Sunday, April 2, 2017

It’s crunch time for three top Las Vegas players – Cory Ward, Gage Quinney and defenseman Ross McMullan tonight in two important ECHL games. At stake are locking down spots in the upcoming playoffs. 

Cory plays for the ECHL Manchester Monarchs. Gage and Ross skate for the ECHL Wheeling Nailers.

With just a few regular season games to go here is how these two teams with Las Vegas players look for the playoffs.

The Top 4 teams go in:

ECHL North Division

Team Points

87 points – Ariondack Thunder – qualified for playoffs

84 points – Brampton Beast – qualified for playoffs

81 points – Manchester Monarchs – with Cory Ward, Las Vegas

80 points – Reading Royals –

74 points – Wheeling Nailers – with Gage Quinney, Ross McMullan, Las Vegas

Tonight – Sunday – Cory and the Manchester Monarchs take on the Elmira Jackals on home ice at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. A win tonight will get Cory and Manchester into the playoffs.

Gage and Ross of the Wheeling Nailers have a must win game tonight vs the Reading Royals at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Here are the records of these three teams:

Manchester 35-22-7

Reading Royals 37-25-4

Wheeling Nailers 33-27-8