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February 27, 2017 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

Eagles extend winning streak to 15 games

The Colorado Eagles extended their winning streak to 15 games with a three-game sweep of Utah last week. Colorado's streak is tied for the third-longest winning streak in ECHL history with the Victoria Salmon Kings, who won 15 consecutive games from Dec. 6, 2008 through Jan. 10, 2009.

Next on the Eagles' radar is the Cincinnati Cyclones, who posted a 17-game winning streak from Jan. 13-Feb. 29, 2008. The ECHL record for longest winning streak is 23 games, set by the South Carolina Stingrays from Feb. 7-March 27, 2015.

The Eagles began their winning streak with 3-2 win over Tulsa on Jan. 25. Colorado has scored at least four goals in 13 of its 15 wins, including in each of their last nine games. During the course of the streak, the Eagles have outscored their opponents 76-32.

Matt Garbowsky (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6100), who was the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 ECHL All-Star Classic, has led Colorado during the winning streak, as he has tallied at least one point in each of the 15 games. Garbowsky has notched 27 points (9g-18a) during his 15-game point streak, which is tied for the longest streak in the ECHL this season.

Clarke Saunders (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId5316) has been in goal for 10 of the Eagles' 15 straight wins, while Lukas Hafner (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6372) has notched three wins and Kent Simpson (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId4453) has two victories over that span.

The Eagles look to extend their winning streak this week as they host South Carolina on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Martin posts career win 173

Kalamazoo Wings' goaltender Joel Martin (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId291) recorded his 173rd career ECHL win on Sunday against Cincinnati, moving him into a tie with Jason Saal for fourth place on the league's all-time wins list.

Martin is 173-125-32 in 341 career appearances with Columbus, Elmira, Trenton, Augusta and Kalamazoo. He ranks fifth all-time in ECHL history with 19,790 minutes played and is tied for 14th with 13 shutouts.

He owns the top two seasons in league history for minutes played with 3,777 in 2015-16 and 3,739 in 2012-13 and holds second place (2,084 in 2015-16) and third place (2,051 in 2012-13) on the single-season saves list.

Martin has won 30 or more games three times in his ECHL career (2012-13, 2014-15 and 2015-16), the most in league history and he is just one of three goaltenders to post consecutive 30-plus win seasons.

A look ahead Games to watch in the ECHL during the week ahead. Watch ECHL games live on ECHL.TV (http://www.echl.tv/) .

Eastern Conference

Greenville at Orlando (Thursday/Saturday) With an 8-2-0 run in their last 10 games, the Swamp Rabbits have moved into second place in the South Division with 67 points, two points ahead of the third-place Solar Bears.

Western Conference

Alaska at Utah (Wednesday/Friday/Saturday) The Aces enter the week in fourth place of the Mountain Division with 62 points, five ahead of sixth-place Utah.

Divisions North Division

ADK * Stepan Falkovsky (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6718) is the first ECHL defenseman to reach the 20-goal plateau in a season since 2011-12 (Aaron Schneekloth (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId3672), Colorado). * The Thunder set a club record with 5,135 fans on Saturday against Brampton. * Adirondack visits Brampton on Tuesday, Cincinnati on Thursday and Saturday and Kalamazoo on Sunday.

BRM * Zachary Fucale (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6793) is fifth with 21 wins. * Brampton is 16-5-1 against North Division opponents. * The Beast host Adirondack on Tuesday and visit Kalamazoo on Friday and Toledo on Sunday.

ELM * Kenton Miller (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId4850) has 10 points (7g-3a) in his last seven games. * The Jackals are 5-0-3 when leading after two periods. * Elmira hosts Reading on Tuesday and Manchester on Wednesday before visiting Norfolk on Friday and Saturday.

MAN2015 * Joe Diamond (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId5226) leads the Monarchs with 18 goals. * Manchester is 26-0-5 when leading after two periods. * The Monarchs visit Elmira on Wednesday and Reading on Friday and Saturday.

REA * Olivier Labelle (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId1655) has played 276 career games with the Royals, two short of the club's all-time record held by Ryan Cruthers (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId1925) . * The Royals are 22-0-0 when leading after two periods. * Reading is at Elmira on Tuesday and hosts Manchester on Friday and Saturday and Norfolk on Sunday.

