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ECHL Today - Oct. 22

Friday, October 22nd
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Newfoundland Growlers (1-0-0) at Trois-Rivières Lions (0-1-0)              7 p.m. ET

  • Newfoundland’s Bobby McMann had four points (1g-3a) in 6-3 win on Thursday.
  • Trois-Rivières’ Alexis D’aoust scored first goal in team history last night.
  • Growlers outshot Trois-Rivières 34-25 on Thursday.
  • Lions went 6-for-6 on the penalty kill in last night’s games.

Worcester Railers (0-0-0) at Maine Mariners (0-0-0)                           7:15 p.m. ET

  • Worcester’s Jordan Smotherman has 92 points (46g-46a) in 87 career ECHL games.
  • Maine’s Justin Brazeau was tied for fifth in the ECHL with 27 goals for Newfoundland in 2019-20.
  • Railers’ head coach David Cunniff enters first full season with team.
  • Mariners’ head coach Ben Guite makes his head-coaching debut.

Reading Royals (0-0-0) at Norfolk Admirals (0-0-0)                             7:30 p.m. ET

  • Reading’s Pat Nagle is fifth in ECHL history with 191 career wins.
  • Norfolk’s Darien Craighead ranked fourth among rookies last season with a 15.4 percent shooting percentage (6-for-39) with South Carolina.
  • Royals’ head coach Kirk MacDonald is 113-69-25 in three-plus seasons.
  • Admirals’ head coach Rod Taylor enters his second season with the team.

Kansas City Mavericks (0-0-0) at Iowa Heartlanders (0-0-0)                  7 p.m. CT

  • Kansas City’s Willie Corrin was tied for fourth among defensemen last season with 11 goals.
  • Iowa head coach Gerry Fleming ranks 13th in ECHL history with 320 career wins.
  • Mavericks’ head coach Tad O’Had enters his second season with the team.
  • First game in Heartlanders’ team history.

Tulsa Oilers (0-0-0) at Rapid City Rush (0-0-0)                                     7:05 p.m. MT

  • Tulsa’s Adam Pleskach is tied for 49th in ECHL history with 480 games played.
  • Rapid City’s Hudson Elynuik had 28 points (9g-29a) in 33 games with Newfoundland in 2018-19.
  • Oilers’ head coach Rob Murray is 10th in ECHL history with 363 career wins.
  • Rush head coach Scott Burt makes his head-coaching debut.

Utah Grizzlies (0-0-0) at Idaho Steelheads (0-0-0)                                 7:10 p.m. MT

  • Utah’s Matthew Boucher was 2020-21 ECHL Rookie of the Year with 52 points (25g-27a) in 59 games.
  • Idaho’s Colton Kehler scored three goals in two preseason games.
  • Grizzlies’ head coach Ryan Kinasewich makes his head-coaching debut.
  • Steelheads have qualified for the postseason in each of their 16 seasons.

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