Today In The ECHL – January 24

Florence Pride (14-20-5) at Columbia Inferno (25-13-4) 2:00 ET

* Columbia is 4-1-0 against Florence in 2003-04 and 14-5-3 all-time in the regular season.
* Pride’s Wes Goldie has three goals and three assists in five games against Columbia.
* Inferno’s Alex Burrows has nine points (5g-4a) and is +5 in five games against Florence.
* Allan Sirois leads Florence with 32 points (6g-26a) and 14 power play points (4g-10a).

Peoria Rivermen (23-10-7) at Dayton Bombers (14-23-3) 7:00 ET

* Peoria is 4-1-1 against Dayton in 2003-04 after a 3-1 win on Friday.
* Bombers’ Jason Deskins is tied for the ECHL lead with four shorthand goals.
* Rivermen rank third in the ECHL in goals allowed with 2.45 goals per game.
* Rookie Olivier Proulx leads Dayton with 22 assists and 31 points.

Reading Royals (20-12-7) at Johnstown Chiefs (21-15-4) 7:00 ET

* Johnstown is 2-2-0 against Reading in 2003-04 after a 2-0 shutout on January 10.
* Reading ranks second in the ECHL in goals allowed with 2.33 goals per game.
* Chiefs’ penalty kill leads the ECHL with 89.7 percent (157-for-185).
* Royals’ Cody Rudkowsky is 14-10-3 and ranks second with a 2.14 goals against average.

Roanoke Express (21-17-2) at Trenton Titans (17-15-3) 7:00 ET

* Trenton is 1-0-0 against Roanoke in 2003-04 and 21-12-3 all-time in the regular season.
* Express defenseman Duncan Dalmao ranks fourth in the ECHL with 17 power-play assists.
* Titans’ Scott Bertoli has 16 points (8g-8a) and is +7 in his last 10 games.
* Rick Kowalsky leads Roanoke with 19 goals and 43 points.

Greenville Grrrowl (7-29-3) at Charlotte Checkers (18-17-5) 7:30 ET

* Charlotte is 2-1-0 against Greenville in 2003-04 and 13-19-2 all-time in the regular season.
* Greenville’s Jeff Zehr has a goal and three assists in two games against Charlotte.
* Checkers’ Allan Egeland has four goals and two assists in three games against Greenville.
* Grrrowl are 6-6-1 when leading after the first period and 2-7-3 in one-goal games.

Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (26-10-1) at Cincinnati Cyclones (18-20-2) 7:30 ET

* Cincinnati is 1-1-0 against Atlantic City after a 2-1 loss on December 12.
* Atlantic City leads the ECHL in goals allowed with 1.84 goals per game.
* Cyclones’ Garrett Prosofsky has three goals and 11 assists in his last 10 games.
* Bullies’ Jon Cullen has two goals and two assists in two games against Cincinnati.

Augusta Lynx (17-19-4) at Columbus Cottonmouths (22-18-3) 7:30 ET

* Columbus is 3-2-0 against Augusta in 2003-04 after a 4-3 win on January 15.
* Augusta is 13-1-3 when scoring first and 9-1-1 when leading after the first period.
* Cottonmouths’ J-F Plourde has five goals and two assists in four games against Augusta.
* Lynx’ Jonathan Gagnon has seven-game assist streak (8g) dating back to January 2.

Gwinnett Gladiators (23-13-3) at South Carolina Stingrays (21-14-2) 7:30 ET

* South Carolina is 3-1-1 all-time against Gwinnett after a 4-3 shootout loss on January 17.
* Gladiators’ Brandon Dietrich is tied for fourth in the ECHL with 34 assists.
* Stingrays’ Kirk Daubenspeck is 2-0-0 with a 1.00 goals against average in two games against Gwinnett.
* Gwinnett’s road penalty kill is third in the ECHL with 88.6 percent (78-for-88).

Wheeling Nailers (28-11-2) at Toledo Storm (17-18-4) 7:30 ET

* Wheeling is 5-1-1 against Toledo in 2003-04 and 46-47-7 all-time in the regular season.
* Storm defenseman Paul Ballantyne has 10 points (3g-7a) in six games against Wheeling.
* Nailers rank third in the ECHL in scoring with 3.56 goals per game.
* Toledo’s Alexandre Jacques has nine points (5g-4a) and is +4 in his last five games.

Texas Wildcatters (12-26-4) at Louisiana IceGators (27-10-2) 7:05 CT

* Louisiana is 8-1-0 all-time against Texas after a 5-1 win on Friday.
* Texas’ Rob Guinn has a four-game assist streak (5a) dating back to January 13.
* IceGators power play leads the ECHL with 23.6 percent (50-for-212).
* Wildcatters penalty kill ranks 31st in the ECHL with 75.0 percent (189-for-252).

Florida Everblades (23-12-7) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (19-15-5) 7:05 CT

* Pensacola is 2-2-0 against Florida in 2003-04 and 12-21-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Everblades’ Brian McCullough leads the ECHL with 26 goals and is tied for the ECHL lead with 55 points.
* Ice Pilots defenseman Corey Neilson leads the ECHL with 27 power-play points (6g-21a).
* Florida’s Jeff Maund is 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals against average and a shutout in his last three games.

Fresno Falcons (11-22-5) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (12-24-2) 7:00 PT

* Fresno is 3-2-0 against Long Beach in 2003-04 after a 4-3 win on January 1.
* Ice Dogs’ Colin Zulianello is 2-1-0 with a 3.18 goals against average in three games against Fresno.
* Falcons’ Michael Kiesman has six points (1g-5a) and is +2 in five games against Long Beach.
* Long Beach’s John McNabb has six points (2g-4a) in four games against Fresno.

Bakersfield Condors (12-19-6) at San Diego Gulls (24-10-3) 7:05 PT

* San Diego is 4-1-0 against Bakersfield in 2003-04 after a 4-2 win on November 30.
* Bakersfield’s Kevin Riehl has a nine-game point streak (7g-5a) dating back to December 28.
* Gulls’ penalty kill is second in the ECHL with 88.9 percent (177-for-199).
* Condors’ power play ranks 30th in the ECHL with 10.2 percent (19-for-187).

Idaho Steelheads (25-12-4) at Alaska Aces (23-14-3) 7:00 AT

* Idaho is 3-3-0 against Alaska in 2003-04 after a 3-2 loss on Friday.
* Alaska ranks third in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 87.7 percent (206-for-235).
* Steelheads’ Miguel Delisle is tied for second in the ECHL with 10 power-play goals.
* Aces’ Joe Talbot leads ECHL rookies with 42 points and is tied for second with 18 goals.