ECHL Today – Feb. 17

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Pensacola Ice Pilots (15-32-2) at Texas Wildcatters (28-14-9) 2:05 p.m. CT
* Wildcatters are 2-0-1 at home and 6-2-1 overall against Pensacola in 2006-07.
* Dan Sullivan leads Pensacola against Texas with eight points (4g-4a) in eight games.
* Mike Bayrack leads Texas against Pensacola with 17 points (8g-9a) in eight games.
* Ice Pilots’ John Hecimovic scored career-high two goals in 5-4 overtime win on Friday at Texas.

Cincinnati Cyclones (25-18-4) at Johnstown Chiefs (21-21-5) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Cyclones won 5-4 in overtime on Friday and are 3-1-0 at home and 4-1-1 overall against Chiefs in 2006-07.
* Adam Henrich leads the Chiefs against Cincinnati with three goals and six points in three games.
* Cincinnati’s Jean-Michel Daoust had career-high five points (2g-3a) on Friday against Johnstown.
* Chiefs’ John Adams has four points (1g-3a) in three games against Cyclones, including two assists Friday.

Wheeling Nailers (18-25-2) at Trenton Titans (24-18-5) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Titans are 3-0-0 at home and 4-1-1 overall against the Nailers in 2006-07.
* Jordan Cameron leads the Nailers against Trenton with five goals and nine points in six games.
* Trenton’s Gregg Naumenko is 3-1-1 with goals-against average of 2.86 against Wheeling.
* Sean Collins leads Wheeling with 32 assists and 46 points in 30 games.

Florida Everblades (30-15-2) at South Carolina Stingrays (26-18-4) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Everblades are 1-0-0 at South Carolina and 3-2-0 overall against Stingrays in 2006-07.
* South Carolina’s Davis Parley is 2-1-1 with goals-against average of 1.96 against Florida.
* Reggie Berg leads Florida against South Carolina with four assists and seven points in five games.
* Stingrays’ Cail MacLean has three-game goal streak (4g) and three-game point streak (4g-1a).

Charlotte Checkers (26-18-3) at Augusta Lynx (28-21-2) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Charlotte’s Chris Holt is 3-1-0 with goals-against average of 3.25 in four games against Augusta.
* Ryan Lang Leads the Lynx against Charlotte with five goals, five assists and 10 points in five games.
* Nathan Gillies leads the Checkers against Augusta with five assists and six points in five games.
* Augusta’s Brian Passmore has a six-game point streak (4g-6a).

Columbia Inferno (19-24-7) at Toledo Storm (24-20-1) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Toledo is 5-0-0 with two shutouts and has outscored its opponents 20-8 in its last five home games.
* Jeff Miles leads the Inferno the last five games with three goals and six points.
* Columbia’s Anthony Battaglia has seven points (1g-6a) in seven games in February.
* Matt Zultek has four-game point streak (3g-3a) and leads the Storm with 16 goals, 21 assists and 37 points.

Reading Royals (20-24-6) at Dayton Bombers (23-16-4) 8:00 p.m. ET
* Played at Hobart Arena in Troy, Ohio because of Wright State basketball game airing on ESPN.
* Dayton’s Adam Berkhoel is 3-0-0 with goals-against average of 2.33 in three games against Reading.
* Reading’s Greg Hogeboom has a 13-game scoring streak (8g-11a).
* Bombers’ Yannick Tifu has a nine-game point streak (4g-9a).

Fresno Falcons (25-20-4) at Utah Grizzlies (19-26-5) 7:05 p.m. MT
* Utah’s Luciano Aquino had first career hat trick and career-high four points (3g-1a) on Friday.
* Fresno’s John Morlang scored his team-leading 18th goal on Friday.
* Grizzlies’ Joel Irving has four-game assist streak (6a) and five-game point streak (2g-6a).
* Falcons’ Brett Hammond has four points (2g-2a) in his last four games.

Las Vegas Wranglers (28-9-12) at Idaho Steelheads (26-18-4) 7:10 p.m. MT
* Last four games have been decided in overtime or shootout with each team winning twice.
* Idaho’s Steve Silverthorn is 2-0-1 with goals-against average of 1.62 in his last three starts.
* Wranglers’ Kevin Nastiuk is 2-0-1 with goals-against average of 1.91 against Idaho.
* Lance Galbraith leads the Steelheads against Las Vegas with six goals and nine points in seven games.

Alaska Aces (35-13-3) at Phoenix RoadRunners (23-22-4) 7:11 p.m. MT
* RoadRunners’ 2-1 shootout win on Friday was their first win against Alaska since Jan. 10, 2006.
* Alaska’s Kimbi Daniels has 15 points (2g-13a) in nine games in February.
* RoadRunners’ Mike Morrison is 3-1-1 in his last six starts.
* Aces’ Derek Gustafson is 2-0-0 with goals-against average of 1.50 in two starts against Phoenix.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (18-26-3) at Bakersfield Condors (29-12-6) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Condors are 4-0-1 in season series and 18-9-6 all-time against the Ice Dogs.
* Gabriel Proulx leads the Ice Dogs against Bakersfield with five assists and five points in five games.
* Andrew Ianiero leads the Condors against Long Beach with four goals, six assists and 10 points.
* Long Beach’s Mike Brown is 3-0-0 with goals-against average of 2.06 in his last three games.

Stockton Thunder (21-16-9) at Victoria Salmon Kings (22-29-1) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Salmon Kings have won the last two meetings and are 3-1-0 against the Thunder in 2006-07.
* Troy Bodie leads Stockton against Victoria with three assists and five points in four games.
* Francois-Pierre Guenette leads Victoria against Stockton with six assists and seven points in four games.
* Mike Lalonde has six goals in the last six games and leads the Thunder with 22 goals and 44 points.

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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.
* 319 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 174 have played their first NHL game in the last five seasons.
* 95 former ECHL players have played in the NHL this season.
* More than 100 players under contract to NHL teams have played in the ECHL this season.
* 16 former ECHL players have played their first NHL game this season: Krys Barch (Dallas on Jan. 15), Sheldon Brookbank (Nashville on Feb. 6), Barry Brust (Los Angeles on Nov. 30), Drew Fata (New York Islanders on Feb. 4), Yutaka Fukufuji (Los Angeles on Jan. 13), Daniel Girardi (New York Rangers on Jan. 27), Martin Houle (Philadelphia on Dec. 13), D.J. King (St. Louis on Oct. 5), Drew Larman (Florida on Nov. 13), Martin Lojek (Florida on Feb. 3), Joey MacDonald (Detroit on Oct. 19), Kris Newbury (Toronto on Dec. 23), Pierre Parenteau (Chicago on Feb. 7), Jesse Schultz (Vancouver on Nov. 28), former ECHL All-Star goaltender Mike Smith (Dallas on Oct. 21), and Mike Wall (Anaheim on Nov. 26).
* Record 47 former ECHL players played their first NHL game 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.
* ECHL has affiliations with 24 of the 27 teams in the American Hockey League and for the past 17 years there has been an ECHL player on the Calder Cup Champion.
* 86 players under contract to AHL teams have played in the ECHL this season.
* For each of the past four seasons, the ECHL has had more players called up to the AHL than all other professional leagues combined with 1,646 call ups involving almost 1,000 players, including 2005-06 when there were 416 call ups involving 263 players.
* ECHL and its member teams contributed more than $2.3 million for charity and relief funds in 2005-06.
* Further information on the ECHL is available from its website at