ECHL Today – Dec. 8

South Carolina Stingrays (9-10-2) at Columbia Inferno (7-9-4) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Stingrays won only meeting at Columbia 3-2 in shootout on Nov. 5 and are 23-18-5 all-time against Inferno.
* Inferno’s Todd Ford is 2-0-0 with 59 saves and 1.50 goals-against average in his last two starts.
* Chris Chaput leads the Stingrays against Columbia with four goals, four power-play goals and six points.
* Jeff Miles leads the Inferno the last three games against South Carolina with four assists and six points.

Cincinnati Cyclones (9-8-1) at Reading Royals (7-9-4) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Rookie Mathieu Aubin had two assists in 3-2 win on Wednesday, his first points with Cincinnati.
* Greg Hogeboom of Reading is tied for the ECHL lead with four shorthand goals.
* Cincinnati rookie Cedrick Desjardins is 3-0-0 with goals-against average of 1.67 in his last three starts.
* Shawn Collymore leads the Royals at home with two game-winning goals and 17 points (6g-11a).

Johnstown Chiefs (10-8-1) at Dayton Bombers (7-5-1) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Chiefs won 3-1 at Dayton on Nov. 18 and are 5-1-1 in their last six road games against the Bombers.
* Dayton’s Adam Berkhoel is 2-0-0 with an overtime win and a shootout win in his last two starts.
* Tim Konsorada leads the Bombers with four power-play goals and five goals.
* Chiefs’ Maxime Boisclair has eight-game point streak (7g-9a) and leads rookies with 25 points (10g-15a).

Toledo Storm (10-6-1) at Wheeling Nailers (8-10-1) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Toledo was 8-4-1 in the regular season and 3-2 in the Kelly Cup Playoffs against Wheeling in 2005-06.
* Wheeling’s Joe Guenther has three-game goal streak (4g) and four-game scoring streak (4g-3a).
* Storm’s Logan Koopmans is 5-1-0 with goals-against average of 2.46 in his last six starts.
* Nailers’ Sean Collins has six points (1g-5a) in last two games and is second in ECHL with 32 points (8g-24a).

Bakersfield Condors (10-6-2) at Trenton Titans (10-5-1) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Condors have won last two meetings at Trenton and are 3-1-0 on road and 4-1-0 overall against the Titans.
* Trenton’s Mike Pandolfo has four-game goal streak (7g) and 10-game scoring streak (9g-6a).
* Bakersfield’s Jamie Hodson is 7-1-2 with goals-against average of 2.64 in his last 10 starts.
* Gregg Naumenko is 4-1-1 with goals-against average of 2.85 in his first six games with the Titans.

Augusta Lynx (12-11-0) at Gwinnett Gladiators (11-6-4) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Lynx won 5-4 in shootout at Gwinnett on Nov. 6 to improve to 13-11-4 all-time against Gladiators.
* Gwinnett’s Scott Mifsud and Brad Schell are tied for the ECHL lead with 15 power-play assists.
* Augusta defenseman Sean Blanchard has a five-game scoring streak (2g-4a).
* Gladiators’ Colton Fretter leads ECHL rookies with 14 goals and is tied for second with 24 points.

Florida Everblades (12-7-0) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (5-12-2) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Everblades are 16-3-3 the last three seasons against Pensacola and 35-11-9 all-time against Ice Pilots.
* Pensacola defenseman Mario Joly has four assists in his last five games and leads the team with 13 assists.
* Brent McDonald of Florida is tied for the ECHL lead with four shorthand goals.
* Ice Pilots’ Colin Hemingway has three goals in last two games and eight points (6g-2a) in his last six games.

Charlotte Checkers (11-8-1) at Texas Wildcatters (14-3-2) 7:30 p.m. CT
* Wildcatters’ Miroslav Kopriva is 3-0-0 with a shutout and goals-against average of 1.62 his last three starts.
* Charlotte’s Mark Lee has three-game goal streak (4g) and five-game point streak (4g-5a).
* Kevin Baker of Texas leads the ECHL with 16 goals, 11 power-play goals and three game-winning goals.
* Checkers’ Bruce Graham is tied for second in the league with 14 goals in 20 games.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (5-12-2) at Victoria Salmon Kings (7-11-1) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Ice Dogs posted first road win of year and improved to 9-0-0 at Victoria with 5-4 win on Wednesday.
* Victoria’s Jordan Krestanovich had three points (2g-1a) Wednesday, first game since trade from Pensacola.
* Long Beach’s Brad Bonello has scored in each of his first three games (2g-2a) since signing on Nov. 29.
* Victoria defensemen James DeMone had two points (1g-1a) on Wednesday.

Las Vegas Wranglers (12-1-7) at Stockton Thunder (13-1-4) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Wranglers are 2-0-0 at Stockton and 4-1-0 overall against the Thunder.
* Stockton rookie Stephane Goulet is tied for the ECHL lead with three game-winning goals.
* Las Vegas has won its last eight games and its last seven road games, both ECHL season highs.
* Stockton’s Cam Ellsworth and Devan Dubnyk are 7-0-3 with goals against of 2.63 in the last 10 games.

Fresno Falcons (12-7-0) at Alaska Aces (11-8-0) 7:15 p.m. AT
* Falcons’ Dave Borrelli scored the game-winning goal and had an assist in 4-1 win on Wednesday.
* Alaska has lost four consecutive home games, breaking record of three games set Jan. 12-15, 2005.
* Fresno rookie Ryan MacDonald is 3-0-0 with goals-against average of 1.64 in his last three starts.
* Olivier Filion has 12 points (7g-5a) the last nine games and leads Aces with 22 points (10g-12a).

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.
* 308 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 162 have made NHL debut in the last five seasons, including goaltenders Barry Brust, Joey MacDonald, Mike Smith and Mike Wall and center Drew Larman 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.