ECHL Today – Mar. 10

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Toledo Storm (29-26-1) at Trenton Titans (29-24-5) 12:00 p.m. ET
• Trenton won 4-1 on Friday against Toledo to lead series 4-4-0 this season and 27-15-3 all time.
• Toledo ranks eighth in the ECHL with 33.78 shots per game.
• Titans’ Scott Bertoli has team-leading six assists and 11 points in eight games against Toledo.
Matt Zultek leads Storm against Titans with nine points (3g-6a).

Cincinnati Cyclones (31-22-4) at Johnstown Chiefs (26-25-6) 7:00 p.m. ET
• Cincinnati ranks second in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 87.8 percent (180-for-205).
• Johnstown is 16-3-2 when leading after the second period.
• Cyclones’ Cedrick Desjardins is 2-0-0 with a 1.92 goals-against average in two games against Johnstown.
Jean Desrochers leads Chiefs against Cincinnati with five assists and six points in seven games.

Wheeling Nailers (22-28-6) at Dayton Bombers (29-20-5) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Dayton leads the ECHL with 37.09 shots against per game.
• Wheeling is 6-4-4 when tied after the second period.
• Bombers’ Yannick Tifu has team-leading eight assists and 12 points in six games against Wheeling.
Jordan Cameron leads Nailers with four assists and six points in seven games against Dayton.

Reading Royals (27-26-6) at South Carolina Stingrays (29-23-7) 7:05 p.m. ET
• South Carolina won 3-0 against Reading on Friday to lead series 2-1-0 this season and 3-3-0 overall.
• Reading is fifth in the ECHL with 30.88 shots against per game.
• Stingrays’ Evan Schwabe had three assists on Friday against Reading.
• Royals’ rookie Joe Zappala has 37 points (16g-21a).

Pensacola Ice Pilots (18-38-3) at Florida Everblades (37-17-4) 7:30 p.m. ET
• Florida won 7-2 against Pensacola on Friday to lead series 6-1-1 this season and 40-11-10 overall.
• Pensacola is 11-9-1 when leading after the first period.
• Everblades’ Dustin Johner had two goals and one assist against Pensacola on Friday.
• Ice Pilots’ Dan Sullivan had a goal and an assist on Friday against Florida.

Augusta Lynx (33-24-3) at Gwinnett Gladiators (33-18-7) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Gwinnett is tied for second in the ECHL with 42 points (20-7-2) at home.
• Augusta ranks ninth in the ECHL with 33.67 shots per game.
Brad Schell leads Gladiators with nine assists and 12 points in eight games against Augusta.
• Lynx’s Shane Hynes has team-leading five goals and 13 points in seven games against Gwinnett.

Bakersfield Condors (35-13-10) at Utah Grizzlies (21-31-7) 7:05 p.m. MT
• Grizzlies’ Andy Sertich had a goal and two assists on Friday against Bakersfield.
• Bakersfield won 5-4 in overtime at Utah on Friday to lead series 5-1-0 this season and 9-3-0 overall.
• Utah is 11-6-7 in one-goal games.
• Condors’ Sean Venedam had a goal and two assists on Friday against Utah.

Fresno Falcons (31-22-5) at Idaho Steelheads (33-20-5) 7:10 p.m. MT
• Fresno won for the first time this season, 3-1 at Idaho on Friday and to improve to 10-18-3 overall.
• Idaho ranks seventh in the ECHL on the power play at home with 18.5 percent (37-for-200).
• Falcons’ John Morlang had a goal and two assists on Friday against Idaho.
• Steelheads’ Steve Silverthorn is 2-1-0 with a 2.01 goals-against average in three games against Fresno.

Texas Wildcatters (35-18-9) at Las Vegas Wranglers (33-12-14) 7:05 p.m. PT
• Texas won 4-0 at Las Vegas on Friday for the first win of the series.
• Las Vegas ranks fifth in the ECHL on the power play at home with 18.9 percent (34-for-180).
• Wildcatters’ Brandin Cote had a goal and an assist on Friday against Las Vegas.
• Defenseman Ryan Bonni has 30 points (3g-27a) in 36 games for the Wranglers.

Victoria Salmon Kings (26-31-3) at Stockton Thunder (26-21-10) 7:30 p.m. PT
• Stockton won 5-4 in a shootout on Friday against Victoria to improve to 3-2-2 this season and 3-4-5 overall.
• Victoria is tied for fifth in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 18.3 percent (36-for-197).
• Thunder’s Brock Radunske had a goal and three assists on Friday against Victoria.
• Salmon Kings’ Milan Gajic had a goal and two assists on Friday against Stockton.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (22-32-3) at Alaska Aces (42-13-4) 7:15 p.m. AT
• Alaska won 6-1 on Friday against Long Beach to lead series 4-0-0 this season 21-5-1 overall.
• Long Beach is 13-8-3 in one-goal games.
• Aces’ Matt Robinson had two goals against Long Beach on Friday.
• Ice Dogs’ Mark Hurtubise had the only goal on Friday against Alaska.

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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.
* 326 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 181 have played their first NHL game in the last five seasons.
* 102 former ECHL players have played in the NHL this season and all 30 teams have had a former ECHL player play for them.
* More than 100 players under contract to NHL teams have played in the ECHL this season.
* 23 ECHL players who have played their first NHL game this season: former Greenville and Richmond right wing Krys Barch (Dallas on Jan. 15), former Mississippi defenseman Sheldon Brookbank (Nashville on Feb. 6), former Reading goaltender Barry Brust (Los Angeles on Nov. 30), former Wheeling left wing Daniel Carcillo (Phoenix on Mar. 3), former Toledo center Matt Ellis (Detroit on Dec. 18), former Wheeling defenseman Drew Fata (New York Islanders on Feb. 4), former Reading defenseman Jeff Finger (Colorado on Feb. 20), former Bakersfield and Reading goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji (Los Angeles on Jan. 13), former Charlotte defenseman Daniel Girardi (New York Rangers on Jan. 27), former Long Beach goaltender Jaroslav Halak (Montreal on Feb. 18), former Trenton goaltender Martin Houle (Philadelphia on Dec. 13), former Alaska left wing D.J. King (St. Louis on Oct. 5), former Florida center Drew Larman (Florida on Nov. 13), former Florida defenseman Martin Lojek (Florida on Feb. 3), former Toledo goaltender Joey MacDonald (Detroit on Oct. 19), former Pensacola center Kris Newbury (Toronto on Dec. 23), former South Carolina and Reading center Rich Peverley (Nashville on Mar. 4), former Augusta right wing Pierre Parenteau (Chicago on Feb. 7), former Columbia right wing Jesse Schultz (Vancouver on Nov. 28), former ECHL All-Star goaltender Mike Smith (Dallas on Oct. 21), former Stockton defenseman Bryan Young (Stockton on Mar. 9), former Reading left wing Shay Stephenson (Los Angeles on Mar. 1) and former Augusta goaltender 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.
* 2008 ECHL All-Star Game and Skills Competition will be hosted by Stockton Thunder, City of Stockton and Stockton Arena on Jan. 22-23, 2008.
* 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.