Today In The ECHL – March 20


Toledo Storm (23-32-9) at Dayton Bombers (23-37-5) 7:00 ET

* Toledo is 5-4-1 against Dayton in 2003-04 and 64-48-15 all-time in the regular season.
* Bombers’ Olivier Proulx and Janne Jokila each have 11 points (4g-7a) in their last 10 games.
* Storm’s Kris Waltze has four goals, two assists and is +4 in his last five games.
* Dayton’s Jason Deskins leads the ECHL with six shorthand goals.

Columbia Inferno (38-19-8) at Greenville Grrrowl (14-45-5) 7:05 ET

* Greenville is 2-1-2 against Columbia in 2003-04 after a 6-4 win on February 10.
* Inferno’s Alex Burrows has a game-winning goal and seven points (3g-4a) in four games against Greenville.
* Grrrowl’s Daniel Boisclair is 2-0-0 with a 1.00 goals against average in his last two games.
* Columbia leads the ECHL in scoring with 3.88 goals per game.

Johnstown Chiefs (39-19-6) at Cincinnati Cyclones (24-39-3) 7:30 ET

* Cincinnati is 2-3-0 against Johnstown in 2003-04 and 13-8-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Johnstown ranks second in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 88.4 percent (252-for-285).
* Cyclones’ Randy Petruk is 2-1-0 with a 2.27 goals against average in three games against Johnstown.
* Chiefs’ Steve Hildenbrand has three game-winning goals and 14 points (7g-7a) in eight games in March.

Florence Pride (27-30-8) at Columbus Cottonmouths (34-23-7) 7:30 ET

* Columbus is 5-1-0 against Florence in 2003-04 after a 5-4 win on March 4.
* Florence’s Wes Goldie ranks third in the ECHL with 35 goals and is tied for third with 14 power-play goals.
* Cottonmouths’ Dan Tessier has eight points (1g-7a) and is +8 in three games against Florence.
* Pride’s Sebastien LaPlante is 3-1-1 with a 2.17 goals against average and a shutout in his last five games.

Greensboro Generals (36-26-1) at Florida Everblades (32-24-10) 7:30 ET

* Florida is 1-1-0 against Greensboro in 2003-04 and 2-4-0 all-time in the regular season.
* Generals’ Matt Turek has a shorthand goal and four points (2g-2a) in two games against Florida.
* Everblades’ Brian McCullough ranks second in the ECHL with 36 goals and is tied for third with 77 points.
* Greensboro’s Geno Parrish ranks second among ECHL defensemen with 50 assists.

South Carolina Stingrays (36-24-3) at Roanoke Express (30-26-8) 7:30 ET

* Roanoke is 2-1-1 against South Carolina in 2003-04 and 19-14-5 all-time in the regular season.
* South Carolina’s road power play leads the ECHL with 24.8 percent (38-for-153).
* Express rookie Carl Mallette has a 12-game point streak (8g-10a) dating back to February 7.
* Stingrays’ Kirk Daubenspeck is 4-2-0 with a 3.34 goals against average in his last six games.

Reading Royals (33-23-9) at Trenton Titans (33-24-7) 7:30 ET

* Reading is 6-2-0 against Trenton in 2003-04 and 11-16-2 all-time in the regular season.
* Trenton’s Andrew Allen is 14-3-2 with a 1.97 goals against average and three shutouts in 20 home games.
* Royals’ road power play ranks third in the ECHL with 22.2 percent (41-for-185).
* Titans’ home penalty kill ranks second in the ECHL with 89 percent (121-for-136).

Gwinnett Gladiators (35-20-7) at Augusta Lynx (28-28-7) 7:35 ET

* Gwinnett is 5-0-0 all-time against Augusta after a 4-1 win on March 16.
* Augusta’s Jason Saal is 5-2-1 with a 2.45 goals against average and two shutouts in nine games in March.
* Gladiators’ Trevor Prior is 5-2-3 with a 2.45 goals against average in his last 10 games.
* Lynx’ Louis Goulet has six goals and eight assists in his last 10 games.

