It’s time for another weekend of ECHL Hockey and some of the playoff races are starting to heat up, especially in the Central, Mountain, and North Divisions, where teams in 2nd-5th place are separated by 6-8 points. Also included with our power rankings, we have our first of 5 Best All-Time ECHL Jersey Tournament pairings. In our first one, we turn back time and go to the early 90’s-00’s to see which jersey will qualify for the March Tournament. 8 jerseys will make the final tournament in March. Teams who have been in the league for multiple decades will have multiple jerseys in the tournaments.

Best Jersey Tournament

Bracket 1 (January 18th through January 23rd)

January 18th A: Wheeling Thunderbirds vs Greensboro Monarchs

January 18th B: Miami Matadors vs Louisville Icehawks

January 18th C: Johnstown Chiefs vs Cincinnati Cyclones

January 18th D: Dayton Bombers vs  Arkansas Riverblades

January 19th E: Peoria Rivermen vs Jackson Bandit

January 19th F: New Orleans Brass vs Erie Panthers

January 19th G: Victoria Salmon Kings vs South Carolina Stingrays

January 19th H: Louisville Riverfrogs vs Baton Rouge Kingfish

Quarterfinals

January 20th 1: Wheeling Thunderbirds vs Miami Matadors

January 20th 2: Johnstown Chiefs vs Dayton Bombers

January 21st 3: Peoria Rivermen vs New Orleans Brass

January 21st 4: Victoria Salmon Kings vs Louisville Riverfrogs

Semifinals

January 22nd A: Wheeling Thunderbirds vs 4  

January 22nd B: Johnstown Chiefs vs 3

Finals:

Both teams make the March Tournament. 

January 23rd: A vs B

Bracket 2 (January 24th through January 29th)

January 24th A: Wheeling Nailers vs Huntington Blizzard

January 24th B:: Jacksonville Lizard Kings vs Toledo Storm

January 24th C: Lexington Men O’ War vs Macon Whoopee

January 24th D: Mobile Mystics vs Hampton Roads Admirals

January 25th E: Peoria Rivermen vs Idaho Steelheads

January 25th F: Augusta Lynx vs Columbia Inferno

January 25th G: Trenton Titans vs Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies

January 25th H: Florida Everblades vs Tallahassee Tiger Sharks

Quarterfinals

January 26th 1: A vs B

January 26th 2: C vs D

January 27th 3: E vs G

January 27th 4: G vs H

Semifinals:

January 28th A: 1 vs 2

January 28th B: 3 vs 4

Finals:

Both teams make the finals

January 29th: A vs B

Power Rankings

  1. Newfoundland Growlers
  2. South Carolina Stingrays
  3. Florida Everblades
  4. Cincinnati Cyclones
  5. Allen Americans
  6. Idaho Steelheads
  7. Brampton Beast
  8. Utah Grizzlies
  9. Toledo Walleye
  10. Rapid City Rush
  11. Maine Mariners
  12. Indy Fuel
  13. Reading Royals
  14. Wheeling Nailers
  15. Greenville Swamp Rabbits
  16. Fort Wayne Komets
  17. Wichita Thunder
  18. Tulsa Oilers
  19. Atlanta Gladiators
  20. Kansas City Mavericks
  21. Orlando Solar Bears
  22. Adirondack Thunder
  23. Worcester Railers
  24. Jacksonville Icemen
  25. Norfolk Admirals
  26. Kalamazoo Wings

 

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