ECHL Today – Nov. 18

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Cincinnati Cyclones (8-3-1) at Dayton Bombers (5-4-3) 5:00 ET
• Cincinnati leads season series 2-1-0 and is 29-16-4 all-time in the regular season against the Bombers.
• Bombers’ Yannick Tifu is second in the ECHL with 14 assists and tied for third with 18 points.
• Rookie David Desharnais leads the Cyclones against Dayton with six points (2g-4a).
• Dayton’s Chanse Fitzpatrick leads the ECHL with 11 goals in 12 games.

Elmira Jackals (7-5-1) at Texas Wildcatters (9-2-1) 4:05 CT
• Texas rookie Ross Carlson has a two-game goal streak (3g) and a three-game point streak (3g-1a).
• Elmira’s Kevin Ulanski has a three-game assist streak (4a) and is tied for the team lead with six assists.
• Wildcatter rookie Michael Grenzy has an assist in each of his first two professional games (2a).
Luke Fulghum has a goal in his last two games and seven points (4g-3a) in six games for Elmira.

Las Vegas Wranglers (9-2-0) at Bakersfield Condors (4-7-3) 5:00 PT
• Las Vegas has won last the four meetings and is 25-8-1 all-time in the regular season against the Condors.
• Bakersfield’s Tim Konsorada and Brett Lutes are tied for the team lead with six goals and 11 points.
• Las Vegas’ Adam Cracknell is tied for second in the ECHL with 10 goals.
• Bakersfield defenseman Joe Dustin is tied for the team lead with seven assists and 11 points.

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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.