Alaska Aces (33-26-5) at Charlotte Checkers (31-26-8) 7:35 ET

* First-ever meeting between Charlotte and Alaska.
* Aces ranks second in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 87.7 percent (296-for-337).
* Charlotte is tied for the ECHL lead with 14 shorthand goals.
* Alaska’s Lance Mayes is 3-1-1 with a 1.55 goals against average in his last five games.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (35-20-9) at Louisiana IceGators (56-18-2) 7:05 CT

* Pensacola is 6-6-0 against Louisiana in 2003-04 after a 2-1 win on February 28.
* IceGators lead the ECHL on the power play with 22.4 percent (76-for-339).
* Pensacola ranks third in the ECHL on the power play with 21.2 percent (63-for-297).
* Louisiana ranks second in the ECHL in goals allowed with 2.32 goals per game.

Mississippi Sea Wolves (38-19-7) at Texas Wildcatters (19-39-5) 7:05 CT

* Mississippi is 10-2-0 all-time against Texas after a 4-2 win on March 11.
* Texas’ Martin Masa has two game-winning goals and 11 points (6g-5a) in eight games against Mississippi.
* Sea Wolves’ Steffon Walby has 19 points (5g-4a) and is +10 in nine games against Texas.
* Wildcatters’ rookie John Snowden leads the team with 10 goals and ranks second with 21 points in 29 home games.

San Diego Gulls (41-12-10) at Fresno Falcons (19-38-6) 7:00 PT

* San Diego is 6-2-0 against Fresno in 2003-04 after a 3-1 win on Friday.
* Falcons rank second in the ECHL in penalty minutes with 26.4 penalty minutes per game.
* Gulls’ Mark Pederson leads the ECHL with 42 goals and 18 power-play goals and ranks fifth with 76 points.
* Kris Porter leads Fresno with 28 assists and 42 points.

Bakersfield Condors (22-34-9) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (21-37-5) 7:00 PT

* Long Beach is 5-4-0 against Bakersfield in 2003-04 after a 4-3 loss on Friday.
* Condors’ Jason Ralph has 14 points (7g-7a) and is +4 in nine games against Long Beach.
* Ice Dogs’ T.J. Aceti is 4-1-0 with a 3.95 goals against average and a shutout in five games against Bakersfield.
* Bakersfield’s Paul Rosebush has a five-game goal streak (7g) dating back to March 7.

Idaho Steelheads (37-19-7) at Las Vegas Wranglers (39-19-6) 7:05 PT

* Idaho is 4-4-0 all-time against Las Vegas after a 5-0 loss on Friday.
* Wranglers’ Marc Magliarditi is 18-4-1 with a 1.97 goals against average and two shutouts in 24 home games.
* Steelheads’ Scott Kabotoff is 3-0-0 with a 1.92 goals against average in four games with the Steelheads.
* Las Vegas’ Dave Cousineau is tied for the ECHL rookie lead with 11 power-play goals and is tied for second among defensemen with four game-winning goals.

2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Atlantic City can clinch a Kelly Cup Playoffs berth on Saturday if:

Trenton loses

Columbia can clinch a Kelly Cup Playoffs berth on Saturday if:

Columbia wins

OR

Charlotte loses

OR

Roanoke loses

OR

Columbia loses in overtime/shootout

Peoria can clinch a Kelly Cup Playoffs berth on Saturday if:

Trenton loses

Career Regular Season Assist Leaders
1. 460 – Chris Valicevic, 1993-2002 (590 games)
2. 458 – Louis Dumont, Mississippi, 1994-Present (626 games)

Most Shutouts, Individual, Career
20 – 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

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

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. Wheeling, 41 points (59 points in 2002-03 to 100 points in 2003-04)
5. Greensboro, 39 points (54 points in 2001-02 to 93 points in 2002-03)