ECHL Today – Dec. 31

Toledo Storm (15-11-1) at Johnstown Chiefs (13-13-3) 6:00 p.m. ET
• Chiefs rank third in ECHL in power play with 19.8 percent (44-for-222).
• Toledo has increased their goal production in each month.
• Johnstown’s Doug Andress ranks fourth among ECHL defensemen with 23 points (7g-16a).
• Storm rookie Jamie Tardif and defenseman Gerry Burke each have three game-winning goals.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (8-19-2) at South Carolina Stingrays (15-13-2) 6:00 p.m. ET
• Stingrays’ Cail MacLean has 23 points (8g-15a) at home.
• In the month of December, the Ice Pilots have a plus-minus rating of +14.
• South Carolina has a 2.64 goals-against average in December lowering their team average each month.
• Pensacola’s Mike Wirll and Rob Rankin lead the team in goals on the road with six.

Trenton Titans (13-10-2) at Wheeling Nailers (12-16-1) 6:00 p.m. ET
• Nailers’ Jordan Cameron had the only goal Saturday against Wheeling to extend his point streak to three.
• Trenton rookie Mark Pandolfo had two assists Saturday against Reading.
• Wheeling’s Joe Guenther leads the team in goals with 15.
• Titans are sixth in ECHL in power play with 18.6 percent (31-for-167).

Charlotte Checkers (16-12-1) at Augusta Lynx (14-17-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Charlotte is tied for fifth in ECHL in shorthand goals with seven.
• In last 10 games the Lynx are out-shooting their opponents 325 to 284.
• Checkers’ Dusty Jamieson had two assists Saturday against Augusta, extending his point streak to four.
• Augusta rookie Shane Hynes has 21 points (10g-11a).

Fresno Falcons (18-9-1) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (12-16-1) 6:00 p.m. PT
• Fresno leads ECHL in goals-against per game with 2.43.
• Ice Dogs are currently on a three-game winning streak.
• Falcons’ Scott Stirling has a 2.50 goals-against average in two games against Long Beach.
• Long Beach rookie Brandon Schwartz leads the team in goals with 10 and is tied for lead with 20 points.

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.
* 165 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.