ECHL.com Has Record Traffic In January, February

PRINCETON, N.J. – ECHL.com doubled its traffic for the fifth month in a row in February with a record 3.9 million page impressions which is an increase of 101 percent from 2006 and 431 percent from 2003. From October to February, the web site has seen its traffic double from the previous year with more than 21 million page impressions including all-time highs in January for page impressions, unique visitors and user sessions.

Unique visitors to ECHL.com increased more than 31 percent from last February and are up more than 175 percent from 2003 while user sessions are up over 32 percent from a year ago in February and 229 percent from 2003. From October to February, the web site had over 2.4 million user sessions and 877,520 unique visitors.

ECHL.com had more than 3,000 stories posted in 2006 and saw page impressions increase by 49.9 percent to 27.6 million as user sessions grew 11.4 percent to 4.2 million and unique visitors saw a 7.9 percent increase to 1.5 million. From 2003 to 2006 page impressions grew by over 307 percent while user sessions and unique visitors increased by more than 207 percent and 159 percent, respectively.

In its fourth season, the ECHL.com Network provides access to information for fans with links to all 25-member teams as well as ECHL partners.

For the past six years, ECHL.com has been a member of the NHL.com Network which includes all NHL teams and league partners, including the top two professional developmental leagues with the ECHL and the American Hockey League.

The ECHL web site is hosted by GKG Sports Network in Bryan, Texas.