ECHL Today – March 28

Cincinnati Cyclones (25-42-3) at Johnstown Chiefs (43-20-6) 2:30 ET
* Johnstown has won the last three games to improve to 4-1-1 against Cincinnati, including 2-0-0 at home.
* Cincinnati’s Randy Petruk is 2-1-0 with a goals against average of 2.27 in three games against Johnstown.
* Chiefs’ Larry Courville has a game-winning goal and four points (4g-0a) in three games against Cincinnati.
* Cyclones’ Mike Henderson has six points (4g-2a) in his last five games.

Florida Everblades (34-25-10) at Greensboro Generals (39-28-1) 4:00 ET
* Everblades won the last meeting 5-3 at Florida on March 20 and are 2-1-0 against Greensboro in 2003-04.
* Generals have won back-to-back home games to improve to 20-14-0 at home.
* Florida’s Reggie Berg has a game-winning goal and eight points (5g-3a) in his last five games.
* Greensboro’s Joel Irwin has three game-winning goals and five points (4g-1a) in his last six games.

Augusta Lynx (31-29-7) at Roanoke Express (35-26-8) 4:00 ET
* Roanoke is 1-0-0 at home and 2-2-0 overall against Augusta in 2003-04.
* Augusta’s Louis Goulet has 10 points (4g-6a) in his last five games.
* Express’ Dan Carlson has a team-leading seven points (2g-5a) in three games against Augusta.
* Lynx’ Jason Saal is 8-1-0 with a goals against average of 2.15 in his last nine games.

Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (43-18-6) at Reading Royals (35-24-10) 5:05 ET
* Atlantic City is 2-1-1 at Reading and 7-2-0 overall against the Royals in 2003-04.
* Royals’ Graig Mischler has two power-play goals and 10 points (4g-6a) in nine games against Atlantic City.
* Bullies’ Jon Cullen has three shorthand goals and 11 points (4g-7a) in eight games against Reading.
* Reading’s Cody Rudkowsky is 4-2-1 with a goals against average of 2.53 in his last seven games.

Wheeling Nailers (49-16-4) at Dayton Bombers (25-39-5) 6:00 ET
* Bombers won the last meeting 3-2 in a shootout on March 19.
* Nailers are 3-0-1 at Dayton and 8-0-1 against the Bombers in 2003-04.
* Jason Deskins leads Dayton with two shorthand goals, five goals and six points (5g-1a) against Wheeling.
* J-F Dufour has a team-leading 15 assists and 20 points and is +12 against Dayton.

Toledo Storm (23-34-11) at Peoria Rivermen (43-18-9) 3:05 CT
* Peoria is 4-0-1 at home and 9-0-2 overall against Toledo in 2003-04.
* Storm has won back-to-back road games to improve to 12-15-5 on the road in 2003-04.
* Peoria’s Levente Szuper is 6-0-0 with two shutouts and a goals against average of 1.15 against Toledo.
* Toledo’s Jim Abbott has five points (3g-2a) in his last five games.

Gwinnett Gladiators (38-22-7) at Louisiana IceGators (47-20-2) 4:05 CT
* IceGators won 3-1 on Saturday and are 1-0-0 at home and 2-0-0 overall against Gwinnett.
* Gladiators are winless in their last two road games and 16-15-2 overall on the road.
* Alex Materukhin has two shorthand goals, a game-winning goal and five points (2g-3a) against Gwinnett.
* Gwinnett’s Kevin Doell has a game-winning goal and nine points (5g-4a) in his last four games.

Columbus Cottonmouths (36-24-7) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (41-19-7) 4:05 CT
* Sea Wolves are 3-1-0 at home and 5-2-0 overall against Columbus in 2003-04.
* Cottonmouths’ Jason Tapp is 2-1-2 with a goals against average of 2.13 in his last five games.
* Mississippi’s Greg Gardner is 4-2-0 with a shutout and a goals against average of 1.60 against Columbus.
* Columbus defenseman Ray DiLauro has five points (4g-1a) in his last three games.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (37-21-9) at Texas Wildcatters (20-42-5) 5:05 CT
* Wildcatters won 4-1 on Saturday to improve to 5-6-1 against Pensacola.
* Pensacola is 2-2-2 at Texas and 7-3-2 overall against the Wildcatters in 2003-04.
* Tony Lawrence leads Texas with 10 points (5g-5a) in 11 games against Pensacola.
* Ice Pilots defenseman Corey Neilson has a team-leading 11 assists and 14 points against Texas.

