ECHL Today – January 8

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Johnstown Chiefs (11-13-8) at Dayton Bombers (10-19-3) 2:00 p.m. ET
* Bombers won 4-3 in shootout on Saturday at Johnstown to improve to 1-1-0 against the Chiefs.
* Chiefs’ Jonathan Boutin had first professional shutout against Dayton with 31 saves in 4-0 win on Dec. 10.
* Dayton’s Dominic Noel has a game-winning goal and three points (2g-1a) in his last three games.
* Johnstown’s Dmitri Tarabrin has two game winners and four points (3g-1a) in his last five games.

Wheeling Nailers (21-9-2) at Trenton Titans (17-13-2) 3:05 p.m. ET
* Trenton won 3-2 at Wheeling on Dec. 31 and is 2-0-0 on the road and 3-1-1 overall against the Nailers.
* Wheeling has won last two meetings at Trenton and is 2-1-0 on the road against the Titans.
* Scott Bertoli leads Trenton against Wheeling with seven assists and seven points in five games.
* Nailers’ Andy Franck is 2-2-0 with goals against of 1.98 and save percentage of .922 against Trenton.

Gwinnett Gladiators (20-6-4) at Augusta Lynx (14-18-3) 4:05 p.m. ET
* Lynx won 4-3 on Dec. 20 in the only meeting at Augusta.
* Guillaume Desbiens leads the Gladiators against Augusta with seven points (3g-4a) in five games.
* Nicolas Corbeil leads Augusta against Gwinnett with three assists and five points in four games.
* Gwinnett’s Sean Fields is 2-0-1 with goals against of 1.90 and save percentage of .917 against Lynx.

Greenville Grrrowl (17-10-1) at Columbia Inferno (13-18-4) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Grrrowl won the last meeting against Columbia, 7-1 at Greenville on Nov. 15.
* Leon Hayward (1g-3a) and F.P. Guenette (2g-2a) lead Columbia in scoring against Greenville.
* Grrrowl defenseman Duncan Dalmao has two game winners and five points (2g-3a) in his last five games.
* Inferno returns home from seven-game road trip looking to end team record winless streak (0-8-1).

Utah Grizzlies (20-12-2) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (14-15-4) 5:00 p.m. PT
* Grizzlies have won first two games, both at Long Beach, 5-1 on Nov. 12 and 2-0 on Nov. 13.
* Utah’s Matt Craig has two game-winning goals and six points (2g-4a) in his last four games.
* Ice Dogs’ Chris Kenady has six points (3g-3a) in his last five games.
* Long Beach is 1-4-1 on current seven-game home stand and 6-10-2 overall at home.

Stockton Thunder (5-17-4) at Phoenix RoadRunners (9-20-2) 5:00 p.m. PT
* First two games at Stockton were split as Phoenix won 4-3 on Dec. 11 and Thunder won 4-0 on Dec. 10.
* Stockton’s Steve Slonina has five points (2g-3a) in his last five games.
* Dean Tiltgen (9g-13a) and Jason Deskins (8g-14a) are tied for the RoadRunners scoring lead.
* Phoenix is 0-5-0 in its last five home games and Stockton is 0-7-1 in its last eight road games.

Alaska Aces (24-4-3) at San Diego Gulls (15-12-4) 5:05 p.m. PT
* Alaska won 4-2 at San Diego on Jan. 4 and are 1-0-0 on the road and 3-1-0 overall against the Gulls.
* In his last four starts, Gulls’ Tyler Weiman is 4-0-0 with goals against of 1.25 and save percentage of .965.
* Aces’ Barrett Heisten has five-game assist streak (6a) and ECHL best 17-game point streak (8g-17a).
* San Diego’s Jesse Bennefield has three game winners and 16 points (10g-6a) in his last eight games.

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