ECHL Today – March 14

Peoria Rivermen (39-16-8) at Wheeling Nailers (47-14-3) 2:00 ET
* Rivermen are 2-0-1 at Wheeling and 3-3-1 overall against the Nailers in 2003-04.
* Wheeling’s Joe Exter is 2-0-0 with a goals against average of 2.00 against Peoria.
* Peoria’s Tyler Rennette has 11 points (6g-5a) and is +4 in seven games against Wheeling.
* Eduard Pershin leads the Nailers with seven assists and eight points in seven games against Peoria.

Louisiana IceGators (45-16-2) at Florence Pride (25-30-8) 2:30 ET
* IceGators are 1-0-0 against Florence in 2003-04, winning 3-1 at Louisiana on February 8.
* Florence has won its last three home games to improve to 14-14-4 at home in 2003-04.
* Louisiana has qualified for the postseason in each of its nine seasons in the ECHL.
* Pride’s Allan Sirois (4g-2a) and Mark McRae (1g-5a) have both scored six points in their last five games.

Trenton Titans (31-23-7) at Johnstown Chiefs (37-19-6) 2:30 ET
* Chiefs are 2-0-0 at home and 4-2-0 overall against Trenton in 2003-04.
* Trenton is 21-9-4 all-time in the regular season against Johnstown.
* Steve Hildenbrand leads Johnstown against Trenton with six points (3g-3a) in six games.
* Titans are 4-3-1 on their current eight-game road trip and 13-17-4 overall on the road in 2003-04.

Toledo Storm (21-31-9) at Dayton Bombers (21-36-5) 4:00 ET
* Dayton is 4-0-0 at home and 5-3-1 overall against the Storm in 2003-04.
* Storm is 0-3-2 in its last five road games and 10-14-5 overall on the road in 2003-04.
* Bombers’ Chad Theuer has 11 points (6g-5a) and is +8 in nine games against Toledo.
* Toledo’s Morten Ask has 13 points (5g-8a) and is +6 in nine games against the Bombers.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (34-20-7) at Augusta Lynx (26-27-7) 4:05 ET
* Augusta is 1-0-0 at home and 1-0-1 overall against Pensacola in 2003-04.
* Pensacola’s Aaron Phillips has two game-winning goals and eight points (6g-2a) in his last 10 games.
* Lynx’ Jason Saal is 3-0-0 with two shutouts and has a goals against average of 0.65 in his last three games.
* Ice Pilots’ Brian Eklund is 3-1-1 and has a goals against average of 2.34 in his last five games.

San Diego Gulls (39-12-10) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (21-34-5) 5:00 PT
* Gulls are 3-0-1 at Long Beach and 7-0-1 overall against the Ice Dogs in 2003-04.
* Long Beach’s Alex Kim has two game-winning goals and 15 points (7g-8a) in his last 10 games.
* San Diego’s Mark Pederson has eight goals and nine points in eight games against Long Beach.
* Ice Dogs’ T.J. Aceti is 2-1-1 and has a goals against average of 3.50 in his last four games.

2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Louisiana can clinch a Kelly Cup Playoffs berth on Sunday if:

Louisiana wins

OR

Louisiana loses in overtime/shootout

Most Shutouts, Season
11 – Wheeling Nailers, 2003-04
10 – Louisiana IceGators, 2001-02
9 – Jackson Bandits, 2002-03
Trenton Titans, 2000-01
Richmond Renegades, 1998-99
8 – Columbus Cottonmouths, 2003-04

Most Shutouts, Individual, Career
19 – Marc Magliarditi, 1997 to present
18 – Daniel Berthiaume, 1994 to present
16 – Jason Saal, 1996 to present
14 – Maxime Gingras, 1998-2003
13 – David Brumby, 1996 to present
Scott Stirling, 2000 to present

Sandy Allan, 1996-2002

Top 10 Single Season Point Increases
1. Knoxville, 50 points (44 points in 1992-93 to 94 points in 1993-94)
2. Knoxville, 49 points (48 points in 1989-90 to 97 points in 1990-91)
3. Arkansas, 43 points (39 points in 1999-2000 to 82 points in 2000-01)
4. Greensboro, 39 points (54 points in 2001-02 to 93 points in 2002-03)
5. Wheeling, 38 points (59 points in 2002-03 to 97 points in 2003-04)
Toledo, 38 points (66 points in 2001-02 to 104 points in 2003-04)