Alaska Aces (35-27-5) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (23-40-5) 5:00 PT
* Ice Dogs have won the last two meetings to improve to 2-5-1 against Alaska in 2003-04.
* Alaska is 3-0-0 at Long Beach and 6-2-0 overall against the Ice Dogs in 2003-04.
* Jerome Marois leads Long Beach with five assists and seven points in eight games against Alaska.
* Aces’ Mark Smith has two game-winning goals and nine points (3g-6a) in four games against Long Beach.

2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Louisiana can clinch the Central Division on Sunday if:

Louisiana wins AND Mississippi loses

Most Shutouts, Individual, Career
20 – Marc Magliarditi, 1997 to present
18 – Daniel Berthiaume, 1994 to present
16 – Jason Saal, 1996 to present
14 – David Brumby, 1996 to present
Maxime Gingras, 1998-2003
13 – Scott Stirling, 2000 to present
Sandy Allan, 1996-2002
Most Shutouts, Season
11 – Wheeling Nailers, 2003-04
10 – Louisiana IceGators, 2001-02
9 – Jackson Bandits, 2002-03
Trenton Titans, 2000-01
Richmond Renegades, 1998-99
8 – Columbus Cottonmouths, 2003-04
Atlantic City, 2003-04
Peoria, 2003-04

Top 10 Single Season Point Increases
1. Knoxville, 50 points (44 points in 1992-93 to 94 points in 1993-94)
2. Knoxville, 49 points (48 points in 1989-90 to 97 points in 1990-91)
3. Wheeling, 43 points (59 points in 2002-03 to 102 points in 2003-04)
Arkansas, 43 points (39 points in 1999-2000 to 82 points in 2000-01)
5. Greensboro, 39 points (54 points in 2001-02 to 93 points in 2002-03)

Most Minutes Played By A Goaltender, Season
3,723 – Mark Michaud, Hampton Roads, 1993-94
3,540 – Brian Eklund, Pensacola, 2003-04
3,471 – Greg Hewitt, Mobile, 2001-02
3,454 – Kirk Daubenspeck, South Carolina, 2002-03
3,408 – Jan Lasak, Hampton Roads, 1999-2000

Most Shutouts, Season
7 – Frederic Cloutier, Louisiana, 2001-02
David Brumby, Jackson, 1999-2000
Maxime Gingras, Richmond, 1998-99
5 – several players, most recently by:
Jason Tapp, Columbus, 2003-04
Derek Gustafson, Louisiana, 2003-04

Most Wins By A Goaltender, Season
38 – Mark Michaud, Hampton Roads, 1993-94
36 – Kirk Daubenspeck, South Carolina, 2002-03
Jan Lasak, Hampton Roads, 1999-2000
Doug Bonner, Louisiana, 1997-98
Marc Delorme, Louisiana, 1996-97
35 – Brian Eklund, Pensacola, 2003-04
Darryl Paquette, Hampton Roads, 1996-97
Jeff Salajko, Columbus, 1996-97

Most Wins, Season
56 – Louisiana IceGators, 2001-02
53 – Florida Everblades, 1999-2000
51 – Pee Dee Pride, 1998-99
50 – Trenton Titans, 2000-01
49 – Wheeling Nailers, 2003-04

Most Road Wins, Season
26 – Louisiana IceGators, 2001-02
25 – Trenton Titans, 2000-01
Florida Everblades, 1999-2000
23 – Pee Dee Pride, 1999-2000
Peoria Rivermen, 1999-2000
Charlotte Checkers, 1995-96
22 – Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies, 2003-04
Peoria Rivermen, 2003-04

Most Home Wins, Season
30 – Louisiana IceGators, 2001-02
29 – Pee Dee Pride, 1998-99
Toledo Storm, 2002-03
28 – several teams, most recently by:
San Diego Gulls, 2003-04
Wheeling Nailers, 2003-04

Most Wins, First Season
46 – Toledo Storm (46-15-3), 1991-92
45 – San Diego Gulls (45-13-10), 2003-04
Florida Everblades (45-20-5), 1998-99
43 – Peoria Rivermen (43-21-6), 1996-97
Louisiana IceGators (43-21-6-10), 1995-96

Fewest Road Losses, Season
6 – Richmond Renegades, 1995-96
7 – Peoria Rivermen, 2003-04
8 – San Diego Gulls, 2003-04
Florida Everblades, 1999-2000
Pee Dee Pride, 1999-2000