ECHL Today – Mar. 24

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Cincinnati Cyclones (34-24-5) at Trenton Titans (31-28-5) 7:00 p.m. ET
• Cincinnati ranks second in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 88.3 percent (188-for-213).
• Trenton is sixth in the ECHL on the power play with 17.7 percent (69-for-389).
• Cyclones’ Sam Ftorek (6g-3a) and Jason Deitsch (3g-6a) each have nine points against Trenton.
• Titans’ Scott Bertoli has team-leading six goals and 13 points in eight games against Cincinnati.

Johnstown Chiefs (27-30-6) at Dayton Bombers (34-22-6) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Dayton won 4-1 against Johnstown on Friday to lead series 5-1-1 this season and 68-42-17 overall.
• Johnstown ranks 10th on the power play on the road with 16.7 percent (28-for-168).
• Bombers’ Tim Konsorada and Ryan Reid each had two assists on Friday against Johnstown.
Maxime Boisclair had the only goal for the Chiefs on Friday.

Columbia Inferno (25-30-9) at Florida Everblades (39-20-6) 7:30 p.m. ET
• Florida won 1-0 against Columbia on Friday to lead series 6-1-1 this season and 24-12-7 overall.
• Columbia is 18-1-3 when leading after the second period.
Reggie Berg scored the only goal for the Everblades on Friday against Columbia.
• Inferno’s Todd Ford is 2-2-0 with a 1.97 goal-against average in four games against Florida.

Reading Royals (30-30-6) at Toledo Storm (34-28-2) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Toledo won 3-2 against Reading on Friday to lead series 5-4-0 this season and 22-16-3 overall.
• Royals’ Lee Green had a goal and an assist on Friday against Toledo.
• Storm’s Chris Blight had a goal and an assist on Friday against Reading.
• Reading is fifth in the ECHL with 30.88 shots against per game.

Augusta Lynx (36-26-3) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (19-41-4) 7:05 p.m. CT
• Ice Pilots’ David Wrigley has nine points (4g-5a) in eight games in March.
• Augusta is on a three-game unbeaten streak and has won six out of their last 10 games.
• Pensacola is 16-4-1 when leading after the second period.
• Lynx’s Dave McKee is 6-3-0 with a 2.43 goals-against average in nine games in March.

Gwinnett Gladiators (38-20-7) at Texas Wildcatters (37-20-9) 7:05 p.m. CT
• Texas won 2-1 against Gwinnett on Friday to lead series 4-3-0 this season and to improve to 4-7-1 overall.
• Gwinnett leads the ECHL with 4.09 goal per game.
• Wildcatters’ Mike Bayrack and Derick Martin each had a goal on Friday against Gwinnett.
Andy Contois had the only goal for the Gladiators on Friday against Texas.

Stockton Thunder (32-22-10) at Utah Grizzlies (22-36-7) 7:05 p.m. MT
• Stockton won 5-1 at Utah on Friday to lead series 5-1-0 this season and 6-5-0 overall.
• Utah is 11-0-1 when leading after the second period.
• Thunder’s Devan Dubnyk is 2-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average in two games against Utah.
Travis Rycroft had the only goal for the Grizzlies on Friday against Stockton.

Alaska Aces (46-14-6) at Idaho Steelheads (36-24-5) 7:10 p.m. MT
• Idaho won 2-1 in a shootout against Alaska on Friday to improve to 2-3-0 this season and 14-14-3 overall.
• Aces’ Kimbi Daniels had a goal on Friday against Idaho.
• Steelheads’ B.J. Crombeen had a goal on Friday against Alaska.
• Alaska ranks second in the ECHL with 46 points (21-8-4) on the road.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (24-37-3) at Victoria Salmon Kings (29-32-4) 7:05 p.m. PT
• Victoria won 5-1 against Long Beach on Friday to lead series 6-2-0 this season and to improve to 7-16-1 overall.
• Long Beach ranks 10th in the ECHL with 32.09 shots against per game.
• Salmon Kings’ Wes Goldie had two goals and an assist on Friday against Long Beach.
Alexei Smirnov had the only goal for the Ice Dogs on Friday against Victoria.

Fresno Falcons (33-24-8) at Phoenix RoadRunners (25-34-5) 7:11 p.m. PT
• Fresno is third in the ECHL with 2.66 goals against per game.
• Phoenix ranks eighth in the ECHL on the power play with 17.0 percent (76-for-446).
• Falcons’ John Morlang (6g-1a) and Cory Murphy (1g-6a) each have seven points against Phoenix.
• RoadRunners’ Brock Hooton has nine points (2g-7a) in his last 10 games.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Dayton can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Saturday if:

Dayton beats Johnstown in regulation

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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.
* 104 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.