Alaska Aces (4-2-0) at Utah Grizzlies (2-4-2) 7:05 p.m. MT
* Utah won the last two regular season meetings at home and was 4-1-0 at home against Alaska in 2005-06.
* Aces were 6-2-2 in regular season and swept the Grizzlies in the division semifinals of Kelly Cup Playoffs.
* Utah rookie Andy Sertich has a three-game assist streak (3a) and is tied for second on team with four assists.
* Defenseman Matt Shasby has scored in all six games and leads Alaska with eight points (2g-6a).
Phoenix RoadRunners (4-5-0) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (0-7-1) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Ice Dogs are 3-1-0 at home and 7-1-0 overall against Phoenix, including 3-1-0 in one-goal games.
* RoadRunners’ Alexandre Rouleau is tied for third among ECHL defensemen with nine points (2g-7a).* Ice Dogs’ T.J. Trevelyan had two goals Sunday and is tied for second among ECHL rookies with five goals.
* Phoenix rookie Josh Tordjman had 36 saves and stopped four shootout attempts in 2-1 win on Tuesday.
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 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.