ECHL Today – Mar. 27

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Johnstown Chiefs (28-31-6) at Cincinnati Cyclones (35-25-5) 10:30 a.m. ET
• Cincinnati ranks second in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 86.7 percent (373-for-430).
• Johnstown is 11-6-6 in one-goal games, including 3-3 in overtime and 5-3 in shootouts.
• Cyclones’ Jason Deitsch has team-leading 14 points (5g-9a) in seven games against Johnstown.
Maxime Boisclair leads Chiefs with 31 assists and 48 points in 52 games.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (19-41-6) at Charlotte Checkers (36-25-3) 7:00 p.m. ET
• Charlotte is third in the ECHL on the power play at home with 20.5 percent (45-for-219).
• Pensacola is 16-4-1 when leading after the second period.
Mark Lee leads Checkers against Pensacola with six points (2g-4a) in six games.
• Ice Pilots’ Michael Mole is 2-2-0 with a 2.88 goals-against average in four games against Charlotte.

Wheeling Nailers (28-31-6) at Dayton Bombers (35-22-7) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Dayton has nine points (4-0-1) in their last five games.
• Nailers’ Sean Collins is on a five-game point streak (4g-7a).
• Bombers’ Yannick Tifu has team-leading 11 assists and 15 points in eight games against Wheeling.
• Wheeling is on a five-game unbeaten streak and is 6-4-0 in the last 10 games.

Fresno Falcons (34-24-8) at Stockton Thunder (33-22-10) 7:00 p.m. PT
• Stockton is on a six-game unbeaten streak and is 9-1-0 in the last 10 games.
• Fresno leads the ECHL with 21 shorthand goals, tying the league record for fourth-most shorthand goals.
• Thunder’s Brock Radunske has 25 points (11g-14a) in 12 games in March.
Luke Curtin leads Falcons against Stockton with 10 assists and 13 points in six games.

Bakersfield Condors (40-15-10) at Las Vegas Wranglers (39-12-14) 7:05 p.m. PT
• Las Vegas is on a six-game unbeaten streak and is 7-2-1 in the last 10 games.
• Bakersfield ranks eighth in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 84.9 percent (185-for-218).
• Las Vegas’ Steve Crampton (5g-3a) and Derek Edwardson (3g-5a) each have eight points against Condors.
• Bakersfield’s Jamie Hodson is 3-2-0 with a 2.61 goals-against average in five games against Las Vegas.

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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.
* 328 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 183 have played their first NHL game in the last five seasons.
* 105 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.
* 25 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 Dayton left wing Riley Cote (Philadelphia on Mar. 24), 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.