WHL * Cody Wydo (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId5857) matched his career high with his 23rd goal of the season on Sunday at Fort Wayne. * Wheeling is 18-9-2 when outshooting its opponent. * The Nailers are at Indy on Friday and Fort Wayne on Saturday and Sunday.

South Division

ATL * Justin Buzzeo (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId5863) has a team-leading 18 multi-point games. * The Gladiators are 17-2-2 when leading after two periods. * Atlanta is at Florida on Friday and Saturday.

CIN * Michael Houser (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId4585) is 9-3-0 in his last 12 starts. * Cincinnati is 10-4-0 in its last 14 games. * The Cyclones host Toledo on Tuesday and Adirondack on Thursday and Saturday.

FLA * Michael Kirkpatrick (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6135) is second in plus-minus at +30. * The Everblades are second with 35.32 shots per game. * Florida hosts Atlanta on Friday and Saturday.

GSR * Spiro Goulakos (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6186) is second among defensemen with 14 goals. * Greenville is 14-3-1 when outshooting its opponent. * The Swamp Rabbits are at Orlando on Thursday and Saturday.

NOR * T.J. Foster (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6119) is on a four-game goal streak (5g). * The Admirals are 11-1-1 when leading after two periods. * Norfolk hosts Elmira on Friday and Saturday and travels to Reading on Sunday.

ORL * Joe Perry (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId5598) is eighth with 28 goals. * Orlando leads the league with 37.50 shots per game. * The Solar Bears host Greenville on Thursday and Saturday.

SC * Domenic Monardo (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId4755) had his 11-game point streak end on Sunday at Rapid City. * The Stingrays are third on the penalty kill at 85.2 percent (179-for-210). * South Carolina is at Rapid City on Monday and Colorado on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Central Division

FW * Gabriel Desjardins (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId5480) is on a six-game point streak (3g-8a). * Fort Wayne is 22-1-0 when leading after two periods. * The Komets host Wheeling on Saturday and Sunday.

Indy_1 * Alex Wideman (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6205) recorded his 14th multi-point game of the season on Saturday at Cincinnati. * The Fuel play five of their next seven games at home. * Indy hosts Wheeling on Friday and visits Quad City on Saturday.

KAL * Tyler Biggs (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId5580) is on a three-game goal streak (3g). * Kalamazoo is 13-0-3 when leading after one period. * The K-Wings visit Quad City on Wednesday, host Brampton on Friday, travel to Toledo on Saturday and host Adirondack on Sunday.

QC * C.J. Motte (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6099) is 3-0 in shootouts this season and has stopped all 12 shots he has faced. * The Mallards have killed 18 consecutive opponent power plays. * Quad City hosts Kalamazoo on Wednesday and Indy on Saturday.

TOL * Tyson Spink (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6431) is on a seven-game goal streak (10g). * Toledo has outscored its opponents 39-9 during its seven-game winning streak. * The Walleye are at Cincinnati on Tuesday and host Kalamazoo on Saturday and Brampton on Sunday.

TUL * Darcy Murphy (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6340) leads Tulsa with 16 goals. * The Oilers are third with 34.59 shots per game. * Tulsa is at Wichita on Friday and Saturday and Missouri on Sunday.

WIC * Malcolm Cameron r) moved into sixth place on the ECHL's coaching wins list with his 333rd career win on Wednesday at Cincinnati. * Wichita is tied for fourth with 11 shorthanded goals. * The Thunder host Tulsa on Friday and Saturday.

Mountain Division

AK * Tim Coffman (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId4064) recorded his first career hat trick on Sunday at Manchester. * The Aces are 19-0-4 when scoring first. * Alaska is at Utah on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

ALN * Riley Gill (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId3069) has won 11 of his last 12 starts. * Allen is 21-6-5 when outshot by its opponent. * The Americans are at Missouri on Friday and Saturday.

COL * Casey Pierro-Zabotel (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId2853) is second with 69 points (20g-49a). * The Eagles are 30-1-1 when scoring first. * Colorado hosts South Carolina on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

IDH * Kellan Lain (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6731) has 11 points (5g-6a) in his last 11 games. * Idaho has won six of its last eight games. * The Steelheads are at Rapid City on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

MO * Matt Robertson (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId6463) notched his first career two-goal game on Sunday at Tulsa. * The Mavericks went 8-2-0 in February. * Missouri hosts Allen on Friday and Saturday and Tulsa on Sunday.

