ECHL Today – Nov. 9

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Columbia Inferno (4-4-0) at Florida Everblades (4-3-0) 7:30 ET
• Florida was 5-0-0 at home against Columbia in 2006-07 and leads the all-time series 25-12-7.
• Columbia leads the ECHL with 4.25 goals per game.
• Everblades’ Justin Peters is 3-2-0 with a 1.58 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage.
• Inferno’s Jeff Miles has seven points (4g-3a) in three games in November.

Reading Royals (6-4-0) at Wheeling Nailers (3-3-1) 7:35 ET
• Reading was 3-2-0 at Wheeling in 2006-07 and leads the all-time series 27-22-6.
• Wheeling ranks third in the ECHL on the power play at home with 33.3 percent (10-for-30).
• Royals’ Chris Blight has eight points (4g-4a) in 10 games.
• Nailers’ Sean Collins is tied for eighth in the ECHL with nine assists.

Mississippi Sea Wolves (1-6-1) at Gwinnett Gladiators (7-1-0) 7:35 ET
• Gwinnett is 2-0-0 at Mississippi this season and leads the all-time series 5-4-2.
• Mississippi is 83.3 percent (25-for-30) on the penalty kill in November.
Derek Nesbitt leads the Gladiators against Mississippi with three goals.
• Sea Wolves’ Lance Monych has two goals in three games against Gwinnett.

Dayton Bombers (3-2-1) at Elmira Jackals (3-3-1) 7:35 ET
• Elmira is 2-2-1 at home this season.
• Dayton is 2-1-0 when trailing after the second period.
• Jackals’ defenseman Joe Grimaldi has two assists and two points in two games in November.
Yannick Tifu leads the Bombers with 10 assists and 12 points in six games.

Texas Wildcatters (6-1-1) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (1-6-1) 7:05 CT
• Wildcatters are 2-0-0 at Pensacola this season and lead the all-time series 17-16-4.
• Pensacola is 1-0-0 when leading after the first period.
• Texas’ Danick Bouchard and John McNabb each have three goals and two assists against Pensacola.
• Ice Pilots’ Mike Tuomi has a goal and an assist in two games against Texas.

Victoria Salmon Kings (5-2-0) at Utah Grizzlies (3-5-0) 7:05 MT
• Victoria was 4-1-0 at Utah in 2006-07 and leads the all-time series 9-8-0.
• Utah is 2-0-0 in one-goal games.
Milan Gajic leads the Salmon Kings with 10 assists and 14 points in seven games.
• Grizzlies’ Scott Burt has a six-game point streak (5g-5a).

Alaska Aces (5-2-1) at Idaho Steelheads (2-2-4) 7:10 MT
• Aces won 4-3 in a shootout on Wednesday to lead the season series 1-0-0 and the all-time series 18-12-3.
• Steelheads are 2-0-2 at home this season.
Matt Shasby (1g-1a) and Peter Metcalf (0g-2a) lead Alaska against Idaho with two points each.
Mark Bomersback, Matt Craig and Taggart Desmet each had a goal for Idaho on Wednesday.

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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.