Today In The ECHL – January 31

Reading Royals (22-13-7) at Johnstown Chiefs (23-15-5) 7:00 ET

* Johnstown is 3-2-0 against Reading in 2003-04 after a 4-2 win on January 24.
* Reading’s Graig Mischler has a goal and four assists in four games against Johnstown.
* Chiefs’ David Currie is 2-0-0 with a 1.00 goals against average and a shutout in two games against Reading.
* Cody Rudkowsky ranks second in the ECHL in goals allowed with 2.17 goals against average.

Columbia Inferno (27-13-5) at Charlotte Checkers (20-18-6) 7:30 ET

* Charlotte is 1-0-1 against Columbia in 2003-04 and 4-7-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Columbia leads the ECHL in scoring with 3.98 goals per game.
* Checkers defenseman Rory Rawlyk has two goals and an assist in two games against Columbia.
* Inferno’s Tim Smith has six assists in two games against Charlotte.

Gwinnett Gladiators (23-16-3) at Columbus Cottonmouths (25-19-4) 7:30 ET

* Columbus is 4-1-1 all-time against Gwinnett after a 3-1 win on January 10.
* Gwinnett’s road penalty kill ranks second in the ECHL with 89.7 percent (87-for-97).
* Cottonmouths’ Jason Tapp is 2-0-0 with a 0.50 goals against average and a shutout in two games against Gwinnett.
* Gladiators rank second in the ECHL in shots with 38.0 shots per game.

Greenville Grrrowl (7-31-3) at Florence Pride (15-20-6) 7:30 ET

* Florence is 2-0-0 against Florence in 2003-04 and 24-14-4 all-time in the regular season.
* Grrrowl ranks 31st in the ECHL in goals allowed with 4.22 goals per game.
* Pride’s Allan Sirois has two goals and two assists in two games against Greenville.
* Greenville’s Chris Lynch has a goal and two assists in two games against Florence.

South Carolina Stingrays (24-14-2) at Florida Everblades (23-14-9) 7:30 ET

* Florida is 1-1-1 against South Carolina in 2003-04 after a 4-3 shootout loss on Friday.
* South Carolina’s Mike Jickling has seven points (3g-4a) and is +2 in thee games against Florida.
* Everblades’ Brian McCullough ranks second in the ECHL with 27 goals and third with 56 points.
* Stingrays’ David Brumby is 6-7-1 and is tied for third with a .933 save percentage.

Roanoke Express (22-18-4) at Toledo Storm (17-21-4) 7:30 ET

* Roanoke is 2-0-0 against Toledo in 2003-04 and 12-11-2 all-time in the regular season.
* Toledo’s Jim Abbott leads ECHL rookies with 20 goals and is tied for seventh with 36 points.
* Express’ Dan Carlson scored two goals and tallied an assists in Friday’s 4-1 win at Toledo.
* Storm’s Nick Parillo has three goals and eight assists in his last 10 games.

Augusta Lynx (17-21-4) at Trenton Titans (19-15-4) 7:00 ET

* Trenton is 2-0-0 all-time against Augusta after going 2-0-0 in 2000-01.
* Lynx’ Louis Goulet has three goals and six assists in his last 10 games.
* Titans’ Matt Zultek ranks second in the ECHL with 12 power-play goals.
* Augusta’s Paul Vincent scored two goals in Friday’s 5-3 loss at Reading.

Dayton Bombers (16-24-3) at Wheeling Nailers (31-11-2) 7:30 ET

* Wheeling is 6-0-0 against Dayton in 2003-04 and 50-39-6 all-time in the regular season.
* Bombers rookie Olivier Proulx leads the team with 23 assists and 34 points.
* Nailers’ J-F Dufour has 15 points (4g-11a) in six games against Dayton and is tied for the ECHL lead with 58 points (19g-38a).
* Dayton’s Jason Deskins is tied for second in the ECHL with four shorthand goals.

Louisiana IceGators (30-10-2) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (21-16-5) 7:05 CT

* Louisiana is 5-1-2 against Pensacola in 2003-04 after an 8-2 win on January 18.
* Ice Pilots’ Corey Neilson is tied for second in the ECHL among defensemen with 45 points (10g-35a).
* IceGators rank second in the ECHL in goals allowed with 2.38 goals per game.
* Pensacola’s home power play ranks second in the ECHL with 23.9 percent (32-for-134).

Mississippi Sea Wolves (27-12-6) at Texas Wildcatters (13-27-4) 7:05 CT

* Mississippi is 5-1-0 all-time against Texas after a 4-3 win on December 30.
* Wildcatters’ Lukas Smital has two goals and five assists in four games against Mississippi.
* Sea Wolves’ Sergei Kuznetsov has 12 points (6g-6a) and is +7 in six games against Texas.
* Texas ranks 31st in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 74.9 percent (191-for-255).

Cincinnati Cyclones (20-22-2) at Peoria Rivermen (23-12-7) 7:35 CT

* Peoria is 6-4-0 against Cincinnati in 2003-04 and 20-7-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Cyclones’ Garrett Prosofsky has 11 points (6g-5a) and is +2 in nine games against Peoria.
* Rivermen goalie Mike Valley is 3-1-0 with a 2.26 goals against average in four games against Cincinnati.
* Cincinnati’s Jade Galbraith has thee goals and four assists in his last five games.

Idaho Steelheads (25-13-5) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (14-25-2) 7:00 PT

* Long Beach is 3-3-0 against Idaho in 2003-04 after a 3-2 shootout win on January 18.
* Idaho’s Miguel Delisle leads ECHL rookies with 10 power-play goals.
* Ice Dogs’ Colin Zulianello is 2-0-0 with a 1.85 goals against average in two games against Idaho.
* Idaho’s Andrei Vasilyev scored two goals in Friday’s 3-2 shootout loss at San Diego and has six points (2g-4a) in his last five games.

Fresno Falcons (11-26-5) at Las Vegas Wranglers (24-13-5) 7:05 PT

* Las Vegas is 4-0-0 all-time against Fresno after a 6-3 win on January 25.
* Falcons are 8-4-2 when scoring first and 8-1-2 when leading after the first period.
* Wranglers’ Chris Kenady has seven points (3g-4a) and is +5 in four games against Fresno.
* Fresno’s Brad Mehalko has two goals and five assists in his last five games.

Bakersfield Condors (14-21-6) at San Diego Gulls (29-10-3) 7:05 PT

* San Diego is 6-1-0 against Bakersfield in 2003-04 after a 3-1 win on January 25.
* Condors’ Shane Bendera is 3-1-0 with a 1.71 goals against average and a shutout in his last four games.
* Gulls’ Mark Pederson has a 17-game point streak (18g-10a) and leads the ECHL with 29 goals.
* Bakersfield’s Kevin Riehl has 13 points (5g-8a) and is +6 in his last 10 games.