ECHL Today – Mar. 1

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Johnstown Chiefs (25-26-4) at Reading Royals (32-17-5) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Johnstown won 4-3 in overtime on Feb. 27 and is 2-4-1 in the season series and 29-24-6 all-time against Reading.
• Reading has 16 points (7-1-2) in their last 10 games.
Jean Desrochers leads the Chiefs against Reading with nine points (4g-5a).
• Royals’ Dany Roussin has eight points (4g-4a) in his last six games.

Columbia Inferno (25-22-10) at South Carolina Stingrays (35-19-3) 7:05 p.m. ET
• South Carolina is 4-1-0 this season against Columbia and is 32-22-5 all-time against the Inferno.
• Columbia is 90.9 percent (50-for-55) on the penalty kill in their last 10 games.
Travis Morin leads the Stingrays against Columbia with six goals, seven assists and 13 points.
Jeff Miles leads the Inferno against South Carolina with four goals and eight points.

Texas Wildcatters (41-6-9) at Gwinnett Gladiators (34-15-5) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Gwinnett won 3-2 in a shootout on Dec. 2 and is 1-3-1 in the season series and 9-7-2 all-time against Texas.
• Texas leads the ECHL with 47 points (22-3-3) on the road.
Jeff Campbell leads the Gladiators with 16 assists and 24 points in 13 games in February.
• Wildcatters’ Max Taylor is on a five-game point streak (5g-3a).

Dayton Bombers (24-19-10) at Elmira Jackals (31-16-7) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Dayton won 4-3 in a shootout at Elmira on Friday and is 2-2-1 against the Jackals.
• Elmira is 29.0 percent (9-for-31) on the power play in their last five games.
Masahito Nishiwaki scored two goals for the Bombers on Friday against Elmira.
Matt Gens had three assists for the Jackals on Friday against Dayton.

Trenton Devils (19-29-7) at Wheeling Nailers (15-33-6) 8 p.m. ET
• Wheeling won 6-5 in a shootout on Jan. 27 and is 3-2-1 in the season series and 32-29-3 all-time against Trenton.
• Trenton is 10-2-0 when leading after the second period.
Kevin Croxton (4g-3a) and Sean Collins (1g-6a) lead the Nailers against Trenton with seven points each.
Eric Castonguay leads the Devils against Wheeling with four assists and five points.

Florida Everblades (31-20-6) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (15-33-7) 7:05 p.m. CT
• Pensacola won 5-4 in a shootout on Friday and is 3-5-0 in the season series and 26-48-2 all-time against Florida.
• Florida is 24-8-3 when scoring first.
Adam Hobson scored two goals and an assist for the Ice Pilots on Friday against Florida.
Brad Herauf scored a goal and an assist for the Everblades on Friday against Pensacola.

Bakersfield Condors (17-29-9) at Idaho Steelheads (32-17-9) 7:10 p.m. MT
• Idaho won 5-2 on Friday and is 4-0-1 in the season series and 21-10-3 all-time against Bakersfield.
• Bakersfield is 8-5-4 when tied after the first period.
Taggart Desmet and John Lammers each scored two goals for the Steelheads on Friday against Bakersfield.
Brett Lutes and Chris Di Ubaldo each scored a goal for the Condors on Friday against Idaho.

Las Vegas Wranglers (35-11-11) at Victoria Salmon Kings (35-16-5) 7 p.m. PT
• Victoria won 5-4 in overtime on Friday and is 5-3-0 in the season series and 10-16-2 all-time against Las Vegas.
• Las Vegas ranks second in the ECHL with 44 points (19-7-6) on the road.
Jordan Krestanovich and Dylan Yeo each scored two assists for the Salmon Kings on Friday against Las Vegas.
Mike Madill had two assists for the Wranglers on Friday against Victoria.

Cincinnati Cyclones (42-8-3) at Stockton Thunder (22-31-3) 7:30 p.m. PT
• Cincinnati won 5-0 on Feb. 28 and is 1-0-0 in the season series and 3-0-0 all-time against Stockton.
• Stockton out scored their opponents 17-12 in the first period in February.
Olivier Latendresse leads the Cyclones against Stockton with four assists and four points.
• Thunder rookie David Rohlfs has nine points (4g-5a) in his last nine games.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Florida can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Saturday if:

Florida wins

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Most Career Coaching Wins
481 – John Marks, Pensacola, Charlotte (1993-98) and Greenville (1998-2006)
480 – John Brophy, Hampton Roads (1989-2000) and Wheeling (2001-03)
344 – Jeff Pyle, Gwinnett (2003 to present) and Mobile (1998-2002)
332 – Frank Anzalone, Nashville (1991-92), Roanoke (1993-98), Pee Dee (1999-2001) and Johnstown (2005-07)

