ECHL Today – November 11

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Columbia Inferno (5-2-1) at Augusta Lynx (3-2-2) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Augusta did not give up a goal in its last meeting with Columbia, winning 1-0 in overtime on October 23.
* Derek Eastman leads the Inferno and is tied for second among ECHL defenseman in power-play points (7).
* Lynx are 1-1-2 in their last four games, all of which have been decided by one goal.
* Columbia’s David Bonk has six (3g-3a) of his seven points on the road.

Dayton Reading (3-4-0) at Reading Royals (4-2-1) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Brian Gornick leads the Bombers in scoring on the road with six points (3g-3a) in three games.
* Jon Francisco had three points (1g-2a) in Reading’s 5-3 win at Dayton on November 5.
* Dayton is one of six teams in the league that has not allowed a shorthand goal.
* Royals are tied for second in the league on the penalty kill at 88.1 percent (37-for-42).

Trenton Titans (4-1-1) at Johnstown Chiefs (0-4-3) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Titans are 2-0-0 against the Chiefs in 2005-06, winning both games by a score of 3-2 in a shootout.
* J.B. Bittner has four points (2g-2a) in four home games for the Chiefs.
* Mathieu Brunelle has three points (1g-2a) and 14 penalty minutes in two games against Johnstown.
* Chiefs have scored 13 of their 16 goals in the first and second period.

Florida Everblades (4-1-0) at Gwinnett Gladiators (3-1-1) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Steve Saviano leads the Everblades with 10 points (3g-7a) through the first five games.
* Gladiators went 2-2-2 in 2004-05 and are 8-2-2 all-time against Florida.
* Nick Vukovic got his first pro game winner in Florida’s 5-4 overtime win over South Carolina on Tuesday.
* Gwinnett’s Sean Fields is 3-0-0 with a 2.27 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.

Wheeling Nailers (6-1-0) at Toledo Storm (5-2-1) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Nailers are first in the league with 4.86 goals per-game and Toledo ranks fourth at 4.13 goals per-game.
* Wheeling looks for an ECHL season-high seventh consecutive win while Toledo looks for its third straight.
* Todd Jackson leads the Storm at home with 12 points (4g-8a) in five games.
* Nailers have a combined plus-minus rating of +33 during their six-game winning streak.

Charlotte Checkers (5-0-1) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (1-4-1) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Ice Pilots were 3-0-0 in 2004-05 and improved their all-time record against Charlotte to 4-3-1.
* In the last three games, Checkers are unbeaten and scoring an average of 5.3 goals per games.
* Pensacola’s Luke Fulghum has scored five (2g-3a) of his six points at home.
* Charlotte’s Dan Girardi has five points (1g-4a) and is a +4 in his last five games.

Alaska Aces (5-2-2) at Idaho Steelheads (7-2-0) 7:10 p.m. MT
* Aces scored three unanswered goals in the third period to beat the Steelheads 5-2 on Wednesday.
* Steelheads rank second in the league in goals per-game with 4.33.
* Alaska forward Barrett Heisten had two goals and added an assist in Wednesday’s win.
* Marty Flichel leads Idaho with eight points (3g-5a) in the last five games.

Utah Grizzlies (5-3-0) at Fresno Falcons (6-2-1) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Grizzlies are 2-1-0 and a combined +24 in three road games.
* Falcons are 4-1-1 at home and have scored 20 of their 24 goals at home in the first and second period.
* Alfie Michaud has made the last four starts for Utah going 3-1-0 with a 3.11 goals-against average.
* Luke Curtin ranks second in the ECHL in scoring with 15 points (6g-9a) and is first in shots with 51.

Stockton Thunder (1-2-2) at Victoria Salmon Kings (3-6-0) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Salmon Kings scored five-consecutive goals for a 5-2 win over Stockton in their home opener on Thursday.
* Stockton’s Jeff Weber is 0-0-2 despite a 1.83 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage.
* Kings’ Jade Galbraith had two goals and an assist in Thursday’s 5-2 victory.
* Mike Lalonde leads the Thunder with five goals and six points in five games.

Bakersfield Condors (3-3-1) at Las Vegas Wranglers (4-4-1) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Condors’ Sean Venedam had a hat trick against Las Vegas, a 4-3 overtime win November 5.
* Las Vegas is second in the league on the power play at 27.5 percent (11-for-40).
* Bakersfield’s 4-3 win on November 5 was their first win at Las Vegas since December 17, 2004.
* Wranglers are 0-0-1 in 2005-06 and 14-5-1 all-time against the Condors.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (4-4-1) at Phoenix RoadRunners (3-5-1) 7:11 p.m. PT
* Ice Dogs’ Greg Hewitt is 1-0-1 in his last two starts with both games decided in a shootout.
* RoadRunners are tied for third on the power play going 14-for-54 (25.9 percent).
* Long Beach’s Christian Larrivee has all five of his goals on special teams (3ppg-2shg).
* Phoenix’ Cory Pecker leads the league in scoring (17) and goals (8) and Ed Hill leads in assists (11).

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