ECHL Today – Nov. 30

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Reading Royals (9-7-1) at Dayton Bombers (7-6-4) 7:00 ET
• Reading won 3-2 in a shootout on Nov. 11 and is 1-0-0 this season and 27-14-0 all-time against Dayton.
• Dayton is second in the ECHL on the power play with 23.6 percent (26-for-110).
• Royals’ Brock Hooton and Ned Lukacevic each scored a goal against Dayton on Nov. 11.
Matt Beaudoin leads Bombers with two points (1g-1a) against Reading.

Cincinnati Cyclones (11-5-1) at Johnstown Chiefs (8-6-1) 7:05 ET
• Cincinnati is 3-2-0 in their last five games and 7-2-1 in their last 10 games.
• Johnstown is 4-0-1 in one-goal games.
• Cyclones’ Jean-Michel Daoust is tied for second in the ECHL with 25 points (11g-14a).
• Chiefs’ Randy Rowe has a five-game point streak (1g-6a).

Alaska Aces (10-6-1) at Florida Everblades (11-6-0) 7:30 ET
• Florida won 4-1 on Wednesday to tie the season series with Alaska 2-2-0.
• Alaska is 5-2-0 when they are out shot by their opponents.
David Cornacchia leads the Everblades with three assists and four points in four games against Alaska.
Josh Soares leads the Aces against Florida with three goals and is tied for the team lead with three points.

Wheeling Nailers (8-5-2) at Trenton Devils (6-11-0) 7:30 ET
• Trenton won 3-2 in a shootout on Nov. 25 and is 1-1-0 with Wheeling.
• Wheeling is 2-0-0 when tied after the second period.
Jason Paige leads the Devils against Wheeling with three assists and three points.
• Nailers’ David Brown is 0-0-1 with a 1.85 goals-against average against Trenton.

Mississippi Sea Wolves (5-13-1) at Augusta Lynx (9-7-2) 7:35 ET
• Mississippi won 3-1 on Nov. 24 to lead season series 2-1-0 and the all-time series 9-6-2.
• Augusta is 3-1-1 in their last five games.
Stanislav Lascek leads the Sea Wolves against Augusta with two goals, three assists and five points.
• Lynx’s Louis Goulet leads the team with two goals and four points in three games against Mississippi.

Columbia Inferno (8-8-3) at Charlotte Checkers (7-4-3) 7:35 ET
• Columbia won 4-1 on Thursday to improve to 1-2-1 this season against Charlotte.
• Charlotte ranks eighth in the ECHL on the power play at home with 21.8 percent (12-for-55).
• Inferno’s Brad Ralph leads the team with four assists and five points in four games against Charlotte.
Blake Bellefeuille leads the Checkers against Columbia with four points (2g-2a).

South Carolina Stingrays (8-9-1) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (3-11-1) 7:05 CT
• Pensacola is 89.3 percent (25-for-28) on the penalty kill in their last five games.
• South Carolina is 5-1-0 when leading after the second period.
• Ice Pilots’ Mike Sgroi has eight points (2g-6a) in seven games.
• Rookie Andrew Gordon has 12 points (6g-6a) in nine games with the Stingrays.

Gwinnett Gladiators (11-3-1) at Texas Wildcatters (12-2-3) 7:30 CT
• Texas won 3-1 on Nov. 22 to lead season series 2-0-0 and tie the all-time series with Gwinnett 7-7-1.
• Gwinnett is 4-0-0 on the road this season.
• Wildcatters’ Brandon Benedict and Danick Bouchard each have four points (1g-3a) against Gwinnett.
• Gladiators’ Jamie Milam (3g) and Mike Hamilton (3a) lead the team against Texas with three points each.

Stockton Thunder (6-9-2) at Utah Grizzlies (8-9-1) 7:05 MT
• Stockton won 4-3 in a shootout at Utah on Nov. 28 and is 1-1-0 in season series and 8-6-0 all-time.
• Utah is 3-1-1 in their last five games.
Jonas Almtorp leads the Thunder with two goals and three points in two games against Utah.
• Grizzlies’ Keith Johnson leads the team with four goals and six points in two games against Stockton.

Phoenix RoadRunners (6-9-2) at Victoria Salmon Kings (13-5-0) 7:00 PT
• Phoenix is 3-0-0 when leading after the second period.
• Victoria is 9-1-0 at home this season and leads the season series 2-0-0 with Phoenix.
• RoadRunners’ Sean O’Connor (2g-1a) and Daniel Sisca (1g-2a) each have three points against Victoria.
• Salmon Kings’ Billy Thompson is 1-0-0 with a 2.77 goals-against average in one game against Phoenix.

Idaho Steelheads (6-5-6) at Las Vegas Wranglers (14-2-0) 7:05 PT
• Idaho leads the ECHL on the power play with 23.9 percent (26-for-109).
• Las Vegas has won their last 10 games, including a 4-3 win against Idaho on Thursday.
• Steelheads’ Lance Galbraith had a goal on Thursday to extend his scoring streak to four games (2g-3a).
Justin Donati and Bruce Mulherin each recorded two assists for the Wranglers on Thursday against Idaho.

Bakersfield Condors (4-10-3) at Fresno Falcons (6-5-3) 7:30 PT
• Bakersfield is 21-10-6 all-time with Fresno, including 1-1-0 this season.
• Fresno has picked up five points in the standings in their last four games (2-1-1).
Brett Lutes leads the Condors with three points (1g-2a) in two games against Fresno this season.
• Falcons’ goaltender Kris Mayotte is 1-0-1 with a .918 save percentage against Bakersfield in two 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 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.