ECHL Today – Dec. 9

Reading Royals (8-9-4) at Johnstown Chiefs (10-9-1) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Chiefs lead season series 3-0-0 and are 7-1-2 in the last 10 games and 23-17-4 all-time against Reading.
* Reading rookie Jeff Pietrasiak got his first pro win Friday, making 22 saves in a 5-2 win against Cincinnati.
* Johnstown rookie Maxime Boisclair leads the team against Reading with four goals and eight points.
* Greg Hogeboom leads Reading against the Chiefs with three goals and five points.

Bakersfield Condors (11-6-2) at Trenton Titans (10-6-1) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Bakersfield is 10-3-2, including 5-1-0 against Trenton, all-time against North Division teams.
* Trenton’s Mike Pandolfo has five-game goal streak (8g) and 11-game scoring streak (10g-7a).
* Condors’ Sean Venedam has two goals in each of his last two games and a five-game point streak (5g-6a).
* Gregg Johnson has 14 points (4g-10a) in his last 10 games and leads Trenton with 12 assists.

Cincinnati Cyclones (9-9-1) at Dayton Bombers (8-5-1) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Bombers won 3-2 in shootout on Dec. 2 and are 2-2-0 in 2006-07 and 20-18-6 all-time against Cyclones.
* Jason Deitsch leads Cincinnati against Dayton with two power-play goals and three goals.
* Dayton’s Adam Berkhoel is 3-0-0 with goals-against average of 1.59 in his last three starts.
* Cincinnati’s Cory Urquhart has two game-winning goals and six points (4g-2a) in his last six games.

Columbia Inferno (7-10-4) at South Carolina Stingrays (10-10-2) 7:05 p.m. ET
* South Carolina’s Davis Parley is 4-1-0 with goals-against average of 3.53 against Columbia.
* Inferno defenseman Mike Jarmuth has three-game assist streak (4a) and four-game point streak (1g-4a).
* Peter Szabo had two assists on Friday and leads the Stingrays against Columbia with six assists.
* Columbia’s Todd Ford is 1-2-2 with goals-against average of 2.86 against South Carolina.

Wheeling Nailers (9-10-1) at Toledo Storm (10-7-1) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Nailers’ Joe Guenther has two goals in each of his last two games and a four-game goal streak (6g).
* Toledo has won its last four home games to improve to 8-1-0 at the Toledo Sports Arena in 2006-07.
* Wheeling rookie Jon Smyth had career-high three assists Friday and has a five-game assist streak (8a).
* Toledo’s Logan Koopmans is 4-0-0 with goals-against average of 2.70 in his last four starts at home.

Gwinnett Gladiators (12-6-4) at Augusta Lynx (12-12-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Lynx are 7-2-1 in their last 10 home games against Gwinnett, including 6-5 win in first meeting on Oct. 21.
* Rookie Bryan Dobek scored first goal, the game winner, in Gladiators 6-4 win on Friday.
* Shane Hynes leads Augusta against Gwinnett with six points and is tied for the team lead with three goals.
* Scott Mifsud (2g-7a) and Brad Schell (2g-7a) lead the Gladiators in scoring the last five games.

Florida Everblades (13-7-0) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (5-13-2) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Colin Hemingway leads the Ice Pilots at home with six goals and 11 points in 10 games.
* Florida’s Brent McDonald scored his second professional hat trick in Friday’s 7-5 win against Ice Pilots.
* In 10 games since being acquired from Utah on Nov. 17, Mike Wirll leads Pensacola with 11 points (6g-5a).
* Everblades’ Dustin Johner had three points (2g-1a) on Friday and has six points (4g-2a) in last four games.

Charlotte Checkers (11-9-1) at Texas Wildcatters (15-3-2) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Wildcatters have won last two meetings to improve to 2-1-1 at home and 2-3-2 overall against Charlotte.
* Mark Lee leads the Checkers on the road with seven assists and 12 points in 10 games.
* Texas’ Daniel Sparre scored first career hat trick and tied career best with three points in 4-0 win on Friday.
* Chris Holt has started the last 10 games for Charlotte going 3-6-1 with goals-against average of 3.79.

Phoenix RoadRunners (11-10-0) at Idaho Steelheads (12-7-2) 7:10 p.m. MT
* D’Arcy McConvey leads Idaho against Phoenix with three goals and is tied for team lead with three points.
* Scott May has scored a goal in his last two games and leads Phoenix with 12 goals, 15 assists and 27 points.
* Idaho defenseman Darrell Hay has three-game assist streak (4a) and is third on the team with 15 assists.
* Phoenix defenseman Alexandre Rouleau is second on the team with 14 assists and 18 points.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (5-13-2) at Victoria Salmon Kings (8-11-1) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Victoria rookie defenseman Matt Kelly scored first pro goal, a shorthand game winner, on Friday.
* Ice Dogs defenseman Jeff Mason has three-game assist streak (3a) and three-game scoring streak (2g-3a).
* Salmon Kings’ Wes Goldie has three-game assist streak (3a) and three-game point streak (2g-3a).
* Long Beach is 9-1-0 on the road and 16-2-0 overall against the Salmon Kings.

Las Vegas Wranglers (13-1-7) at Stockton Thunder (13-2-4) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Las Vegas’ Mike McKenna is 7-0-0 with two shutouts and goals-against average of 1.71 in last seven starts.
* Stockton’s Cam Ellsworth is 5-0-0 with a shutout and goals-against average of 2.36 in his last five starts.
* Wranglers’ Chris Neiszner scored career-high two goals for third time in 2-1 win on Friday.
* Thunder’s Beau Geisler is tied for sixth among league defensemen with 17 points (3g-14a).

Fresno Falcons (12-8-0) at Alaska Aces (12-8-0) 7:15 p.m. AT
* Aces rookie Kevin Croxton has four-game point streak (3g-3a) and is second on the team with 10 goals.
* Fresno rookie defenseman Tomas Fojtik has three-game point streak (1g-2a) and four points (2g-2a) overall.
* Alaska rookie defenseman Ryan MacMurchy’s first two pro goals have both been game winners.
* Falcon defenseman Tyler Kindle has two-game goal streak (2g) and four-game point streak (3g-2a).

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.