ECHL Today – Mar. 21

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Florida Everblades (35-22-8) at South Carolina Stingrays (40-22-3)7:05 p.m. ET
* Stingrays have won the last two meetings and are 2-1-0 at home and 4-4-0 overall against Florida this season.
* Florida rookie Preston Callander has two game-winning goals and nine points (4g-5a) in eight games in March.
* South Carolina’s Davis Parley is 4-0-0 with a shutout and a goals-against average of 1.25 in his last four starts.
* Derek Damon leads Florida on the road with four game-winning goals, 14 goals and 33 points in 28 games.

Cincinnati Cyclones (49-10-4) at Johnstown Chiefs (30-29-5) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Cyclones are 6-0-3 in their last nine games at Johnstown with the last regulation loss being 4-2 on Jan. 9, 2004.
* Johnstown rookie Alexandre Imbeault has a three-game point streak (2g-3a) and a two-game goal streak (2g).
* Cincinnati’s Olivier Latendresse has nine points (4g-5a) in three games against Johnstown.
* Chiefs’ Randy Rowe has a three-game point streak (1g-2a) and has scored in 16 of his last 17 games (8g-16a).

Dayton Bombers (27-26-10) at Trenton Devils (24-33-7) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Devils have won the last two meetings and are 5-4-0 overall and 3-1-0 at home against Dayton this season.
* Bombers’ Rejean Beauchemin is 4-2-1 with a goals-against average of 2.27 against Trenton.
* Trenton rookie Joe Rooney set career highs with three assists and four points in 4-1 win at Dayton on Mar. 15.
* Dayton’s Mike Walsh has a two-game goal streak (2g) and a two-game point streak (2g-1a).

Pensacola Ice Pilots (16-40-8) at Augusta Lynx (28-32-4) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Ice Pilots have won the last two meetings to improve to 2-0-0 at Augusta and 2-1-0 overall against the Lynx.
* Lynx’s Bobby Goepfert is 1-0-1 with a goals-against average of 1.97 in two games against Pensacola.
* Pensacola rookie Adam Hobson has a three-game goal streak (4g) and a three-game point streak (4g-0a).
* Augusta rookie defenseman Adrian Veideman has four points (2g-2a) in his last five games.

Gwinnett Gladiators (40-19-5) at Charlotte Checkers (33-25-6) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Checkers have won the last three meetings and are 3-1-0 at home and 3-2-1 overall this season against Gwinnett.
* Gladiator rookie Matt Anderson has five points (2g-3a) in his last two games.
* Charlotte’s Chris Holt is 8-2-0 with a shutout and a goals-against average of 2.00 in his last 10 starts.
* Gwinnett’s Brad Schell has a seven-game point streak (2g-9a) and a six-game assist streak (9a).

Reading Royals (35-22-6) at Elmira Jackals (37-19-7) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Jackals won 6-3 on Mar. 14 to improve to 4-0-0 at home and 5-3-2 overall against Reading.
* Royals’ Patrick Jarrett has a three-game point streak (1g-6a) and a three-game assist streak (6a).
* Rookie Benoit Doucet leads the Jackals against Reading with eight assists and 12 points in nine games.
* Reading rookie Scott Parse has a three-game goal streak (3g) and a three-game point streak (3g-3a).

Texas Wildcatters (49-6-10) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (24-36-3) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Texas has won the last three meetings and is 3-1-0 on the road and 8-1-1 overall this season against Mississippi.
* Mississippi’s Ryan Munce is 2-0-0 with a shutout and a goals-against average of 0.50 in his last two home starts.
* Kris Tebbs is 8-0-1 with a goals-against average of 1.63 since signing with the Wildcatters on Feb. 24.
* Rookie Jason Tejchma leads the Sea Wolves at home with 19 assists and 30 points in 26 games.

Stockton Thunder (25-35-3) at Idaho Steelheads (35-22-9) 7:10 p.m. MT
* Idaho is 3-0-0 at home and 3-3-0 overall this season against Stockton and 11-8-2 all-time against the Thunder.
* Rookie Tom Zanoski leads the Thunder in March with five goals and is tied for the team lead with six points.
* Steelheads rookie Aaron Gagnon has an eight-game point streak (2g-8a) dating back to Nov. 9, 2007.
* Stockton is 18.8 percent on the power play in its last five games to improve to 15.1 percent for the season.

Utah Grizzlies (30-27-7) at Victoria Salmon Kings (37-21-5) 7 p.m. PT
* Salmon Kings are 2-0-2 at home and 4-1-2 overall this season to improve to 13-9-2 all-time against Utah.
* Utah’s Ryan Kinasewich has five points (3g-2a) in his last two games.
* Victoria’s Julien Ellis is 4-1-1 with a shutout and a goals-against average of 2.33 against the Grizzlies.
* Scott Burt leads the Grizzlies on the road with three game-winning goals, 25 assists and 36 points in 32 games.

Alaska Aces (38-22-5) at Las Vegas Wranglers (41-12-12) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Las Vegas rookie Ryan Donally has two game-winning goals and eight points (3g-5a) in eight games in March.
* Alaska defenseman Brett Hemingway has a seven-game point streak (3g-9a) and a seven-game assist streak (9a).
* Wranglers’ Peter Ferraro has two game-winning goals and 13 points (9g-4a) in his last 12 games.
* Chris Beckford-Tseu is 33-3-2 with five shutouts and a goals against of 1.83 in 38 career games for Alaska.

Bakersfield Condors (20-35-9) at Fresno Falcons (38-17-8) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Fresno has won the last four meetings and is 5-1-1 in the season series and 20-14-8 all-time against Bakersfield.
* Tim Konsorada leads the Condors against Fresno with nine assists and 13 points in seven games.
* Falcons’ Kris Mayotte is 4-0-0 with a shutout, an overtime win and a shootout win in his last four starts.
* Rookie defenseman Martin Frechette has eight points (0g-8a) in seven games since being acquired by Bakersfield.

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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.
351 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
• 22 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 Columbia left wing Alex Foster (Toronto on Mar. 18), 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).
• 206 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.