ECHL Today – January 28

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Augusta Lynx (17-20-3) at Alaska Aces (30-6-3) 2:05 p.m. AT
* This is the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.
* Aces have the league’s best penalty kill at 86.6 percent and have allowed three goals in the last 24 chances.
* Augusta rookie Jeff Mason had a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win at Florida on Jan. 21.
* 2006 All-Star Alex Leavitt is averaging 2.5 points per game with (2g-8a) in his last four games for the Aces.

Reading Royals (24-11-2) at Dayton Bombers (12-25-3) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Dany Roussin (3g-6a) and Mike Kompon (2g-7a) each have nine points in their last five games for Reading.
* Bombers are 1-4-0 against the Royals, but won last meeting 4-3 on Dec. 2.
* Royals are 9-for-25 (36 percent) on the power play against Dayton in 2005-06.
* Dayton has scored 43.8 percent (7 of 16) of its goals against Reading on the power play.

Toledo Storm (18-11-4) at Charlotte Checkers (21-17-4) 7:05 p.m. ET
* First meeting between the two clubs since 2000-01 when each team went 2-1-1 against the other.
* Checkers are 2-2-0 when facing opponents in North and Toledo is 1-2-0 against South Division in 2005-06.
* Storm is on a four-game winning streak, having scored an average of 5.25 goals per game in that span.
* Charlotte has scored 10 of its 17 goals in the last five games in the third period.

Gwinnett Gladiators (24-9-5) at Columbia Inferno (14-23-5) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Milan Gajic has three game winners in the last six Gwinnett victories in the last 10 games.
* Inferno snapped their 15-game winless streak on Friday with a 3-1 win over Charlotte.
* Gladiators have five different players who have averaged a point per game in the month of January.
* Eight different players registered a point in Columbia’s 3-1 win against Charlotte on Friday.

South Carolina Stingrays (16-14-10) at Florida Everblades (26-12-2) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Rookie Evan Schwabe had two goals and an assist in South Carolina’s 4-1 win at Florida on Friday.
* Florida is unbeaten in regulation when leading after the first (12-0-0) and second period (16-0-1).
* Stingrays’ Davis Parley is 3-1-0 with a goals-against of 0.82 and a .972 save percentage his last four games.
* In the last five games, Florida has scored five power-play goals, going 20 percent on the man advantage.

Johnstown Chiefs (16-17-8) at Wheeling Nailers (26-11-3) 8:00 p.m. ET
* Nailers are unbeaten in regulation in their last four games, outscoring opponents 17-8 in that span.
* J.B Bittner had four assists and five points in the Chiefs’ 8-6 win at Dayton on Friday.
* Five different players scored at least two points in the Chiefs’ win on Friday.
* Johnstown rookie Brandon Elliott has two goals and is a +3 in his last five games.

Greenville Grrrowl (25-11-1) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (15-22-4) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Rory McMahon had an assist and the game winner in Greenville’s 4-3 overtime win at Pensacola on Friday.
* Adam Courchaine has three goals and five points in his last four games for the Ice Pilots.
* Grrrowl has won their last four games, outscoring their opponents 21-5 in that span.
* Ice Pilots have scored six of their 10 goals in the last five games in the second period.

Bakersfield Condors (16-14-5) at Utah Grizzlies (21-17-3) 7:05 p.m. MT
* Ryan Munce is 3-0-0 with a goals-against of 1.33 and .965 save percentage in the Condors last three games.
* Ryan Kinasewich had two goals and an assist in Utah’s 5-3 loss to Bakersfield on Friday.
* Condors’ have outscored their opponents 12-4 on their current three-game winning streak.
* Grizzlies have scored seven of their 17 goals in the last five games on the power play (41.2 percent).

Las Vegas Wranglers (30-7-4) at Idaho Steelheads (23-14-3) 7:10 p.m. MT
* Nine different Idaho players scored at least two points in a 9-5 win over Las Vegas on Friday.
* Mike McBain (0g-3a) and Dan Tudin (1g-2a) had three points in the Wranglers loss to Idaho on Friday.
* 2006 All-Star D’Arcy McConvey had four points (2g-2a) in the Steelheads’ 9-5 win on Friday.
* Matt Dzieduszycki has 10 points (5g-5a) in his last five games for the Wranglers.

Phoenix RoadRunners (13-24-3) at Victoria Salmon Kings (15-25-2) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Paul Ballantyne had three assists in Phoenix’ 6-5 shootout win over Victoria on Friday.
* 2006 All-Star Adam Taylor had four points (1g-3a) in Victoria’s loss on Friday.
* Victoria has scored 38 percent (19 of 50) of their goals at home on the power play.
* Phoenix has won three of its last four games, with each win decided by one goal.

Fresno Falcons (23-7-9) at San Diego Gulls (18-16-5) 7:05 p.m. PT
* 2006 All-Star MVP Luke Curtin has four goals and five points in three games against the Gulls in 2005-06.
* Gulls are ranked fourth in the ECHL in penalty killing at 84.3 percent (40-for-254).
* Falcons have scored 14 of their 17 goals in the last five games in the second and third period.
* In last five games, Gulls scored more goals in second period (7) than first and third period combined (6).

Long Beach Ice Dogs (20-15-5) at Stockton Thunder (7-22-5) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Nathan Martz had an assist and the game winner in Stockton’s 3-2 overtime win at San Diego on Friday.
* Ice Dogs are unbeaten in regulation in their last seven games (6-0-1), four of which are one-goal games.
* Thunder has scored six of their 13 goals (46.2 percent) in the last five games on the power play.
* Jaroslav Halak is a perfect 3-0-0 with a 1.57 goals-against average in his last three starts for Long Beach.

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