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April 3, 2010 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

Preview of ECHL Games for Saturday, April 3, 2010.

*Reading clinched a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with last night's win.

*Victoria clinched a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with last night's win.

*Bakersfield clinched the Pacific Division title with last night's win.

Cincinnati Cyclones (44-24-3) at Wheeling Nailers (32-32-7) 6:05 p.m. ET

- Matt Pierce leads Cincinnati against the Nailers with 11 points (5g-6a).
- Wheeling's Michael-Lee Teslak is 2-1-0 against the Cyclones with a .906 save percentage.
- Cincinnati is 7-3-1 against the Nailers.
- Wheeling is 23-8-2 when scoring first.

South Carolina Stingrays (40-19-12) at Gwinnett Gladiators (31-32-8) 7:05 p.m. ET

- Trent Campbell leads South Carolina against the Gladiators with eight goals, 13 assists and 21 points.
- Gwinnett's Matt Francis is tied for third among rookies with 10 power-play goals.
- Stingrays' rookie goaltender Shane Connelly is tied for the league lead with four shutouts.
- The Gladiators' penalty kill is tied for fourth in the ECHL with 82.7 percent (287-for-347).

Elmira Jackals (36-26-9) at Johnstown Chiefs (18-42-11) 7:05 p.m. ET
- Tyler Donati leads Elmira against the Chiefs with 12 assists and 19 points.
- Bryan Marshall leads Johnstown against the Jackals with four goals, six assists and 10 points.
- Elmira is 9-0-0 against the Chiefs.
- Johnstown is 14-0-2 when leading after two periods.

Trenton Devils (33-29-9) at Reading Royals (36-29-6) 7:05 p.m. ET
- Jack Combs leads Trenton against the Royals with seven goals and 11 points.
- Ryan Cruthers leads Reading against the Devils with six goals, 13 assists and 19 points.
- Trenton is on a five-game win streak since March 10.
- Royals' Ben Gordon has a six-game assist streak (8) at home since Feb. 6.

Charlotte Checkers (43-21-7) at Florida Everblades (27-25-9) 7:30 p.m. ET
- Ryan Munce leads Charlotte against the Everblades with a 5-2-1 record, 1.86 goals-against average and a save percentage of .946.
- Florida's Ross Carlson leads the team with 27 goals and 52 points.
- Checkers' Andrew Carroll is fourth among rookies with 29 goals.
- The Everblades are 326-for-376 on the penalty kill (83.7 percent).

Toledo Walleye (35-29-7) at Kalamazoo Wings (41-20-10) 7:30 p.m. MT
- Defenseman J.C. Sawyer leads Toledo against the K-Wings with 10 assists and 14 points.
- Ryan Nie leads Kalamazoo against the Walleye with a 5-1-1 mark and a .910 save percentage.
- Toledo's Maxime Tanguay is third among rookies with 69 points (25g-44a).
- K-Wings' Brian McGuirk is tied for the league lead with four shorthand goals.

Idaho Steelheads (48-17-6) at Bakersfield Condors (37-29-5) 7:00 p.m. PT
- Mark Derlago leads Idaho against the Condors with seven goals and 15 points.
- Bakersfield's Eric Regan is second among ECHL defenseman with 50 points (16g-34a).
- The Steelheads have outscored their opponents 259-189.
- The Condors are 24-1-1 when leading after two periods.

Ontario Reign (33-26-8) at Las Vegas Wranglers (29-29-10) 7:05 p.m. PT
- Jon Francisco leads Ontario against the Wranglers with 11 points (5g-6a).
- Ned Lukacevic leads Las Vegas against the Reign with 12 goals, nine assists and 21 points.
- Ontario is 20-9-4 when scoring first.
- Las Vegas is 10-0-3 against the Reign.

Utah Grizzlies (33-29-9) at Victoria Salmon Kings (34-31-6) 7:05 p.m. PT
- Ryan Kinasewich leads Utah against the Salmon Kings with five goals and 13 points.
- Wes Goldie leads Victoria against the Grizzlies with nine goals and 13 points.
- Utah leads the league on the power play with 23 percent (83-for-361).
- Chad Painchaud leads the Salmon Kings with 38 assists and 68 points.

Stockton Thunder (33-28-10) at Alaska Aces (35-28-8) 7:15 p.m. AKT
- James Bates leads Stockton against the Aces with nine assists and 11 points.
- Alaska's Scott Burt is tied for the league lead with four shorthand goals.
- Thunder's Chris D'Alvise is second among rookies with 34 goals.
- The Aces lead the ECHL on the penalty kill at home going 157-for-177 (88.7 percent).

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