ECHL Today – Feb. 20

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Trenton Titans (24-20-5) at Dayton Bombers (24-17-4) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Trenton ranks fifth in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 18.1 percent (26-for-144).
• Dayton is 13-6-4 in one-goal games including 3-0 in overtime and 2-4 in shootouts.
• Titans’ Les Haggett has team-leading five assists and eight points in eight games against Dayton.
• Bombers’ Adam Berkhoel is 3-2-0 with a 2.37 goals-against average in five games against Trenton.

South Carolina Stingrays (26-19-5) at Augusta Lynx (29-21-2) 7:35 p.m. ET
• South Carolina is fourth in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 86.2 percent (131-for-152).
• Augusta has eight points (4-1-0) in their last five games and 28 points in the last 18 games (13-3-2).
Cail MacLean leads Stingrays against Augusta with eight points (2g-6a) in seven games.
• Lynx’s Dave McKee is 3-1-0 with a 2.31 goals-against average in six games against South Carolina.

Gwinnett Gladiators (29-15-6) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (15-34-2) 7:05 p.m. CT
• Gwinnett leads the ECHL on the power play on the road with 23.7 percent (40-for-169).
• Ice Pilots are 3-1 in overtime and 0-1 in shootouts and eighth in ECHL with 80 percent overtime percentage.
• Gladiators’ Brad Schell has team-leading 12 assists and 15 points in five games against Pensacola.
David Wrigley leads Ice Pilots against Gwinnett with eight assists and 10 points in four games.

Alaska Aces (36-13-3) at Phoenix RoadRunners (23-24-4) 7:11 p.m. MT
• Alaska has a league-low 2.44 goals-against average.
• Phoenix is tied for ninth in the ECHL on the power play with 17.1 percent (65-for-381).
Kimbi Daniels leads Aces against Phoenix with nine assists and 11 points in five games.
• RoadRunners’ Justin Aikins has team-leading three points (1g-2a) in five games against Alaska.

Bakersfield Condors (30-12-6) at Fresno Falcons (26-20-4) 7:00 p.m. PT
• Condors’ Jamie Hodson is 4-0-1 with a goals-against average of 2.35 in five games against Fresno.
• Fresno is fourth in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 86.0 percent (306-for-356).
• Bakersfield ranks seventh in the ECHL on the power play with 17.5 percent (69-for-395).
• Falcons’ Scott Stirling is 1-1-1 with a goals-against average of 2.82 in three games against Bakersfield.

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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.
* 321 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 176 have played their first NHL game in the last five seasons.
* 97 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.
* 18 ECHL players who have played their first NHL game this season: former Greenville and Richmond right wing Krys Barch (Dallas on Jan. 15), former Mississippi defenseman Sheldon Brookbank (Nashville on Feb. 6), former Reading goaltender Barry Brust (Los Angeles on Nov. 30), former Toledo center Matt Ellis (Detroit on Dec. 18), former Wheeling defenseman Drew Fata (New York Islanders on Feb. 4), former Bakersfield and Reading goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji (Los Angeles on Jan. 13), former Charlotte defenseman Daniel Girardi (New York Rangers on Jan. 27), former Long Beach goaltender Jaroslav Halak (Montreal on Feb. 18), former Trenton goaltender Martin Houle (Philadelphia on Dec. 13), former Alaska left wing D.J. King (St. Louis on Oct. 5), former Florida center Drew Larman (Florida on Nov. 13), former Florida defenseman Martin Lojek (Florida on Feb. 3), former Toledo goaltender Joey MacDonald (Detroit on Oct. 19), former Pensacola center Kris Newbury (Toronto on Dec. 23), former Augusta right wing Pierre Parenteau (Chicago on Feb. 7), former Columbia right wing Jesse Schultz (Vancouver on Nov. 28), former ECHL All-Star goaltender Mike Smith (Dallas on Oct. 21) and former Augusta goaltender 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.