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ECHL Today - Jan. 8

Saturday, January 8th
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Adirondack Thunder (12-10-2) at Maine Mariners (12-11-4)                  6 p.m. ET

  • Adirondack’s Patrick Grasso is tied for fifth among rookies with 10 goals.
  • Maine’s Mathew Santos is on a three-game point streak (2g-4).
  • Thunder are 9-2-0 when leading after one period.
  • Mariners have outscored their opponents 36-26 in the second period.

South Carolina Stingrays (10-16-3) at Florida Everblades (17-8-6)        7 p.m. ET

  • South Carolina’s Ben Holmstrom has five points (3g-2a) in his last four games.
  • Florida’s John McCarron has at least one point in 12 of his last 13 games (7g-11a).
  • Stingrays are 7-2-3 in one-goal games.
  • Everblades are 9-2-1 in their last 12 games.

Worcester Railers (9-14-1) at Reading Royals (11-7-5)                            7 p.m. ET

  • Jordan Smotherman leads Worcester against the Royals with three goals and four points.
  • Reading’s Trevor Gooch has three goals in four games this season.
  • Railers are 6-0-2 when leading after two periods.
  • Royals are 7-1-2 at home, outscoring their opponents 33-22.

Indy Fuel (11-14-4) at Wheeling Nailers (15-11-1)                                            7:10 p.m. ET

  • Indy’s Jan Mandat has eight points (3g-5a) in his last five games.
  • Patrick Watling leads Wheeling against the Fuel with five goals.
  • Fuel are 6-1-1 when leading after one period.
  • Nailers are 11-4-0 when outshooting their opponent.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (9-12-6) at Atlanta Gladiators (14-13-3)        7:30 p.m. ET

  • Diego Cuglietta leads Greenville against the Gladiators with six goals.
  • Atlanta’s Mike Pelech is one point shy of becoming just the eighth player in ECHL history with 600 career points.
  • Swamp Rabbits are tied for seventh with three shorthanded goals against.
  • Gladiators have outscored their opponents 33-20 in the second period.

Toledo Walleye (19-6-2) at Fort Wayne Komets (16-9-3)                     7:30 p.m. ET

  • Toledo’s Brandon Hawkins has nine points (2g-7a) in his last three games.
  • Matt Alvaro leads Fort Wayne against the Walleye with three goals.
  • Walleye are 14-2-2 in their last 18 games.
  • Komets have outscored their opponents 34-19 in the third period.

Kalamazoo Wings (15-11-0) at Cincinnati Cyclones (18-11-1)             7:35 p.m. ET

  • Kalamazoo’s Max Humitz is tied for ninth among rookies with nine goals.
  • Cincinnati’s Justin Vaive has eight points (4g-4a) in his last five games.
  • K-Wings are 10-1-0 when leading after one period.
  • Cyclones are 8-0-2 when outshooting their opponent at home.

Allen Americans (13-9-3) at Tulsa Oilers (14-12-1)                               7:05 p.m. CT

  • Allen’s Chad Costello is on a four-game point streak (3g-4a).
  • Tulsa’s Jack Doremus leads rookies with 13 goals.
  • Americans have outscored their opponents 23-12 during five-game winning streak.
  • Oilers are league’s third-least penalized team with 9.62 penalty minutes per game.

Wichita Thunder (10-15-4) at Kansas City Mavericks (14-14-1)         7:05 p.m. CT

  • Wichita’s Carter Johnson is on a seven-game point streak (4g-6a).
  • Kansas City’s Marcus Crawford is fifth among defensemen with 21 points (4g-17a).
  • Thunder are tied for third with seven games decided in overtime or a shootout.
  • Mavericks are tied for fourth with two shorthanded goals against.

Iowa Heartlanders (9-17-4) at Rapid City Rush (14-13-4)                    7:05 p.m. MT

  • Iowa’s Billy Constantinou is tied for fifth among rookie defensemen with four goals.
  • Rapid City’s Logan Nelson leads the league with 26 assists.
  • Heartlanders are 7-2-0 when scoring first.
  • Rush are 8-1-2 when leading after two periods.

Utah Grizzlies (20-11-1) at Idaho Steelheads (17-12-1)                         7:10 p.m. MT

  • Utah’s Luke Martin has seven points (2g-5a) in his last six games.
  • Idaho’s Jake Kupsky is second with a 1.92 goals-against average.
  • Grizzlies have outscored their opponents 46-27 in the second period.
  • Steelheads are 11-4-0 when outshooting their opponent at home.

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