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ECHL Today - March 18

Saturday, March 18th
ECHL Today - March 18

Florida Everblades (33-17-8) at Trois-Rivières Lions (22-35-2)               3 p.m. ET

  • Florida’s Cam Johnson is tied for second with 22 wins.
  • Trois-Rivières’ Wiiliam Lemay had three points (1g-2a) in his pro debut on Friday.
  • Everblades are 18-9-3 when outshooting their opponent.
  • Lions are 17-1-0 when leading after two periods.

Adirondack Thunder (24-26-9) at Newfoundland Growlers (40-18-2)    7 p.m. NT

  • Shane Harper leads Adirondack against the Growlers with six goals and 14 points.
  • Newfoundland’s Pavel Gogolev has eight goals in his last eight games.
  • Thunder have outscored their opponents 75-62 in the third period.
  • Growlers are 22-6-1 when outshot by their opponent.

Wheeling Nailers (25-30-5) at Norfolk Admirals (15-40-5)                       6:05 p.m. ET

  • Wheeling’s Cedric Desruisseaux is on a four-game goal streak (5g).
  • Ryan Foss leads Norfolk against the Nailers with nine points (4g-5a).
  • Nailers are sixth with 29.87 shots-against per game.
  • Admirals are 11-0-2 when leading after two periods.

Savannah Ghost Pirates (23-28-10) at South Carolina Stingrays (34-20-5)  6:05 p.m.ET

  • Savannah’s Pat Guay has nine points (3g-6a) in his last five games.
  • Bear Hughes leads South Carolina against the Ghost Pirates with seven goals and 10 points.
  • Ghost Pirates are tied for the league lead with 18 games decided in overtime or a shootout.
  • Stingrays are 26-3-3 when scoring first.

Fort Wayne Komets (30-22-6) at Indy Fuel (36-21-3)                               7 p.m. ET

  • Fort Wayne’s Matt Alvaro has six consecutive multi-point games (4g-11a).
  • Chad Yetman leads Indy against the Komets with eight goals.
  • Komets are second with 3.84 goals per game.
  • Fuel lead the league with 13 shorthanded goals.

Atlanta Gladiators (31-24-6) at Reading Royals (34-20-4)                        7 p.m. ET

  • Atlanta’s Derek Topatigh is fourth among defensemen with 144 shots on goal.
  • Reading’s Evan Barratt has 12 goals in his last eight games.
  • Gladiators are fourth with 34.61 shots per game.
  • Royals are 11-5-0 when outshot by their opponent.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (33-19-8) at Jacksonville Icemen (36-19-4)  7 p.m. ET

  • Greenville’s Alex Ierullo is on a four-game point streak (4g-2a).
  • Ara Nazarian leads Jacksonville against the Swamp Rabbits with nine points (3g-6a).
  • Swamp Rabbits have outscored their opponents 74-57 in the third period.
  • Icemen lead the league with two shorthanded goals against.

Toledo Walleye (40-15-6) at Kalamazoo Wings (23-31-4)                         7 p.m. ET

  • Toledo’s Ryan Cox scored overtime game-winning goal in his pro debut last night at Indy.
  • Mason McCarty leads Kalamazoo against the Walleye with seven goals and nine points.
  • Walleye’s 25 road wins are tied for the second most in a single season in ECHL history.
  • K-Wings are tied for third with five shorthanded goals against.

Maine Mariners (32-22-3) at Worcester Railers (31-26-3)                       7:05 p.m. ET

  • Maine’s Chase Zieky is on a four-game point streak (3g-2a).
  • Liam Coughlin leads Worcester against the Mariners with three goals.
  • Mariners are 25-8-1 when scoring first.
  • Railers are league’s least-penalized team with 9.12 penalty minutes per game.

Iowa Heartlanders (15-31-13) at Cincinnati Cyclones (38-12-9)              7:35 p.m. ET

  • Iowa’s Tyler Busch is on a three-game point streak (3g-1a).
  • Cincinnati’s Mark Sinclair is tied for fourth with a 2.44 goals-against average.
  • Heartlanders are 11-2-5 when leading after two periods.
  • Cyclones have outscored their opponents 17-5 in their last three games.

Kansas City Mavericks (27-24-8) at Wichita Thunder (27-28-5)             7:05 p.m. CT

  • Hugo Roy leads Kansas City against the Thunder with eight points (4g-4a).
  • Wichita’s Cole MacDonald is on a five-game point streak (4g-2a).
  • Mavericks are 18-2-2 when leading after two periods.
  • Thunder are second on the power play at home at 27.6 percent (37-for-134).

Tulsa Oilers (19-30-8) at Rapid City Rush (27-30-1)                                 7:05 p.m. MT

  • Tulsa’s Dante Sheriff has 16 points (4g-12a) in his last 12 games.
  • Alex Aleardi leads Rapid City against the Oilers with nine goals and 19 points.
  • Oilers are fifth with 35.30 shots per game.
  • Rush are 8-1-0 in one-goal games at home.

Orlando Solar Bears (29-25-8) at Idaho Steelheads (47-9-3)                    7:10 p.m. MT

  • Orlando’s Michael Brodzinski is tied for first among defensemen with 48 points (9g-39a).
  • Idaho’s Matt Register leads the league in plus-minus at +53.
  • Solar Bears are 15-3-8 in one-goal games.
  • Steelheads have outscored their opponents 83-44 in the third period.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

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

Newfoundland wins

Indy can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Saturday if:

Indy wins AND Wheeling loses in regulation

LONGEST WINNING STREAK, ONE SEASON23 – South Carolina Stingrays (Feb. 7-March 27, 2015)17 – Toledo Walleye (Feb. 5, 2023-Present)     – Colorado Eagles (Jan. 25-March 3, 2017)     – Cincinnati Cyclones (Jan. 13-Feb. 29, 2008)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 –Toledo Walleye (Feb. 3, 2023-Present)     – 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)

LONGEST HOME WINNING STREAK, ONE SEASON19 – Newfoundland Growlers, Nov. 8, 2019-Feb. 14, 202018 – South Carolina Stingrays, Dec. 23, 1994-Mar. 19, 199517 – Wheeling Thunderbirds, Nov. 24, 1994-Feb. 8, 199515 – Louisiana IceGators, Feb. 4-Mar. 25, 200014 – nine times, most recent; Idaho Steelheads, Jan. 14, 2023-Present

MOST ROAD WINS, ONE SEASON26 – Florida Everblades, 2017-18     – Cincinnati Cyclones, 2007-08     – Texas Wildcatters, 2007-08     – Louisiana IceGators, 2001-0225 – nine times, most recent: Toledo Walleye, 2022-23 

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