ECHL Today – Dec. 16

Victoria Salmon Kings (9-13-1) at Bakersfield Condors (13-7-2) 12:00 p.m. PT
* Condors are 5-1-0 at home and 10-4-0 overall against Bakersfield, including 4-2-0 in 2005-06.
* Victoria’s Mike Stutzel has five assists in his last six games and is second on the team with 14 assists.
* Bakersfield’s Jamie Hodson is 5-0-0 with goals-against average of 1.99 in his last five starts.
* Victoria’s Wes Goldie has nine points (5g-4a) in his last six games, including three multi-point games.

Cincinnati Cyclones (12-10-1) at Johnstown Chiefs (10-11-3) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Cyclones lead the ECHL in fewest goals allowed with 2.43 per game.
* Defenseman Doug Andress has four-game point streak (1g-3a) and is third on Chiefs with 21 points (6g-15a).
* Jason Deitsch had season highs with three assists and four points in Cincinnati’s 7-2 win on Friday.
* Johnstown rookie Maxime Boisclair scored a goal on Friday to extend his point streak to 13 games (8g-13a).

Pensacola Ice Pilots (5-16-2) at Columbia Inferno (7-12-4) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Inferno won 4-2 at Pensacola on Oct. 29 to improve to 7-5-3 all-time against the Ice Pilots.
* Ice Pilots have won last two meetings at Columbia and were 3-1-1 on the road against Inferno last season.
* Columbia’s Anthony Battaglia scored a goal on Friday, his first game since Nov. 14.
* Pensacola’s Greg Watson had career-high three assists on Friday at Gwinnett.

Florida Everblades (16-7-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (12-10-2) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Stingrays’ Cail MacLean has a goal in each of his last two games, including the game winner on Friday.
* Florida’s Vince Bellissimo has four-game assist streak (8a) and four-game point streak (2g-8a).
* South Carolina’s Davis Parley is 2-0-0 with goals-against average of 2.00 in his last two starts.
* Dustin Johner has four-game point streak (4g-4a) and is tied for Everblades lead with 24 points (11g-13a).

Dayton Bombers (10-6-1) at Wheeling Nailers (10-13-1) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Bombers won first meeting 3-2 on Oct. 28, ending streak of eight consecutive home wins for Wheeling.
* Wheeling defenseman Paul Bissonnette has 11 points (5g-6a) in his last nine games.
* Adam Berkhoel has started Dayton’s last seven games and is 5-2-0 with goals-against average of 2.38.
* Vin Hellemeyer had two points (1g-1a) on Friday, his first points since joining Nailers on Dec. 8.

Reading Royals (11-10-4) at Toledo Storm (12-8-1) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Reading has won last three games to improve to 3-2-1 this season and 18-12-7 all-time against Storm.
* Toledo has won its last nine home games against the Royals and is 20-15-3 overall against Reading.
* Arpad Mihaly leads Reading against Toledo with six goals and 11 points in five games.
* Toledo’s Ken Magowan scored his second career hat trick in Friday’s 5-3 win at Dayton.

Charlotte Checkers (14-9-1) at Augusta Lynx (12-14-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Ryan Lang leads the Lynx against Charlotte with four goals and six points in two games.
* Bruce Graham leads the Checkers against Augusta with three assists and five points in two games.
* Augusta rookie Shane Hynes had his first career hat trick in 6-5 loss to Florida on Friday.
* Charlotte’s Blake Bellefeuille has three-game assist streak (5a) and three-game point streak (1g-5a).

Phoenix RoadRunners (14-11-0) at Texas Wildcatters (16-5-2) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Marco Rosa leads the Wildcatters at home with five power-play goals, nine goals and 15 points in 10 games.
* Justin Aikins has a five-game point streak (4g-1a) and is second on the RoadRunners with 12 goals.
* Mike Bayrack has 19 points (8g-11a) in last 14 games and is second on Texas with 29 points (12g-17a).
* Phoenix’s Brett Smith extended his ECHL season-high goal streak to eight games (9g) on Friday.

Alaska Aces (14-8-0) at Utah Grizzlies (6-15-3) 7:05 p.m. MT
* Aces have won last three meetings to improve to 9-3-2 all-time in regular season against Utah.
* Jake Riddle has three points (1g-2a) in four games since being signed by the Grizzlies on Dec. 2.
* Derek Gustafson had 31 saves on Friday and is 2-1-0 with goals-against average of 1.68 against Grizzlies.
* Utah’s Rob McVicar is 3-2 with goals-against average of 2.80 and save percentage of .938 in last five starts.

Stockton Thunder (14-2-5) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (6-14-2) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Thunder has won first four meetings to improve to 5-0-4 all-time against Long Beach.
* Long Beach’s Brandon Schwartz has six points (3g-3a) in last five games, including two multi-point games.
* Nathan Martz leads Stockton against Ice Dogs with three goals, four assists and seven points in three games.
* Ash Goldie has an eight-game point streak (6g-6a) and leads the Ice Dogs with 18 points (9g-9a).

Fresno Falcons (12-9-1) at Las Vegas Wranglers (14-2-7) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Wranglers have not lost in regulation to Falcons since Mar. 29, 2005 (7-0-2), including 1-0-2 this season.
* Fresno’s Ryan MacDonald is 3-0-1 with goals-against average of 1.95 in his last four starts.
* Falcons’ John Morlang is tied for third in the league in plus-minus rating with +12.
* Derek Edwardson has five points (3g-2a) in last four games and is second on Las Vegas with 20 points (7g-13a).

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.