ECHL Today – Feb. 21

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Cincinnati Cyclones (27-18-4) at Reading Royals (22-24-6) 6:35 p.m. ET
� Cincinnati leads the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 91.0 percent (142-for-156).
� Greg Hogeboom leads Royals with five goals, eight assists and 13 points in eight games against Cincinnati.
� Jason Deitsch leads the Cyclones with six assists and nine points in eight games against Reading.
� Reading is 86.8 percent (46-for-53) on the penalty kill in the last 10 home games.

Gwinnett Gladiators (29-16-6) at Florida Everblades (32-15-2) 7:30 p.m. ET
� Gwinnett leads the ECHL on the power play on the road with 22.6 percent (40-for-177).
� Florida is tied for the ECHL lead with 18 shorthand goals.
� Gladiators� Brad Schell has team-leading nine assists and 12 points in six games against Florida.
� Everblades� Reggie Berg and Dustin Johner each have team-leading seven points (3g-4a) against Gwinnett.

Bakersfield Condors (30-12-7) at Stockton Thunder (21-16-10) 7:00 p.m. PT
� Stockton ranks eighth in the ECHL on the power play at home with 18.5 percent (34-for-184).
� Condors� Tyler Scott has team-leading four points (1g-3a) in five games against Stockton.
� Mike Lalonde leads the Thunder with five goals and eight points in five games against Bakersfield.
� Bakersfield is seventh in the ECHL on the power play with 17.5 percent (70-for-400).

Las Vegas Wranglers (28-10-12) at Victoria Salmon Kings (23-29-1) 7:05 p.m. PT
� Salmon Kings� Bryan Bridges is 2-0-0 with a goals-against average of 1.44 in two games against Las Vegas.
� Las Vegas leads the ECHL with 38 points (15-5-8) on the road.
� Victoria ranks ninth in the ECHL on the power play with 17.0 percent (60-for-352).
� Wranglers� Mike McKenna is 1-0-1 with a goals-against average of 1.92 in two games against Victoria.

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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.
* 322 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 177 have played their first NHL game in the last five seasons.
* 98 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.
* 19 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 Reading defenseman Jeff Finger (Colorado on Feb. 20), 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.