I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, but now it is time to get back to ECHL Weekly with our Power Rankings, 3 Stars of the Week, and since the ECHL All-Star Classic is next month some predictions on rosters.

Standings (GP W-L-OTL-SOL PTS)

North

  1. Newfoundland Growlers 23 15-8-0-0 30
  2. Reading Royals 23 13-6-4-0 30
  3. Brampton Beast 21 13-7-1-0 27
  4. Adirondack Thunder 22 11-9-0-2 24
  5. Maine Mariners 18 8-9-0-1 17
  6. Worcester Railers 19 6-12-1-0 13

South

  1. South Carolina Stingrays 18 15-2-1-0 31
  2. Florida Everblades 21 12-6-1-2 27
  3. Greenville Swamp Rabbits 21 11-9-0-1 23
  4. Atlanta Gladiators 18 9-9-0-0 18
  5. Jacksonville Icemen 20 7-9-3-1 18
  6. Orlando Solar Bears 20 7-9-4-0 18
  7. Norfolk Admirals 23 6-14-3-0 15

Central

  1. Cincinnati Cyclones 22 14-6-2-0 30
  2. Fort Wayne Komets 21 13-6-2-0 28
  3. Toledo Walleye 19 11-7-1-0 23
  4. Wheeling Nailers 20 8-8-4-0 20
  5. Indy Fuel 21 9-12-0-0 18
  6. Kalamazoo Wings 18 6-10-2-0 14

Mountain

  1. Allen Americans 21 15-4-2-0 32
  2. Rapid City Rush 22 14-5-3-0 31
  3. Idaho Steelheads 23 11-8-2-2 26
  4. Wichita Thunder 21 9-7-5-0 23
  5. Tulsa Oilers 23 9-12-2-0 20
  6. Utah Grizzlies 19 8-8-2-1 19
  7. Kansas City Mavericks 19 8-9-2-0 18

Power Rankings (Last Ranking)

Power Rankings are based on many variables and not just the standings.

  1. Rapid City (8)
  2. South Carolina (2)
  3. Cincinnati (3)
  4. Fort Wayne (9)
  5. Allen (5)
  6. Newfoundland (NR)
  7. Brampton (4)
  8. Reading (1)
  9. Florida (NR)
  10. Toledo (6)

Out: Wheeling and Idaho

Team of the Week

This week’s team of the week goes to the Rapid City Rush. The Rush are another team who improved tremendously from last season to this season, but it all started last year at the trade deadline where they acquired Myles McGurty, Decter Dancs, Taylor Crunk, and Alex Rauter who all returned this season. The Rush are undefeated on home ice and have 2 players in the top 3 in points, Peter Quenneville and Giovanni Fiore. This team has the talent to win the Mountain Division and can very possibly represent the Western Conference in the Kelly Cup Finals.

Three Stars of the Week

Giovanni Fiore, Rapid City (3GP 4G 3 A 7pts)
Tyler Spezia, Toledo (3GP 3G 3A 6pts)
Alex Dubeau, Brampton (2-0-0 1.00 GAA .969 SV%)

News:

NHL Network will air the 2020 ECHL All-Star Classic hosted by the Wichita Thunder live on Wednesday, January 22nd at 8:00pm EST.

All-Star Roster Predictions:

Wichita will make up two of the 4 teams, so no need to predict those two, but here are my predictions for the Eastern and Western Conference with the concept of only 1 player per team can be voted in.

Eastern Conference:

G- Parker Milner, South Carolina
D- Logan Roe, Florida
D- Joel Messner, Atlanta
D- Matt Petgrave, Brampton
F- Ralph Cuddemi, Reading
F- Giorgio Estephan, Newfoundland
F- Liam Pecararo, Greenville
F- Roman Ammirato, Norfolk
F- Taylor Cammarata, Maine
F- Hayden Verbeek, Adirondack

Alternates
F- Dante Salituro, Worcester
D- Kevin Lohan, Orlando
F- Chase Lang, Jacksonville

Western Conference:
G- Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Cincinnati
D- Miles Liberati, Tulsa
D- Alex Breton, Allen
D- Brandon Anselmini, Toledo
F- Giovanni Fiore, Rapid City
F- Spencer Watson, Indy
F- Dylan Sadowy, Kalamazoo
F- Shawn St-Amant, Fort Wayne
F- Jan Drozg, Wheeling
F- Will Merchant, Idaho

Alternates
F- Yuri Terao, Utah
F- Jack Walker, Kansas City

Obviously a lot will change, but these are some of the best players in the league.

ECHL Best Fighter Tourney

The Best Fighter tournament will begin next Friday after I do some research on which player per team is known for fighting. Some names that will be in the tournament for sure will be Brad Drobot, Travis Howe, Patrick McGrath, Anthony Collins, and James Melindy. Each team will have a representative.

10 Match-Ups to Watch

No particular order

  1. Toledo vs Wheeling
  2. South Carolina vs Florida (2x)
  3. Utah vs Reading
  4. Orlando vs Jacksonville
  5. Kalamazoo vs Wheeling (2x)
  6. Wheeling vs Rapid City
  7. Greenville vs Norfolk
  8. Brampton vs Toledo
  9. Fort Wayne vs Idaho
  10. Cincinnati vs Indy

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