ECHL Today – November 5

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Reading Royals (3-0-1) at Dayton Bombers (3-3-0) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Michael Ayers stopped 20 of 21 shots in the Bombers 2-1 win over Victoria on Friday.
* Mike Pandolfo had two goals and an assist in Reading’s 3-2 win at Greenville on Friday.
* Royals went 7-2-0 in 2004-05 and are 13-5-0 all time against the Bombers.
* Bombers have scored the first goal in four of their six games, going 3-1-0.

Wheeling Nailers (4-1-0) at Johnstown Chiefs (0-3-3) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Brendan Hodge (2g-1a) and Arpad Mihaly (0g-3a) had three points in Nailers’ 6-4 win over Toledo Friday.
* Three of Johnstown’s last four games have gone past regulation, going 0-1-3 in that span.
* Wheeling is 62-39-13 all time against the Chiefs, going 5-3-0 in 2004-05.
* Chiefs have scored the first goal in four of their six games.

Charlotte Checkers (3-0-1) at South Carolina Stingrays (2-2-3) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Stingrays’ rookie Jeff Legue leads the league in power-play goals with four.
* Juris Stals had three points (2g-1a) in Charlotte’s 5-4 overtime win against the Stingrays on October 29.
* Ten different players registered a point in South Carolina’s 5-4 loss to Gwinnett on Friday.
* Checkers are tied for the league lead in shorthand goals with three.

Gwinnett Gladiators (3-0-1) at Greenville Grrrowl (3-3-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Chris Durno had a goal and two assists in Gwinnett’s 5-4 win at South Carolina on Friday.
* Grrrowl went 3-1-1 in 2004-05, improving their record to 5-5-2 all time against the Gladiators.
* Gladiators are 2-0-0 and have scored a combined 11 goals on the road in 2005-06.
* Mike Brodeur has made the last four starts for Greenville, going 2-2-0 with a 2.65 goals-against average.

Victoria Salmon Kings (2-4-0) at Toledo Storm (3-2-1) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Kings have scored eight of their 18 goals on the power play, accounting for 44 percent of their offense.
* Ken Magowan has nine points (4g-5a) in his last five games for the Storm.
* Storm is unbeaten in regulation at home in 2005-06, going 2-0-1 and averaging five goals per game.
* Rob Muntain has made the last four starts for Victoria, going 2-2-0 with a 3.79 goals-against average.

Augusta Lynx (3-2-1) at Florida Everblades (2-1-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Phil Osaer stopped 36 of 38 shots in Florida’s 3-2 win over the Lynx on Friday.
* Lynx’ Brian Passmore has four points (2g-2a) and is a +3 in his last five games.
* Everblades have won their last two games at home by a combined score of 7-3.
* Augusta is 1-1-1 in the last three games, all of which have been decided by one goal.

Columbia Inferno (4-2-1) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (1-3-1) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Ice Pilots scored five unanswered goals for their first win of the season, 5-2 against the Inferno on Friday.
* David Bonk scored both goals for the Inferno, one shorthand, in Friday’s loss to Pensacola.
* Todd Ford stopped all 27 shots in relief of Frederic Cloutier in the Ice Pilots 5-2 win on Friday.
* Inferno defenseman Derek Eastman has six of his team-leading seven points on the power play (1ppg-5ppa).

Alaska Aces (4-2-1) at Utah Grizzlies (4-3-0) 7:05 p.m. MT
* Grizzlies scored four unanswered goals in their 4-1 win over Alaska on Friday.
* Alaska’s Chris Beckford-Tseu is 2-0-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average in his last two starts.
* Utah has won its last two games, outscoring its opponents 10-4 in that span.
* Aces have outscored their opponents 13-7 in the first two periods and have been outscored 6-3 in the third.

Las Vegas Wranglers (3-1-0) at Bakersfield Condors (2-2-1) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Wranglers went 5-4-0 in 2004-05, improving their record to 14-5-0 against the Condors.
* Sean Venedam had two power-play goals and an assist in Condors’ 6-5 shootout loss to San Diego Friday.
* Las Vegas scored three of its five goals on the power play in Friday’s 5-3 win over Phoenix.
* Scott Basiuk has four assists in two home games for the Condors in 2005-06.

Fresno Falcons (4-1-1) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (3-4-0) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Luke Curtin scored four goals and an assist in Fresno’s 5-2 win at Long Beach on October 28.
* Ice Dogs scored three unanswered goals in their 3-2 win on Friday, handing Idaho its first loss of 2005-06.
* Falcons are averaging 3.67 goals per game in their first six games in 2005-06, compared to 1.67 in 2004-05.
* After losing their first four games, Long Beach has won three straight outscoring opponents 11-4.

Stockton Thunder (0-1-2) at San Diego Gulls (2-5-0) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Jeff Weber stopped 42 of 44 shots in Stockton’s 3-2 shootout loss to Fresno on Friday.
* Four different players had two points for the Gulls in their 5-4 shootout win at Bakersfield on Friday.
* Thunders’ first three games have all been decided by one goal, with the last two decided by a shootout.
* After starting 2005-06 on a seven-game road trip, San Diego plays its home opener tonight.

Idaho Steelheads (6-1-0) at Phoenix RoadRunners (3-4-0) 7:11 p.m. PT
* Phoenix scored all three goals on the power play in Friday’s 5-3 loss to Las Vegas.
* Steelheads suffered their first loss of the season on Friday, 3-1 loss at Long Beach.
* RoadRunners lead all ECHL team in third-period goals with 14.
* Matt Yeats is a perfect 5-0-0 for Idaho, recording a 2.20 goals-against average and .920 save percentage.

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