ECHL Today – Oct. 28

Cincinnati Cyclones (2-1-0) at Johnstown Chiefs (2-2-0) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Stanislav Lascek has an assist in each of Johnstown’s first four games and leads the team with four assists.
* Cyclones rookie Torry Gajda had his first professional hat trick Friday.
* Radek Smolenak (4g-2a) and Jean Desrochers (3g-3a) are tied for Chiefs scoring lead with six points each.
* Cincinnati’s Dov Grumet-Morris is 1-0-0 and tied for the league lead with goals-against average of 1.00.

Augusta Lynx (2-1-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (2-2-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Stingrays were 3-1-1 at home and 2-1-2 overall against Augusta in 2005-06, improving to 33-18-9 all time.
* Augusta rookie David McKee is 2-0-0 with goals-against average of 2.81 and a save percentage of .924.
* Stingray Matt W. Reid has a two-game goal streak (4g) and is tied for league lead with two shorthand goals.
* Ryan Lang leads the Lynx with three goals and five points and is tied for plus-minus lead with +3.

Charlotte Checkers (2-1-0) at Florida Everblades (2-1-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Everblades have won last eight regular season home games against Charlotte and are 14-7-2 all time.
* Charlotte’s Dusty Jamieson leads the league with four power-play goals and six goals.
* Florida’s Brad Parsons is tied for fifth in the ECHL with two power-play goals.
* Checkers’ Jakub Petruzalek leads ECHL rookies with seven assists and seven points.

Columbia Inferno (1-1-2) at Gwinnett Gladiators (2-1-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Gladiators have won last eight meetings with Columbia, including 8-0-1 in 2005-06.
* Gwinnett’s Brad Schell has a three-game assist streak (8a) and leads the league with eight assists.
* Inferno’s Luke Fulghum has a three-game goal streak (4g) and is tied for fifth in the league with four goals.
* Columbia’s Brad Ralph has a three-game assist streak (4a).

Reading Royals (2-0-2) at Toledo Storm (2-1-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Royals’ Arpad Mihaly has a three-game goal streak (5g) and is tied for the team lead with six points (5g-1a).
* Toledo’s Dominic Vicari had 30 saves and stopped four of five in the shootout for first pro win on Friday.
* Reading is second in ECHL on penalty kill at 94.4 percent and tied for lead with three shorthand goals.
* Storm has won its last seven home games against the Royals and is 10-2-1 in the last 13 meetings.

Dayton Bombers (0-1-0) at Wheeling Nailers (1-3-0) 8:05 p.m. ET
* Wheeling has won eight consecutive home games against Dayton, the last loss on Jan. 19, 2005 (4-1).
* Bombers coach Don MacAdam is in his eighth ECHL season and has a career record of 166-159-41.
* Sean Collins and Kurtis McLean are tied for the Wheeling team lead with four assists and six points each.
* Dayton plays first three games on road before hosting Florida in its 16th season opener on Nov. 4.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (0-4-0) at Texas Wildcatters (2-1-0) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Dwayne Hay leads the Ice Pilots with two power-play goals and is tied for the team lead with two goals.
* JF David and Marco Rosa each have a three-game assist streak and lead Texas with four assists.
* Pensacola is 6-4-2 at Texas and 17-6-2 overall against the Wildcatters.
* Brandin Cote of the Wildcatters leads the league with two game-winning goals.

Las Vegas Wranglers (2-0-2) at Utah Grizzlies (1-2-1) 7:05 p.m. MT
* Mike Wirll has a three-game goal streak (3g) and leads the Grizzlies with five points and three goals.
* Jason Jozsa has a four-game scoring streak (3g-2a) and leads the Wranglers with three goals.
* Grizzlies are 1-1-1 in one-goal games after going 13-9-6 in one-goal games a year ago.
* Las Vegas’ Mike McKenna is 1-0-2 and ranks 11th in the league with a goals-against average of 2.16.

Idaho Steelheads (4-0-0) at Victoria Salmon Kings (0-3-1) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Steelheads have won first four games each of the past two seasons after beginning 2005-06 at 6-0-0.
* Kiel McLeod had two points (1g-1a) on Friday and leads Victoria with three goals and four points.
* Idaho�s Kyle Bruce, Charlie Johnson and Greg Rallo are fifth among ECHL rookies with four points each.
* Salmon Kings are averaging 4,526 for first two games, an increase of almost seven percent from 2005-06.

Fresno Falcons (3-0-0) at Phoenix RoadRunners (2-3-0) 7:11 p.m. PT
* Phoenix’s Scott May has a four-game assist streak (5a) and is tied for the team lead with five assists.
* Fresno’s Scott Stirling is 2-0-0 and ranks fifth in the league with goals-against average of 1.44.
* RoadRunners’ Jake Ortmeyer leads ECHL defensemen with seven points (3g-4a).
* Falcons improved to 3-0-0 at Phoenix and 5-0-0 overall against RoadRunners with 6-1 win on Friday.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (0-3-0) at Stockton Thunder (2-0-0) 7:30 p.m. PT
* In first season, Thunder did not post back-to-back wins until their 53rd and 54th games.
* Terry Harrison and rookie Chris Collins are tied for the Long Beach team lead with two goals apiece.
* Mike Lalonde has a goal in each of Stockton’s first two games and leads the team with three points (2g-1a).
* Gabriel Proulx leads the Ice Dogs with two assists and is tied for the team scoring lead with two points.

Bakersfield Condors (2-2-0) at Alaska Aces (2-1-0) 7:15 p.m. AT
* Alaska has not lost back-to-back games at home since pair of 2-1 losses to Fresno on Jan. 14 and 15, 2005.
* Joel Irving has a three-game assist streak (4a) and leads the Condors with four assists and six points.
* Aces’ Barrett Heisten has a three-game assist streak (5a) and is tied for fourth in the league with five assists.
* Condors have now won at least one game at Alaska every year and are 4-4-3 all-time on road against Aces.

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.
* 305 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 159 have made their NHL debut in the last five seasons, including goaltenders Joey MacDonald and Mike Smith this season and a record 47 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.
* For each of the past four seasons, ECHL has had more players called up to AHL than all other professional leagues combined. From 2002-06 the ECHL had 1,646 call ups, involving almost 1,000 players, including 416 call ups involving 263 players last season.
* Idaho Steelheads and City of Boise will host the 15th Annual ECHL All-Star Game presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 17 and the 10th Annual ECHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 16 at Qwest Arena.
* ECHL and its member teams contributed more than $2.3 million for charity and relief funds in 2005-06.