ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff Picture

ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff Picture

Friday night was a crazy night for the Kelly Cup Playoff Race. The Newfoundland Growlers are North Division Champs in their first year as an expansion club with their 4-2 win over Manchester, while the Wheeling Nailers managed to score 4 goals in four minutes and twenty-two seconds to overcome a 4-1 deficit to win 6-4 and keep their playoff hopes alive. Tonight the Brabham Cup title could be clinched. Here is your updated playoff picture along with the scores from Friday Night.

y-Clinched Division

z- Brabham Cup Champion

e-Eliminated from Playoff Contention

North Division (Games Played-Points-Potential Points)

  1. xy-Newfoundland Growlers 68-90-98
  2. Adirondack Thunder 67-78-88
  3. Manchester Monarchs  68-76-84
  4. Maine Mariners 66-73-85
  5. Brampton Beast 67-72-82
  6. Reading Royals 68-70-78
  7. Worcester Railers 66-70-82

Magic Numbers: Adirondack Thunder (4) Manchester Monarchs (6) Maine Mariners (9)

Tragic Numbers: Reading Royals (5) Worcester Railers (9)

South Division (Games Played-Points-Potential Points)

  1. xy-Florida Everblades 69-100-106
  2. Orlando Solar Bears 66-77-89
  3. Jacksonville Icemen 68-74-82
  4. Atlanta Gladiators 67-72-82
  5. South Carolina Stingrays 68-70-78
  6. e-Norfolk Admirals
  7. e-Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Magic Numbers: Orlando Solar Bears (2) Jacksonville Icemen (4) Atlanta Gladiators (6)

Tragic Numbers:  South Carolina Stingrays (6)

Central Division (Games Played-Points-Potential Points)

  1. xy- Cincinnati Cyclones 67-103-113
  2. x-Toledo Walleye 66-83-95
  3. Fort Wayne Komets 67-76-86
  4. Kalamazoo Wings 67-73-83
  5. Indy Fuel 67-70-80
  6. Wheeling Nailers 67-68-78

Magic Numbers: Fort Wayne Komets (4) Kalamazoo Wings (7)

Tragic Numbers: Wheeling Nailers (5) Indy Fuel (7)

Mountain Division (Games Played-Points-Potential Points)

  1. x-Idaho Steelheads 68-85-93
  2. x-Tulsa Oilers 66-82-94
  3. x-Utah Grizzlies 67-78-88
  4. Kansas City Mavericks 67-69-79
  5. Rapid City Rush 69-65-71
  6. Wichita Thunder 67-63-73
  7. e-Allen Americans

Magic Numbers: Kansas City Mavericks (4)

Tragic Numbers: Rapid City Rush (2) Wichita Thunder (4)

Brabham Cup:

The Brabham Cup is presented to the team with the best regular season record and guarantees home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. Only two teams remain in contention for the Brabham Cup, but could be clinched tonight (March 30th)

  1.  Cincinnati Cyclones  48-12-4-3 103 Points Magic Number: 3
  2.  Florida Everblades   47-16-5-1 100 Points

Playoff Clinching Scenarios:

Orlando Solar Bears 

If they defeat South Carolina

Kansas City Mavericks

If they defeat Fort Wayne AND Wichita loses in Regulation

Cincinnati Cyclones 

Can clinch the Brabham Cup with:

Win AND Florida loses in regulation OR

Cincinnati loses in regulation or Overtime and Florida loses

March 29th Scores:

Newfoundland Growlers 4 Manchester Monarchs 2

Reading Royals 6 Maine Mariners 2

Adirondack Thunder 3 Brampton Beast 2

Greenville Swamp Rabbits 4 Orlando Solar Bears 2

Wheeling Nailers 6 Fort Wayne Komets 4

Toledo Walleye 4 Kansas City Mavericks 1

Atlanta Gladiators 6 Jacksonville Icemen 2

Florida Everblades 5 Norfolk Admirals 2

Indy Fuel 2 Kalamazoo Wings 1 (SO)

Wichita Thunder 3 Tulsa Oilers 1

Utah Grizzlies 5 Allen Americans 3

Idaho Steelheads 4 Rapid City 3 (SO)


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