ECHL Today – May 23

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Kelly Cup Finals (Best-of-Seven)
Series 0-0

American Conference Champion Dayton Bombers (37-26-9) at National Conference Champion Idaho Steelheads (42-24-6) 7:10 p.m. MT

• Dayton became only the third team to win Game 7 on the road when they beat Florida 5-2 in the American Conference Finals on May 18.
• Idaho opened the National Conference Finals with two wins at Alaska and beat the defending champions in five games.
• Dayton is 5-3 on the road in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
• In Game 1 of the 2007 Kelly Cup Playoffs, Dayton is 2-1 and Idaho is 1-2.
• Idaho is 6-3 at home in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
• Dayton ranks third in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on the penalty kill on the road with 86.0 percent (43-for-50).
• Idaho is 5-1 in the last six games.
• Bombers’ Paul Kelly is tied for fourth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with eight goals in 17 games.
• Steelheads’ Lance Galbraith, Marty Flichel and Lars Helminen are tied for second in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with 11 assists.
• Bombers’ Yannick Tifu is tied for second with four power-play goals in the postseason.
• Idaho’s John Lammers is tied for second in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with three game-winning goals in 17 games.
• Bombers’ Joe Cullen had a Kelly Cup Playoffs leading four-game goal streak (4g) from Apr. 30-May 8.
• Steelheads goalie Steve Silverthorn recorded his first Kelly Cup Playoff point with an assist on May 11 in 5-2 loss against Alaska.
• Bombers’ Adam Berkhoel is 3-1 with a 2.26 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in his last four games.
• Idaho leads the Kelly Cup Playoffs with a 2.00 goals-against average.

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Kelly Cup Playoff Series Results

National Conference Finals (Best-of-Seven)

No. 2 Alaska Aces (49-16-7) vs. No. 4 Idaho Steelheads (42-24-6)
Idaho wins series 4-1

American Conference Finals (Best-of-Seven)

No. 1 Florida Everblades (44-22-6) vs. No. 1 Dayton Bombers (37-26-9)
Dayton wins series 4-3

South Division Finals (Best-of-Seven)

No. 1 Florida Everblades (44-22-6) vs. No. 2 Texas Wildcatters (41-22-9)
Florida wins series 4-2

North Division Finals (Best-of-Seven)

No. 1 Dayton Bombers (37-26-9) vs. No. 3 Cincinnati Cyclones (37-29-6)
Dayton wins series 4-3

National Conference Semifinals (Best-of-Seven)

No. 1 Las Vegas Wranglers (46-12-14) vs. No. 4 Idaho Steelheads (42-24-6)
Idaho Wins Series 4-2

No. 2 Alaska Aces (49-16-7) vs. No. 3 Bakersfield Condors (41-19-12)
Alaska Wins Series 4-0

National Conference Quarterfinals (Best-of-Seven)

No. 1 Las Vegas Wranglers (46-12-14) vs. No. 8 Phoenix RoadRunners (27-40-5)
Las Vegas Wins Series 4-0

No. 2 Alaska Aces (49-16-7) at No. 7 Victoria Salmon Kings (36-32-4)
Alaska Wins Series 4-2

No. 3 Bakersfield Condors (41-19-12) vs. No. 6 Fresno Falcons (34-29-9)
Bakersfield Wins Series 4-2

No. 4 Idaho Steelheads (42-24-6) vs. No. 5 Stockton Thunder (38-24-10)
Idaho Wins Series 4-2

South Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 1 Florida Everblades (44-22-6) vs. No. 4 Charlotte Checkers (42-27-3)
Florida Wins Series 3-0

No. 2 Texas Wildcatters (41-22-9) vs. No. 3 Gwinnett Gladiators (41-24-7)
Texas Wins Series 3-1

North Division Semifinals (Best-of-Five)

No. 1 Dayton Bombers (37-26-9) vs. No. 4 Trenton Titans (36-31-5)
Dayton Wins Series 3-0

No. 2 Toledo Storm (39-30-3) vs. No. 3 Cincinnati Cyclones (37-29-6)
Cincinnati Wins Series 3-0

Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts
* Stanley Cup Playoffs have 35 former ECHL players, 6 former ECHL coaches and 7 former ECHL officials.
* 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.
* 329 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 184 have played their first NHL game in the last five seasons.
* 106 former ECHL players have played in the NHL this season and all 30 teams have had a former ECHL player play for them.
* More than 100 players under contract to NHL teams have played in the ECHL this season.
* 26 ECHL players who have played their first NHL game this season: former Greenville and Richmond right wing Krys Barch (Dallas on Jan. 15), former Mississippi defenseman Sheldon Brookbank (Nashville on Feb. 6), former Reading goaltender Barry Brust (Los Angeles on Nov. 30), former Wheeling left wing Daniel Carcillo (Phoenix on Mar. 3), former Dayton left wing Riley Cote (Philadelphia on Mar. 24), former Toledo center Matt Ellis (Detroit on Dec. 18), former Wheeling defenseman Drew Fata (New York Islanders on Feb. 4), former Reading defenseman Jeff Finger (Colorado on Feb. 20), former Bakersfield and Reading goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji (Los Angeles on Jan. 13), former Charlotte defenseman Daniel Girardi (New York Rangers on Jan. 27), former Long Beach goaltender Jaroslav Halak (Montreal on Feb. 18), former Trenton goaltender Martin Houle (Philadelphia on Dec. 13), former Alaska left wing D.J. King (St. Louis on Oct. 5), former Wheeling defenseman David Koci (Chicago on Mar. 10), former Texas center Kamil Kreps (Florida on Jan. 7), former Florida center Drew Larman (Florida on Nov. 13), former Florida defenseman Martin Lojek (Florida on Feb. 3), former Toledo goaltender Joey MacDonald (Detroit on Oct. 19), former Pensacola center Kris Newbury (Toronto on Dec. 23), former South Carolina and Reading center Rich Peverley (Nashville on Mar. 4), former Augusta right wing Pierre Parenteau (Chicago on Feb. 7), former Columbia right wing Jesse Schultz (Vancouver on Nov. 28), former ECHL All-Star goaltender Mike Smith (Dallas on Oct. 21), former Reading left wing Shay Stephenson (Los Angeles on Mar. 1), former Augusta goaltender Mike Wall (Anaheim on Nov. 26) and former Stockton defenseman Bryan Young (Edmonton on Mar. 9).
* Record 47 former ECHL players played their first NHL game 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.
* ECHL has affiliations with 24 of the 27 teams in the American Hockey League and for the past 17 years there has been an ECHL player on the Calder Cup Champion.
* 91 players under contract to AHL teams have played in the ECHL this season.
* For each of the past four seasons, the ECHL has had more players called up to the AHL than all other professional leagues combined with 2,000 call-ups involving almost 1,000 players, including 2006-07 when there were 414 call-ups involving 241 players and 2005-06 with 416 call-ups involving 263 players.
* 2008 ECHL All-Star Game and Skills Competition will be hosted by Stockton Thunder, City of Stockton and Stockton Arena on Jan. 22-23, 2008.
* ECHL and its member teams contributed more than $2.3 million for charity and relief funds in 2005-06.
* Further information on the ECHL is available from its website at ECHL.com.