Today In The ECHL – January 23

Roanoke Express (20-17-2) at Johnstown Chiefs (21-14-4) 7:00 ET

* Roanoke was 1-0-0 against Johnstown in 2002-03 and is 28-12-4 all-time in the regular season.
* Johnstown leads the ECHL on the penalty kill with 90.1 percent (155-for-172).
* Express leads the ECHL in penalty minutes with 30.15 minutes per game.
* Johnstown ranks fourth in the ECHL in goals allowed with 2.51 goals per game.

Peoria Rivermen (22-10-7) at Dayton Bombers (14-22-3) 7:00 ET

* Dayton is 2-3-0 against Peoria in 2003-04 after a 3-2 win on January 15.
* Rivermen rank third in the ECHL in goals allowed with 2.49 goals per game.
* Bombers rookie Olivier Proulx has four assists and a goal in five games against Peoria.
* Peoria’s Adam Edinger has four goals and two assists in five games against Dayton.

Wheeling Nailers (28-10-2) at Trenton Titans (16-15-3) 7:30 ET

* Wheeling is 3-1-0 against Trenton in 2003-04 and 9-14-0 all-time in the regular season.
* Trenton’s Scott Bertoli has 16 points (8g-8a) and is +5 in his last 10 games.
* Nailers ranks third in the ECHL in scoring with 3.63 goals per game.
* Titans’ Matt Zultek is tied for second in the ECHL with 10 power-play goals.

Greensboro Generals (24-17-1) at Charlotte Checkers (18-16-5) 7:30 ET

* Greensboro is 2-1-0 against Charlotte in 2003-04 and 10-23-4 all-time in the regular season.
* Checkers’ Blaz Emersic has three goals and an assist in three games against Greensboro.
* Generals rank second in the ECHL on the power play with 21.9 percent (47-for-215).
* Charlotte’s Marc St. Jean leads ECHL defensemen with three shorthand points (1g-2a).

Toledo Storm (16-18-4) at Cincinnati Cyclones (18-19-2) 7:30 ET

* Cincinnati is 4-0-1 against Toledo in 2003-04 after a 2-1 win on January 18.
* Storm’s Jim Abbott leads ECHL rookies with 19 goals and is tied for seventh in scoring with 33 points.
* Cyclones’ Randy Petruk is 4-0-0 with a 1.22 goals against average in four games against Toledo.
* Toledo’s road penalty kill is fourth in the ECHL with 87.3 percent (96-for-110).

Greenville Grrrowl (6-29-3) at Columbia Inferno (29-12-4) 7:30 ET

* Greenville is 0-0-2 against Columbia in 2003-04 after a 3-2 overtime loss on November 23.
* Columbia leads the ECHL in scoring with 4.02 goals per game.
* Grrrowl ranks 31st in the ECHL in goals allowed with 4.29 goals per game.
* Inferno’s Paul Cabana is tied for second among ECHL rookies with 18 goals and is fourth with 37 points.

Florence Pride (14-19-5) at Columbus Cottonmouths (21-18-3) 7:30 ET

* Columbus is 2-0-0 against Florence in 2003-04 after a 4-3 win on January 16.
* Pride’s Wes Goldie has four goals and four assists in his last five games.
* Cottonmouths’ Matus Kostur is 2-0-0 with a 1.50 goals against average in two games against Florence.
* Allan Sirois leads Florence with 26 assists and 32 points.

Florida Everblades (22-12-7) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (19-14-5) 7:05 CT

* Pensacola is 2-1-0 against Florida in 2003-04 and 12-20-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Florida’s Brian McCullough is tied for the ECHL lead with 25 goals and 54 points.
* Ice Pilots rank third in the ECHL on the power play with 21.3 percent (45-for-211).
* Everblades’ Jeff Maund is 2-0-1 with a 2.29 goals against average in his last three games.

Louisiana IceGators (26-10-2) at Texas Wildcatters (12-25-4) 7:05 CT

* Louisiana is 7-1-0 all-time against Texas after a 4-3 win on January 17.
* Texas’ Tony Lawrence has a four-game goal streak (4g) dating back to January 11.
* IceGators lead the ECHL on the power play with 23.1 percent (48-for-208).
* Wildcatters are 7-2-1 when leading after the first period and 6-6-4 in one-goal games.

Augusta Lynx (22-14-3) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (24-11-6) 7:35 CT

* Augusta is 1-0-0 against Mississippi in 2003-04 after a 3-1 win on November 16.
* Sea Wolves’ Brent Gauvreau is tied for the ECHL lead with 54 points (19g-35a).
* Lynx’ Jonathan Gagnon has a seven-game goal streak (7g) dating back to January 2.
* Sea Wolves’ Steffon Walby has a six-game assist streak (7a) dating back to December 27.

Bakersfield Condors (11-19-6) at Fresno Falcons (11-22-4) 7:00 PT

* Bakersfield is 3-1-0 against Fresno in 2003-04 after a 5-1 win on December 12.
* Kris Porter leads the Falcons with 20 assists and 30 points.
* Condors’ Peter Hirsch is 2-1-0 with a 1.67 goals against average in three games against Fresno.
* Fresno’s Nolan Schaefer is 1-1-0 with a 1.50 goals against average and a shutout in two games against Bakersfield.

San Diego Gulls (23-10-3) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (12-23-2) 7:30 PT

* San Diego is 4-0-1 against Long Beach in 2003-04 after a 4-2 win on December 30.
* Ice Dogs’ Mark Gouett has two goals and an assist in three games against San Diego.
* Gulls’ Mark Pederson is tied for the ECHL lead with 25 goals and 11 power-play goals.
* John McNabb has 10 points (4g-6a) in his last 10 games and leads Long Beach with 33 points (16g-17a).

Idaho Steelheads (25-11-4) at Alaska Aces (22-14-3) 7:00 AT

* Idaho is 3-2-0 against Alaska in 2003-04 after a 3-2 win on November 22.
* Aces’ Joe Talbot leads ECHL rookies with 42 points and is tied for second with 18 goals.
* Steelheads’ Blair Allison is 2-0-2 with a 1.92 goals against average in his last four games.
* Alaska’s Charles Linglet (3g-4a) and Kimbi Daniels (2g-5a) each have seven points in five games against Idaho.