ECHL Today – Mar. 14

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Trenton Devils (22-32-7) at Dayton Bombers (26-23-10) 7 p.m. ET
• Dayton is 4-2-1, including 3-1-0 at home, this season against Trenton and is 21-35-6 all-time against the Devils.
• Trenton is 23.1 percent (6-for-26) on the power play in their last five games.
• Bombers’ Rejean Beauchemin is 4-1-1 with a 2.32 goals-against average in six games against Trenton.
Jim Henkel leads the Devils against Dayton with five goals and nine points.

Florida Everblades (35-20-7) at Columbia Inferno (27-25-10) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Columbia won 4-3 on Jan. 12 and is 3-3-1 in the season series and 22-24-5 all-time against Florida.
• Florida is on a four-game winning streak and is 11-1-3 in their last 15 games.
Tyler Doig leads the Inferno against Florida with seven assists and eight points.
• Everblades’ Preston Callander has two game-winning goals in his last four games.

Cincinnati Cyclones (46-10-3) at Wheeling Nailers (17-37-6) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Cincinnati won 6-0 on Mar. 12 to lead the season series 8-1-0 and is 21-23-4 all-time against Wheeling.
• Wheeling is 13-2-2 when leading after the second period.
• Rookie David Desharnais leads the Cyclones against Wheeling with 13 assists and 19 points.
• Nailers’ Kyle Rank has five points (3g-2a) in his last five games.

Reading Royals (34-20-6) at Elmira Jackals (33-19-7) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Reading won 4-3 on Mar. 12 and is 5-3-1 against Elmira.
• Elmira ranks second in the ECHL on the penalty kill at home with 88.8 percent (158-for-178).
• Royals’ Shawn Collymore is on a 10-game point streak (5g-11a).
• Jackals’ rookie Benoit Doucet has (5g-3a) in his last four games.

South Carolina Stingrays (38-21-3) at Gwinnett Gladiators (38-18-5) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Gwinnett won 7-3 on Feb. 2 and is 3-2-1 in the season series and 24-10-3 all-time against South Carolina.
• South Carolina ranks sixth in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 19.7 percent (36-for-183).
• Gladiators’ Brad Schell is on a four-game point streak (2g-5a).
• Rookie Travis Morin leads the Stingrays against Gwinnett with three goals and eight points.

Augusta Lynx (27-29-4) at Texas Wildcatters (47-6-9) 7:30 p.m. CT
• Augusta is 2-1-0 this season against Texas and is 8-7-2 all-time against the Wildcatters.
• Texas ranks second in the ECHL with 50 points (22-3-6) at home.
Louis Goulet leads the Lynx against Texas with five assists and is second on the team with five points.
• Wildcatters’ Dan Welch is on a four-game assist streak (7a).

Alaska Aces (35-21-5) at Bakersfield Condors (19-33-9) 7 p.m. PT
• Alaska is 4-0-0 this season against Bakersfield and is 21-13-2 all-time against the Condors.
• Bakersfield is 23.5 percent (4-for-17) on the power play in their last five games.
Bo Cheesman leads the Aces against Bakersfield with six points (3g-3a).
Brett Lutes leads the Condors against Alaska with three goals and three points.

Utah Grizzlies (30-24-7) at Las Vegas Wranglers (38-11-12) 7:05 p.m. PT
• Las Vegas is 7-1-0, including 3-1-0 at home, this season against Utah and is 13-5-4 all-time against the Grizzlies.
• Utah is 8-4-3 when tied after the first period.
Peter Ferraro leads the Wranglers against Utah with nine assists and 11 points.
James Sanford leads Grizzlies defensemen with 19 assists and 27 points.

Victoria Salmon Kings (36-19-5) at Phoenix RoadRunners (20-33-8) 7:11 p.m. PT
• Victoria is 5-1-0, including 2-1-0 on the road, this season and is 9-7-2 all-time against Phoenix.
• Phoenix is tied for ninth in the ECHL on the power play with 17.9 percent (61-for-341).
Jordan Krestanovich leads the Salmon Kings against Phoenix with six assists and nine points.
Daniel Sisca leads the RoadRunners against Victoria with seven assists and eight points.

