ECHL Today – Nov. 24

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Columbia Inferno (6-8-2) at Trenton Devils (5-10-0) 7:00 ET
• Columbia is 5-0-0 when leading after the second period.
• Trenton’s Stephen Wood is leading the team with three power-play goals in November.
• Inferno’s Jeff Miles had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 loss at Reading on Friday.
• Rookies’ Joe Rooney (4g-5a) and Ryan Gunderson (1g-8a) lead the Devils with nine points.

Texas Wildcatters (11-2-3) at South Carolina Stingrays (7-7-1) 7:05 ET
• Texas is 9-1-1 on the road and 7-1-2 in their last 10 games.
• South Carolina is out scoring their opponents 19-13 in the third period.
• Wildcatters’ Danick Bouchard leads ECHL rookies with 12 goals.
• Stingrays’ Travis Morin had three assists in a 5-3 loss to Gwinnett on Friday.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (2-10-1) at Florida Everblades (10-5-0) 7:30 ET
• Florida won 4-2 on Friday to lead the season series against Pensacola 2-0-0.
• Pensacola is 80.6 percent (38-for-47) on the penalty kill in November.
• Everblades’ David Cornacchia had a goal and two assists on Friday against Pensacola.
Konstantin Kalmikov had a goal in his second game for the Ice Pilots on Friday against Florida.

Dayton Bombers (6-6-3) at Cincinnati Cyclones (10-4-1) 7:30 ET
• Dayton won 7-5 at Cincinnati on Friday to improve to 2-3-0 this season against the Cyclones.
• Cincinnati is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games.
Greg Labenski had two goals for the Bombers on Friday against Cincinnati.
• Cyclones’ Jean-Michel Daoust had two goals and an assist on Friday against Dayton.

Johnstown Chiefs (8-5-1) at Wheeling Nailers (7-5-1) 7:35 ET
• Johnstown won 6-1 against Wheeling on Friday to lead the season series 2-1-0.
• Wheeling leads the ECHL on the power play at home with 32.5 percent (13-for-40).
Jean Desrochers had two goals and an assist for the Chiefs on Friday against Wheeling.
David Laliberte had the only goal for the Nailers on Friday against Johnstown.

Charlotte Checkers (7-3-2) at Gwinnett Gladiators (10-3-1) 7:35 ET
• Gwinnett won 3-1 on Nov. 4 to lead series with Charlotte 1-0-0 this season and 22-9-3 all-time.
• Charlotte is 4-1-0 on the road and 6-2-2 in their last 10 games.
• Gladiators’ Jamie Milam has six points (3g-3a) in his last five games.
• Checkers’ Jordan Owens had a season-high three points (2g-1a) in a 7-3 loss to Texas on Friday.

Reading Royals (9-6-1) at Elmira Jackals (10-5-1) 7:35 ET
• Reading won 5-3 on Nov. 4 to lead the series 1-0-0.
• Elmira is on a four-game winning streak and is 7-3-0 in their last 10 games.
• Royals’ Matt Herneisen leads the team with three assists and three points in one game against Elmira.
Joe Grimaldi leads the Jackals with two assists and two points in one game against Reading.

Augusta Lynx (8-6-2) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (3-12-1) 7:05 CT
• Mississippi won 6-5 in a shootout against Augusta on Friday to tie the season series 1-1-0.
• Augusta is 6-0-0 when leading after the second period.
• Sea Wolves’ Jason Tejchma and Matt Deschamps each had two assists against Augusta on Friday.
Bobby Bolt had two goals for the Lynx on Friday against Mississippi.

Victoria Salmon Kings (11-4-0) at Idaho Steelheads (5-4-6) 7:10 MT
• Idaho won 5-1 against Victoria on Friday and is 2-1-1 in the season series and 17-8-4 all-time.
• Victoria ranks fourth in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 88.9 percent (40-for-45).
• Steelheads’ Darrell Hay and Lance Galbraith each had two assists on Friday against Victoria.
Marc-Andre Bernier had the only goal for the Salmon Kings on Friday against Idaho.

Phoenix RoadRunners (5-8-0) at Bakersfield Condors (4-8-3) 7:00 PT
• Bakersfield won 6-5 at Phoenix on Oct. 26 to lead the season series 1-0-0 and the all-time series 11-2-1.
• Phoenix is out scoring their opponents 22-15 in the third period.
Brett Lutes leads the Condors with three goals and three points against Phoenix.
• RoadRunners’ Brian Yandle (2g-1a) and Sean O’Connor (1g-2a) have three points against Bakersfield.

Alaska Aces (10-4-1) at Fresno Falcons (4-4-3) 7:30 PT
• Alaska won 4-3 in overtime against Fresno on Nov. 17 to lead the season series 4-1-0.
• Fresno is 24.1 percent (7-for-29) on the power play in November.
Kimbi Daniels (4g-5a) and Josh Soares (4g-5a) lead the Aces against Fresno with nine points each.
Luke Curtin leads the Falcons against Alaska with five assists and seven points.

Utah Grizzlies (6-8-0) at Stockton Thunder (7-8-1) 7:30 PT
• Utah is out scoring their opponents 27-26 in November.
• Stockton is 4-2-0 at home this season.
• Grizzlies’ Scott Burt leads the team with eight assists and 14 points in 14 games.
• Thunder’s Jacob Micflikier ranks second among ECHL rookies with 14 assists.

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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.