ECHL Today – Nov. 21

Charlotte Checkers (8-4-0) at Gwinnett Gladiators (7-3-3) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Checkers won 3-1 on Saturday at Charlotte tying the season series at one game each.
* Gwinnett rookie Bruce Mulherin had first pro goal, the game winner, in Friday’s 3-2 win against Columbia.
* Charlotte has won its last four away games to improve to 4-1-0 on the road.
* Gladiators’ rookie Brandon Kaleniecki scored his first professional goal on Saturday against Checkers.

Columbia Inferno (4-6-4) at Augusta Lynx (8-6-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Inferno won 6-3 on Nov. 7 and is 2-0-1 against Lynx, including 1-0-0 at Augusta.
* Augusta’s Ryan Lang has a three-game assist streak (7a) and a five-game point streak (5g-13a).
* Defenseman Mike Jarmuth leads the Inferno against Augusta with six points (3g-3a).
* Lynx’s Louis Goulet has seven points (5g-2a) in his last two games, including four goals on Friday at Texas.

Alaska Aces (6-6-0) at Bakersfield Condors (7-4-1) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Alaska won 6-1 on Nov. 4 to tie series at Bakersfield at one game apiece and improve to 2-2-0 overall.
* Bakersfield’s Jamie Hodson is 2-0-1 with a .915 save percentage in three starts against Aces.
* Matt Shasby leads Alaska against the Condors with five assists and six points in four games.
* Kevin St. Jacques leads Bakersfield against the Aces with three goals and five points in four games.

Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts
* 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.
* 306 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 160 have made NHL debut in the last five seasons, including goaltenders Joey MacDonald and Mike Smith and center Drew Larman this season, and a record 47 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.
* For each of the past four seasons, ECHL has had more players called up to AHL than all other professional leagues combined. From 2002-06 the ECHL had 1,646 call ups, involving almost 1,000 players, including 416 call ups involving 263 players last season.
* Idaho Steelheads and City of Boise will host the 15th Annual ECHL All-Star Game presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 17 and the 10th Annual ECHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 16 at Qwest Arena.
* ECHL and its member teams contributed more than $2.3 million for charity and relief funds in 2005-06.