ECHL Today – March 3

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Utah Grizzlies (32-21-5) at Alaska Aces (43-8-4) 7:15 p.m. AT
* Alaska has the best penalty killing in the league at 87.1 percent (305-for-350).
* Utah’s Alfie Michaud is 8-0-1 with three shutouts and goals against of 1.53 in his last nine starts.
* Aces’ Mike Scott is second in ECHL with 71 points and is fourth in goals with 27 and assists with 44.
* Grizzlies’ Louis Dumont has a three-game assist (4a) and scoring streak (1g-4a).

Gwinnett Gladiators (36-11-7) at Columbia Inferno (19-30-7) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Columbia’s last three games have been decided in shootout with Inferno going 1-0-2.
* Gladiators have the best power play in the league at 23.7 percent (81-for-342).
* Inferno’s Brandon Nolan has a game-winning goal and six points (2g-4a) in his last six games.
* Brad Schell leads Gwinnett against Columbia with 10 assists and 14 points in six games.

Dayton Bombers (18-32-5) at Fresno Falcons (31-11-10) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Luke Curtin has a seven-game scoring streak (2g-9a) and leads the Falcons with 48 assists and 66 points.
* Scott Cameron leads the Bombers on the road with 19 assists and 22 points in 24 games.
* Fresno’s Fraser Clair has a three-game goal streak (4g) and a three-game scoring streak (4g-2a).
* Jeff Szwez led Dayton in February with six goals, one shorthand goal and 12 points in eight games.

Phoenix RoadRunners (18-32-3) at Idaho Steelheads (30-18-7) 7:10 p.m. MT
* Steelheads’ David Bararuk has a seven-game assist streak (11a).
* Shawn Snider leads the RoadRunners offense against Idaho with two goals and four points in five games.
* D’Arcy McConvey had two goals in Idaho’s 4-2 win on Wednesday, his sixth two-goal game of the season.
* Justin Quenneville leads Phoenix on the road with six goals and is second with 11 points in 12 games.

South Carolina Stingrays (23-20-11) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (17-31-6) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Evan Schwabe had two goals on Wednesday and is tied with Matt W. Reid for Stingrays lead with 18 goals.
* Rookie Adam Courchaine leads Pensacola with 20 goals, 25 assists and 45 points in 38 games.
* South Carolina’s Cail McLean has two game-winning goals and six points (3g-3a) in his last four games.
* Nate Metcalf has four goals in his last four games and seven points (5g-2a) in 12 games for Ice Pilots.

Johnstown Chiefs (24-20-11) at Reading Royals (33-14-7) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Chiefs have won their last three games by a single goal, including a shootout win.
* Royals defenseman Eric Werner has an eight-game scoring streak (4g-8a).
* Justin Kelly leads Chiefs on the road with 16 assists and 26 points in 21 games.
* Reading’s Dany Roussin has three game-winning goals and eight points (3g-5a) in his last eight games.

Las Vegas Wranglers (39-9-6) at San Diego Gulls (25-23-5) 7:35 p.m. PT
* San Diego has won season-high five games in a row, outscoring its opponents 15-6 during that streak.
* Wranglers’ Dan Tudin has four-game scoring streak (3g-4a), including four points (2g-2a) on Wednesday.
* Steve Hildenbrand leads Gulls the last five games in game-winning goals (2), goals (5) and points (8).
* Las Vegas’ Marc Magliarditi is 3-0-0 with 90 saves and goals against of 2.01 in last three starts.

Trenton Titans (26-26-2) at Toledo Storm (30-17-15) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Storm’s Chris Blight has a game-winning goal and five points (3g-2a) in his last two games.
* Trenton’s Scott Bertoli has a four-game scoring streak (3g-2a).
* Toledo’s Drew MacIntyre is 3-0-0 with a shootout win and goals against of 1.95 in his last three starts.
* Titans’ defenseman Stephen Wood has a three-game assist streak (6a).

Bakersfield Condors (25-20-5) at Victoria Salmon Kings (18-30-6) 7:10 p.m. PT
* Victoria has played four consecutive one-goal games, going 2-1-1 with an overtime win and a shootout win.
* Bakersfield is 3-0-0 with two overtime wins, outscoring its opponents 11-7, in the last three road games.
* Salmon Kings’ Adam Taylor has a five-game assist streak (6a) and a five-game scoring streak (1g-6a).
* Condors defenseman Kevin Truelson leads the team in scoring the last five games with six points (3g-3a).

Greenville Grrrowl (33-18-3) at Wheeling Nailers (32-17-4) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Jordan Cameron leads Nailers in the last five games with four goals and eight points.
* John Snowden (4g-3a), Tyler Mosienko (3g-4a) and Tim Sestito (2g-5a) lead Grrrowl in the last five games.
* Wheeling’s Tim Verbeek has two game-winning goals and three points (3g-0a) in his last four games.
* Grrrowl’s Cam Ellsworth is 7-2-1 with goals against of 2.25 and save percentage of .908 in his last 10 starts.

Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Reading can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Reading wins AND Fresno wins


Reading loses in overtime/shootout AND Fresno wins in regulation

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