Today In The ECHL – March 27

Trenton Titans (36-25-7) at Johnstown Chiefs (42-20-6) 7:00 ET

* Johnstown is 5-2-1 against Trenton in 2003-04 and 11-15-3 all-time in the regular season.
* Trenton’s B.J.Kilbourne has seven assists and nine points in his last five games.
* Chiefs rank second in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 88 percent (263-for-299).
* Titans’ Matt Zultek ranks second in the ECHL with 17 power-play goals.

Roanoke Express (34-26-8) at Greenville Grrrowl (14-50-5) 7:05 ET

* Roanoke is 3-1-0 against Greenville in 2003-04 after a 5-2 win on March 24.
* Grrrowl’s Mike Nelson has 16 points (2g-14a) and is +6 in his last 10 games.
* Express rookie Carl Mallette has 15 points (8g-7a) and is +6 in his last 10 games
* Greenville’s Mark Concannon has four goals and three assists in his last five games.

Columbia Inferno (41-20-8) at Charlotte Checkers (31-30-8) 7:30 ET

* Charlotte is 2-1-1 against Columbia in 2003-04 and 5-8-0 all-time in the regular season.
* Columbia leads the ECHL in scoring with 3.83 goals per game.
* Checkers’ Konrad McKay has five points (1g-4a) and is +4 in three games against Columbia.
* Inferno’s Tim Smith has 11 points (3g-8a) and is +11 in four games against Charlotte.

South Carolina Stingrays (37-26-4) at Columbus Cottonmouths (35-24-7) 7:30 ET

* Columbus is 2-1-1 against South Carolina in 2003-04 after a 3-1 win on February 21.
* Stingrays’ road power play leads the ECHL with 23.2 percent (38-for-164).
* Cottonmouths lead the ECHL on the penalty kill with 88.7 percent (274-for-309).
* South Carolina’s David Brumby is 2-2-0 with a 1.78 goals against average and a shutout in four games against Columbus.

Augusta Lynx (30-29-7) at Florence Pride (28-32-8) 7:30 ET

* Augusta is 2-3-0 against Florence in 2003-04 after a 1-0 shootout win on March 13.
* Pride’s Wes Goldie ranks fourth in the ECHL with 36 goals and is tied for third with 14 power-play goals.
* Lynx’ Jason Saal is 7-1-1 with a 2.17 goals against average and two shutouts in his last nine games.
* Sebastien LaPlante is 6-2-1 with a 2.43 goals against average and a shutout in his last nine games.

Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (42-18-6) at Toledo Storm (23-24-10) 7:30 ET

* Atlantic City is 1-0-0 against Toledo in 2003-04 and 8-1-2 all-time in the regular season.
* Storm rookie Jim Abbott leads the team with 26 goals and 54 points.
* Bullies lead the ECHL in goals allowed with 2.30 goals per game.
* Toledo is 14-6-6 when scoring first and 12-7-10 in one goal games.

Reading Royals (35-24-9) at Wheeling Nailers (48-16-4) 7:30 ET

* Wheeling is 7-1-0 against Reading in 2003-04 and 11-9-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Reading’s Cody Rudkowsky is 22-17-3 and is tied for second in the ECHL with five shootout wins.
* Nailers’ Nick Boucher is 2-0-0 with a 0.78 goals against average and a shutout in two games against Reading.
* Royals’ Peter Hay is tied for second among ECHL rookies with six game-winning goals.

Gwinnett Gladiators (38-21-7) at Louisiana IceGators (46-20-2) 7:05 CT

* Louisiana is 1-0-0 all-time against Gwinnett after a 4-3 shootout win on March 9.
* Gwinnett ranks fourth in the ECHL in scoring with 3.48 goals per game.
* IceGators rank second in the ECHL in goals allowed with 2.34 goals per game.
* Gladiators’ Kevin Doell leads ECHL rookies with 31 goals and ranks third with 70 points.

Texas Wildcatters (19-42-5) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (37-20-9) 7:05 CT

* Pensacola is 7-2-2 all-time against Texas after a 2-1 win on March 18.
* Texas rookie John Snowden leads the team with 12 goals and 24 points in 32 home games.
* Ice Pilots rank second in the ECHL on the power play with 21.2 percent (65-for-306).
* Wildcatters are 10-3-2 when leading after the first and 10-9-5 in one-goal games.

