ECHL Today – Feb. 18

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Toledo Storm (25-20-1) at Cincinnati Cyclones (26-18-4) 2:00 p.m. ET
• The home team is 8-1-0 in the series with Cincinnati leading 5-4-0 and 19-7-3 all-time.
• Toledo has 14 points (7-3-0) in their last 10 games.
• Cyclones’ Jean-Michel Daoust had a hat trick on Saturday to extend his point streak to three games (5g-4a).
Chris Blight leads the Storm with five goals, four assists and nine points in eight games against Cincinnati.

Trenton Titans (24-19-5) at Johnstown Chiefs (21-22-5) 3:00 p.m. ET
• Trenton is tied for fifth in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 17.5 percent (24-for-137).
• Johnstown is 12-3-2 when leading after the second period.
• Titans’ Troy Riddle has team-leading six goals and 13 points in seven games against Johnstown.
Maxime Boisclair leads Chiefs against Trenton with four goals and 10 points in six games.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (15-33-2) at Texas Wildcatters (29-14-9) 2:05 p.m. CT
• Texas won 7-2 on Saturday to lead series 7-2-1 this season and improve to 14-16-4 overall.
• In their last five road games Pensacola is 85.7 percent (24-for-28) on the penalty kill.
• Wildcatters’ Mike Bayrack and Kevin Baker each had four points (2g-2a) on Saturday.
Dan Sullivan leads the Ice Pilots with five goals, five assists and 10 points in nine games against Texas.

Florida Everblades (31-15-2) at South Carolina Stingrays (26-18-5) 4:00 p.m. ET
• Everblades won 5-4 in a shootout on Saturday to lead series 4-2-0 and 32-19-7 overall.
• South Carolina is tied for second in the ECHL on the power play at home with 22.8 percent (42-for-184).
• Florida’s Vince Bellissimo had four points (2g-2a) on Saturday to extend his point-streak to six (4g-10a).
• Stingrays’ Sasha Pokulok had two assists on Saturday giving him five points (1g-4a) in five games.

Charlotte Checkers (26-19-2) at Gwinnett Gladiators (29-14-6) 4:05 p.m. ET
• Gladiators’ Jon Awe has team-leading seven points (3g-4a) in five games against Charlotte.
• Charlotte ranks fifth in the ECHL on the penalty kill at home with 20.1 percent (35-for-174).
• Gwinnett leads the ECHL with 93 power play goals for 25.6 percent (93-for-363).
• Checkers’ Mark Lee has team-leading four assists and six points in five games against Gwinnett.

Wheeling Nailers (19-25-2) at Reading Royals (21-24-6) 4:35 p.m. ET
• Wheeling is tied for second in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 18.8 percent (24-for-128).
• Reading is 2-1-2 in their last five home games.
• Nailers’ Jon Foster (4g-3a) and Sean Collins (2g-5a) each lead team with seven points against Reading.
Chris Bala leads the Royals with seven goals and 13 points in eight games against Wheeling.

Columbia Inferno (19-25-7) at Dayton Bombers (23-17-4) 5:05 p.m. ET
• Columbia won 5-4 on Feb. 9 to lead series 1-0-0 and 2-1-0 overall.
• Dayton has given up a league-low 115 goals.
• Inferno’s Jeff Miles leads team with two goals in one game against Dayton.
• Bombers’ Yannick Tifu is on a 10-game point streak (4g-10a).

Long Beach Ice Dogs (18-27-3) at Phoenix RoadRunners (23-23-4) 5:00 p.m. MT
• Phoenix ranks ninth in the ECHL on the power play at home with 17.7 percent (35-for-198).
• Long Beach is 6-4-0 in their last 10 road games.
• RoadRunners’ Justin Aikins has team-leading seven points (3g-4a) in eight games against Long Beach.
• Ice Dogs’ Brett Jaeger is 2-1-0 with a goal-against average of 2.35 in three games against Phoenix.

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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 ECHL.com.