If they defeat the Maine Mariners tonight at Mile One Centre, the Newfoundland Growlers will set a new ECHL record with their 19th consecutive home-ice win.
Here are some things to know about the Growlers’ Mile One streak:
• Newfoundland currently shares the ECHL home-ice win record with the 1994-95 South Carolina Stingrays, who won 18 straight games at the North Charleston Coliseum between Dec. 23, 1994 and March 19, 1995.
• The Growlers’ streak began with a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Gladiators on Nov. 8 in the first game of a four-game homestand.
• The Growlers’ last home-ice loss was Oct. 19, when they dropped a 7-5 decision to the Brampton Beast in the final game of a five-game season-opening homestand.
• There have been five Mile One homestands in the streak, two of four games in length, one that was six games long and two that consisted of a pair of games.
• Newfoundland has beaten seven different teams during the home streak. The Growlers had two wins over each of Atlanta, Brampton, the Toledo Walleye, Reading Royals and Kansas City Mavericks, and four wins against both the Adirondack Thunder and Worcester Railers.
• In the 18 wins, the Growlers have outscored the opposition 86-43, exactly a 2:1 ratio. In 11 of the wins, Newfoundland scored five or more goals.
• Eleven different players have had game-winning goals in the 18 games, with Marcus Power, Joseph Duszak and Justin Brazeau delivering three each.
• The goaltending wins have been divvied up pretty evenly during the streak, with Parker Gahagen between the pipes for seven of the victories, Angus Redmond getting the start in six of the games and Maksim Zhukov earning the remaining five wins.
• The Growlers have also been pretty good on the road during the streak; they’re 12-6-1 in away games since Nov. 8.
• This is the first visit to St. John’s this season for Maine, but the Mariners will be making up for lost time, as they play four straight games at Mile One, with rematches against the Growlers Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The teams have played six games in Portland, Me. so far this season, with Newfoundland winning four of them.
• Maine, which is fourth in the North Division and14 points behind the Growlers, has a 27-20-3 record, but has been particularly good over the last month, going 10-3-2 in its last 15 games.
• The Growlers’ 18 wins at home have been a big contributor to an overall 35-11-1 record. That produces a points percentage of .755 which ties them for best in the ECHL with the current edition of the Stingrays.