COLUMBIA INFERNO AT AUGUSTA LYNX
When: Tonight, 7:05 p.m.
Where: Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center
Radio: WKSP 96.3 FM
Tickets: Call (706) 724-4423 for details
Season series: Columbia leads 4-3-0
SCOUTING THE LYNX
COACH: David Wilkie
WORTH NOTING: Captain Brad Ralph will be back in the Lynx lineup tonight for the first time since Jan. 17. Ralph was called up to AHL Springfield on Jan. 18 and missed the past three weeks with a knee injury. ... Veteran forward Jim Shepherd, out since Feb. 2 with a partially torn MCL in his right knee, has also been cleared to return, but Wilkie said he might hold him out as a precaution, at least until the weekend. ... Lynx penalty killing unit has not allowed a goal in seven straight games, a club record.
SCOUTING THE INFERNO
COACH: Scott White
WORTH NOTING: Columbia is 8-2-0 in its past 10 games to take over first in the Southeast Division. ... Center Rejean Stringer (28 goals-47 assists-75 points) is second in the ECHL in scoring. ... All-star forward Justin Morrison is on recall to AHL Manitoba. ... Inferno acquired star defenseman Trevor Demmans in a trade with Baton Rouge on Saturday. ... Columbia is sixth in the ECHL on the power play (21.8 percent) and leads the league in penalty killing (87.2 percent).
- Rob Mueller