ECHL Today – Jan. 1

Alaska Aces (18-9-1) at Victoria Salmon Kings (10-18-1) 1:05 p.m. PT
* Alaska won 5-4 on Saturday to improve to 6-1-0 in 2006-07 and 21-3-3 all-time against Salmon Kings.
* Wes Goldie leads Victoria against Alaska with five goals and seven points in seven games.
* Olivier Filion (6g-6a) and Kimbi Daniels (2g-10a) lead the Aces against Victoria with 12 points each.
* Mark Morrison is 1-1-0 in his first two games since being named head coach on Thursday.

Dayton Bombers (14-7-2) at Reading Royals (14-13-4) 4:35 p.m. ET
* Bombers have won the last three meetings, including 3-2 at home on Nov. 22.
* Greg Hogeboom leads Royals in the last 10 games with 10 assists and 15 points.
* Dayton rookie Petr Pohl had his first career multi-goal game (2g) against Reading on Nov. 22.
* Reading rookie Joe Zappala is tied for second in the ECHL with four game-winning goals.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (9-16-2) at Las Vegas Wranglers (16-5-7) 3:05 p.m. PT
* Long Beach is 6-3-1 at Las Vegas and 10-11-2 overall against Wranglers.
* Las Vegas has won its last two home games against Ice Dogs and is 13-8-2 all-time against Long Beach.
* Wranglers’ Shawn Limpright has five-game point streak (2g-5a).
* Ice Dogs’ Brett Jaeger is 3-1 with goals against of 2.26 since being acquired from Augusta on Dec. 14.

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.
* 310 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 165 have made NHL debut in the last five seasons, including goaltenders Barry Brust, Martin Houle, Joey MacDonald, Mike Smith and Mike Wall, center Drew Larman and right wing Jesse Schultz this season, and a record 47 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.
* For each of the past four seasons, ECHL has had more players called up to AHL than all other professional leagues combined. From 2002-06 the ECHL had 1,646 call ups, involving almost 1,000 players, including 416 call ups involving 263 players last season.
* Idaho Steelheads and City of Boise will host the 15th Annual ECHL All-Star Game presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 17 and the 10th Annual ECHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 16 at Qwest Arena.
* ECHL and its member teams contributed more than $2.3 million for charity and relief funds in 2005-06.