ECHL Today – April 1

Reading Royals (38-20-7) at Dayton Bombers (23-37-6) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Michael Ayers stopped 26 of 27 shots in Dayton’s 2-1 win at Reading on March 24.
* Barry Brust is 1-0-0 against Dayton, stopping all 31 shots in a 2-0 win over Dayton on March 17.
* Royals are 3-0-0 and have outscored the Bombers 15-3 when playing at Dayton in 2004-05.
* Bombers are 3-1-1 in their last five games, all of which have been against North Division opponents.

Peoria Rivermen (36-22-8) at Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (39-21-8) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Bullies are 4-1-0 and have averaged four goals per-game in their last five games.
* Peoria is 6-1-0 against Atlantic City and has held the Bullies to two goals or less in the last five games.
* Bullies’ Shawn Mather (9g-6a) and J-F Plourde (5g-7a) have combined for 27 points in the last 10 games.
* Peoria defenseman Trevor Byrne has two assists and a plus-minus rating of +9 in his last five games.

Charlotte Checkers (37-24-6) at Greenville Grrrowl (35-26-5) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Charlotte is 6-2-0 with a goals-against average of 1.96 and a plus-minus rating of +44 against Greenville.
* Greenville is 2-3-0 and has been shut out twice in its last five home games.
* Checkers are 0-3-0 and have been outscored been outscored 10-3 in their last three road games.
* Richard Pitirri leads the Grrrowl with five points, all assists, in eight games against Charlotte in 2004-05.

Florida Everblades (40-19-9) at South Carolina Stingrays (37-22-8) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Florida scored three unanswered goals in the second and third period in 3-2 win at Columbia on Thursday.
* All-Star defenseman Mark Ardelan has three goals and four points in four games against Florida.
* Everblades are 5-1-1 in their last seven road games.
* Stingrays have defeated the Everblades in last three meetings, outscoring them 8-3.

Johnstown Chiefs (20-33-14) at Toledo Storm (37-24-5) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Chiefs are 0-6-0 and have allowed 5.5 goals-per game in their last six games.
* Storm has won the last five games against the Chiefs, the last two decided by one goal.
* Johnstown has scored 14 of its 17 goals in the first and third periods against Toledo.
* Toledo’s Scott Fankhouser has started 10 consecutive games and is 6-3-1 with 2.79 goals-against average.

Trenton Titans (37-20-9) at Wheeling Nailers (36-25-5) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Scott Bertoli scored 23 points (8g-15a) in 13 games in March.
* Ed McGrane leads Wheeling with nine points (3g-6a) and a plus-minus rating of +4 against Trenton.
* Trenton won the last meeting 3-0 on March 11 in Trenton.
* Wheeling has won the two previous meetings at WesBanco Arena by identical scores of 3-2 in overtime.

Pee Dee Pride (29-33-5) at Columbia Inferno (36-19-11) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Pee Dee’s Darryl Green is tied for second among league defensemen with seven power-play goals.
* Trevor Demmans (0g-6a) and John Longo (3g-3a) lead Columbia in scoring against Pee Dee.
* Pride penalty kill is 22nd in the ECHL at 81.2 percent (220-for-271).
* Columbia is 4-0-0 at home and 4-3-1 overall against Pee Dee this season.

Augusta Lynx (25-34-7) at Gwinnett Gladiators (35-23-8) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Augusta is 2-1-1 at Gwinnett and 4-2-1 overall against the Gladiators.
* Gladiators’ Randy Dagenais ranks fourth among ECHL defensemen with 46 points (14g-32a).
* Augusta has the best power play in the league at 20.5 percent (57-for-278).
* Gwinnett won its last home game against Augusta 8-2 on February 26.

Mississippi Sea Wolves (37-22-6) at Louisiana IceGators (24-37-6) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Twenty different Sea Wolves have an even or better plus-minus rating against Louisiana this season.
* Wes Mason’s 64 points (30g-34a) lead the IceGators.
* Phil Sauve is 2-0-0 with a 2.50 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage against the IceGators.
* IceGators’ Nathan Marsters leads the league in losses (27), minutes (2957), and saves (1580).

Texas Wildcatters (15-41-10) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (46-16-5) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Texas won the last meeting 5-4 at the Ford Arena on March 27.
* Ice Pilots’ Aaron Phillips ranks fifth in the league with 46 assists.
* Twelve different players have contributed game-winning goals for the Wildcatters this season.
* Pensacola is 4-0-0 at home and 6-2-0 overall against Texas this season.

San Diego Gulls (34-27-6) at Idaho Steelheads (39-21-7) 7:05 p.m. MT
* Gulls are 3-2-0 and have scored 13 of their 14 total goals against Idaho in the first and third periods.
* Lance Galbraith leads the Steelheads with five points (3g-2a) in five games against San Diego.
* Teams have combined for five power-play goals in five games (Idaho is 2-for-28 and Gulls are 3-for-30).
* Bobby Russell (6g-10a) and Dan Vandermeer (3g-10a) have combined for 29 points in the last 10 games.

Fresno Falcons (37-22-8) at Bakersfield Condors (38-20-10) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Falcons are 5-4-0 against Bakersfield, including two shootout wins and an overtime win.
* Yutaka Fukufuji is 4-0-1 with a 0.98 goals-against average and two shutouts against Fresno in 2004-05.
* Kevin St. Jacques has eight assists and one goal, a game winner, in eight games against the Falcons.
* Brett Jaeger is 4-1-0 with a 1.94 goals-against average in his last five starts for the Falcons.

Victoria Salmon Kings (14-49-5) at Las Vegas Wranglers (28-31-8) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Wranglers are 7-0-0 with a 1.97 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage against Victoria.
* Kings’ Alexi Glukhov has five points (1g-4a) and leads the team with a +5 in six games against Las Vegas.
* Las Vegas is 28.5 percent (10-for-35) on the power play and has allowed one shorthand goal against Kings.
* Mark Smith has scored eight points (4g-4a) in his last seven games for the Salmon Kings.

Alaska Aces (42-17-8) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (39-20-8) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Teams have combined to score one power-play goal (Alaska is 1-for-17 and Ice Dogs are 0-for-15).
* Joe Talbot has five goals on 24 shots (20.8 percent) in six games against Long Beach.
* Bill Lindsay leads Long Beach with four goals and six points in four games against Alaska.
* Aces, who are 4-1-0 in their last five road games, close out the season on a five-game road trip.

Kelly Cup Playoff Update:

Alaska can clinch the West Division on Friday if:

Alaska wins in regulation AND San Diego wins in regulation AND Fresno wins