Longest Winning Streak, One Season
17 – Cincinnati Cyclones, Jan. 16 to present
14 – Louisiana IceGators, Nov. 23-Dec. 22, 2001
Knoxville Cherokees, Dec. 28, 1993-Jan. 29, 1994
13 – Las Vegas Wranglers, Mar. 10-Apr. 7, 2007
12 – South Carolina Stingrays, Nov. 28-Dec. 31, 2007
Las Vegas Wranglers, Dec. 3-28, 2005
Pensacola Ice Pilots, Jan. 22-Feb. 18, 2005
Wheeling Nailers, Feb. 20-Mar. 12, 2004
Florida Everblades, Dec. 14, 1999-Jan. 13, 2000
Chesapeake Icebreakers, Feb. 14-Mar. 13, 1998
Erie Panthers, 1989-90

Longest Consecutive Assist Scoring Streak
20 – David Desharnais, Cincinnati, Jan. 5 to present (30 assists)
17 – Peter Kasowski, Roanoke Valley, Oct. 26-Dec. 7, 1991 (28 assists)
15 – Scott Bertoli, Trenton, Feb. 16-Apr. 4, 2000 (21 assists)
– Mike Reier, Dayton, Oct. 23-Nov. 28, 1992 (24 assists)
14 – John Spoltore, Louisiana, Dec. 20, 1997-Jan. 16, 1998 (23 assists)
– John Spoltore, Louisiana, Jan. 12-Mar. 11, 1994 (18 assists)
– Matt Robbins, Charlotte, Jan. 12-Mar. 11, 1994 (18 assists)

Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts
• Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2007-08, the ECHL is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League.
• ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown to be a coast-to-coast league with 25 teams playing 900 games in 17 states and British Columbia in 2007-08.
• The league officially changed its name to ECHL on May 19, 2003.
• Affiliations with 26 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League, marking the 11th consecutive season that the league has had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL.
350 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
• 21 former ECHL players have made their NHL debut this season: former Peoria Rivermen and Alaska Aces goaltender Chris Beckford-Tseu (St. Louis on Feb. 21), former Florida Everblades center David Brine (Florida on Feb. 2), former Idaho Steelheads right wing B.J. Crombeen (Dallas on Jan. 19), former Gwinnett Gladiators left wing Kevin Doell (Atlanta on Jan. 4), former Alaska defenseman Zack FitzGerald (Vancouver on Feb. 5), former Fresno goaltender Thomas Greiss (San Jose on Jan. 14), former Roanoke Express and Wheeling Nailers left wing Jason Jaffray (Vancouver on Dec. 12), former Wheeling Nailers left wing Joe Jensen (Carolina on Feb. 18), former Toledo Storm goaltender Drew MacIntyre (Vancouver on Dec. 13), former San Diego Gulls left wing Cody McLeod (Colorado on Dec. 19), former Alaska Aces and Pensacola Ice Pilots center Chris Minard (Pittsburgh on Jan. 21), former Columbia Inferno center Brandon Nolan (Carolina on Dec. 22), former Johnstown Chiefs and Fresno Falcons goaltender Dmitri Patzold (San Jose on Oct. 7), former Gwinnett Gladiators and Louisiana IceGators left wing Pascal Pelletier (Boston on Jan. 17), former Reading Royals goaltender Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles on Dec. 6), former Stockton Thunder left wing Liam Reddox (Edmonton on Dec. 7), former Gwinnett Gladiators left wing Colin Stuart (Atlanta on Dec. 29), former Columbus Chill, Richmond Renegades and Trenton Titans left wing Pete Vandermeer (Phoenix on Feb. 10), former San Diego goaltender Tyler Weiman (Colorado on Oct. 4), former Charlotte Checkers right wing Craig Weller (Phoenix on Oct. 4) and former Phoenix RoadRunners center Daniel Winnik (Phoenix Coyotes on Oct. 4).
• 205 former ECHL players have played their first game in the NHL in the past seven seasons, including 94 since 2005-06.
• Twenty-six former ECHL players made their NHL debut in 2006-07, including two who played in both the ECHL and the NHL as goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji played for Reading and Los Angeles while defenseman Bryan Young skated for Stockton and Edmonton. Dave McKee played for Augusta and dressed for five games as the backup goaltender for Stanley Cup champion Anaheim.
• ECHL has been represented on last seven Stanley Cup champions.
• There are 15 coaches in the NHL who have ECHL experience including former Wheeling coach Peter Laviolette, who is head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, and former Mississippi coach Bruce Boudreau, who is head coach of the Washington Capitals.
• ECHL has affiliations with 26 of the 29 teams in the American Hockey League, marking the seventh consecutive season that it has had affiliations with 20 or more teams in the AHL.
• ECHL has been represented on last 18 Calder Cup champions.
• In the last five seasons the ECHL has had more call-ups to the AHL than all other professional leagues combined with over 2,000 call-ups involving more than 1,000 players since 2002-03.
ECHL and its member teams contributed nearly $3 million for charity and relief funds in 2006-07.
• Further information on the ECHL is available from its website at