Reading Royals (19-22-6) at Johnstown Chiefs (20-20-4) 3:00 p.m. ET
* Chiefs have won the last two meetings and are 5-0-1 against the Royals, including 2-0-1 at Johnstown.
* Greg Hogeboom leads Reading against Johnstown with five goals and eight points in six games.
* Maxime Boisclair leads the Chiefs against Reading with four goals and 10 points in six games.
* Royals are 11-4-4 when scoring first and 13-1-3 when leading after the second period.
Texas Wildcatters (27-13-8) at South Carolina Stingrays (25-18-3) 4:00 p.m. ET
* Wildcatters are 2-0-0 at South Carolina and 3-1-1 overall in season series against the Stingrays.
* Stingrays have won last seven home games to improve their home record to 13-8-2.
* Olivier Proulx leads Texas against the Stingrays with four goals and nine points in five games.
* Evan Schwabe (3g-5a) and Peter Szabo (1g-5a) lead the Stingrays offense against Texas.
Columbia Inferno (18-22-7) at Charlotte Checkers (25-17-3) 4:00 p.m. ET
* Checkers are 2-0-0 at home and 4-0-0 overall in season series, improving to 20-17-3 all-time against Inferno.
* Columbia’s Bryson Busniuk has two game-winning goals and four points (3g-1a) in the last four games.
* Charlotte had its league-leading sixth sellout with record crowd of 11,237 on Saturday.
* In the last 11 games, Inferno defenseman Mike Jarmuth has five two-assist games and seven two-point games.
Augusta Lynx (27-20-2) at Gwinnett Gladiators (28-13-6) 4:05 p.m. ET
* Augusta has won the last three meetings and is 5-2-0 against the Gladiators, including 1-1-0 at Gwinnett.
* Gwinnett rookie Colton Fretter has three-game goal streak (6g) and 14-game point streak (13g-12a).
* Lynx’s Dave McKee is 4-0-0 with two shootout wins and goals-against average of 3.36 against Gwinnett.
* Brad Schell (2g-8a) and Scott Mifsud (2g-7a) lead Gwinnett offense against Augusta.
Las Vegas Wranglers (25-9-11) at Stockton Thunder (21-13-9) 4:00 p.m. PT
* Las Vegas won 3-2 in shootout at home on Dec. 15 and is 2-1-0 against Thunder, including 1-1-0 at Stockton.
* In his last two games, Thunder’s Cam Ellsworth has overtime win, overtime loss and goals against 1.47.
* Wranglers’ Kevin Nastiuk is 3-0-2 with goals-against average of 2.14 in his last five starts.
* Stockton’s Mike Lalonde has two two-goal games and five points (4g-1a) in the last four games.
Phoenix RoadRunners (22-21-4) at Alaska Aces (34-12-2) 5:05 p.m. AT
* Aces have won 11 consecutive home games tying team record set Nov. 11-Dec. 10, 2005.
* Justin Aikins leads RoadRunners with 19 goals and 39 points in 45 games.
* Alaska’s Kimbi Daniels has three-game assist streak (4a) and seven-game point streak (3g-9a).
* Phoenix is tied for third in ECHL with 65 power-play goals and is fifth in power-play percentage with 18.2.
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.
* 319 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 174 have played their first NHL game in the last five seasons.
* 95 former ECHL players have played in the NHL this season.
* More than 100 players under contract to NHL teams have played in the ECHL this season.
* 16 former ECHL players have played their first NHL game this season: Krys Barch (Dallas on Jan. 15), Sheldon Brookbank (Nashville on Feb. 6), Barry Brust (Los Angeles on Nov. 30), Drew Fata (New York Islanders on Feb. 4), Yutaka Fukufuji (Los Angeles on Jan. 13), Daniel Girardi (New York Rangers on Jan. 27), Martin Houle (Philadelphia on Dec. 13), D.J. King (St. Louis on Oct. 5), Drew Larman (Florida on Nov. 13), Martin Lojek (Florida on Feb. 3), Joey MacDonald (Detroit on Oct. 19), Kris Newbury (Toronto on Dec. 23), Pierre Parenteau (Chicago on Feb. 7), Jesse Schultz (Vancouver on Nov. 28), former ECHL All-Star goaltender Mike Smith (Dallas on Oct. 21), and Mike Wall (Anaheim on Nov. 26).
* Record 47 former ECHL players played their first NHL game 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.
* ECHL has affiliations with 24 of the 27 teams in the American Hockey League and for the past 17 years there has been an ECHL player on the Calder Cup Champion.
* 86 players under contract to AHL teams have played in the ECHL this season.
* For each of the past four seasons, the ECHL has had more players called up to the AHL than all other professional leagues combined with 1,646 call ups involving almost 1,000 players, including 2005-06 when there were 416 call ups involving 263 players.
* ECHL and its member teams contributed more than $2.3 million for charity and relief funds in 2005-06.
* Further information on the ECHL is available from its website at ECHL.com.