ECHL Today – Feb. 2

Wheeling Nailers (18-20-2) at Dayton Bombers (20-13-4) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Wheeling is 6-3-1 when tied after the second period.
• Dayton ranks eighth in the ECHL on the penalty kill at home with 84.6 percent (77-for-91).
• Nailers’ Jordan Cameron is on a four-game point streak (2g-2a).
• Bombers’ Adam Berkhoel is 3-0-1 with a goals-against average of 2.20 against Wheeling.

Johnstown Chiefs (16-20-4) at Reading Royals (19-21-5) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Chiefs rank eighth in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 17.9 percent (20-for-112).
• Reading won 3-2 in overtime at Johnstown on Dec. 9 for its first win over Johnstown this season.
• Johnstown’s Maxime Boisclair has team-leading four goals and nine points in four games against Reading.
• Royals’ Greg Hogeboom is on an eight-game point streak (5g-6a).

Florida Everblades (26-13-2) at Charlotte Checkers (23-15-3) 7:30 p.m. ET
• Charlotte has 14 points (6-2-2) in their last 10 games.
• Florida is 13-3-2 in one-goal games.
• Checkers’ Bruce Graham ranks seventh in the ECHL with 23 goals.
• Everblades’ Reggie Berg leads the team with six goals and 12 points (6g-6a) in six games against Charlotte.

Trenton Titans (20-15-5) at Cincinnati Cyclones (22-16-3) 7:30 p.m. ET
• Cincinnati has 30 points (14-6-2) at home.
• Trenton is tied for third in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 18.9 percent (21-for-111).
• Cyclones’ Cory Urquhart is tied for the ECHL lead with five game-winning goals.
• Titans’ Mike Pandolfo is tied for ECHL lead with 30 goals and is second with 14 power-play goals.

Alaska Aces (29-11-2) at Augusta Lynx (25-19-1) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Alaska has won its last four games and has 18 points (9-1-0) in their last 10 games.
• Augusta is 19-2-1 when leading after the second period.
• Aces’ defenseman Matt Shasby leads the ECHL in plus-minus rating with a +29.
• Lynx’s Ryan Lang had 20 points (5g-15a) in 12 games in January.

South Carolina Stingrays (23-16-3) at Gwinnett Gladiators (25-13-5) 7:35 p.m. ET
• South Carolina ranks fifth in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 86.7 percent (117-for-135).
• Gwinnett leads the ECHL with 84 power-play goals and a power-play percentage of 26.6 (84-for316).
• Stingrays’ Evan Schwabe is on a four-game point streak (3g-4a).
• Gladiators’ Brad Schell leads the team against South Carolina with 11 assists and 14 points in five games.

Columbia Inferno (15-21-7) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (13-28-2) 7:05 p.m. CT
• Columbia is 11-1-2 when leading after the second period.
• Ice Pilots’ Travis Lisabeth is on a six-game point streak (2g-7a).
• Inferno’s Jeff Miles leads the team with 24 assists and 37 points.
• Pensacola is 7-5-2 in one-goal games.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (14-24-3) at Texas Wildcatters (24-12-7) 7:30 p.m. CT
• Texas is tied for fourth in the ECHL on the power play at home with 20.4 percent (34-for167).
• Long Beach won 4-3 in a shootout at Texas on Feb. 1 and leads the series 1-0-0.
• Wildcatters’ Marco Rosa had two goals against Long Beach on Feb. 1.
• Ice Dogs’ Ash Goldie is on a four-game point streak (4g-5a).

Phoenix RoadRunners (22-18-2) at Utah Grizzlies (15-24-4) 7:05 p.m. MT
• Phoenix ranks third in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 88.1 percent (126-for143).
• Utah is 6-2-3 when tied after the second period.
• RoadRunners’ Cam Paddock is on a four-game point streak (3g-4a).
• Grizzlies’ Ryan Kinasewich is on a three-game goal streak (4g).

Toledo Storm (22-17-1) at Las Vegas Wranglers (22-9-10) 7:05 p.m. PT
• Toledo has won season-high six consecutive game and is 6-4-0 in their last 10 games.
• Las Vegas ranks ninth in the ECHL on the power play at home with 18.0 percent (22-for122).
• Storm’s Jamie Tardif is tied for seventh among ECHL rookies with 30 points (10g-20a).
• Wranglers’ Nick Anderson is tied for second in the ECHL with four insurance goals.

Idaho Steelheads (22-16-3) at Victoria Salmon Kings (18-26-1) 7:05 p.m. PT
• Victoria won 7-3 against Idaho on Oct. 28 and is 1-1-1 against the Steelheads.
• Idaho has 37 points (13-8-1) on the road.
Steve Lingren leads the Salmon Kings against Idaho with five assists and five points (0g-5a) in three games.
• Steelheads’ J.B. Bittner is on a five-game point streak (5g-3a).

Bakersfield Condors (25-12-5) at Stockton Thunder (20-11-8) 7:30 p.m. PT
• Bakersfield is 7-1-2 when tied after the second period.
• Stockton is sixth in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 86.6 percent (123-for142).
• Condors’ Kevin St. Jacques leads team with 32 assists and 47 points in 35 games.
• Thunders’ Nathan Martz is on a four-game assist streak (5a).

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.
* 315 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 170 have played their first NHL game in the last five seasons.
* 91 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.
* 12 former ECHL players have made their NHL debut this season: Krys Barch (Dallas on Jan. 15), Barry Brust (Los Angeles on Nov. 30), 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), Joey MacDonald (Detroit on Oct. 19), Kris Newbury (Toronto on Dec. 23), 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.