Texas Wildcatters (3-1-0) at Columbia Inferno (2-2-2) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Texas defenseman Jean-Francois (JF) David is tied for the league lead with seven power-play assists.
* Anthony Battaglia leads the Inferno with seven assists and 10 points.
* Wildcatters’ Kevin Baker is tied for ECHL lead with four power-play goals.
* Jeff Miles, Luke Fulghum and Mac Faulkner are tied for the Columbia team lead with four goals each.
Wheeling Nailers (1-4-0) at Reading Royals (2-1-2) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Reading’s Arpad Mihaly has a four-game goal streak (6g) and leads the team with six goals and nine points.
* Wheeling eliminated Reading in the North Division Semifinals in the 2006 Kelly Cup Playoffs.
* Greg Hogeboom has an assist in each of his last two games and leads the Royals with six assists.
* Wheeling’s Kurtis McLean has a two-game goal streak (3g) and a five-game assist streak (6a).
Gwinnett Gladiators (4-1-0) at Charlotte Checkers (4-1-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Gwinnett has won the last seven meetings and was 5-0-0 at Charlotte and 8-0-1 overall in 2005-06.
* Dusty Jamieson of Charlotte is tied for the ECHL lead with seven goals and four power-play goals.
* Gladiators’ Colton Fretter leads ECHL rookies with six goals and nine points in five games.
* Alex Westlund of Charlotte is 2-0-0 and tied for seventh in the league with goals-against average of 2.00.
Dayton Bombers (1-1-0) at Cincinnati Cyclones (3-2-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Series winner will receive “Cricket Cup” sponsored by Cricket Communications of Southwest Ohio.
* Cyclones rookie Torry Gajda is tied for the league lead with two shorthand goals.
* Dayton’s Adam Berkhoel is 1-1-0 and is second in the league with goals-against average of 1.50.
* Cincinnati’s Cory Urquhart has a three-game goal streak (5g) and leads the team with five goals.
Trenton Titans (3-1-0) at Johnstown Chiefs (2-4-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Chiefs were 5-0-2 at home and 7-2-4 overall against the Titans in 2005-06.
* Titans’ Mike Pandolfo has a two-game goal streak (3g) and four-game assist (4a) and point streak (3g-4a).
* Johnstown’s Doug Andress is tied for second among league defensemen with three goals.
* Trenton has won the last three regular season meetings to improve to 38-18-4 all-time against Johnstown.
Florida Everblades (3-2-0) at Toledo Storm (4-1-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Storm rookie Andrew R. Martin has a three-game scoring streak (2g-2a) and a two-game assist streak (2a).
* Everblades rookie David Shantz is 3-0-0 with goals-against average of 2.00 and save percentage of .927.
* Dominic Vicari of Toledo is 1-0-0 and tied for third in the league with goals-against average of 1.85.
* Jonathan Lehun of Florida is tied for the league lead with two game-winning goals.
Augusta Lynx (2-2-0) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (0-7-0) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Ice Pilots were 4-3-2 against Augusta in 2005-06 and are 20-6-5 all-time against the Lynx.
* Lynx rookie Dave McKee is 2-0-0 with goals-against average of 2.88 in his last two starts.
* Colin Hemingway leads Pensacola with three goals, three power-play goals and six points.
* Ryan Lang leads Augusta with three goals and five points.
Utah Grizzlies (2-2-1) at Idaho Steelheads (4-1-0) 7:10 p.m. MT
* Steelheads are 3-0-1 at home and 5-1-1 overall against the Grizzlies.
* Utah’s Rob McVicar is 2-0-1 with 101 saves and goals-against average of 2.21 in his last three starts.
* Idaho’s Steve Silverthorn is 4-0-0 and leads the league in wins while ranking fifth in save percentage (.938).
* Mike Wirll (3g-3a) and Justin Cox (2g-4a) lead the Grizzlies offense with six points each.
Alaska Aces (3-1-0) at Bakersfield Condors (2-2-1) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Bakersfield won 7-5 at Alaska on Oct. 27 while Aces won second meeting 3-2 in shootout on Oct. 28.
* Alaska was 2-1-0 at Bakersfield in 2005-06 to improve to 4-7-0 all-time on road against Condors.
* Kevin St. Jacques leads Condors against Aces with four points (2g-2a) and is tied for goals and assists lead.
* Barrett Heisten and Vladimir Novak lead the Aces against Bakersfield with three assists apiece.
Victoria Salmon Kings (1-3-1) at Las Vegas Wranglers (2-0-3) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Las Vegas is 2-1-0 in home openers and is 69-31-8 all-time at Orleans Arena, including 28-5-3 in 2005-06.
* Kiel McLeod has scored a goal in the last two games and leads Victoria with four goals.
* Defenseman Scott Schoneck leads the Wranglers offense with five assists and six points.
* Steve Lingren leads the Salmon Kings and is tied for 13th in the league with five assists.
Phoenix RoadRunners (3-3-0) at Fresno Falcons (4-1-0) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Fresno is 4-0-0 against the RoadRunners, including 2-0-0 at home with both games decided by one goal.
* Scott May leads Phoenix with eight points and is tied for the team lead with three goals and five assists.
* Luke Curtin has a three-game assist streak (6a) and is tied for second in the league with eight assists.
* RoadRunners’ Jake Ortmeyer is tied for second among ECHL defensemen with three goals.
Long Beach Ice Dogs (0-4-0) at Stockton Thunder (3-0-0) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Thunder looking for first-ever four-game winning streak and first-ever 4-0-0 start.
* Alex Kim leads Long Beach with three power-play goals and is tied for team lead with four points (3g-1a).
* Stockton’s Cam Ellsworth leads the ECHL with goals-against average of 1.00 and save percentage of .957.
* Mike Brown of Long Beach is 0-1-1 with save percentage of .918 and goals-against average of 2.42.
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.
* 305 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 159 have made their NHL debut in the last five seasons, including goaltenders Joey MacDonald and Mike Smith 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.