RC * Ryan Walters (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId5652) is fourth with 189 shots on goal. * Rapid City is 12-2-3 when leading after one period. * The Rush host South Carolina on Monday and Idaho on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

UTA * Erik Higby (http://www.echl.com/player?playerId5778) has seven points (4g-3a) in nine games since returning from an injury sustained Dec. 14. * The Grizzlies are fifth in the league with an average of 5,217 fans per game. * Utah hosts Alaska on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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ECHL Scores & Schedule // ECHL Standings // League Leaders // Daily Report

Eagles extend winning streak to 15 games

The Colorado Eagles extended their winning streak to 15 games with a three-game sweep of Utah last week. Colorado's streak is tied for the third-longest winning streak in ECHL history with the Victoria Salmon Kings, who won 15 consecutive games from Dec. 6, 2008 through Jan. 10, 2009.

Next on the Eagles' radar is the Cincinnati Cyclones, who posted a 17-game winning streak from Jan. 13-Feb. 29, 2008. The ECHL record for longest winning streak is 23 games, set by the South Carolina Stingrays from Feb. 7-March 27, 2015.

The Eagles began their winning streak with 3-2 win over Tulsa on Jan. 25. Colorado has scored at least four goals in 13 of its 15 wins, including in each of their last nine games. During the course of the streak, the Eagles have outscored their opponents 76-32.

Matt Garbowsky, who was the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 ECHL All-Star Classic, has led Colorado during the winning streak, as he has tallied at least one point in each of the 15 games. Garbowsky has notched 27 points (9g-18a) during his 15-game point streak, which is tied for the longest streak in the ECHL this season.

Clarke Saunders has been in goal for 10 of the Eagles' 15 straight wins, while Lukas Hafner has notched three wins and Kent Simpson has two victories over that span.

The Eagles look to extend their winning streak this week as they host South Carolina on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Martin posts career win 173

Kalamazoo Wings' goaltender Joel Martin recorded his 173rd career ECHL win on Sunday against Cincinnati, moving him into a tie with Jason Saal for fourth place on the league's all-time wins list.

Martin is 173-125-32 in 341 career appearances with Columbus, Elmira, Trenton, Augusta and Kalamazoo. He ranks fifth all-time in ECHL history with 19,790 minutes played and is tied for 14th with 13 shutouts.

He owns the top two seasons in league history for minutes played with 3,777 in 2015-16 and 3,739 in 2012-13 and holds second place (2,084 in 2015-16) and third place (2,051 in 2012-13) on the single-season saves list.

Martin has won 30 or more games three times in his ECHL career (2012-13, 2014-15 and 2015-16), the most in league history and he is just one of three goaltenders to post consecutive 30-plus win seasons.

A look ahead

Games to watch in the ECHL during the week ahead. Watch ECHL games live on ECHL.TV .

Eastern Conference

Greenville at Orlando (Thursday/Saturday)

With an 8-2-0 run in their last 10 games, the Swamp Rabbits have moved into second place in the South Division with 67 points, two points ahead of the third-place Solar Bears.

Western Conference

Alaska at Utah (Wednesday/Friday/Saturday)

The Aces enter the week in fourth place of the Mountain Division with 62 points, five ahead of sixth-place Utah.

Divisions

North Division

Stepan Falkovsky is the first ECHL defenseman to reach the 20-goal plateau in a season since 2011-12 (Aaron Schneekloth, Colorado). The Thunder set a club record with 5,135 fans on Saturday against Brampton. Adirondack visits Brampton on Tuesday, Cincinnati on Thursday and Saturday and Kalamazoo on Sunday.

Zachary Fucale is fifth with 21 wins. Brampton is 16-5-1 against North Division opponents. The Beast host Adirondack on Tuesday and visit Kalamazoo on Friday and Toledo on Sunday.

Kenton Miller has 10 points (7g-3a) in his last seven games. The Jackals are 5-0-3 when leading after two periods. Elmira hosts Reading on Tuesday and Manchester on Wednesday before visiting Norfolk on Friday and Saturday.

Joe Diamond leads the Monarchs with 18 goals. Manchester is 26-0-5 when leading after two periods. The Monarchs visit Elmira on Wednesday and Reading on Friday and Saturday.

