Today In The ECHL – March 13

Wheeling Nailers (47-13-3) at Johnstown Chiefs (36-19-6) 7:00 ET

* Johnstown is 4-3-0 against Wheeling in 2003-04 and 60-60-15 all-time in the regular season.
* Wheeling ranks second in the ECHL in scoring with 3.67 goals per game.
* Chiefs’ penalty kill leads the ECHL with 88.5 percent (239-for-270).
* Nailers’ Joe Exter is 4-0-0 with a 1.81 goals against average and two shutouts in his last four games.

Peoria Rivermen (38-16-8) at Toledo Storm (21-30-9) 7:00 ET

* Peoria is 8-0-2 against Toledo in 2003-04 and 52-22-5 all-time in the regular season.
* Storm’s Morten Ask has 13 points (5g-8a) in his last 10 games and leads the team with 50 points (20g-30a).
* Rivermen goalie Levente Szuper is 5-0-0 with a 1.38 goals against average and a shutout in five games against Toledo.
* Toledo’s Marco Charpentier has six goals and five assists in his last 10 games.

Trenton Titans (30-23-7) at Dayton Bombers (21-35-5) 7:00 ET

* Trenton is 4-1-1 against Dayton in 2003-04 after a 3-2 win on Friday.
* Dayton’s Miguel Delisle is tied for the ECHL rookie lead with 11 power-play goals.
* Titans’ Matt Zultek ranks second in the ECHL with 16 power-play goals.
* Bombers’ Jason Deskins has seven points (2g-5a) in his last five games and leads the ECHL with six shorthand goals.

Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (40-15-5) at Reading Royals (31-21-9) 7:05 ET

* Atlantic City is 6-2-0 against Reading in 2003-04 and 16-6-3 all-time in the regular season.
* Royals’ home penalty kill ranks second in the ECHL with 89.4 percent (118-for-132).
* Bullies lead the ECHL in goals allowed with 2.22 goals per game.
* Reading is 0-6-1 and has been outscored 25-12 in its last seven games.

Louisiana IceGators (44-16-2) at South Carolina Stingrays (34-23-3) 7:30 ET

* South Carolina was 1-0-0 against Louisiana in 2002-03 and is 7-4-3 all-time in the regular season.
* Louisiana ranks second in the ECHL in goals allowed with 2.32 goals per game.
* Stingrays’ Kirk Daubenspeck is 5-1-0 with a 2.32 goals against average in his last six games.
* IceGators’ power play leads the ECHL with 23.6 percent (74-for-313).

Roanoke Express (29-26-6) at Charlotte Checkers (30-25-7) 7:30 ET

* Charlotte is 1-3-0 against Roanoke in 2003-04 and 32-34-8 all-time in the regular season.
* Roanoke’s David Belitski is 4-0-0 with a 2.25 goals against average in his last four games.
* Checkers’ Dusty Jamieson has four goals and three assists in his last five games.
* Express’ Carl Mallette has a nine-game point streak (6g-9a) dating back to February 17.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (33-20-7) at Columbia Inferno (37-18-7) 7:30 ET

* Pensacola is 1-1-0 against Columbia in 2003-04 after a 5-4 shootout win on February 20.
* Columbia leads the ECHL in scoring with 3.85 goals per game.
* Ice Pilots’ Brian Eklund leads the ECHL with 31 wins, 1,884 saves and 3,176 minutes.
* Inferno’s Alex Burrows has a 12-game point streak (7g-12a) dating back to February 7.

Texas Wildcatters (19-37-5) at Columbus Cottonmouths (33-23-5) 7:30 ET

* Texas is 2-0-1 all-time against Columbus after a 4-3 shootout win on Friday.
* Cottonmouths’ John Morlang has four goals, five points and is +3 in three games against Texas.
* Wildcatters’ Cory Morgan has five assists and six points in three games against Columbus.
* Columbus’ Joel Martin is 3-0-0 with a 1.72 goals against average in his last three games.

