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ECHL Today - March 17

Friday, March 17th
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Adirondack Thunder (23-26-9) at Newfoundland Growlers (40-17-2)  7 p.m. NT

  • Adirondack’s Ryan Smith has five points (2g-3a) in his last three games.
  • Pavel Gogolev leads Newfoundland against the Thunder with eight goals and 14 points.
  • Thunder are first on the power play on the road at 24.8 percent (26-for-105).
  • Growlers have outscored their opponents 74-56 in the first period.

Toledo Walleye (39-15-6) at Indy Fuel (36-21-2)                              7 p.m. ET

  • Toledo’s Brandon Hawkins is on a 13-game point streak (13g-7a).
  • Indy’s Alex Wideman is tied for seventh with 41 assists.
  • Walleye lead the league on the penalty kill at 85.4 percent (175-for-205).
  • Fuel lead the league with 13 shorthanded goals.

Savannah Ghost Pirates (22-28-10) at Jacksonville Icemen (36-18-4)     7 p.m. ET

  • Savannah’s Connor Corcoran is second among defensemen with 157 shots on goal.
  • Jacksonville’s Christopher Brown is tied for second with seven game-winning goals.
  • Ghost Pirates are second on the penalty kill at 84.6 percent (176-for-208).
  • Icemen have a league-leading seven wins when trailing after two periods.

Fort Wayne Komets (29-22-6) at Kalamazoo Wings (23-30-4)          7 p.m. ET

  • Fort Wayne’s Mark Rassell is third among rookies with 168 shots on goal.
  • Justin Taylor leads Kalamazoo against the Komets with three goals.
  • Komets lead the league with 37.79 shots per game.
  • K-Wings are tied for third with five shorthanded goals against.

Atlanta Gladiators (31-23-6) at Reading Royals (33-20-4)                 7 p.m. ET

  • Atlanta’s Mike Pelech is fifth with 45 assists.
  • Reading’s Max Newton is fourth among rookies with 56 points (25g-31a).
  • Gladiators are 21-4-3 when leading after one period.
  • Royals are tied for fourth with 10 shorthanded goals.

Florida Everblades (32-17-8) at Trois-Rivières Lions (22-34-2)        7 p.m. ET

  • Florida’s Oliver Chau is tied for third in plus-minus at +32.
  • Trois-Rivières’ Ryan Francis is tied for third among rookies with nine power-play goals.
  • Everblades are 20-3-2 when scoring first.
  • Lions are 17-1-0 when leading after two periods.

South Carolina Stingrays (34-19-5) at Greenville Swamp Rabbits (32-19-8) 7:05 p.m. ET

  • South Carolina’s Clay Stevenson is tied for seventh with a 2.52 goals-against average.
  • Tanner Eberle leads Greenville against the Stingrays with four goals.
  • Stingrays lead the league on the power play at 25.4 percent (64-for-252).
  • Swamp Rabbits have a league-leading 10 wins when trailing after one period (10-8-1).

Wheeling Nailers (24-30-5) at Norfolk Admirals (15-40-4)               7:05 p.m. ET

  • Brooklyn Kalmikov leads Wheeling against the Admirals with 14 points (5g-9a).
  • Norfolk’s Brian Bowen has nine points (7g-2a) in his last six games.
  • Nailers are sixth with 30.05 shots-against per game.
  • Admirals are 11-0-1 when leading after two periods.

Worcester Railers (30-26-3) at Maine Mariners (32-21-3)                7:15 p.m. ET

  • Worcester’s Henrik Tikkanen is fifth with 993 saves.
  • Mitchell Fossier leads Maine against the Railers with eight points (1g-7a).
  • Railers are 23-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Mariners are fifth with 29.91 shots-against per game.

Iowa Heartlanders (15-30-13) at Cincinnati Cyclones (37-12-9)          7:35 p.m. ET

  • Iowa’s Zach White has four goals in his last four games.
  • Cincinnati’s Luka Burzan is second with a 25.0 percent shooting percentage (7-for-28).
  • Heartlanders are tied for second with 16 games decided in overtime or a shootout.
  • Cyclones are second with three shorthanded goals against.

Utah Grizzlies (28-27-2-3) at Allen Americans (29-27-1)                   7:05 p.m. CT

  • Utah’s Tarun Fizer is on a three-game goal streak (4g).
  • Hank Crone leads Allen against the Grizzlies with 11 goals and 20 points.
  • Grizzlies are 12-1-0 when leading after one period.
  • Americans have scored 35 goals in their last seven games (5-2-0).

Wichita Thunder (27-27-5) at Kansas City Mavericks (26-24-8)        7:05 p.m. CT

  • Quinn Preston leads Wichita against the Mavericks with 11 points (3g-8a).
  • Kansas City’s Pascal Laberge has nine points (5g-4a) in his last six games.
  • Thunder are fifth on the penalty kill at 83.1 percent (201-for-242).
  • Mavericks’ six regulation losses at home are second fewest in league.

Tulsa Oilers (19-29-8) at Rapid City Rush (26-30-1)                           7:05 p.m. MT

  • Eddie Matsushima leads Tulsa against the Rush with six goals.
  • Rapid City’s Matt Marcinew is fourth with 213 shots on goal.
  • Oilers are 12-0-2 when leading after two periods.
  • Rush are fourth with 35.37 shots per game.

Orlando Solar Bears (29-24-8) at Idaho Steelheads (46-9-3)           7:10 p.m. MT

  • Orlando’s Ross Olsson is tied for the league lead with 14 power-play goals.
  • Idaho’s Wade Murphy has three goals in his last four games.
  • Solar Bears are 15-3-8 in one-goal games.
  • Steelheads lead the league in goals per game (4.09) and goals-against per game (2.17).

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Newfoundland can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Newfoundland wins

LONGEST WINNING STREAK, ONE SEASON23 – South Carolina Stingrays (Feb. 7-March 27, 2015)17 – Colorado Eagles (Jan. 25-March 3, 2017)     – Cincinnati Cyclones (Jan. 13-Feb. 29, 2008)16 – Toledo Walleye (Feb. 5, 2023-Present)15 – Victoria Salmon Kings (Dec. 6, 2008-Jan. 10, 2009)14 – Missouri Mavericks (Nov. 4-Dec. 5, 2015)     – Louisiana IceGators (Nov. 23-Dec. 22, 2001)     – Knoxville Cherokees (Dec. 28, 1993-Jan. 29, 1994)13 – South Carolina Stingrays (Nov. 24-Dec. 19, 2009)     – Las Vegas Wranglers (March 10-April 7, 2007)

LONGEST ROAD WINNING STREAK13 – South Carolina Stingrays (Feb. 7-Mar. 27, 2015)10 – Idaho Steelheads (Nov. 17, 2022-Jan. 4, 2023)     – Long Beach Ice Dogs (Jan. 11-Feb. 17, 2006)     – Las Vegas Wranglers (Nov. 22-Dec. 31, 2005)     – South Carolina Stingrays (Nov. 2-Dec. 9, 2000)  9 – seven times, most recent: Toledo Walleye (Feb. 8, 2023-Present) 

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