ECHL Today – Nov. 17

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Augusta Lynx (6-5-1) at Columbia Inferno (5-6-2) 1:05 ET
• Augusta won 7-4 on Friday to improve to 1-1-1 this season and 25-23-3l all-time against Columbia.
• Columbia ranks third in the ECHL on the penalty kill at home with 89.1 percent (41-got-46).
• Lynx’s Matt Christie had two goals and an assist on Friday against Columbia.
• Inferno’s Brad Ralph had two goals on Friday against Augusta.

Wheeling Nailers (5-3-1) at Dayton Bombers (5-4-2) 7:00 ET
• Wheeling won 5-1 on Oct. 27 to lead 1-0-0 this season and leads the all-time series with Dayton 76-48-7.
• Dayton ranks fifth in the ECHL on the power play at home with 27.8 percent (10-for-36).
Kyle Rank leads Nailers against Dayton with three points (1g-2a).
Yannick Tifu leads the Bombers with 13 assists and 16 points in nine games in November.

Florida Everblades (7-5-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (7-4-1) 7:05 ET
• Florida has the ECHL lead on the power play at home with 34.6 percent (9-for-26).
• South Carolina is tied for third in the ECHL with 4.00 goals a game.
• Everblades’ Derek Damon is on a four-game point streak (6g-4a).
• Stingrays’ rookie Travis Morin is on a five-game point streak (7g-3a).

Trenton Devils (4-8-0) at Johnstown Chiefs (5-5-1) 7:05 ET
• Johnstown is 2-0-0 this season against Trenton and leads the all-time series 32-31-11.
• Trenton is 4-1-0 in one-goal games.
Alexandre Imbeault leads Chiefs against Trenton with two goals and two assists.
• Devils’ Jason Paige has two goals in two games against Johnstown.

Elmira Jackals (6-5-1) at Texas Wildcatters (9-1-1) 7:05 CT
• Texas won 6-3 on Friday against Elmira in the first-ever meeting between these two teams.
• Elmira is 5-0-1 when leading after the second period.
• Wildcatters’ John McNabb had three assists on Friday against Elmira.
Kevin Ulanski had two assists for the Jackals on Friday against Texas.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (1-8-1) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (2-10-1) 7:05 CT
• Mississippi won 8-4 on Friday to lead 2-0-0 this season and 51-27-6 all-time against Pensacola.
• Pensacola is 80.6 percent (25-for-31) on the penalty kill in November.
• Sea Wolves’ Lance Monych tied the ECHL season high with five points (1g-4a) Friday against Pensacola.
• Ice Pilots’ Luke Erickson had a goal and an assist on Friday against Mississippi.

Idaho Steelheads (4-2-6) at Utah Grizzlies (5-8-0) 7:05 MT
• Utah won 6-5 in overtime at Idaho on Friday to lead 3-2-0 this season.
• Idaho is out scoring their opponents 20-6 in the second period.
• Grizzlies’ Christian Gaudet had two goals and an assist on Friday against Idaho.
• Steelheads’ defenseman Darrell Hay had two goals and an assist on Friday against Utah.

Stockton Thunder (6-7-0) at Victoria Salmon Kings (9-3-0) 7:00 PT
• Victoria won 4-3 on Friday to lead 2-0-0 this season and leads the all-time series against Stockton 9-2-4.
• Stockton is tied for the ECHL lead with five shorthand goals.
Milan Gajic had two goals and an assist for the Salmon Kings on Friday against Stockton.
• Thunder’s Jesse Bennefield had two assists on Friday against Victoria.

Fresno Falcons (4-4-2) at Alaska Aces (8-3-1) 7:05 AT
• Alaska won 7-5 on Friday to lead 3-1-0 this season and leads the all-time series against Fresno 26-6-3.
• Fresno ranks third in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 23.3 percent (7-for-30).
• Aces’ defenseman Bryan Miller scored a hat trick on Friday against Fresno.
• Defenseman Kenny MacAulay scored a goal and an assist for the Falcons on Friday 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.