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December 19, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

American Conference - North Division

Dayton Bombers
* Brian Gornick has scored a point in 14 of 18 games and is third on the team with 21 points (8g-13a).
* Rookie defenseman Mark Flood has six points (3g-3a) in December.
* Bombers return to action on Dec. 26 at Wheeling.

Johnstown Chiefs
* Rookie Jon Boutin posted consecutive shutouts on Dec. 10 and 14 and did not allow a goal for 144:03.
* Chiefs have played three one-goal games in a row going 1-1-1.
* Chiefs host Charlotte on Tuesday.

Reading Royals
* Greg Hogeboom, who is on call up to Manchester, has the ECHL's longest scoring streak at 12 games (8g-14a).
* Royals have six power-play goals in their last three games.
* Reading opens five-game west coast road trip on Dec. 27 at Stockton.

Toledo Storm
* Rookie Adam Keefe has four goals and five points in the last three games.
* In December, Storm has scored 14 of its 27 goals in the third period.
* Storm plays at Greenville on Tuesday.

Trenton Titans
* Scott Bertoli recorded his 400th regular-season point in the ECHL and for Trenton on Saturday against Dayton.
* Titans have the league's best penalty kill at 85.9 percent (134-for-156).
* Titans host division leader Wheeling on Wednesday.

Wheeling Nailers
* Kurtis McLean had his second hat trick of the month and season on Thursday and has four multiple-goal games.
* Sean Collins has scored in each of his last five games (2g-5a).
* Nailers play at Trenton on Wednesday.

American Conference - South Division

Augusta Lynx
* Nicolas Corbeil extended his scoring streak to 11 games (9g-12a).
* Twenty of the 21 skaters on the Lynx roster have scored a point in December.
* Lynx host Gwinnett on Tuesday before traveling to Charlotte on Thursday.

Charlotte Checkers
* Rory Rawlyk leads the team and is fourth among league defenseman with 23 points (9g-14a).
* Checkers are 3-0-1 and averaging 5.25 goals-per game in their last four games.
* Checkers travel to Johnstown on Tuesday and host Augusta on Thursday.

Columbia Inferno
* Mike Stathopoulos has five points (2g-3a) in his last three games.
* In December, Inferno has scored 14 of its 26 goals in the second period.
* Inferno plays at South Carolina on Wednesday.

Florida Everblades
* Florida went 2-1-1 and averaged five goal-per game on their four-game road trip.
* Kevin Bergin has 10 points (3g-7a) in his last five games.
* Everblades host division rival Pensacola on Wednesday and Thursday.

Greenville Grrrowl
* Grrrowl is 2-4-2 in December despite having a goals-against of 2.52 and a plus-minus rating of +34.
* Tim Sestito has three goals and four points in the last four games.
* Grrrowl hosts Toledo on Tuesday.

Gwinnett Gladiators
* Gwinnett is tied for the league lead with 37 third-period goals.
* Gwinnett is 5-0-2 and averaging 4.71 goals in its last seven games.
* Gladiators play at Augusta on Tuesday.

Pensacola Ice Pilots
* Todd Ford is 2-0-0 with a .944 save percentage in the Ice Pilots last two games.
* In December, Pensacola is 4-3-1 and has had four different goaltenders start a game.
* Ice Pilots play at Florida on Wednesday and Thursday.

South Carolina Stingrays
* Jonas Johansson has four goals and six points since joining the team on Dec. 9.
* In December, Stingrays have scored 11 of their 23 goals on the power play which is 47.8 percent of their offense.
* Stingrays host division rival Columbia on Wednesday.


National Conference - West Division

Alaska Aces
* Team record and ECHL season-high 11-game winning streak ended with 5-4 overtime loss at Victoria on Friday.
* Ryan Gaucher leads the league with 23 assists and leads ECHL defensemen with 30 points.
* Aces play at Victoria on Monday.

Idaho Steelheads
* Garett Bembridge has six points in his last three games (4g-2a) and leads the ECHL with 35 points (18g-17a).
* Idaho has scored five or more goals in its last three games and in 12 of its 23 games this season.
* Steelheads play at division rival Phoenix on Wednesday and Thursday.

Las Vegas Wranglers
* In their last 13 games, Wranglers are 12-0-1 and have allowed only 1.92 goals-per game.
* Went 5-0-0 on recent road trip, extending winning streak and road winning streak to seven games.
* Wranglers host Long Beach on Monday and play at Long Beach on Wednesday.

Phoenix RoadRunners
* Dean Tiltgen has four goals, including a game winner, in his last four games.
* Michael Mole is 3-3-0 with a 2.85 goals-against average in December.
* RoadRunners host Idaho on Wednesday and Thursday.

Utah Grizzlies
* Ryan Kinasewich set a Grizzlies team record with four points (3g-1a) on Saturday.
* Utah native D.J. Jelitto scored his first professional goal in 6-5 overtime win at Idaho on Saturday.
* Grizzlies host Victoria on Wednesday and Thursday.

Victoria Salmon Kings
* Steve Lingren had three points (2g-1a) in 5-4 overtime win on Friday.
* Mike Wirll (3g-7a) and Lanny Gare (4g-6a) lead Victoria in scoring in December.
* Kings host Alaska on Monday and play at Utah on Wednesday and Thursday.

National Conference - Pacific Division

Bakersfield Condors
* Seven of 18 goals scored in December have been on power play, accounting for 38.8 percent of offense.
* Scott Basiuk has a four-game scoring streak (0g-4a).
* Condors host Las Vegas on Dec. 26.

Fresno Falcons
* Falcons have won their last three games and are 3-0-3 in their last six games.
* Thirteen of Fresno's 24 games have gone past regulation (2-1 in overtime and 4-6 in shootout).
* Falcons host Stockton on Dec. 27.

Long Beach Ice Dogs
* Long Beach has won its last three games outscoring opponents 13-5.
* Greg Hewitt is 2-0-0 with goals against of 0.50 and save percentage of .982 in his last two starts.
* Ice Dogs play at Las Vegas on Monday and host the Wranglers on Wednesday.

San Diego Gulls
* Tyler Weiman has stopped 117 of 125 shots (.936) in his last four games.
* Since opening season 1-5-0, Gulls are 10-4-4 in the last 18 games.
* Gulls play at Las Vegas on Dec. 27.

Stockton Thunder
* Joel Irwin played 300th ECHL game on Friday and needs one goal to reach 100 ECHL goals.
* Thunder has scored 47.2 of its goals in third period, overtime or shootout.
* Thunder plays at Fresno on Dec. 26.


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