ECHL Today – Mar. 11

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Toledo Storm (30-26-1) at Johnstown Chiefs (26-26-6) 3:00 p.m. ET
* Chiefs won 3-1 on Mar. 4 and are 2-0-1 at home and 3-3-1 overall against the Storm in 2006-07.
* Matt Zultek leads Toledo against Johnstown with three goals and six points in seven games.
* Johnstown’s Morgan Cey is 3-2-1 with goals-against average of 2.33 against Toledo.
* Toledo’s Ervins Mustukovs made career-high 51 saves in 3-2 win at Trenton on Saturday.

Gwinnett Gladiators (34-18-7) at Charlotte Checkers (31-22-3) 4:00 p.m. ET
* Gladiators are 27-1-3 when leading after the second period.
* Checkers are 24-1-2 when leading after the second period.
* Gwinnett’s Brad Schell has a team-high six assists and seven points in five games against Charlotte.
* Mark Lee and Mike Ouellette lead the Checkers against Gwinnett with four assists and six points each.

Dayton Bombers (30-20-5) at Wheeling Nailers (22-29-6) 6:00 p.m. ET
* Dayton has won last five meetings and is 4-0-1 on the road and 7-0-1 overall against Nailers in 2006-07.
* Jordan Cameron leads Wheeling against Dayton with five assists and seven points in eight games.
* Yannick Tifu (4g-10a) and Justin Maiser (7g-4a) lead the Bombers offense against Wheeling.
* Sean Collins leads the Nailers with eight power-play goals, 37 assists and 54 points in 42 games.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (22-33-3) at Alaska Aces (43-13-4) 5:05 p.m. AT
* Alaska’s Joe Talbot had a hat trick on Saturday extending his scoring streak to six games (6g-4a).
* Long Beach’s Ash Goldie has 13 points (8g-5a) in his last seven games.
* Aces’ Kimbi Daniels had three assists on Saturday, his 17th multi-assist game of the season
* Ice Dogs’ Mark Hurtubise has a three-game goal streak (3g) and a three-game point streak (3g-1a).

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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.
* 327 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 182 have played their first NHL game in the last five seasons.
* 103 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.
* 24 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 Wheeling defenseman David Koci (Chicago on Mar. 10), 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 Reading left wing Shay Stephenson (Los Angeles on Mar. 1), former Augusta goaltender Mike Wall (Anaheim on Nov. 26) and former Stockton defenseman Bryan Young (Edmonton on Mar. 9).
* 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.