ECHL Today – Oct. 17

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Charlotte Checkers (0-0-0) at Florida Everblades (0-0-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
• Florida was 5-1-0 against Charlotte in 2007-08 and is 28-12-3 overall against the Checkers.
• Charlotte ranked sixth in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road in 2007-08 with 84.5 percent (174-for-206).
• Everblades were eighth in the ECHL on the power play at home in 2007-08 with 20.5 percent (43-for-210).
• Checkers were 18-4-3 when leading after the first period in 2007-08.

Mississippi Sea Wolves (0-0-0) at Augusta Lynx (0-0-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
• Augusta was 3-0-1 at home against Mississippi in 2007-08 and is 11-7-3 overall against the Sea Wolves.
• Mississippi went 3-1 and averaged 4.25 goals per game in their last four games of 2007-08.
• Lynx were 25-15-3 when out shooting their opponents in 2007-08.
• Sea Wolves were 20-3-0 when leading after the second period in 2007-08.

Johnstown Chiefs (0-0-0) at Trenton Devils (0-0-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
• Johnstown was 8-2-0 against Trenton in 2007-08 and is 38-33-11 overall against the Devils.
• Trenton won its last three games of 2007-08.
• Chiefs were 13-6-6 in one-goal games in 2007-08.
• Devils were 16-2-0 when leading after the second period in 2007-08.

Reading Royals (0-0-0) at Elmira Jackals (0-0-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Reading was 6-4-1 with two overtime wins against Elmira in 2007-08.
• Elmira had 44 points (21-13-2) at home in 2007-08.
• Royals were 8-3-1 when tied after the second period in 2007-08.
• Jackals ranked 10th in the ECHL on the penalty kill in 2007-08 with 83.5 percent (365-for-437).

Cincinnati Cyclones (0-0-0) at Wheeling Nailers (0-0-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
• Cincinnati has won the last eight meetings and was 10-1-0 against Wheeling in 2007-08.
• Wheeling had 11 shorthand goals in 2007-08.
• Cyclones became only the third team in history to win both the Brabham Cup and the Kelly Cup in 2007-08.
• Nailers were 12-5-7 in one-goal games in 2007-08.

Victoria Salmon Kings (0-0-0) at Phoenix RoadRunners (0-0-0) 7:05 p.m. PT
• Phoenix was 3-1-1 against Victoria at home in 2007-08 and is 11-5-4 overall against the Salmon Kings.
• Salmon Kings tied for third in the ECHL in 2007-08 with 256 goals.
Daniel Sisca led the RoadRunners with nine assists and 11 points against Victoria in 2007-08.
• Victoria tied for fourth in the ECHL on the power play on the road in 2007-08 with 20.1 percent (41-for-204).

Las Vegas Wranglers (0-0-0) at Alaska Aces (0-0-0) 7:15 p.m. AT
• Alaska was 3-0-0 at home and 4-2-0 overall against Las Vegas in 2007-08.
• Wranglers led the ECHL on the power play on the road in 2007-08 with 23.5 percent (47-for-200).
• Aces are 4-1-0 in home openers and 125-39-16 all-time at Sullivan Arena, including 23-9-4 in 2007-08.
• Las Vegas is first ECHL team to have three consecutive 100-point seasons: 112 in 2005-06, 106 in 2006-07 and 106 in 2007-08.

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Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts
• Affiliations with 26 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League marking 11th consecutive season that the league has had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL.
359 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
• 103 have played their first NHL game in the last four seasons.
• There were 72 former ECHL players on NHL opening-day rosters and there have been 103 former ECHL players who have played their first game in the NHL in the past four seasons. Twenty-six former ECHL players made their NHL debut in 2007-08, including six who played in both the ECHL and the NHL as goaltender Chris Beckford-Tseu (Alaska and St. Louis), Adam Berti (Pensacola and Chicago), Joe Jensen (Wheeling and Carolina), Dan LaCosta (Elmira and Columbus), Jonathan Quick (Reading and Los Angeles) and Danny Taylor (Reading and Los Angeles).
• More than 100 players under contract to NHL teams have played in the ECHL this season.
• Four former ECHL players have made their NHL debut this season: former Wheeling Nailers defenseman Paul Bissonnette (Pittsburgh on Oct. 4), former Charlotte Checkers defenseman Steve MacIntyre (Edmonton on Oct. 15), former Las Vegas Wranglers defenseman Adam Pardy (Calgary on Oct. 9) and former Gwinnett Gladiators center Jared Ross (Philadelphia on Oct. 11).
• Record 51 former ECHL players played their first NHL game in 2005-06.
• ECHL has been represented on last eight Stanley Cup champions.
• 18 Former ECHL coaches on NHL staffs.
• ECHL has been represented on last 19 Calder Cup champions.
• ECHL has affiliations with 25 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.
2009 ECHL All-Star Game and Skills Competition will be hosted by the Reading Royals, City of Reading and Sovereign Center on Jan. 20-21, 2009.
• In the last six 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.
• Further information on the ECHL is available from its website at ECHL.com.