Today In The ECHL – February 20

Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (34-12-4) at Reading Royals (28-15-7) 7:05 ET

* Atlantic City is 4-1-0 against Reading in 2003-04 and 14-4-3 all-time in the regular season.
* Royals have not lost in regulation at home since October 31 and have the best home record in the ECHL (18-1-2).
* Bullies’ Luke Curtin has 10 points (4g-6a) and is +3 in five games against Reading.
* Reading’s Peter Hamerlik is 4-0-0 with a 1.25 goals against average in his last four games.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (25-17-6) at Columbia Inferno (32-15-5) 7:30 ET

* Columbia is 1-0-0 against Pensacola in 2003-04 after a 4-2 win on January 10.
* Ice Pilots rank third in the ECHL on the power play with 22.3 percent (53-for-238).
* Inferno leads the ECHL in scoring with 3.88 goals per game.
* Corey Neilson leads the ECHL with 23 power-play assists and leads ECHL defensemen with 53 points (12g-41a).

Louisiana IceGators (35-13-2) at Columbus Cottonmouths (27-21-4) 7:30 ET

* Louisiana is 4-2-0 against Columbus in 2003-04 and 7-3-2 all-time in the regular season.
* Columbus’ Dan Tessier has a 13-game point streak (6g-17a) dating back to January 16.
* IceGators’ Bobby Brown is tied for third in the ECHL with 28 goals and has 13 points (6g-7a) in his last 10 games.
* Cottonmouths’ Jason Tapp is 6-2-1 with a 2.29 goals against average and two shutouts in 10 home games.

Gwinnett Gladiators (29-18-4) at Roanoke Express (24-23-6) 7:30 ET

* Gwinnett is 2-1-0 all-time against Roanoke after a 7-2 win on February 14.
* Rick Kowalsky leads the Express with 16 goals and 15 assists and is +8 in 22 home games.
* Gladiators’ Kevin Doell has an ECHL season-high nine-game road assist streak (9a) and is tied for second among ECHL rookies with 31 assists.
* Roanoke’s Duncan Dalmao ranks fourth among ECHL defensemen with 23 power-play points (4g-19a).

Idaho Steelheads (29-16-6) at Toledo Storm (20-23-6) 7:30 ET

* First-ever meeting between Idaho and Toledo.
* Toledo’s Jim Abbott is tied for fourth among ECHL rookies with 20 goals.
* In 23 road games, Jan Kopecky leads Idaho with 10 goals, 21 points and is +6.
* Alexandre Jacques has eight points (4g-4a) in his last five games and leads the Storm with 44 points (23g-21a).

Bakersfield Condors (19-25-7) at Trenton Titans (24-19-5) 7:30 ET

* Bakersfield is 2-0-0 all-time against Trenton after a 3-2 win on February 17.
* Titans’ Chris Houle is 4-2-1 with a 1.69 goals against average and a shutout in seven home games.
* Condors’ Paul Rosebush has two game-winning goals on three shots in two games against Trenton.
* Trenton’s Matt Zultek ranks second in the ECHL with 14 power-play goals.

Cincinnati Cyclones (21-30-3) at Wheeling Nailers (35-13-2) 7:30 ET

* Wheeling is 4-2-1 against Cincinnati in 2003-04 and 16-6-3 all-time in the regular season.
* Cyclones’ Garrett Prosofsky has four goals, six assists and is +2 in six games against Wheeling.
* Nailers’ Nick Boucher is 13-2-1 with a 2.21 goals against average and three shutouts in 17 home games.
* Cincinnati snapped a nine-game losing streak with Wednesday’s 2-1 shootout win against Idaho.

Florida Everblades (26-19-10) at Augusta Lynx (21-25-5) 7:35 ET

* Florida is 1-1-0 against Florida in 2003-04 and 24-8-5 all-time in the regular season.
* Lynx’ Jonathan Gagnon has a nine-game home point streak (7g-10a) dating back to January 2.
* Everblades Brian McCullough ranks second in the ECHL with 33 goals and leads the ECHL with 69 points.
* Augusta’s Jason Saal is 7-4-2 with a 2.51 goals against average and a shutout in 13 home games.

Dayton Bombers (18-28-5) at Peoria Rivermen (30-13-8) 7:05 CT

* Peoria is 4-2-1 against Dayton in 2003-04 and 43-24-9 all-time in the regular season.
* Dayton’s Chad Theuer has six points (4g-2a) and is +2 in his last five games.
* Rivermen’s Marty Johnston has seven goals, four assists and is +10 in his last five games.
* Bombers are 8-2-1 when leading after the first period and are 12-6-5 in one-goal games.

Texas Wildcatters (15-32-4) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (31-16-6) 7:35 CT

* Mississippi is 5-0-0 at home and 7-1-0 all-time against Texas.
* Texas’ Ashlee Langdone has three goals, seven assists and is +4 in his last five games.
* Sea Wolves’ Greg Gardner is 12-2-2 with a 1.63 goals against average and three shutouts in 16 home games.
* Cory Morgan leads the Wildcatters with 26 assists and 38 points and ranks second with 11 power-play-points (3g-8a).

Las Vegas Wranglers (31-17-5) at Fresno Flacons (13-30-6) 7:00 PT

* Las Vegas is 5-0-0 all-time against Fresno after a 9-1 win on January 31.
* Fresno’s Boris Protsenko has three goals and five assists in six games in February.
* Wranglers’ Chris Kenady (4g-5a) and Jason McBain (1g-8a) each have nine points in five games against Fresno.
* Kris Porter leads the Falcons with 20 assists, 30 points and 12 power-play points (3g-9a).

Long Beach Ice Dogs (17-29-4) at Alaska Aces (28-18-4) 7:00 AT

* Alaska is 5-0-0 against Long Beach in 2003-04 and 14-20-2 all-time in the regular season.
* Long Beach’s Jerome Marois has five goals and two assists in his last five games.
* Aces’ penalty kill ranks second in the ECHL with 88.0 percent (243-for-276).
* Ice Dogs’ Michel Ouellet has seven points (5g-2a) and is +1 in seven games in February.