Gwinnett Gladiators (10-4-3) at Reading Royals (5-8-3) 6:35 p.m. ET
* First meeting between Gladiators, who relocated in 2003-04, and Royals, who moved in 2001-02.
* Chris Bala leads the Royals in the last three games with four goals and seven points.
* Gwinnett’s Brad Schell leads the league with 23 assists and 29 points in 17 games.
* Reading’s Arpad Mihaly is tied for second in ECHL with 14 goals and is fourth with 25 points in 16 games.
Las Vegas Wranglers (9-1-7) at Idaho Steelheads (11-3-2) 7:10 p.m. MT
* First meeting since Wranglers overcame 3-1 deficit to win division semifinals in 2006 Kelly Cup Playoffs.
* Idaho rookie Greg Rallo has two goals in each of his last two games and a five-game point streak (6g-8a).
* Las Vegas has won last four regular season meetings and is 12-9-5 all-time in regular season against Idaho.
* Marty Flichel has scored in 15 of 16 games and leads Idaho with 10 goals and is tied for lead with 23 points.
Alaska Aces (8-7-0) at Victoria Salmon Kings (7-7-1) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Alaska leads season series 2-0-0 and is 17-2-3 all-time against Salmon Kings, including 8-0-2 at Victoria.
* Milan Gajic (2g-6a) and Francois-Pierre (F.P.) Guenette (1g-7a) lead Victoria in scoring the last four games.
* Kimbi Daniels leads the Aces the last three games with three goals and four points.
* Victoria rookie defenseman Seamus Young has two game-winning goals in the last seven games.
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.
* 307 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 161 have made NHL debut in the last five seasons, including goaltenders Joey MacDonald, Mike Smith and Mike Wall and center Drew Larman this season, and a record 47 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.
* For each of the past four seasons, ECHL has had more players called up to AHL than all other professional leagues combined. From 2002-06 the ECHL had 1,646 call ups, involving almost 1,000 players, including 416 call ups involving 263 players last season.
* Idaho Steelheads and City of Boise will host the 15th Annual ECHL All-Star Game presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 17 and the 10th Annual ECHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 16 at Qwest Arena.
* ECHL and its member teams contributed more than $2.3 million for charity and relief funds in 2005-06.