ECHL Today – Nov. 16

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Trenton Devils (3-8-0) at Reading Royals (8-5-0) 7:05 ET
• Trenton won 3-2 on Oct. 19 to lead season series 1-0-0 and improve to 36-20-8 all-time against Reading.
• Reading is 6-3-0 when out shooting their opponents.
• Devils’ Jim Henkel, Joe Rooney and Stephen Wood each scored a goal against Reading.
Patrick Jarrett leads the Royals against Trenton with two assists and two points.

Dayton Bombers (4-4-2) at Johnstown Chiefs (5-5-0) 7:05 ET
• Dayton won 5-3 on Nov. 2 and leads the season series 1-0-0 and the all-time series 70-43-18.
• Johnstown is 4-0-0 in one-goal games.
Yannick Tifu leads Bombers with two goals and is tied for the lead with two points against Johnstown.
• Chiefs’ Mike Knight leads the team with two points (1g-1a) against Dayton.

Wheeling Nailers (5-3-1) at Cincinnati Cyclones (8-3-1) 7:30 ET
• Cincinnati leads the season series 1-0-0 and is 14-22-4 all-time against Wheeling.
• Wheeling ranks third in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 90.0 percent (18-for-20).
Billy Irish-Baker leads Cyclones with two goals and is tied for the lead with two points against Wheeling.
• Nailers’ Sean Collins leads the ECHL with 14 assists.

Columbia Inferno (5-5-2) at Augusta Lynx (5-5-1) 7:35 ET
• Columbia is 2-0-0 this season and 26-17-7 all-time against Augusta.
• Augusta is 3-0-0 at home this season.
• Inferno’s Daniel Sparre (3g-1a) and Brad Ralph (2g-2a) lead the team with four points.
• Lynx’s Matt Auffrey has a goal and an assist in two games against Columbia.

South Carolina Stingrays (7-3-1) at Gwinnett Gladiators (8-1-1) 7:35 ET
• Gwinnett was 5-0-0 at home against South Carolina in 2006-07 and leads the all-time series 21-8-2.
• South Carolina is 5-2-1 on the road this season.
Lou Dickenson leads the Gladiators with seven points (4g-3a) in five games in November.
• Stingrays’ Paul McIlveen is tied for the ECHL rookie lead with 15 points (4g-11a).

Florida Everblades (6-5-0) at Charlotte Checkers (6-2-1) 7:35 ET
• Charlotte was 3-1-0 at home against Florida in 2006-07 to improve to 14-17-6 all-time.
• Everblades are 4-1-0 when being out shoot by their opponents.
• Checkers’ defenseman Jared Nightingale had two assists in a 3-2 shootout win at Columbia on Thursday.
• Florida’s Justin Peters is 4-3-0 with a 1.97 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage this season.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (1-7-1) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (1-10-1) 7:05 CT
• Mississippi won 4-3 in a shootout on Oct. 28 to improve to 50-27-6 all-time against Pensacola.
• Rookie Mathieu Roy leads Pensacola with four goals and seven points.
• Sea Wolves’ Ryan Menei leads the team with two points (1g-1a) against Pensacola.
• Ice Pilots’ Bryan McGregor leads the team with two goals against Mississippi.

Elmira Jackals (6-4-1) at Texas Wildcatters (8-1-1) 7:30 CT
• Texas is tied for second in the ECHL with 4.10 goals per game.
• Elmira ranks second in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 26.3 percent (5-for-19).
• Wildcatters’ John McNabb has 10 points (6g-4a) in six games in November.
• Jackals’ Joel Martin is 6-1-0 with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.

Utah Grizzlies (4-8-10 at Idaho Steelheads (4-2-5) 7:10 MT
• Utah is 2-2-0 against Idaho this season and 5-13-1 all-time against the Steelheads.
• Idaho is 4-0-3 at home this season.
Scott Burt leads the Grizzlies against Idaho with four goals and five points.
Greg Rallo leads the Steelheads with four goals and eight points in four games against Utah.

Stockton Thunder (6-6-0) at Victoria Salmon Kings (8-3-0) 7:00 PT
• Salmon Kings won 7-4 on Nov. 14 to improve to 8-2-4 all-time against Stockton.
• Stockton is 5-2-0 when leading after the second period.
• Victoria’s Marc-Andre Bernier (2g-1a) and Chris St. Jacques (1g-2a) have three points against Stockton.
Jacob Micflikier leads the Thunder against Victoria with two points (1g-1a).

Las Vegas Wranglers (8-2-0) at Bakersfield Condors (4-6-3) 7:00 PT
• Las Vegas won 4-3 in shootout at Bakersfield on Nov. 14 to improve to 24-8-1 all-time against Condors.
• Bakersfield is tied for second in the ECHL with four shorthand goals.
Gerry Burke (1g-1a) and Tyler Mosienko (0g-2a) lead the Wranglers offense against Bakersfield.
Mark Derlago leads the Condors against Las Vegas with two points (1g-1a).

Fresno Falcons (4-3-2) at Alaska Aces (7-3-1) 7:05 AT
• Alaska leads the season series 2-1-0 and is 25-6-3 all-time against Fresno.
• Fresno ranks fifth in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 21.7 percent (5-for-23).
Josh Soares (3g-1a), Matt Shasby (2g-2a) and Barrett Heisten (1g-3a) lead Aces offense against Fresno.
Luke Curtin leads the Falcons with three assists and five points in three games against Alaska.

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Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts
• Affiliations with 26 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League, marking the 11th consecutive season that the league has had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL.
333 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
• There were 69 former ECHL players on NHL opening-day rosters and there have been 188 former ECHL players who have played their first game in the NHL in the past six seasons.
• Twenty-six former ECHL players made their NHL debut in 2006-07, including two who played in both the ECHL and the NHL as goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji played for Reading and Los Angeles while defenseman Bryan Young skated for Stockton and Edmonton. Dave McKee played for Augusta and dressed for five games as the backup goaltender for Stanley Cup champion Anaheim.
• Four former ECHL players have made their NHL debut this season: former Johnstown Chiefs and Fresno Falcons goaltender Dmitri Patzold (San Jose on Oct. 7), former San Diego goaltender Tyler Weiman (Colorado on Oct. 4), former Charlotte right wing Craig Weller (Phoenix on Oct. 4) and former Phoenix RoadRunners center Daniel Winnik (Phoenix Coyotes on Oct. 4).
• Record 51 former ECHL players played their first NHL game in 2005-06.
• ECHL has been represented on last seven Stanley Cup champions.
• 14 Former ECHL coaches on NHL staffs.
• ECHL has been represented on last 18 Calder Cup champions.
• ECHL has affiliations with 26 of the 29 teams in the American Hockey League and for the past 18 years there has been an ECHL player on the Calder Cup Champion.
• The Stockton Thunder and the City of Stockton will host the Chase Chevrolet ECHL All-Star Game presented by Jackson Rancheria and Bud Light at Stockton Arena on Jan. 23, 2008 and the Chase Chevrolet ECHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Jackson Rancheria and Bud Light on Jan. 22, 2008.
• In the last five seasons the ECHL has had more call-ups to the AHL than all other professional leagues combined with over 2,000 call-ups involving more than 1,000 players since 2002-03.
ECHL and its member teams contributed nearly $3 million for charity and relief funds in 2006-07.
• Further information on the ECHL is available from its website at ECHL.com.