ECHL Today – Dec. 15

South Carolina Stingrays (11-10-2) at Columbia Inferno (7-11-4) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Stingrays have won last two games and are 5-1-0 against Inferno in 2005-06, including 2-0-0 at Columbia.
* Jeff Miles leads Columbia against the Stingrays with four goals and seven points in six games.
* Chris Chaput leads South Carolina against the Inferno with five goals and nine points in six games.
* Inferno defenseman Mike Jarmuth has a four-game assist streak (5a) and five-game point streak (1g-5a).

Toledo Storm (12-7-1) at Dayton Bombers (9-6-1) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Storm is 2-0 this season and has won the last five meetings to improve to 83-54-16 all-time against Dayton.
* Bombers’ Adam Berkhoel is 3-0-0 with goals-against average of 1.95 in his last three home games.
* Toledo’s Logan Koopmans is 2-0-0 with a shootout win and a shutout win against the Bombers.
* Dayton’s Joe Cullen has a game-winning goal and five points (2g-3a) in his last five games.

Trenton Titans (11-7-1) at Charlotte Checkers (13-9-1) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Titans have won the last four meetings at Charlotte and are 17-7-3 all-time against the Checkers.
* Alex Westlund is 2-0-0 with 86 saves in his first two starts since coming off injured reserve on Dec. 4.
* Trenton’s Mike Pandolfo has three-game assist streak (6a) and 13-game point streak (12g-12a).
* Checkers’ Dan Murphy had career highs for goals (2), assists (2) and points (4) in 5-2 win at Pensacola Tuesday.

Johnstown Chiefs (10-10-3) at Cincinnati Cyclones (11-10-1) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Cyclones won 3-2 in shootout Thursday to improve to 2-0-0 this season and 15-9-2 all-time against Chiefs.
* Chiefs’ Morgan Cey is 1-0-2 with goals-against average of 2.19 in his last three starts.
* Cyclone rookie Cedrick Desjardins is 2-0 with a shutout and goals-against average of 0.96 in last two starts.
* Johnstown rookie Maxime Boisclair has eight-game assist streak (10a) and 12-game point streak (7g-13a).

Reading Royals (10-10-4) at Wheeling Nailers (10-12-1) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Nailers have won the last three meetings and are 3-1-0 this season and 25-19-4 all-time against Reading.
* Chris Bala leads the Royals against Wheeling with five goals and nine points in four games.
* Jon Foster has scored the game winner in each of Wheeling’s last two wins against the Royals.
* Greg Hogeboom has six-game point streak (3g-8a) and leads Reading with 32 points (12g-20a).

Florida Everblades (15-7-0) at Augusta Lynx (12-13-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Florida was 3-1-0 on the road and 7-2-0 overall against Lynx in 2005-06, improving to 34-12-4 all-time.
* J.B. Bittner has four assists in his last four games and leads Augusta with 18 assists.
* Florida’s Brent McDonald has three-game point streak (4g-2a) and 12 points (7g-5a) in last six games.
* Jamie Johnson has six points (3g-3a) in last six games and is tied for Lynx lead with 26 points (9g-17a).

Pensacola Ice Pilots (5-15-2) at Gwinnett Gladiators (13-7-4) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Gladiators have won last eight meetings and are 7-1-1 at home and 13-2-2 overall against Pensacola.
* Travis Lisabeth has four points (2g-2a) in last two games and 11 points (3g-8a) in 12 games with Ice Pilots.
* Gwinnett’s Scott Mifsud has a six-game point streak (3g-8a).
* Ice Pilot defenseman Jason Goulet has three points (0g-3a) in last five games and five points (1g-4a) overall.

Phoenix RoadRunners (13-11-0) at Texas Wildcatters (16-4-2) 7:30 p.m. CT
* Kevin Baker had two goals in Texas’ 3-2 win on Thursday and leads the league with 18 goals.
* Phoenix rookie Tommy Maxwell has scored career-high two points in each of his last two games.
* Wildcatters’ Matt Yeats is 2-1-0 with goals-against average of 2.40 in his last three starts.
* RoadRunners’ Brett Smith has a seven-game goal streak (8g) which ties the ECHL season high.

Alaska Aces (13-8-0) at Utah Grizzlies (6-14-3) 7:05 p.m. MT
* Alaska has won its last three away games and is 7-1-0 in its last eight road games, including 2-0 at Utah.
* Grizzlies’ Rob McVicar is 2-1-0 with goals-against average of 2.36 in his last three starts.
* Aces’ Derek Gustafson is 2-0-0 with goals-against average of 1.00 in his last two starts.
* Ryan Kinasewich leads Utah with nine goals and 18 points in 18 games.

Stockton Thunder (14-2-4) at Las Vegas Wranglers (13-2-7) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Thunder rookie Devan Dubnyk is 1-1-0 with goals-against average of 2.02 against Las Vegas.
* Wranglers are 2-1-0 at home against Stockton with all three games decided in regulation by one goal.
* Chris Neiszner leads Las Vegas against the Thunder with three goals and three points.
* Brendon Hodge leads Stockton against the Wranglers with three assists and four points.

Bakersfield Condors (12-7-2) at Fresno Falcons (12-9-0) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Falcons are 9-3-2 all-time at home against Condors, including 4-1 in shootouts and 1-1 in overtime.
* Bakersfield’s Jamie Hodson is 1-0-1 with goals-against average of 2.40 in two starts against Falcons.
* Fresno leads the ECHL with 12 shorthand goals and is fourth in penalty kill at 86.2 percent (156-for-181).
* Condors’ Sean Venedam has four-game goal streak (6g) and seven-game point streak (7g-7a).

Victoria Salmon Kings (9-12-1) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (5-14-2) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Salmon Kings have won last two meetings and are 3-1-0 in their last four games against Long Beach.
* Brad Bonello has scored in each of his first five games (4g-2a) since signing with Long Beach on Nov. 28.
* Victoria rookie Julien Ellis is 2-0-0 with goals-against average of 1.50 against the Ice Dogs.
* Long Beach defenseman Jeff Mason has five points (2g-3a) in his last four games.

Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts
* Affiliations with 25 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League marking 10th consecutive season that the league has had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL.
* 310 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 164 have made NHL debut in the last five seasons, including goaltenders Barry Brust, Martin Houle, Joey MacDonald, Mike Smith and Mike Wall, center Drew Larman and right wing Jesse Schultz this season, and a record 47 in 2005-06.
* ECHL has been represented on last six Stanley Cup champions.
* Two NHL head coaches (Peter Laviolette & Jim Playfair) and 9 assistant coaches have ECHL experience.
* Affiliations with 24 of the 27 teams in the American Hockey League.
* ECHL has been represented on last 17 Calder Cup champions.
* For each of the past four seasons, ECHL has had more players called up to AHL than all other professional leagues combined. From 2002-06 the ECHL had 1,646 call ups, involving almost 1,000 players, including 416 call ups involving 263 players last season.
* Idaho Steelheads and City of Boise will host the 15th Annual ECHL All-Star Game presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 17 and the 10th Annual ECHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 16 at Qwest Arena.
* ECHL and its member teams contributed more than $2.3 million for charity and relief funds in 2005-06.