream Arena (5,100)Coach: Gerry Fleming, 1st Season with Iowa (320-189-67)NHL Affiliate: Minnesota WildAHL Affiliate: Iowa Wild  KALAMAZOO WINGSLocation: Kalamazoo, MichiganArena (Capacity): Wings Event Center (5,113)Coach: Nick Bootland, 13th Season with Kalamazoo; 12th Season in ECHL (401-302-78)NHL Affiliate: Columbus Blue JacketsAHL Affiliate: Cleveland Monsters 2019-20 in reviewRecord: 23-30-8, 54 pointsDivision Finish: 5th, CentralOverall ECHL Finish: 22ndGoals Per Game (Rank): 3.18 (13th)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.95 (25th)Power Play (Rank): 17.8% (12th)Penalty Killing (Rank): 75.9% (26th)  TOLEDO WALLEYELocation: Toledo, OhioArena (Capacity): Huntington Center (7,431)Coach: Dan Watson, 6th Season (183-87-26)NHL Affiliate: Detroit Red WingsAHL Affiliate: Grand Rapids Griffins 2019-20 in reviewRecord: 37-17-5, 79 pointsDivision Finish: 2nd, CentralOverall ECHL Finish: 7thGoals Per Game (Rank): 3.81 (3rd)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 2.76 (6th)Power Play (Rank): 23.3% (3rd)Penalty Killing (Rank): 87.8% (1st)  WHEELING NAILERSLocation: Wheeling, West VirginiaArena (Capacity): WesBanco Arena (5,200)Coach: Derek Army, 2nd Season (6-15-1)2021 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Did Not QualifyNHL Affiliate: Pittsburgh PenguinsAHL Affiliate: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2020-21 in reviewRecord: 22-39-7, 51 pointsConference Finish: 7th, EasternOverall ECHL Finish: 14thGoals Per Game (Rank): 2.88 (T10th)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.54 (14th)Power Play (Rank): 14.2% (14th)Penalty Killing (Rank): 78.2% (14th)

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