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ECHL Today - December 18

December 18, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

A preview of ECHL games for Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Atlanta Gladiators (14-9-1) at Kalamazoo Wings (10-13-3) 7 p.m. ET

- Atlanta's Tyler Murovich is on a three-game goal streak since Dec. 12 (3g).

- Kalamazoo's Joel Martin is tied for third with 10 wins.

- Gladiators are 7-3-1 when outshooting their opponent.

- K-Wings are 6-0-3 when leading after two periods.

Elmira Jackals (17-9-0) at Reading Royals (12-10-3) 7 p.m. ET

- Cason Hohmann leads Elmira against the Royals with nine points (3g-6a).

- Reading's Robbie Czarnik is tied for second with six power-play goals.

- Jackals are on a six-game winning streak and are 9-1-0 in their last 10 games.

- Royals are fourth with 26.60 shots-against per game.

Florida Everblades (19-9-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (15-9-2) 7:05 p.m. ET

- Florida's Ethan Werek is tied for the league lead in plus-minus at +15.

- South Carolina's Mark Dekanich is sixth with a 1.99 goals-against average.

- Everblades are third with 3.32 goals per game.

- Stingrays are 12-2-2 when scoring first.

Adirondack Thunder (15-4-2) at Norfolk Admirals (9-17-1) 7:30 p.m. ET

- Adirondack's Ken Appleby is tied for third with 10 wins.

- Norfolk's Charles-Olivier Roussel is tied for fourth among defensemen with 19 points (2g-17a).

- Thunder are tied for second with one shorthanded goal against.

- Admirals are seventh on the penalty kill at 86.0 percent (111-for-129).

Manchester Monarchs (17-9-1) at Fort Wayne Komets (11-9-1) 8 p.m. ET

- Manchester's Matt Leitner leads rookies with 20 assists.

- Fort Wayne's Jordon Southorn is fifth among defensemen with 69 shots on goal.

- Monarchs lead the league with five wins when trailing after two periods (5-7-0).

- Komets are second with 33.48 shots per game.

Wichita Thunder (6-17-1) at Tulsa Oilers (10-10-2) 7:05 p.m. CT

- Danick Gauthier leads Wichita against the Oilers with three points (2g-1a).

- Tulsa's Kevin Carr is fourth with a 1.95 goals-against average.

- Thunder have scored 20 of their 45 goals in the first period.

- Oilers are the only team in the league to have not allowed a shorthanded goal this season.

Cincinnati Cyclones (12-6-4) at Missouri Mavericks (19-3-1) 7:05 p.m. CT

- Cincinnati's Nick Huard is tied for second, and leads rookies, with six power-play goals.

- Missouri's Parker Milner is second with a 1.64 goals-against average.

- Cyclones have outscored their opponents 30-20 in the third period.

- Mavericks are 8-0-0 at home.

Wheeling Nailers (13-9-3) at Quad City Mallards (14-8-3) 7:05 p.m. CT

- Wheeling's John McCarron leads rookies with 90 shots on goal.

- Quad City's Matt Neal is tied for second among rookies in plus-minus at +12.

- Nailers are 11-0-0 when leading after two periods.

- Mallards are second on the power play at home at 24.4 percent (11-for-45).

Indy Fuel (10-13-2) at Evansville IceMen (9-13-2) 7:15 p.m. CT

- Ben Marshall leads Indy against the IceMen with four points (1g-3a).

- Evansville's Tyson Fawcett leads the league with 15 goals.

- Fuel are league's second-least penalized team with 9.68 penalty minutes per game.

- IceMen lead the league on the power play at 22.8 percent (18-for-79).

Colorado Eagles (12-12-2) at Utah Grizzlies (14-8-2) 7:05 p.m. MT

- Colorado's Trent Daavettila is on a six-game point streak since Dec. 4 (6g-6a).

- Barry Almeida leads Utah against the Eagles with five points (5g-0a).

- Eagles are tied for third on the power play on the road at 25.0 percent (7-for-28).

- Grizzlies have scored of their league-leading eight shorthanded goals at home.

Allen Americans (15-9-1) at Idaho Steelheads (10-14-4) 7:10 p.m. MT

- Allen's Chad Costello leads the league with 35 points (10g-25a).

- Idaho's Brandon Magee is third for third among rookies with 79 shots on goal.

- Americans are 9-0-0 when leading after one period.

- Steelheads are tied for second on the penalty kill at home at 89.1 percent (41-for-46).

Rapid City Rush (12-8-2) at Alaska Aces (8-15-3) 7:15 p.m. AKT

- Rapid City's Mikhail Stefanovich leads the league with a 36.0 percent shooting percentage (9-for-25).

- Alaska's Gleason Fournier is tied for second among defensemen with seven goals.

- Rush are 5-1-2 in one-goal games.

- Aces are third with 33.15 shots per game.

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