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ECHL Today - April 3

April 3, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

A preview of ECHL games for Friday, April 3, 2015

Gwinnett Gladiators (19-43-6) at Greenville Road Warriors (35-29-4) 7 p.m. ET

- Gwinnett's Daniel Bahntge scored his first two pro goals in last night's win at Greenville.

- Vinny Saponari leads Greenville against the Gladiators with 10 points (1g-9a).

- Gladiators are 15-3-1 when leading after two periods.

- Road Warriors are seventh with 32.29 shots per game.

Reading Royals (43-18-6) at Florida Everblades (46-14-7) 7:30 p.m. ET

- Olivier Labelle leads Reading against the Everblades with seven points (3g-4a).

- Florida's Mitch Wahl is on a 15-game point streak since Feb. 21 (3g-17a).

- Royals are league's third-least penalized team with 13.48 penalty minutes per game.

- Everblades are second on the penalty kill at home at 88.5 percent (108-for-122).

Toledo Walleye (46-14-7) at Kalamazoo Wings (33-28-5) 7:30 p.m. ET

- Toledo's Jeff Lerg is fourth with a 2.33 goals-against average.

- Lane Scheidl leads Kalamazoo against the Walleye with four goals.

- Walleye are 37-5-2 when scoring first.

- K-Wings are 6-1-2 in one-goal games at home.

South Carolina Stingrays (43-19-7) at Orlando Solar Bears (35-23-9) 7:30 p.m. ET

- Wayne Simpson leads South Carolina against the Solar Bears with nine points (3g-6a).

- Orlando's Garret Sparks leads the league with a .935 save percentage.

- Stingrays are 13-4-1 when outshot by their opponent.

- Solar Bears lead the league with 33.63 shots per game.

Indy Fuel (27-29-10) at Cincinnati Cyclones (29-29-9) 7:35 p.m. ET

- Indy's Nick Bruneteau is second among rookies with 16 power-play points (1g-15a).

- David Pacan leads Cincinnati against the Fuel with four goals and nine points.

- Fuel are tied for third on the power play at 20.8 percent (55-for-265).

- Cyclones are third with 27.78 shots-against per game.

Evansville IceMen (14-45-8) at Wheeling Nailers (33-31-2) 7:35 p.m. ET

- Jarret Lukin leads Evansville against the Nailers with four points (1g-3a).

- Wheeling's Derek Army is tied for second among rookies with 28 goals.

- IceMen are 10-2-2 when leading after two periods.

- Nailers are fourth on the power play at home at 22.0 percent (29-for-132).

Elmira Jackals (32-28-7) at Fort Wayne Komets (45-16-6) 8 p.m. ET

- Mike Seidel leads Elmira with 21 goals and 40 points.

- Fort Wayne's Shawn Szydlowski leads the league with eight shorthanded points (4g-4a).

- Jackals are tied for the league lead with one shorthanded goal against.

- Komets are fifth with 3.57 goals per game.

Brampton Beast (22-41-3) at Allen Americans (44-14-10) 7:05 p.m. CT

- Brampton's Mathew Maione leads rookie defensemen with 40 points (13g-27a).

- Greger Hanson leads Allen against the Beast with 11 points (5g-6a).

- Beast have scored 74 of their 174 goals in the second period.

- Americans are tied for second with 12 shorthanded goals.

Missouri Mavericks (25-34-8) at Tulsa Oilers (34-28-5) 7:05 p.m. CT

- Sebastien Thinel leads Missouri against the Oilers with 16 points (5g-11a).

- Tulsa's Jeff Jubinville is fourth among rookies with 57 points (28g-29a).

- Mavericks are 17-0-2 when leading after two periods.

- Oilers are 8-0-5 in games decided beyond regulation.

Alaska Aces (34-26-7) at Utah Grizzlies (33-26-8) 7 p.m. MT

- Ryan Walters leads Alaska against the Grizzlies with six goals.

- Utah's Alex Krushelnyski is tied for third among rookies with 37 assists.

- Aces are eighth with 32.03 shots per game.

- Grizzlies are 21-8-8 in one-goal games.

Quad City Mallards (34-28-7) at Rapid City Rush (37-26-5) 7:05 p.m. MT

- Quad City's Mario Lamoureux is tied for second with 18 power-play assists.

- Daniel Barczuk leads Rapid City against the Mallards with six goals and 10 points.

- Mallards are fifth with 2.64 goals-against per game.

- Rush are 25-6-4 when scoring first.

Colorado Eagles (40-22-6) at Idaho Steelheads (46-17-6) 7:10 p.m. MT

- Colorado's Colin Joe leads defensemen with a 19.4 percent shooting percentage (7-for-36).

- Alex Belzile leads Idaho against the Eagles with six goals and nine points.

- Eagles are second with 27.63 shots-against per game.

- Steelheads are fourth with 2.58 goals-against per game.

Bakersfield Condors (24-36-8) at Ontario Reign (40-18-9) 7 p.m. PT

- Sebastien Sylvestre leads Bakersfield against the Reign with five goals and eight points.

- Ontario's Matt Register is tied for fourth among defensemen with 13 goals.

- Condors are 16-0-1 when leading after two periods.

- Reign are fifth on the penalty kill at home at 86.5 percent (135-for-156).

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Florida can clinch the East Division title on Friday if:

Florida wins in regulation or overtime

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

Orlando wins AND Greenville loses in regulation AND Elmira loses

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

Quad City wins AND Wichita loses in regulation

Idaho can clinch the Pacific Division title on Friday if:

Idaho wins OR Idaho loses in overtime/shootout OR Ontario loses


16 - Jeff Jakaitis, South Carolina Stingrays (Feb. 15-Present)

13 - Daniel Berthiaume, Roanoke Express (1994-95)

12 - Cory Cadden, Knoxville Cherokees (1993-94)

11 - seven times, most recent:

Daniel Manzato, Las Vegas Wranglers (2007-08)


491 - John Marks (Charlotte, 1993-98; Greenville, 1998-2006; Pensacola, 2007-08; Augusta, 2008-09)

480 - Jason Christie (Peoria, 2000-05; Utah, 2005-08; Ontario, 2011-Present)

- John Brophy (Hampton Roads, 1989-2000 and Wheeling, 2001-03)

477 - Jeff Pyle (Mobile, 1998-2002; Gwinnett, 2003-11; Evansville, 2013-14)

342 - Matt Thomas (Atlantic City, 2004-05; Fresno, 2005-08; Stockton, 2008-13)

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