I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Welcome to another edition of ECHL Weekly. We have our first back-to-back Team of the Week, 3 goalies as our 3 stars, a new entrant to the Power Rankings, and more.

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

North

  1. Newfoundland Growlers 30 20-10-0-0 40
  2. Brampton Beast 29 17-11-1-1 35
  3. Reading Royals 28 15-9-4-0 34
  4. Maine Mariners 26 15-10-0-1 31
  5. Adirondack Thunder 32 11-14-2-5 29
  6. Worcester Railers 27 9-17-1-0 19

South

  1. South Carolina Stingrays 27 21-2-3-1 46
  2. Florida Everblades 29 17-8-2-2 38
  3. Orlando Solar Bears 30 13-12-4-1 31
  4. Greenville Swamp Rabbits 29 14-14-0-1 29
  5. Atlanta Gladiators 27 12-15-0-0 24
  6. Jacksonville Icemen 27 9-14-4-0 22
  7. Norfolk Admirals 30 9-18-3-0-21

Central

  1. Cincinnati Cyclones 29 19-6-4-0 42
  2. Fort Wayne Komets 28 15-9-4-0 34
  3. Toledo Walleye 27 15-9-3-0 33
  4. Wheeling Nailers 28 13-11-4-0 30
  5. Indy Fuel 27 14-13-0-0 28
  6. Kalamazoo Wings 26 9-14-3-0 21

Mountain

  1. Allen Americans 31 22-5-4-0 48
  2. Idaho Steelheads 31 17-9-3-2 39
  3. Wichita Thunder 32 14-13-5-0 33
  4. Utah Grizzlies 28 14-9-4-1 33
  5. Rapid City Rush 29 15-11-3-0 33
  6. Tulsa Oilers 29 13-16-2-0 28
  7. Kansas City Mavericks 28 11-15-2-0 24

Power Rankings (Last Ranking)

Power Rankings are based on many variables and not standings.

  1. South Carolina (1)
  2. Newfoundland (3)
  3. Allen (4)
  4. Cincinnati (2)
  5. Idaho (6)
  6. Florida (7)
  7. Maine (10)
  8. Utah (9)
  9. Toledo (5)
  10. Wheeling (NR)

Out: Fort Wayne

Team of the Week

This week’s team of the week for back-to-back weeks is the South Carolina Stingrays who remain unbeaten in regulation in their last 14 games with excellent goaltending and defense.

Three Stars of the Week

Tomas Sholl, Idaho (2 GP 2-0-0 .50 GAA .980 SV% 1 SO)
Martin Ouellette, Utah (3 GP 3-0-0 1.33 GAA .949 SV%)
Emil Larmi, Wheeling (2 GP 1-1-0 1.51 GAA .954 SV% 1 SO)

ECHL Best Fighter Tourney

Every team has at least one representative, but some teams don’t have that one player who is known to drop the gloves especially with the new fighting rule (10 fights equals 1 game suspension). If your team has a representative that you are confused about just know that they most likely were the last person to get in a fight or leading your team in fights according to hockeyfights.com. Links to players’ fighting profiles will be in the comment section of each match-up.

Quarterfinals

01/01

1: Ben Wilson (KAL) vs James Melindy (NFL) winner takes on 2 winner
2: Kyle Neuber (FL) vs Taylor Crunk (RC) winner takes on 1 winner

01/02

3: Brad Drobot (WHL) vs Patrick McGrath (UTA) winner takes on 4 winner
4: Michael McKee (TUL) vs Cameron Askew (SC) winner takes on 3 winner

Semifinals: 

01/03 

A: 1 vs 2

B 3 vs 4

Finals

01/04

A vs B

January’s Tournament: Best All-Time Jersey

Notable Team Streaks:

Losing:

  • Adirondack 10
  • Rapid City 6
  • Fort Wayne 4
  • Kansas City and Norfolk 3

Points (Games without a regulation loss)

  • South Carolina 14
  • Cincinnati 7
  • Idaho 5
  • Allen 4

Notable Player Streaks:

Points: 

Tyler Sheehy, Allen  25 points in 12 games

Scott Pooley, Newfoundland 16 points in 12 games

Brett Pollock, Allen 15 points in 10 games

Terrence Wallin, Maine 10 points in 9 games

10 Match-Ups to Watch

No particular order

Wheeling vs Toledo
Kalamazoo vs Indy (2x)
Reading vs Maine (2x)
Brampton vs Fort Wayne
Toledo vs Fort Wayne
Allen vs Idaho (2x)
Rapid City vs Wichita (2x)
Wheeling vs Indy
Orlando vs South Carolina
Greenville vs Orlando

Have A Happy New Year!!

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