ECHL Today – March 12

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Reading Royals (36-16-7) at Johnstown Chiefs (26-21-12) 3:00 p.m. ET
* Chiefs have won last two meetings to improve to 3-5-0 against the Royals.
* Reading won first four meetings of season and is 5-2-1 against the Chiefs.
* Justin Kelly leads Johnstown against Reading with seven goals, six assists and 13 points in six games.
* Doug Christiansen leads Reading against Johnstown with six goals and 13 points in eight games.

Toledo Storm (34-19-5) at Trenton Titans (26-31-2) 3:05 p.m. ET
* Storm has won the last three meetings, improving to 5-2-0 overall and 2-1-0 at Trenton.
* Trenton’s Brian McConnell has three goals in the last two games, giving him 15 points (7g-8a) in 58 games.
* Bracken Kearns leads Toledo against Trenton with five goals, 11 points and +10 in seven games.
* Jim Henkel and Chris Pittman are tied for the Titans team lead with four game-winning goals each.

Greenville Grrrowl (37-20-3) at Charlotte Checkers (27-27-5) 4:00 p.m. ET
* Grrrowl has won last six meetings to improve to 6-1-0 against the Checkers, including 3-0-0 at Charlotte.
* Brandon Cullen leads Charlotte against Greenville with five assists and eight points in six games.
* Les Haggett leads Greenville against Charlotte with seven assists and nine points in seven games.
* Checkers’ Bruce Graham has five goals in his last six games after not scoring a goal in his first nine games.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (19-36-6) at Augusta Lynx (25-29-4) 4:05 p.m. ET
* Ice Pilots won 4-1 on Mar. 8 to improve to 2-0-2 at Augusta and 3-3-2 overall against the Lynx.
* Ryan Lang leads Augusta in the last 10 games with nine assists and 14 points.
* Shaun Landolt leads Pensacola against Augusta with four power-play goals and six goals in eight games.
* Brian Passmore scored the game-winning goal in Lynx’s 3-2 win at Greenville on Saturday.

South Carolina Stingrays (26-21-11) at Gwinnett Gladiators (41-11-7) 4:05 p.m. ET
* Gladiators are 2-0-0 at home and 3-2-0 overall against South Carolina.
* Matt W. Reid leads Stingrays against Gwinnett with two game-winning goals and five goals in four games.
* Derek Nesbitt (3g-4a), Jeff Campbell (1g-6a) and Scott Mifsud (3g-4a) lead Gwinnett scoring against Stingrays.
* South Carolina’s Evan Schwabe has a five-game scoring streak (5g-3a).

Bakersfield Condors (29-22-5) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (31-19-8) 5:00 p.m. PT
* Two of first four meetings have been decided in overtime with other two determined in a shootout.
* Bakersfield’s Ryan Munce is 3-0-1 with goals against of 1.67 in four starts against Long Beach.
* Long Beach’s Christian Larrivee has a five-game scoring streak (3g-4a).
* Condors’ Mathieu Brunelle has four-game scoring streak (3g-4a), giving him 16 points (8g-8a) in 19 games.

Fresno Falcons (35-11-11) at San Diego Gulls (27-26-5) 5:05 p.m. PT
* First two meetings in San Diego have seen Gulls win 2-1 in shootout and Falcons win 4-3 in overtime.
* Luke Curtin leads the Falcons against San Diego with six goals and eight points in five games.
* Gulls’ Tyler Weiman is 3-0-0 with a shutout and goals against of 1.33 in his last three starts at home.
* Fresno’s Brett Jaeger is 2-0-0 with goals against of 1.50 in his last two starts.

Idaho Steelheads (33-19-7) at Alaska Aces (46-9-4) 5:05 p.m. AT
* Steelheads have gone 3-2-0 against Alaska to improve to 13-9-3 all-time against the Aces.
* Alaska’s Kimbi Daniels has a five-game scoring streak (4g-3a).
* Idaho’s Steve Silverthorn is 3-0-0 with a shutout and goals-against average of 2.00 in his last three starts.
* Aces’ Alex Leavitt has a six-game assist streak (8a) and a seven-game scoring streak (3g-8a).

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Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Bakersfield can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Sunday if:

Bakersfield wins