ECHL Today – Feb. 7

Johnstown Chiefs (18-20-4) at Cincinnati Cyclones (24-16-4) 7:30 p.m. ET
• Johnstown won 3-2 in overtime against Cincinnati on Dec. 16 and is 1-2-1 against the Cyclones.
• Cincinnati is tied for third in the ECHL with 33 points (15-6-3) at home.
• Chiefs’ Morgan Cey is 1-0-1 with a goals-against average of 2.26 against Cincinnati.
Jason Deitsch leads the Cyclones against Johnstown with seven points (3g-4a) in four games.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (15-25-3) at Utah Grizzlies (17-24-4) 7:05 p.m. MT
• Long Beach is 10-6-3 in one-goal games, including 4-0 in overtime and 2-3 in shootouts.
• Utah has 15 points (7-2-1) in their last 10 games.
Ash Goldie leads the Ice Dogs with four goals and seven points in three games against Utah.
Ryan Kinasewich leads Utah against Long Beach with three goals and five points in three games.

Victoria Salmon Kings (19-27-1) at Idaho Steelheads (23-17-3) 7:10 p.m. MT
• Idaho’s Marty Flichel leads the team with five assists and seven points in five games against Victoria.
• Victoria is tied for third in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 18.8 percent (30-for-160).
• Steelheads are 13-0-1 when leading after the second period.
• Salmon Kings’ Steve Lingren leads the team with six assists and seven points in five games against Idaho.

Toledo Storm (23-19-1) at Bakersfield Condors (26-12-5) 7:00 p.m. PT
• Bakersfield is tied for sixth in the ECHL on the penalty kill at home with 86.0 percent (147-for-171).
• Storm’s Matt Zultek leads the team with 15 goals and 34 points.
Josh Liebenow has three-game goal streak (4g), including Condors’ last two game-winning goals.
• Toledo ranks sixth in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 84.9 percent (258-for-304).

Fresno Falcons (24-16-4) at Alaska Aces (31-12-2) 7:15 p.m. AT
• Fresno is tied for the lead in the ECHL in shorthand goals with 17.
• Alaska won 4-0 on Feb. 6 and is 3-1-0 against Fresno in 2006-07 and 21-4-3 all time.
• Falcons’ Luke Curtin ranks third in the ECHL with 24 power-play assists.
Mike Scott had two assists on Feb. 6 against Fresno and leads Aces against Falcons with three assists.

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.
* 318 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 173 have played their first NHL game in the last five seasons.
* 94 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.
* 15 former ECHL players have made their NHL debut 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), 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.