ECHL Today – Nov. 21

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Reading Royals (8-5-1) at Trenton Devils (4-9-0) 7:00 ET
• Trenton leads season series 2-0-0 and is 37-20-8 all-time against Reading.
• Reading is 6-3-1 when out shooting their opponents.
Stephen Wood leads the Devils against Reading with two goals and three points.
• Royals’ Brock Hooton has a two-game goal streak (2g).

Dayton Bombers (5-5-3) at Wheeling Nailers (6-4-1) 7:05 ET
• Wheeling leads season series 2-0-0 and is 77-48-7 all-time against Dayton.
• Dayton is 25.7 percent (18-for-70) on the power play in November.
• Nailers’ Kyle Rank leads the team against Dayton with five points (3g-2a) in two games.
• Dayton’s Yannick Tifu has five assists in his last three games and leads the ECHL with 16 assists.

Charlotte Checkers (6-2-2) at South Carolina Stingrays (7-5-1) 7:05 ET
• South Carolina won 3-2 in a shootout at Charlotte on Nov. 7 to tie the season series 1-1-0.
• Charlotte is 3-1-0 on the road this season.
• Stingrays’ Josh Johnson is 1-0-0 with a 1.85 goals-against average against Charlotte this season.
• Checkers’ Chris Capraro has two assists in two games against the Stingrays this season.

Columbia Inferno (6-6-2) at Johnstown Chiefs (6-5-1) 7:05 ET
• Columbia is 5-0-0 when leading after the second period.
• Johnstown is 4-0-1 in one-goal games.
• Inferno’s Brad Ralph (10g-8a) and Jeff Miles (8a-10g) are tied for team scoring lead.
Ryan Garlock leads the Chiefs with five goals and seven points in five games in November.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (2-8-1) at Florida Everblades (8-5-0) 7:30 ET
• Florida is 4-0-0 at home this season and 208-81-37 all-time at Germain Arena.
• Pensacola is 2-1-0 when leading after the first period.
• Everblades rookie Mathieu Melanson has a six-game point streak (3g-6a).
• Rookie Mathieu Roy leads the Ice Pilots with five goals and nine points.

Victoria Salmon Kings (10-3-0) at Idaho Steelheads (4-3-6) 7:10 MT
• Idaho won 4-2 on Oct. 20 and is 1-0-1 against Victoria this season and 16-7-4 all-time.
• Victoria ranks third in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 93.3 percent (28-for-30).
Mark Bomersback leads the Steelheads against Victoria with three goals and four points.
• Salmon Kings’ Milan Gajic (2g-1a) and Jordan Krestanovich (3a) each have three points against Idaho.

Alaska Aces (9-3-1) at Stockton Thunder (6-7-1) 7:00 PT
• Stockton won 3-2 in overtime on Oct. 27 to lead the season series with Alaska 1-0-0.
• Alaska is on a three-game winning streak and is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games.
Andy Contois leads the Thunder against Alaska with two assists and two points.
• Aces’ Matt Shasby leads the team with two assists and two points against Stockton.

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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.