The Rush are in Allen tonight and tomorrow to take on the Allen Americans. The Rush have started to find some ground in the playoff run, although they lost Tyson Helgesen and Calder Brooks to the Calgary Wranglers in the AHL earlier this week. Regardless, the Rush will continue to gain ground this weekend while having some players hit milestones.
Still Looking to Join the Century Point Club
Max Coatta is currently in his second season with the Rush and his fourth ECHL season. Coming into this weekend, Coatta is sitting at 98 ECHL points and will be looking to get his 100th against the Americans. Coatta also spent some time in the AHL, where he only got one point. If he hits 100 ECHL points, he will also hit 100 professional points, as he currently sits at 99.
This season, Coatta has played in 52 games, where he has 11 goals and 20 assists for 31 points. Throughout his ECHL career, he has played in 159 games, accumulating 41 goals and 57 assists for 98 points.
100 (Times Three) for Nelson
Logan Nelson is in his eighth ECHL season and his third with the Rush. This weekend, he will seek his 300th ECHL point against Allen. Nelson is currently sitting at 299 ECHL points, with 125 points coming while with the Rush.
This season Nelson has played in 47 games. He has 16 goals and 24 assists for 40 points through those games. Throughout his ECHL career, Nelson has played 434 games, registering 117 goals and 182 assists for 299 points.
A Couple of Milestones Going to Court
Zach Court is in his second ECHL season, both of which he has spent with the Rush. This weekend, Court could set two single-season career highs in assists and points. This season, Court has six assists. Court’s single-season career high in assists is currently eight. With Court sitting at six assists, he only needs two assists to tie his single-season high and three to pass it. If Court gets two or three assists this weekend or any goals, he could also set a new single-season high for points. Court is currently sitting at 11 points this season with a single-season high of 12. If he gets any combination of two points (two goals, two assists, one goal, and one assist), he will set a new single-season high.
This season, Court has played in 41 games scoring five goals while also getting six assists for 11 points. Court has played in 82 ECHL games, where he has nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points.
Aleardi with a Couple of Milestones
Alex Aleardi has played four seasons in the ECHL, with this season being his first with the Rush. Aleardi also has two milestones he could hit this weekend. The first milestone he could hit is setting a single-season career high in assists. Aleardi’s current single-season high is 28 assists from last season with the Florida Everblades. This season Aleardi has 28 assists, so all he needs is one assist this weekend to make a new single-season high. Aleardi’s second milestone he could hit, which is not as pleasant, is hitting 100 penalty minutes. Aleardi currently has 96 penalty minutes in his entire ECHL career, so he is only two minors away from 100. This is probably one of the few milestones that would benefit the team more if Aleardi does not hit it.
This season, Aleardi has played in all 52 games getting 17 goals and 28 assists for 45 points. As well as 28 penalty minutes. Throughout his entire ECHL career, Aleardi has played in 152 games and has 70 goals and 76 assists for 146 points. He has 96 penalty minutes in his ECHL career.
Lots of Time in the Net for Carlson
Adam Carlson has played eight seasons in the ECHL, and he has spent four of those seasons with the Rush. This weekend, we will most likely season Carlson in net for at least one game. He currently sits at 9,967 minutes on the ice, meaning we could see him hit 10,000 minutes on the ice this weekend. If this happens, Carlson will become the 39th goaltender in ECHL history to do so. Of his 9,967 minutes, Carlson has played 5,515 minutes with the Rush in 100 games. Carlson’s 9,967 minutes played equals about 166 hours or seven days of being in the net.
Throughout his ECHL career, Carlson has played in 180 games with a goals-against average of 3.00 and a save percentage of 0.905. He has a record of 76-71-19 with nine shutouts. He has 4,779 saves with 499 goals against. This season alone, Carlson has played 1,181 minutes in 23 games. He has a goals against average of 3.51 and a save percentage of 0.890. He has a record of 8-12-0 and has yet to register a shutout. He has 561 saves with 69 goals against.