ECHL Today – Mar. 13

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Gwinnett Gladiators (35-18-7) at Charlotte Checkers (31-23-3) 7:00 p.m. ET
• Charlotte ranks third in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 86.5 percent (332-for-384).
• Gwinnett leads ECHL with 4.15 goals per game.
• Checkers’ Mark Lee has team-leading six assists and eight points in seven games against Gwinnett.
Brad Schell leads Gladiators against Charlotte with eight assists and nine points in six games.

Reading Royals (27-27-6) at Dayton Bombers (30-20-6) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Dayton is third in the ECHL with 2.63 goals-against per game.
• Reading ranks fifth in the ECHL in shots-against per game with 30.97.
Yannick Tifu leads Bombers with 10 assists and 13 points in seven games against Reading.
• Royals’ Ned Lukacevic has team-leading five points (3g-2a) in seven games Dayton.

South Carolina Stingrays (30-23-7) at Florida Everblades (37-18-4) 7:30 p.m. ET
• South Carolina is eighth in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 84.9 percent (157-for-185).
• Florida ranks second in the ECHL with 19 shorthanded goals.
• Stingrays’ Davis Parley is 2-1-1 with a 1.71 goals-against average in five games against Florida.
Vince Bellissimo leads Everblades against South Carolina with six goals and 10 points in five games.

Fresno Falcons (32-22-5) at Las Vegas Wranglers (34-12-14) 7:05 p.m. PT
• Fresno has 15 points (7-2-1) in their last 10 games.
• Las Vegas is fourth in the ECHL on the power play at home with 19.3 percent (36-for-187).
• Falcons’ Luke Curtin has team-leading seven assists and eight points in seven games against Las Vegas.
• Wranglers’ Mike McKenna is 3-0-2 with a 1.36 goals-against average in five games against Fresno.

Bakersfield Condors (36-13-10) at Phoenix RoadRunners (25-30-5) 7:11 p.m. PT
• Bakersfield ranks third in the ECHL with 3.83 goals per game.
• RoadRunners are tied for seventh in the ECHL on the power play with 17.3 percent (73-for-422).
Rane Carnegie leads Condors with three assists and five points in three games against Phoenix.
• Phoenix’s Justin Aikins has team-leading four assists and five points in three games against Bakersfield.

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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.