Dayton Bombers (25-38-5) at Peoria Rivermen (42-18-9) 7:05 CT

* Peoria is 5-3-1 against Dayton in 2003-04 and 44-25-9 all-time in the regular season.
* Bombers’ Andrew Penner is 3-1-0 with a 3.18 goals against average in his last four games.
* Rivermen rank third in the ECHL in goals allowed with 2.43 goals per game.
* Dayton’s Janne Jokila has 14 points (5g-9a) and is +2 in 11 games in March.

San Diego Gulls (44-13-10) at Idaho Steelheads (38-21-8) 7:05 MT

* Idaho is 2-6-1 against San Diego in 2003-04 after a 3-2 overtime win on February 7.
* Gulls’ Trevor Koenig is 33-7-8 and ranks fifth in the ECHL with a 2.25 goals against average.
* Steelheads’ Blair Allison is 12-4-3 with a 2.23 goals against average and a shutout in 20 home games.
* San Diego’s Sylvain Deschatelets has an ECHL season-high 21-game point streak (12g-21a) dating back to February 10.

Fresno Falcons (21-40-6) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (22-40-5) 7:00 PT

* Long Beach is 4-4-0 against Fresno in 2003-04 after a 3-4 loss on March 17.
* Fresno defenseman Kevin Truelson has a game-winning goal and seven points (1g-6a) in seven games against Long Beach.
* Alex Kim has 12 points (4g-8a) in nine games in March and leads the Ice Dogs with 50 points (24g-26a).
* Falcons rank second in the ECHL in penalty minutes with 25.6 penalty minutes per game.

Bakersfield Condors (23-36-9) at Las Vegas Wranglers (42-19-6) 7:05 PT

* Las Vegas is 8-0-0 all-time against Bakersfield after a 5-4 shootout win on March 13.
* Condors’ Andrew Ianiero has an eight-game assist streak (12a) dating back to March 7.
* Wranglers’ Marc Magliarditi is 5-0-0 with a 2.00 goals against average in five games against Bakersfield.
* Bakersfield’s Paul Rosebush has eight goals and four assists in his last 10 games.

2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Wheeling can clinch the Northern Division and the Eastern Conference on Saturday if:

Wheeling wins

OR

Atlantic City loses in regulation

OR

Wheeling loses in overtime/shootout AND Atlantic City loses in overtime/shootout

San Diego can clinch the Pacific Division on Saturday if:

San Diego wins AND Las Vegas loses

Most Shutouts, Individual, Career
20 – Marc Magliarditi, 1997 to present
18 – Daniel Berthiaume, 1994 to present
16 – Jason Saal, 1996 to present
14 – David Brumby, 1996 to present
Maxime Gingras, 1998-2003
13 – 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)

Most Minutes Played By A Goaltender, Season
3,723 – Mark Michaud, Hampton Roads, 1993-94
3,481 – Brian Eklund, Pensacola, 2003-04
3,471 – Greg Hewitt, Mobile, 2001-02
3,454 – Kirk Daubenspeck, South Carolina, 2002-03
3,408 – Jan Lasak, Hampton Roads, 1999-2000

Most Shutouts, Season
7 – Frederic Cloutier, Louisiana, 2001-02
David Brumby, Jackson, 1999-2000
Maxime Gingras, Richmond, 1998-99
5 – several players, most recently by:
Jason Tapp, Columbus, 2003-04
Derek Gustafson, Louisiana, 2003-04

Most Wins By A Goaltender, Season
38 – Mark Michaud, Hampton Roads, 1993-94
36 – Kirk Daubenspeck, South Carolina, 2002-03
Jan Lasak, Hampton Roads, 1999-2000
Doug Bonner, Louisiana, 1997-98
Marc Delorme, Louisiana, 1996-97
35 – Brian Eklund, Pensacola, 2003-04
Darryl Paquette, Hampton Roads, 1996-97
Jeff Salajko, Columbus, 1996-97

Most Wins, Season
56 – Louisiana IceGators, 2001-02
53 – Florida Everblades, 1999-2000
51 – Pee Dee Pride, 1998-99
50 – Trenton Titans, 2000-01
48 – Wheeling, 2003-04
Peoria Rivermen, 2002-03
Toledo Storm, 1995-96

Most Home Wins, Season
30 – Louisiana IceGators, 2001-02
29 – Pee Dee Pride, 1998-99
Toledo Storm, 2002-03
28 – several teams, most recently by:
San Diego, 2003-04

Most Wins, First Season
46 – Toledo (46-15-3), 1991-92
45 – Florida (45-20-5), 1998-99
44 – San Diego (44-13-10), 2003-04
43 – Peoria (43-21-6), 1996-97
Louisiana (43-21-6-10), 1995-96