ECHL Today – Nov. 2

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Johnstown Chiefs (4-3-0) at Dayton Bombers (0-2-0) 7:00 ET
• Dayton was 2-1-2 at home against Johnstown last season and leads the all-time series 69-43-18.
• Johnstown is tied for second in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 92.9 percent (13-for-14).
• Rookie Alexandre Imbeault leads the Chiefs with five assists and eight points in seven games.
• Bombers rookie Ryan Smyth has two goals in two games.

Augusta Lynx (2-2-1) at Columbia Inferno (2-3-0) 7:05 ET
• Columbia won 3-2 in a shootout against Augusta on Oct. 26 to lead the all-time series against the Lynx 25-17-7.
• Augusta is 1-1-1 when tied after the first period.
Daniel Sparre leads the Inferno against Augusta with two points (1g-1a).
• Lynx’s Eric Lundberg leads the team with two assists and two points against Columbia.

Trenton Devils (2-4-0) at Wheeling Nailers (2-2-0) 7:35 ET
• Wheeling ranks third in the ECHL on the power play at home with 29.4 percent (5-for-17).
• Trenton ranks fourth in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 92.3 percent (12-for-13).
• Nailers’ Ned Havern is on a four-game point streak (3g-2a).
• Rookie Joe Rooney leads the Devils with five points (2g-3a) in six games.

Cincinnati Cyclones (2-2-0) at Elmira Jackals (3-1-1) 7:35 ET
• Elmira won 5-2 at home against Cincinnati on Oct. 31 to lead the series 1-0-0.
• Cincinnati is third in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 37.5 percent (6-for-16).
Frank Littlejohn leads the Jackals against Cincinnati with two goals.
Mathieu Aubin leads the Cyclones against Elmira with two points (1g-1a).

Texas Wildcatters (2-1-1) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (1-3-4) 7:05 CT
• Texas was 4-2-1 at Pensacola last season and is 15-16-4 all-time against the Ice Pilots.
• Pensacola is 1-0-0 when leading after the second period.
• Wildcatters’ John McNabb is tied for second in the ECHL with three power-play goals.
• Rookie Jean-Claude Sawyer leads the Ice Pilots with four assists and six points in five games.

Gwinnett Gladiators (5-1-0) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (1-4-0) 7:05 CT
• Gwinnett won 6-2 at Mississippi on Thursday to improve to 4-4-2 all-time against the Sea Wolves.
• Mississippi is 1-1-0 when out shooting their opponents.
• Gladiators’ Derek Nesbitt scored two goals on Thursday to extend his point streak to six games (5g-3a).
• Sea Wolves’ Mark Rooneem had a goal and an assist on Thursday against Gwinnett.

Bakersfield Condors (3-2-1) at Victoria Salmon Kings (3-2-0) 7:00 PT
• Victoria won 3-2 against Bakersfield on Wednesday to improve to 8-11-3 all-time against the Condors.
• Bakersfield is 3-1-0 when out shot by their opponents.
• Salmon Kings’ Ash Goldie had three goals against Bakersfield on Wednesday.
• Condors’ Eric Sonnenberg had a goal and an assist on Wednesday against Victoria.

Utah Grizzlies (2-4-0) at Las Vegas Wranglers (4-1-0) 7:05 PT
• Utah was 4-2-1 against Las Vegas in 2006-07 and leads the all-time series against the Wranglers 8-5-1.
• Las Vegas is 3-1-0 in one-goal games this season.
Scott Burt leads the Grizzlies with four goals and seven points in six games.
• Wranglers’ John Curry is 4-1-0 with a 2.18 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage in five games.

Idaho Steelheads (2-0-3) at Stockton Thunder (2-3-0) 7:30 PT
• Stockton ranks third in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 91.4 percent (32-for-35).
• Idaho is tied for the ECHL lead for road power play with 40.0 percent (4-for-10).
• Thunder’s Jesse Bennefield is on a five-game point streak (4g-1a).
• Steelheads’ Greg Rallo had a season-high four points (1g-3a) in a 6-1 win against Utah on Wednesday.

Florida Everblades (3-1-0) at Alaska Aces (2-1-1) 7:05 AT
• Alaska is 3-1-0 in home openers and 102-30-12 all-time at Sullivan Arena, including 28-6-2 in 2006-07.
• Florida ranks seventh in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 88.9 percent (16-for-18).
• Defenseman Matt Shasby leads the Aces with four assists and five points in four games.
• Everblades rookie Mathieu Melanson leads the team with four goals and five points in four games.

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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 16th Annual ECHL Chase Chevrolet All-Star Game at Stockton Arena on Jan. 23, 2008 and the 11th Annual 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.