Greenville Grrrowl (12-44-5) at Florida Everblades (31-23-10) 7:30 ET

* Florida is 4-1-0 against Greenville in 2003-04 and 27-12-3 all-time in the regular season.
* Greenville is 8-7-0 when leading after the first period and 3-11-5 in one-goal games.
* Everblades’ Brian McCullough ranks second in the ECHL with 35 goals and 76 points.
* Grrrowl’s Daniel Boisclair made 47 saves in Friday’s 4-1 win at Florida.

Greensboro Generals (34-25-1) at Gwinnett Gladiators (34-19-6) 7:35 ET

* Greensboro is 3-2-0 all-time against Gwinnett after a 1-0 win on January 28.
* Gladiators’ Kevin Doell is tied for second among ECHL rookies with 25 goals and ranks third with 60 points.
* Generals’ Jamie Hodson is 11-8-0 with two shutouts and ranks second in the ECHL with a .933 save percentage.
* Gwinnett’s Trevor Prior is 6-1-2 with a 2.28 goals against average in his last nine games.

Florence Pride (25-30-7) at Augusta Lynx (25-27-7) 7:35 ET

* Florence is 3-1-0 against Augusta in 2003-04 after a 5-2 loss on February 19.
* Lynx’ Jason Saal is 8-4-3 with a 2.43 goals against average and a shutout in 15 home games.
* Pride’s Allan Sirois has four goals and three assists in his last five games.
* Augusta’s Terry Marchant has six goals, nine assists and is +7 in his last 10 games.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (21-34-4) at Idaho Steelheads (35-18-7) 7:05 MT

* Idaho is 6-0-3 against Long Beach in 2003-04 after a 5-1 win on Friday.
* Ice Dogs’ Alex Kim has five goals and five assists in his last five games.
* Steelheads’ Blair Allison is 11-2-3 with a 2.09 goals against average and a shutout in 17 home games.
* Long Beach’s Trevor Read has 11 assists and 12 points in his last 10 games.

Las Vegas Wranglers (37-19-6) at Bakersfield Condors (21-34-7) 7:00 PT

* Las Vegas is 7-0-0 all-time against Bakersfield after a 6-2 win on Friday.
* Jason Ralph leads the Condors with 17 goals and 33 points in 30 home games.
* Wranglers’ defenseman Dave Cousineau is tied for the ECHL rookie lead with 11 power-play goals.
* Bakersfield is 15-9-5 when scoring first and 6-12-7 in one-goal games.

Fresno Falcons (18-36-6) at San Diego Gulls (38-12-10) 7:05 PT

* San Diego is 4-2-0 against Fresno in 2003-04 after a 4-1 loss on Friday.
* Falcons’ Kris Porter has a game-winning goal and six points (3g-3a) in four games in March.
* Gulls’ Mark Pederson leads the league with 39 goals and has 50 points (28g-22a) in his last 34 games.
* Fresno ranks second in the ECHL in penalty minutes with 27.1 minutes per game.

Cincinnati Cyclones (24-36-3) at Alaska Aces (31-25-4) 7:00 AT

* Cincinnati is 2-0-0 all-time against Alaska in 2003-04 after a 3-1 win on Friday.
* Aces’ Lance Mayes is 4-2-1 with a 1.54 goals against average and a shutout in seven home games.
* Cyclones’ Garrett Prosofsky has a shorthand goal and seven points (4g-3a) in two games at Alaska.
* Alaska ranks third in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 87.5 percent (281-for-321).

Louisiana can clinch a Kelly Cup Playoff berth on Saturday if:

Louisiana wins AND Columbus loses

OR

Louisiana wins OR loses in overtime/shootout AND Columbus loses in regulation

Career Regular Season Assist Leaders
1. 460 – Chris Valicevic, 1993-2002 (590 games)
2. 457 – Louis Dumont, Mississippi, 1994-Present (623 games)

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
15 – 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

Longest Road Winning Streak, Season
10 – South Carolina Stingrays, Nov. 2 – Dec. 9, 2000
9 – Florida Everblades, Jan. 16 – Feb. 21, 19 99
Louisiana IceGators, Feb. 1, 1996 – Mar. 13, 1997
Charlotte Checkers, Feb. 14 – Mar. 16 1996
8 – several teams, most recently by:
Wheeling Nailers, Feb. 21, 2004 to present

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)