Charlotte and South Carolina have each won their last five games. The Checkers lead the East Division of the American Conference with 46 points and a 22-13-2 record while South Carolina is fifth in the East Division with 37 points and a 17-14-3 record. Charlotte will host Johnstown on Thursday before traveling to Greenville on Friday and Columbia on Saturday. South Carolina will host Johnstown on Tuesday and Sunday and Louisiana on Saturday while traveling to Columbia on Friday. Pee Dee is 21-13-2 and second in the division and third in the conference with 44 points while Columbia (18-11-3) and Greenville (18-15-3) are tied for third in the division and sixth in the conference with 39 points.
Pensacola is 3-0-1 on its current eight-game road trip and 22-10-3 overall to lead the American Conference with 47 points. Florida (19-13-4) and Gwinnett (19-12-4) are tied for second in the South Division and for third in the conference with 42 points. Pensacola plays at Fresno on Tuesday, at Long Beach on Friday and Sunday and at San Diego on Saturday. Florida, which has lost three straight overtime games, will host Augusta on Tuesday morning and Gwinnett on Friday and Saturday.
Going 4-0-0 and holding its opponents to 1.50 goals per game, Wheeling is 22-12-2 with 46 points, one point behind Atlantic City (21-9-5) which continues to lead the North Division of the National Conference. The Nailers, who are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games, host Dayton on Wednesday and play at Toledo on Friday while Atlantic City, which is 6-3-1 in its last 10 games, plays at Peoria on Friday and Saturday. Reading is 21-10-3 with 46 points, having gone 7-1-2 with three shootout wins. The Royals will host Trenton, which is 19-10-4 with 42 points, on Friday and Saturday. Sweeping a two-game series with Trenton, Peoria has won seven of its last 10 games (7-2-1) to improve to 14-15-4 with 32 points.