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Charlotte Checkers (3-1-0) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (0-6-0) 7:05 p.m. CT

* Ice Pilots were 3-1-0 at home and 5-3-0 overall against Checkers in 2005-06, improving to 9-6-1 all-time.

* Charlotte’s Dusty Jamieson is tied for ECHL lead with four power-play goals.

* Ice Pilots’ Mario Joly is tied for second among ECHL defensemen with three goals.

* Checkers’ Jakub Petruzalek leads ECHL rookies with seven assists and is second with eight points.

Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts

* Affiliations with 25 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League marking 10th consecutive season that the league has had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL.

* 305 former ECHL players have played in NHL.

* 159 have made their NHL debut in the last five seasons, including goaltenders Joey MacDonald and Mike Smith this season and a record 47 in 2005-06.

* ECHL has been represented on last six Stanley Cup champions.

* Two NHL head coaches (Peter Laviolette & Jim Playfair) and 9 assistant coaches have ECHL experience.

* Affiliations with 24 of the 27 teams in the American Hockey League.

* ECHL has been represented on last 17 Calder Cup champions.

* For each of the past four seasons, ECHL has had more players called up to AHL than all other professional leagues combined. From 2002-06 the ECHL had 1,646 call ups, involving almost 1,000 players, including 416 call ups involving 263 players last season.

* Idaho Steelheads and City of Boise will host the 15th Annual ECHL All-Star Game presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 17 and the 10th Annual ECHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 16 at Qwest Arena.

* ECHL and its member teams contributed more than $2.3 million for charity and relief funds in 2005-06.
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