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Alaska Aces (30-19-5) at Phoenix RoadRunners (18-33-7) 1 p.m. MT
* Aces have won the last two meetings and are 3-1-0 in season series and 14-2-0 all-time against the RoadRunners.
* Phoenix is 9-4-7 in one-goal games, including 1-4 in overtime and 2-3 in shootouts.
* Alaska’s Mike Brown has won his last three starts and is 4-1-0 with goals against of 2.62 in his last six games.
* Gino Guyer leads the RoadRunners against Alaska with six assists and eight points in four games.
Augusta Lynx (26-24-4) at South Carolina Stingrays (35-20-3) 4 p.m. ET
* South Carolina’s Davis Parley is 3-0-0 with a shutout and goals-against average of 1.00 against Augusta.
* Lynx are 2-1-0 at home against South Carolina this season and 7-3-0 in the last 10 meetings at Augusta.
* Stingray rookie Steve Pinizzotto has a four-game point streak (3g-4a) and 12 points (5g-7a) in his last nine games.
* Louis Goulet leads the Lynx against South Carolina with two game-winning goals, three goals and five points.
Texas Wildcatters (42-6-9) at Gwinnett Gladiators (34-16-5) 4:05 p.m. ET
* Wildcatters are 3-0-0 at Gwinnett and 5-0-1 in season series to improve to 10-7-2 all-time against Gladiators.
* Gwinnett’s Lou Dickenson had 17-game point streak (16g-10a) and six-game goal streak (8g) end on Saturday.
* John McNabb leads the Wildcatters against Gwinnett with five goals and seven points in six games.
* Gwinnett’s Craig Kowalski was 8-1-1 with a shutout and goals-against average of 2.18 in February.
Johnstown Chiefs (26-26-4) at Elmira Jackals (31-17-7) 4:05 p.m. ET
* Johnstown won 9-3 at home on Feb. 8 and is 3-2-1 overall against the Jackals, including 2-1-0 at Elmira.
* Elmira rookie Pierre-Luc Faubert has a six-game assist streak (8a) and a six-game point streak (2g-8a).
* Ryan Garlock leads the Chiefs against Elmira with four goals, five assists and nine points in six games.
* Elmira defenseman Matt Gens has a four-game assist streak (8a), including two three-assist games.
Dayton Bombers (25-19-10) at Reading Royals (32-18-5) 5:05 p.m. ET
* Royals are 3-1-0 at home, all three wins coming in a shootout, and 5-3-0 overall this season against Dayton.
* Bombers’ Rejean Beauchemin has won his last three starts and is 4-1-0 with a shutout in his last five games.
* Reading’s Joe Zappala has a five-game goal streak (6g) and 10 points (9g-1a) in his last 10 games.
* Dayton’s Matt Beaudoin has three game-winning goals and seven points (5g-2a) in seven games against Reading.
Florida Everblades (31-20-7) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (16-33-7) 5:05 p.m. CT
* Pensacola’s Cam Ellsworth is 2-0-0 with two shootout wins in his last two starts.
* Everblades rookie Kirk MacDonald has a game-winning goal and six points (4g-2a) in his last five games.
* Pilots’ Luke Erickson (2g), Matt Rogers (2a) and Adam Hobson (2a) had six points in 3-2 shootout win on Saturday.
* Florida’s last four games have gone to a shootout, tying the ECHL record fifth-longest streak of shootouts.
Trenton Devils (20-29-7) at Wheeling Nailers (15-34-6) 6:05 p.m. ET
* Trenton is 4-2-1 in the season series and 33-25-7 all-time against Wheeling.
* Kevin Croxton leads the Nailers against Trenton with eight points (4g-4a).
* Devils rookie Trevor Kell has a three-game goal streak (4g) and a three-game point streak (4g-2a).
* Joe Guenther led Wheeling in February with seven goals, seven assists and 14 points in 11 games.
Charlotte Checkers (26-23-6) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (23-33-3) 5:05 p.m. CT
* Jason Tejchma leads the Sea Wolves against Charlotte with three assists and four points in four games.
* Mark Lee leads the Checkers against Mississippi with three assists and five points in three games.
* Mississippi’s Ryan Munce is 2-1-0 with a shutout and goals-against average of 1.67 in three starts against Charlotte.
* Charlotte’s Chris Holt is 2-1-0 with goals-against average of 1.01 in his last three starts.
Utah Grizzlies (30-22-5) at Fresno Falcons (30-15-8) 5 p.m. PT
* Grizzlies have won last two meetings to take 4-2-0 lead in season series with Falcons, including 3-1-0 at Fresno.
* Fresno rookie defenseman Joe Van Culin has a three-game point streak (1g-2a).
* Utah has won eight road games in a row, breaking their team record and tying the ECHL season high.
* Oren Eizenman (5g-1a) and Daryl Marcoux (0g-6a) lead the Falcons in scoring against Utah.
Kelly Cup Playoffs Update
Florida can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Sunday if:
Fresno can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Sunday if:
Fresno wins and Alaska wins
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Most Career Coaching Wins
482 – John Marks, Pensacola, Charlotte (1993-98) and Greenville (1998-2006)
480 – John Brophy, Hampton Roads (1989-2000) and Wheeling (2001-03)
344 – Jeff Pyle, Gwinnett (2003 to present) and Mobile (1998-2002)
332 – Frank Anzalone, Nashville (1991-92), Roanoke (1993-98), Pee Dee (1999-2001) and Johnstown (2005-07)
Longest Winning Streak, One Season
17 – Cincinnati Cyclones, Jan. 16-Feb. 29, 2008
14 – Louisiana IceGators, Nov. 23-Dec. 22, 2001
Knoxville Cherokees, Dec. 28, 1993-Jan. 29, 1994
13 – Las Vegas Wranglers, Mar. 10-Apr. 7, 2007
12 – South Carolina Stingrays, Nov. 28-Dec. 31, 2007
Las Vegas Wranglers, Dec. 3-28, 2005
Pensacola Ice Pilots, Jan. 22-Feb. 18, 2005
Wheeling Nailers, Feb. 20-Mar. 12, 2004
Florida Everblades, Dec. 14, 1999-Jan. 13, 2000
Chesapeake Icebreakers, Feb. 14-Mar. 13, 1998
Erie Panthers, 1989-90
Longest Consecutive Assist Scoring Streak
20 – David Desharnais, Cincinnati, Jan. 5-Feb. 29, 2008 (30 assists)
17 – Peter Kasowski, Roanoke Valley, Oct. 26-Dec. 7, 1991 (28 assists)
15 – Scott Bertoli, Trenton, Feb. 16-Apr. 4, 2000 (21 assists)
– Mike Reier, Dayton, Oct. 23-Nov. 28, 1992 (24 assists)
14 – John Spoltore, Louisiana, Dec. 20, 1997-Jan. 16, 1998 (23 assists)
– John Spoltore, Louisiana, Jan. 12-Mar. 11, 1994 (18 assists)
– Matt Robbins, Charlotte, Jan. 12-Mar. 11, 1994 (18 assists)
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.