ECHL Today – March 5

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Greenville Grrrowl (34-19-3) at Johnstown Chiefs (25-20-11) 3:00 p.m. ET
* Chiefs have won season-high four consecutive games, including three in a row at home.
* Grrrowl is 2-2-0 with two shootout wins on current six-game road trip that ends Tuesday at Trenton.
* Johnstown’s Morgan Cey is 3-0-0 with a shutout and goals against of 1.67 in his last three starts.
* Greenville’s John Snowden has a goal in eight of his last 11 games and is second on the team with 24 goals.

Bakersfield Condors (26-21-5) at Victoria Salmon Kings (19-30-7) 1:00 p.m. PT
* Salmon Kings won 4-2 on Saturday and are 1-1-0 at home and 2-2-1 overall against Bakersfield.
* Kevin St. Jacques leads the Condors against Victoria with three goals and five points in five games.
* Jade Galbraith leads Victoria against the Condors with five assists and six points in four games.
* Mike Hofstrand leads Bakersfield in the last five games with four goals and six points.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (17-33-6) at Gwinnett Gladiators (38-11-7) 4:05 p.m. ET
* Gwinnett has won the last five games and is 4-0-0 at home and 8-0-1 overall against the Ice Pilots.
* Bobby Cunningham leads the Ice Pilots against Gwinnett with five assists and eight points in four games.
* Brad Schell (4g-12a) and Jeff Campbell (7g-9a) lead Gwinnett in goals, assists and points against Pensacola.
* Rookie Adam Courchaine leads Pensacola with 21 goals, 25 assists and 46 points in 40 games.

Toledo Storm (32-17-5) at Wheeling Nailers (32-17-5) 5:05 p.m. ET
* Storm won the last meeting at Wheeling to improve to 2-2-0 on the road and 7-3-1 overall against Nailers.
* Sean Collins leads Wheeling against Toledo with four goals, eight assists and 12 points in 10 games.
* Scooter Smith leads Toledo against Wheeling with three shorthand goals, 10 assists and 15 points.
* Nailers’ Andy Franck is 2-1-1 with goals against of 1.48 and a save percentage of .955 in his last four starts.

Dayton Bombers (18-34-5) at Stockton Thunder (9-33-11) 4:00 p.m. PT
* Thunder won 5-2 on Saturday to improve to 1-0-0 at home and 2-1-0 overall against Dayton.
* Bombers’ Jeff Szwez has a game-winning goal and four points (2g-2a) in three games against Stockton.
* Joel Irwin leads Stockton against the Bombers with six assists and seven points in three games.
* Dayton defenseman Nathan Tennant has four assists in his last four games.

Las Vegas Wranglers (40-10-6) at Fresno Falcons (32-11-10) 5:00 p.m. PT
* Las Vegas won 6-4 on Feb. 28 to improve to 2-0-0 at Fresno and 5-0-0 overall against the Falcons.
* J.F. Plourde of Fresno has a two-game goal streak (4g) and a seven-game scoring streak (5g-4a).
* Dan Tudin leads Wranglers against Fresno with two shorthand goals, eight assists and 13 points.
* Falcons’ Luke Curtin has an eight-game scoring streak (2g-11a) with both goals being game winners.

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Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Long Beach can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Sunday if:

Dayton wins

Toledo can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Sunday if:

Toledo wins

OR

Stockton wins

Wheeling can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Sunday if:

Wheeling wins

OR

Stockton wins

OR

Wheeling loses in overtime/shootout AND Stockton wins