ECHL Today – Feb. 3

Reading Royals (19-21-6) at Johnstown Chiefs (17-20-4) 7:00 p.m. ET
• Johnstown is 9-2-1 when leading after the second period.
• Royals’ Greg Hogeboom had an assist on Friday to extend his point streak to nine games (5g-7a).
• Chiefs’ defenseman Dmitri Tarabrin had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime win at Reading.
• Reading’s Chris Bala is second on team with 17 goals and 38 points.

South Carolina Stingrays (23-17-3) at Columbia Inferno (16-21-7) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Inferno’s Anthony Battaglia has 11 points (4g-7a) in six games against South Carolina.
• Stingrays are tied for fourth in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 87.3 percent (124-for-142).
• Columbia is tied for fourth in the ECHL on the penalty kill at home with 86.7 percent (117-for-128).
• South Carolina’s Matt W. Reid has 11 points (4g-7a) in eight games against Columbia.

Trenton Titans (20-16-5) at Dayton Bombers (21-13-4) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Trenton is tied for fourth in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 18.8 percent (22-for-117).
• Dayton has 22 points (10-6-2) at home.
• Titans’ Mike Pandolfo has 11 points (5g-6a) in eight games against Dayton.
• Bombers’ Yannick Tifu is on a four-game point streak (3g-3a).

Florida Everblades (26-14-2) at Augusta Lynx (25-20-1) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Florida has 27 points (13-7-1) on the road.
• Augusta has 15 points (7-2-1) in their last 10 games.
• Everblades’ Brent McDonald is tied for fourth in the ECHL with four shorthand goals.
• Gladiators’ Mike Erickson is tied for 11th among ECHL rookies with 29 points (15g-14a).

Alaska Aces (30-11-2) at Gwinnett Gladiators (26-13-5) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Alaska is tied for fourth in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 87.3 percent (151-for-173).
• Gwinnett is 10-5-5 in one-goal games.
• Aces’ Kimbi Daniels ranks third in the ECHL with 39 assists.
• Gladiators’ Mike Vigilante has three points (1g-2a) in one game against Alaska.

Cincinnati Cyclones (23-16-3) at Wheeling Nailers (18-21-2) 8:00 p.m. ET
• Cincinnati leads ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 90.2 percent (129-for-143).
• Wheeling has 26 points (12-7-2) at home.
• Cyclones’ Jean-Michel Daoust has nine points (4g-5a) in seven games against Wheeling.
• Nailers’ Jordan Cameron has seven points (1g-6a) in seven games against Cincinnati.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (15-24-3) at Texas Wildcatters (24-12-8) 7:05 p.m. CT
• Texas has 67 power-play goals and ranks second in the ECHL with 20.0 percent (67-for-335).
• The Ice Dogs are 8-1-0 when leading after the second period.
• Wildcatters’ Marco Rosa (3g-1a) and Mike Bayrack (2g-2a) each have four points against Long Beach.
• Long Beach’s Chris Collins has four points (2g-2a) in two games against Texas.

Charlotte Checkers (24-15-3) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (13-29-2) 7:05 p.m. CT
• Charlotte has 16 points (7-1-2) in their last 10 games.
• Pensacola’s Jeff Pietrasiak is 2-0-1 with goals-against average of 1.83 in four games against Charlotte.
• Checkers’ Mark Lee has five points (2g-3a) in four games against Pensacola.
• Ice Pilots’ Mike Wirll is second in the ECHL with 30 goals.

Phoenix RoadRunners (22-19-2) at Utah Grizzlies (16-24-4) 7:05 p.m. MT
• Utah has 15 points (7-2-1) in their last 10 games.
• Phoenix is 5-3-1 when tied after the second period.
• Grizzlies’ Ryan Kinasewich has seven points (3g-4a) in four games against Phoenix.
• RoadRunners’ Justin Aikins leads team with 35 points (7g-18a).

Toledo Storm (23-17-1) at Las Vegas Wranglers (22-9-11) 7:05 p.m. PT
• Toledo won 1-0 in a shootout at Las Vegas on Feb. 2 to lead series 1-0-0.
• Las Vegas has 24 points (10-5-4) at home.
• Storm’s Matt Zultek leads team with 31 points (13g-18a).
• Wranglers’ Kevin Nastiuk stopped 27 shots on Friday but lost in a shootout.

Idaho Steelheads (22-17-3) at Victoria Salmon Kings (19-26-1) 7:05 p.m. PT
• Victoria is on a five-game unbeaten streak.
• Idaho is 12-0-1 when leading after the second period.
• Salmon Kings’ Steve Lingren has seven points (1g-6a) in four games against Idaho.
• Steelheads’ Steve Silverthorn is 2-1-0 with goals-against average of 2.94 in four games against Victoria.

Stockton Thunder (20-12-8) at Fresno Falcons (23-15-4) 7:30 p.m. PT
• Fresno is second in the ECHL in fewest goals against with 101.
• Stockton ranks eighth in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 84.8 percent (251-for-296).
• Falcons’ Luke Curtin has 11 points (2g-9a) in five games against Stockton.
• Thunders’ Mike Lalonde had a season-high two goals on Friday in a 3-2 loss against Bakersfield.

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.
* 171 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), 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.