Olivier Labelle has played 276 career games with the Royals, two short of the club's all-time record held by Ryan Cruthers. The Royals are 22-0-0 when leading after two periods. Reading is at Elmira on Tuesday and hosts Manchester on Friday and Saturday and Norfolk on Sunday.

Cody Wydo matched his career high with his 23rd goal of the season on Sunday at Fort Wayne. Wheeling is 18-9-2 when outshooting its opponent. The Nailers are at Indy on Friday and Fort Wayne on Saturday and Sunday.

South Division

Justin Buzzeo has a team-leading 18 multi-point games. The Gladiators are 17-2-2 when leading after two periods. Atlanta is at Florida on Friday and Saturday.

Michael Houser is 9-3-0 in his last 12 starts. Cincinnati is 10-4-0 in its last 14 games. The Cyclones host Toledo on Tuesday and Adirondack on Thursday and Saturday.

Michael Kirkpatrick is second in plus-minus at +30. The Everblades are second with 35.32 shots per game. Florida hosts Atlanta on Friday and Saturday.

Spiro Goulakos is second among defensemen with 14 goals. Greenville is 14-3-1 when outshooting its opponent. The Swamp Rabbits are at Orlando on Thursday and Saturday.

T.J. Foster is on a four-game goal streak (5g). The Admirals are 11-1-1 when leading after two periods. Norfolk hosts Elmira on Friday and Saturday and travels to Reading on Sunday.

Joe Perry is eighth with 28 goals. Orlando leads the league with 37.50 shots per game. The Solar Bears host Greenville on Thursday and Saturday.

Domenic Monardo had his 11-game point streak end on Sunday at Rapid City. The Stingrays are third on the penalty kill at 85.2 percent (179-for-210). South Carolina is at Rapid City on Monday and Colorado on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Central Division

Gabriel Desjardins is on a six-game point streak (3g-8a). Fort Wayne is 22-1-0 when leading after two periods. The Komets host Wheeling on Saturday and Sunday.

Alex Wideman recorded his 14th multi-point game of the season on Saturday at Cincinnati. The Fuel play five of their next seven games at home. Indy hosts Wheeling on Friday and visits Quad City on Saturday.

Tyler Biggs is on a three-game goal streak (3g). Kalamazoo is 13-0-3 when leading after one period. The K-Wings visit Quad City on Wednesday, host Brampton on Friday, travel to Toledo on Saturday and host Adirondack on Sunday.

C.J. Motte is 3-0 in shootouts this season and has stopped all 12 shots he has faced. The Mallards have killed 18 consecutive opponent power plays. Quad City hosts Kalamazoo on Wednesday and Indy on Saturday.

Tyson Spink is on a seven-game goal streak (10g). Toledo has outscored its opponents 39-9 during its seven-game winning streak. The Walleye are at Cincinnati on Tuesday and host Kalamazoo on Saturday and Brampton on Sunday.

Darcy Murphy leads Tulsa with 16 goals. The Oilers are third with 34.59 shots per game. Tulsa is at Wichita on Friday and Saturday and Missouri on Sunday.

Malcolm Cameron moved into sixth place on the ECHL's coaching wins list with his 333rd career win on Wednesday at Cincinnati. Wichita is tied for fourth with 11 shorthanded goals. The Thunder host Tulsa on Friday and Saturday.

Mountain Division

Tim Coffman recorded his first career hat trick on Sunday at Manchester. The Aces are 19-0-4 when scoring first. Alaska is at Utah on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Riley Gill has won 11 of his last 12 starts. Allen is 21-6-5 when outshot by its opponent. The Americans are at Missouri on Friday and Saturday.

Casey Pierro-Zabotel is second with 69 points (20g-49a). The Eagles are 30-1-1 when scoring first. Colorado hosts South Carolina on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Kellan Lain has 11 points (5g-6a) in his last 11 games. Idaho has won six of its last eight games. The Steelheads are at Rapid City on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Matt Robertson notched his first career two-goal game on Sunday at Tulsa. The Mavericks went 8-2-0 in February. Missouri hosts Allen on Friday and Saturday and Tulsa on Sunday.

Ryan Walters is fourth with 189 shots on goal. Rapid City is 12-2-3 when leading after one period. The Rush host South Carolina on Monday and Idaho on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Erik Higby has seven points (4g-3a) in nine games since returning from an injury sustained Dec. 14. The Grizzlies are fifth in the league with an average of 5,217 fans per game. Utah hosts Alaska on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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