ECHL Today – Nov. 7

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Bakersfield Condors (3-3-2) at Reading Royals (5-4-0) 6:35 ET
• Bakersfield is 1-1-1 all-time against Reading.
• Reading is 3-1-0 when tied after the first period.
• Condors’ defenseman Kevin Truelson has a four-game point streak (2g-2a).
• Royals’ Patrick Jarrett is tied for fourth in the ECHL with nine assists in nine games.

Augusta Lynx (2-3-1) at Dayton Bombers (3-2-0) 7:00 ET
• Dayton is tied for third in the ECHL on the power play at home with 33.3 percent (8-for-24).
• Augusta is tied for seventh in the ECHL on the penalty kill with 88.2 percent (45-for-51).
• Since being acquired from Las Vegas on Oct. 25 Matt Beaudoin has nine points (3g-6a) for the Bombers.
• Lynx rookie Matt Auffrey has four points (2g-2a).

South Carolina Stingrays (5-3-1) at Charlotte Checkers (4-2-0) 7:05 ET
• Charlotte won 3-2 at South Carolina on Oct. 30 to improve to 56-44-9 all-time against the Stingrays.
• South Carolina is tied for fifth in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 20.8 percent (11-for-53).
• Checkers’ Joe Barnes and Dusty Jamieson each had a goal and an assist against Stingrays on Oct. 30.
Cail MacLean leads South Carolina against Charlotte with two assists and two points.

Wheeling Nailers (3-2-1) at Cincinnati Cyclones (4-3-0) 7:30 ET
• Cincinnati was 3-3-0 at home against Wheeling in 2006-07 and is 13-22-4 all-time against the Nailers.
• Wheeling ranks second in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 91.7 percent (11-for-12).
Jean-Michel Daoust leads the Cyclones with six assists in seven games.
• Nailers’ Sean Collins has a six-game assist streak (9a).

Alaska Aces (4-2-1) at Idaho Steelheads (2-2-3) 7:10 MT
• Alaska is 4-0-0 when leading after the second period.
• Idaho ranks fifth in the ECHL on the power play at home with 25.0 percent (5-for-20).
• Aces’ Olivier Filion (2g-5a) and Matt Shasby (1g-6a) are tied for the team scoring lead with seven points.
• Kelly Cup MVP Steve Silverthorn is 1-1-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average for the Steelheads.

Stockton Thunder (5-3-0) at Phoenix RoadRunners (4-4-0) 7:11 MT
• Stockton is 2-0-0 against Phoenix this season and leads the all-time series 11-2-1.
• Phoenix is 3-0-0 when leading after the second period.
Andy Contois leads the Thunder against Phoenix with three points (2g-1a) in two games.
• RoadRunners’ Daniel Sisca and Ian Turner each have 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.