2002-03 Record Performances

Baton Rouge set ECHL records for most home losses in a season (23), most consecutive games shut out (4) from March 9 through March 22 and the longest streak without scoring a goal (320:09) from March 8 through March 25.

Cincinnati tied the ECHL Record for most power-play goals in one game (7) on December 27, 2002 at Reading.

Mississippi’s Kent Davyduke set the ECHL record for the fastest overtime goal (5 seconds) on December 8, 2002 at Louisiana.

Augusta and Pee Dee tied the ECHL record for fewest penalty minutes by both teams in one game (0) while also tying the ECHL record for fewest penalty minutes by one team in one game (0) on March 30.

Rod Taylor scored his 686th point on January 29, breaking Darryl Noren’s ECHL record of 685 points. Taylor played for South Carolina, Peoria and Toledo in 2002-03 and is the ECHL all-time career leader in goals (368), points (689) and games (678).

Reading’s Ray DiLauro scored the fastest two goals by a defenseman (7 seconds) and the fastest three goals by a defenseman (40 seconds) on March 5 against Trenton.

Greensboro’s Jay Murphy scored his 50th career playoff goal, tying the ECHL record held by Phil Berger, on April 16 against Atlantic City.

Arkansas and Louisiana combined to set an ECHL record for fewest goals scored by both teams in a three-game playoff series (9).

Arkansas and Lexington each scored two goals in the playoffs, tying the ECHL record for fewest goals scored by one team in a three-game playoff series.

Brian Goudie had 177 penalty minutes in 2002-03, giving him 2,253 career penalty minutes to break the ECHL record of 2,246 held by Jason Clarke.

Northern Conference defeated the Southern Conference 8-2 in the 2003 ECHL All-Star Game, setting ECHL records for the largest margin of victory in an All-Star Game (6), the fewest goals by both teams (10), and the fewest goals by one team (2).

Scott Stirling tied the ECHL record for most All-Star games played by a goaltender (2).

Twenty-year-old Mike Smith became the youngest goaltender in professional hockey history and the sixth goaltender in ECHL history to score a goal when he scored in Lexington’s 2-0 win against Dayton on October 26, 2002. Smith also earned his first professional win and his first professional shutout.