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ECHL Today - April 9

April 9, 2016 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

A preview of ECHL games for Saturday, April 9, 2016

Toledo Walleye (47-19-5) at Kalamazoo Wings (37-28-6) 7 p.m. ET

- Toledo's Tyler Sikura is third among rookies with 11 power-play assists.

- Kalamazoo's Joel Martin leads the league with 35 wins.

- Walleye are third with 2.39 goals-against per game.

- K-Wings are third with 3.23 goals per game.

Wheeling Nailers (36-26-9) at Reading Royals (36-25-10) 7 p.m. ET

- Wheeling's Riley Brace is tied for fifth with 66 points (26g-40a).

- Cam Reid leads Reading against the Nailers with seven points (3g-4a).

- Nailers are 23-7-2 when scoring first.

- Royals are tied for third on the power play at home at 19.7 percent (28-for-142).

Manchester Monarchs (38-24-9) at Adirondack Thunder (38-27-6) 7 p.m. ET

- Manchester's Maxim Kitsyn is second in the league in plus-minus at +35.

- Adirondack's Ken Appleby is fourth among rookie goaltenders with a 2.24 goals-against average.

- Monarchs are second on the power play on the road at 22.5 percent (25-for-111).

- Thunder are 30-0-2 when leading after two periods.

Orlando Solar Bears (33-29-9) at Florida Everblades (45-23-3) 7 p.m. ET

- Eric Faille leads Orlando against the Everblades with 11 points (6g-5a).

- Florida's Kevin Lynch is on a nine-game point streak since March 20 (7g-11a).

- Solar Bears are 23-1-1 when leading after one period.

- Everblades are third with 27.58 shots-against per game.

Brampton Beast (22-38-11) at Elmira Jackals (37-29-5) 7:05 p.m. ET

- Mike Vernace leads Brampton against the Jackals with six points (1g-5a).

- Elmira's Shane Owen is third with 1,233 saves.

- Beast are tied for fifth with nine shorthanded goals.

- Jackals are fifth with 32.18 shots per game.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (29-32-10) at Atlanta Gladiators (33-31-7) 7:05 p.m. ET

- Scott Fleming leads Greenville against the Gladiators with seven goals.

- Atlanta's Max Everson is tied for third among defensemen with six power-play goals.

- Swamp Rabbits are third with a .438 shootout percentage (7-for-16).

- Gladiators are tied for the league lead with three shorthanded goals against.

South Carolina Stingrays (43-18-10) at Norfolk Admirals (30-36-5) 7:15 p.m. ET

- Joe Devin leads South Carolina against the Admirals with seven points (2g-5a).

- Steven Whitney leads Norfolk with 55 points (23g-32a).

- Stingrays are 22-2-5 in their last 29 games.

- Admirals are 9-0-5 in games decided in overtime or a shootout.

Indy Fuel (32-36-3) at Fort Wayne Komets (39-23-9) 7:30 p.m. ET

- Indy's Peter Schneider is fourth among rookies with 200 shots on goal.

- Mike Embach leads Fort Wayne against the Fuel with 11 points (4g-7a).

- Fuel are league's second-least penalized team with 10.96 penalty minutes per game.

- Komets lead the league with 3.34 goals per game.

Evansville IceMen (29-34-8) at Allen Americans (40-24-7) 7:05 p.m. CT

- Evansville's Jordan Sims is fifth among rookies in plus-minus at +17.

- Allen's Eric Roy leads rookie defensemen with seven power-play goals.

- IceMen are 13-1-6 when leading after two periods.

- Americans are 29-4-3 when scoring first.

Cincinnati Cyclones (35-27-9) at Quad City Mallards (37-28-6) 7:05 p.m. CT

- Cincinnati's Nick Huard leads the league with 15 power-play goals.

- Stephen Perfetto is third among rookies with 208 shots on goal.

- Eagles are 24-15-3 against West Division opponents.

- Aces are tied for seventh with five shorthanded goals against.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

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

Kalamazoo wins OR Kalamazoo loses in overtime/shootout OR Elmira loses

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

Elmira wins AND Kalamazoo loses in regulation

Idaho can clinch the West Division title on Saturday if:

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

Colorado can clinch the West Division title on Saturday if:

Colorado wins AND Idaho loses in regulation

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK, ONE SEASON

20 - David Desharnais, Cincinnati Cyclones, Jan. 5-Feb. 29, 2008 (30 assists)

18 - Chad Costello, Allen Americans, Feb. 26, 2016-Present (28 assists)

17 - Peter Kasowski, Roanoke Valley Rebels, Oct. 26-Dec. 7, 1991 (28 assists)

15 - Scott Bertoli, Trenton Titans, Feb. 16-April 4, 2000 (21 assists)

- Mike Reier, Dayton Bombers, Oct. 23-Nov. 28, 1992 (24 assists)

- John Spoltore, Louisiana Ice Gators, Oct. 17-Nov. 24, 1998 (22 assists)

- John Spoltore, Louisiana Ice Gators, Dec. 20, 1997-Jan. 16, 1998 (23 assists)

- Matt Robbins, Charlotte Checkers, Jan. 12-March 11, 1994 (18 assists)


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