ECHL Today – November 26

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Reading Royals (10-2-1) at Trenton Titans (7-5-2) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Royals won 5-0 at home on Tuesday to improve to 2-1-0 against Trenton.
* Titans won 3-0 at home on November 9 and are 1-1-1 against the Royals.
* Reading is tied for second in the league in goals against with 2.38 while Trenton ranks fourth with 2.50.
* Cody Rudkowsky is 2-1-0 with a shutout and goals against average of 0.98 in three starts against Trenton.

Charlotte Checkers (7-4-1) at Augusta Lynx (6-5-2) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Charlotte went 4-2-0 in 2004-05 to improve its record to 14-15-7 against Augusta.
* Defenseman Shaun Fisher has four points (3g-1a) and leads the Lynx with a +6 rating in five home games.
* Checkers have won two games in a row by identical scores of 5-2.
* Joel Stepp has five points (1g-4a) in his last five games for the Lynx.

South Carolina Stingrays (3-8-5) at Columbia Inferno (8-5-2) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Five different players scored three points in South Carolina’s 8-7 win over Gwinnett on Friday.
* Brandon Nolan scored twice in Columbia’s 4-3 overtime loss to Pensacola on Friday.
* Teams split their first two meetings of 2005-06 with the road team winning each game.
* Stingrays are 6-for-17 (35.3 percent) on the power play against Columbia.

Florida Everblades (7-5-0) at Greenville Grrrowl (9-4-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Mike Brodeur stopped 35 of 36 shots in Greenville’s 3-1 win over the Everblades on Tuesday.
* Everblades are 3-1-0 and have outscored their opponents 13-6 after a loss.
* Greenville went 4-for-7 (57.1 percent) on the power play in its 8-2 win at Augusta on Friday.
* Ryan Brindley leads Florida in power-play goals with two and the defense with eight points.

Johnstown Chiefs (3-7-4) at Wheeling Nailers (11-2-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Nailers are 3-0-0 against Johnstown in 2005-06 and 65-39-13 all-time against the Chiefs.
* Johnstown’s J.B. Bittner has two game-winning goals and three points (2g-1a) in his last three games.
* Brendon Hodge leads Wheeling with four goals and five points in three games against Johnstown.
* Chiefs’ Morgan Cey is 2-0-0 with goals-against of 1.50 and save percentage of .952 in his last two starts.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (4-7-1) at Gwinnett Gladiators (7-3-2) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Ice Pilots scored three unanswered goals in 4-3 overtime win at Columbia on Friday.
* Seven different players scored two points in the Gladiators’ 8-7 loss at South Carolina on Friday.
* ECHL All-Star Corey Neilson has six points (1g-5a) in his last four games for Pensacola.
* Gwinnett is 2-0-0 and has outscored the Ice Pilots 13-4 in 2005-06.

Dayton Bombers (5-10-0) at Toledo Storm (7-3-3) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Bombers won the last two meetings against the Storm (4-2 on Oct. 22 and 4-3 in a shootout on Oct. 28).
* Scooter Smith has five points (1g-4a) in three games against Dayton this season.
* Jay Latulippe has three goals and four points against the Storm in 2005-06.
* Storm’s Ken Magowan has four of his five goals at home on the power play.

Utah Grizzlies (11-4-0) at Idaho Steelheads (11-3-1) 7:10 p.m. MT
* Defenseman James Laux leads the Grizzlies with eight points (3g-5a) in the last five games.
* Steelheads ended the Grizzlies nine-game win streak with a 7-4 win on Friday.
* 2005 All-Star Ryan Kinasewich has five points (2g-3a) in his first four games with Utah.
* David Bararuk had four points (1g-3a) in Idaho’s win against the Grizzlies on Friday.

Fresno Falcons (8-3-2) at Bakersfield Condors (4-5-4) 7:00 p.m. PT
* In one-goal games, the Condors are 3-0-4 and the Falcons are 5-0-2.
* Shawn Mather scored two power-play goals in Fresno’s 6-2 win against Bakersfield on November 6.
* Condors are 3-0-3 at home scoring seven of their 20 goals (35 percent) at home on the power play.
* Luke Curtin leads the Falcons on the road with five goals and seven points in three games.

Stockton Thunder (4-6-2) at San Diego Gulls (6-7-2) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Steve Slonina scored the game winner in the Thunder’s 4-3 overtime win against the Gulls on November 5.
* Tom Lawson is 2-0-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average and .981 save percentage at home for the Gulls.
* Thunder ranks third in the ECHL on the power play going 22-for-88 (25 percent).
* Nine of Gulls’ 18 goals at home have been on the power play, accounting for 50 percent of their offense.

Victoria Salmon Kings (6-9-1) at Las Vegas Wranglers (8-4-1) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Kurt Drummond had game winner and two power-play goals in Kings’ 4-2 win at San Diego Wednesday.
* Wranglers are a perfect 8-0-0 all time against the Salmon Kings.
* Victoria’s Mike Wirll is tied for ECHL lead in power-play assists (9) and Steve Lingren is tied in goals (6).
* Mike McKenna has won his last two starts, stopping 53 of 56 shots for the Wranglers.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (6-7-2) at Phoenix RoadRunners (4-8-2) 7:11 p.m. PT
* Ice Dogs are 2-0-0 at Phoenix, winning both games in a shootout.
* RoadRunners’ snapped eight-game winless streak with 3-2 win over Victoria on Monday.
* Ice Dogs’ Greg Hewitt is second in minutes played (688) and tied for the lead in shootout wins (3).
* Phoenix’ leading scorer Cory Peckers has three goals in two games against Long Beach in 2005-06.

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