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Central Division Capsules

Monday, October 17th
Logos of the ECHL Central Division teams

CINCINNATI CYCLONESLocation: Cincinnati, OhioArena (Capacity): Heritage Bank Center (6,955)Coach: Jason Payne, 2nd Season (36-32-4)2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Central Division Semifinals to Toledo (4 games to 3)NHL Affiliate: Buffalo SabresAHL Affiliate: Rochester Americans 2021-22 in reviewRecord: 36-32-4, 76 pointsDivision Finish: 4th, CentralOverall ECHL Finish: 14thGoals Per Game (Rank): 3.38 (T5th)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.32 (17th)Power Play (Rank): 17.2% (T21st)Penalty Killing (Rank): 77.9% (T23rd)  FORT WAYNE KOMETSLocation: Fort Wayne, IndianaArena (Capacity): Memorial Coliseum (10,500)Coach: Ben Boudreau, 4th Season (100-65-20)2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Central Division Semifinals to Wheeling (4 games to 3)NHL Affiliate: Edmonton OilersAHL Affiliate: Bakersfield Condors 2021-22 in reviewRecord: 40-25-7, 87 pointsDivision Finish: 2nd, CentralOverall ECHL Finish: 6thGoals Per Game (Rank): 3.71 (3rd)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.13 (10th)Power Play (Rank): 21.6% (T5th)Penalty Killing (Rank): 81.5% (T12th)  INDY FUELLocation: Indianapolis, IndianaArena (Capacity): Indiana Farmers Coliseum (6,145)Coach: Duncan Dalmao, 2nd Season (11-6-0)2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Did Not QualifyNHL Affiliate: Chicago BlackhawksAHL Affiliate: Rockford IceHogs 2021-22 in reviewRecord: 34-33-5, 73 pointsDivision Finish: 6th, CentralOverall ECHL Finish: 20thGoals Per Game (Rank): 3.22 (12th)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.24 (14th)Power Play (Rank): 18.7% (T14th)Penalty Killing (Rank): 79.1% (21st)  IOWA HEARTLANDERSLocation:Coralville, IowaArena (Capacity):Xtream Arena (5,100)Coach: Derek Damon, 1st Season2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Did Not QualifyNHL Affiliate: Minnesota WildAHL Affiliate: Iowa Wild 2021-22 in reviewRecord: 29-33-10, 68 pointsDivision Finish: 7th, CentralOverall ECHL Finish: 23rdGoals Per Game (Rank): 3.18 (15th)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.65 (26th)Power Play (Rank): 23.9% (4th)Penalty Killing (Rank): 81.5% (12th)   KALAMAZOO WINGSLocation: Kalamazoo, MichiganArena (Capacity): Wings Event Center (5,113)Coach: Joel Martin, 1st Season2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Did Not QualifyNHL Affiliate: Columbus Blue JacketsAHL Affiliate: Cleveland Monsters 2021-22 in reviewRecord: 36-35-1, 73 pointsDivision Finish: 5th, CentralOverall ECHL Finish: 19thGoals Per Game (Rank): 3.11 (16th)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.54 (23rd)Power Play (Rank): 19.7% (T8th)Penalty Killing (Rank): 74.1% (26th)  TOLEDO WALLEYELocation: Toledo, OhioArena (Capacity): Huntington Center (7,431)Coach: Dan Watson, 7th Season (232-106-30)2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Kelly Cup Finals to Florida (4 games to 1)NHL Affiliate: Detroit Red WingsAHL Affiliate: Grand Rapids Griffins 2021-22 in reviewRecord: 49-19-4, 102 pointsDivision Finish: 1st, CentralOverall ECHL Finish: 1stGoals Per Game (Rank): 3.85 (2nd)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 2.82 (5th)Power Play (Rank): 24.2% (3rd)Penalty Killing (Rank): 80.4% (T14th)  WHEELING NAILERSLocation: Wheeling, West VirginiaArena (Capacity): WesBanco Arena (5,200)Coach: Derek Army, 3rd Season (43-46-5)2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Central Division Finals to Toledo (4 games to 0)NHL Affiliate: Pittsburgh PenguinsAHL Affiliate: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2021-22 in reviewRecord: 37-31-4, 78 pointsDivision Finish: 3rd, CentralOverall ECHL Finish: 12thGoals Per Game (Rank): 3.38 (T5th)Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.43 (21st)Power Play (Rank): 20.1% (7th)Penalty Killing (Rank): 78.3% (22nd) 

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