Fresno Falcons (35-16-8) at Stockton Thunder (24-32-3) 7:30 p.m. PT
• Stockton won the last meeting 3-2 on Feb. 22 and is 2-1-0 at home this season and 6-16-3 all-time against Fresno.
• Fresno is 24-2-5 when scoring first.
• Thunder’s Brandon Schwartz has 10 points (4g-6a) in his last 10 games.
Igor Gongalsky leads the Falcons against Stockton with six assists and eight points.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Utah can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Utah wins

OR

Utah loses in overtime/shootout AND Alaska wins

OR

Alaska wins in regulation

Texas can clinch the South Division on Friday if:

Texas wins

OR

Texas loses in overtime/shootout

OR

South Carolina wins

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Longest Consecutive Point-Scoring Streak
38 – Trevor Jobe, Nashville, Dec. 19, 1992-Mar. 14, 1993 (112 points)
35 – Brian Martin, Hampton Roads, Oct. 30, 1990-Jan. 18, 1991 (points not available)
32 – Jamey Hicks, Birmingham, Dec. 30, 1997-Mar. 6, 1998 (65 points)
27 – David Desharnais, Cincinnati, Jan. 5-Mar. 12, 2008 (49 points)
25 – Mike Kompon, Reading, Nov. 26, 2005-Mar. 8, 2006 (40 points)
– Sheldon Gorski, Louisville, Dec. 31, 1991-Feb. 4, 1992 (52 points)

Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts
• Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2007-08, the ECHL is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League.
• ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown to be a coast-to-coast league with 25 teams playing 900 games in 17 states and British Columbia in 2007-08.
• The league officially changed its name to ECHL on May 19, 2003.
• Affiliations with 26 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League, marking the 11th consecutive season that the league has had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL.
350 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
• 21 former ECHL players have made their NHL debut this season: former Peoria Rivermen and Alaska Aces goaltender Chris Beckford-Tseu (St. Louis on Feb. 21), former Florida Everblades center David Brine (Florida on Feb. 2), former Idaho Steelheads right wing B.J. Crombeen (Dallas on Jan. 19), former Gwinnett Gladiators left wing Kevin Doell (Atlanta on Jan. 4), former Alaska defenseman Zack FitzGerald (Vancouver on Feb. 5), former Fresno goaltender Thomas Greiss (San Jose on Jan. 14), former Roanoke Express and Wheeling Nailers left wing Jason Jaffray (Vancouver on Dec. 12), former Wheeling Nailers left wing Joe Jensen (Carolina on Feb. 18), former Toledo Storm goaltender Drew MacIntyre (Vancouver on Dec. 13), former San Diego Gulls left wing Cody McLeod (Colorado on Dec. 19), former Alaska Aces and Pensacola Ice Pilots center Chris Minard (Pittsburgh on Jan. 21), former Columbia Inferno center Brandon Nolan (Carolina on Dec. 22), former Johnstown Chiefs and Fresno Falcons goaltender Dmitri Patzold (San Jose on Oct. 7), former Gwinnett Gladiators and Louisiana IceGators left wing Pascal Pelletier (Boston on Jan. 17), former Reading Royals goaltender Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles on Dec. 6), former Stockton Thunder left wing Liam Reddox (Edmonton on Dec. 7), former Gwinnett Gladiators left wing Colin Stuart (Atlanta on Dec. 29), former Columbus Chill, Richmond Renegades and Trenton Titans left wing Pete Vandermeer (Phoenix on Feb. 10), former San Diego goaltender Tyler Weiman (Colorado on Oct. 4), former Charlotte Checkers right wing Craig Weller (Phoenix on Oct. 4) and former Phoenix RoadRunners center Daniel Winnik (Phoenix Coyotes on Oct. 4).
• 205 former ECHL players have played their first game in the NHL in the past seven seasons, including 94 since 2005-06.
• Twenty-six former ECHL players made their NHL debut in 2006-07, including two who played in both the ECHL and the NHL as goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji played for Reading and Los Angeles while defenseman Bryan Young skated for Stockton and Edmonton. Dave McKee played for Augusta and dressed for five games as the backup goaltender for Stanley Cup champion Anaheim.
• ECHL has been represented on last seven Stanley Cup champions.
• There are 15 coaches in the NHL who have ECHL experience including former Wheeling coach Peter Laviolette, who is head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, and former Mississippi coach Bruce Boudreau, who is head coach of the Washington Capitals.
• ECHL has affiliations with 26 of the 29 teams in the American Hockey League, marking the seventh consecutive season that it has had affiliations with 20 or more teams in the AHL.
• ECHL has been represented on last 18 Calder Cup champions.
• In the last five seasons the ECHL has had more call-ups to the AHL than all other professional leagues combined with over 2,000 call-ups involving more than 1,000 players since 2002-03.
ECHL and its member teams contributed nearly $3 million for charity and relief funds in 2006-07.
• Further information on the ECHL is available from its website at ECHL.com.