ECHL Today – Oct. 18

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Reading Royals (0-1-0) at Trenton Devils (0-1-0) 7 p.m. ET
• Reading was 7-3-2 against Trenton in 2007-08 and is 35-32-8 overall against the Royals.
• Trenton was 80 percent (4-for-5) on the penalty kill on Friday against Johnstown.
Jeff Corey and Shawn Snider each scored a goal for the Royals on Friday against Elmira.
Chris Poli scored a goal for the Devils on Friday against Johnstown.

Mississippi Sea Wolves (1-0-0) at Gwinnett Gladiators (0-0-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Mississippi was 2-1-0 on the road against Gwinnett in 2007-08 and is 8-6-1 overall against the Gladiators.
• Gwinnett ranked second in the ECHL on the power play in 2007-08 with 21.5 percent (88-for-409).
• Rookie Ryan Cruthers scored two goals and had an assist for the Sea Wolves on Friday at Augusta.
• Gladiators were 27-2-2 when leading after the second period in 2007-08.

Augusta Lynx (0-1-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (0-0-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
• South Carolina was 4-1-0 at home against Augusta in 2007-08 and is 45-24-12 overall against the Lynx.
• Lynx’s Aaron Slattengren and Matt Auffrey each scored a goal and had an assist on Friday against Mississippi.
• Stingrays had 50 points (25-11-0) at home in 2007-08.
• Augusta was 18.2 percent (2-for-11) on the power play on Friday.

Wheeling Nailers (1-0-0) at Johnstown Chiefs (1-0-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
• Chiefs were 9-4-0, including 4-2-0 at home, against Wheeling in 2007-08 and is 72-64-15 overall against the Nailers.
• Wheeling scored seven goals on Friday.
Ryan Garlock scored two goals for the Chiefs on Friday against Trenton.
Andrew Lord scored two goals and had an assist for the Nailers on Friday against Cincinnati.

Charlotte Checkers (0-1-0) at Florida Everblades (1-0-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
• Florida won 6-3 against Charlotte on Friday and is 29-12-3 overall against the Checkers.
Peter Tsimikalis scored two goals for the Checkers on Friday against Florida.
Danick Bouchard scored two goals for the Everblades on Friday against Charlotte.
• Charlotte was 81.8 percent (9-for-11) on the penalty kill on Friday against Florida.

Cincinnati Cyclones (0-1-0) at Dayton Bombers (0-0-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
• Cincinnati was 8-3-1 against Dayton in 2007-08 and is 35-18-5 overall against the Bombers.
• Dayton was 13-7-6 when tied after the first period in 2007-08.
Thomas Beauregard had a hat trick for the Cyclones on Friday against Wheeling.
• Bombers ranked 10th in the ECHL on the power play at home in 2007-08 with 19.8 percent (37-for-187).

Utah Grizzlies (0-0-0) at Idaho Steelheads (0-0-0) 7:10 p.m. MT
• Utah was 5-2-3 against Idaho in 2007-08 to improve to 8-16-1 overall against the Steelheads.
• Idaho was 6-1-0 in their last seven games of the regular season in 2007-08.
• Grizzlies ranked sixth in the ECHL on the power play on the road in 2007-08 with 18.2 percent (38-for-209).
Marty Flichel led the Steelheads against Utah in 2007-08 with 10 assists and 12 points.

Ontario Reign (0-0-0) at Bakersfield Condors (0-0-0) 7 p.m. PT
• Ontario’s first game since relocating from Beaumont, Texas.
• Bakersfield won six out of their last seven regular season games in 2007-08.
• Reign coach Karl Taylor was 112-82-22 in three seasons with Reading.
• Condors were 5-2-0 in two goal-games in 2007-08.

Victoria Salmon Kings (0-1-0) at Phoenix RoadRunners (1-0-0) 7:05 p.m. PT
• Phoenix won 7-1 against Victoria on Friday and is 12-5-4 overall against the Salmon Kings.
• Victoria was 82.6 percent (166-for-201) on the penalty kill on the road in 2007-08.
Matt Fornataro scored two goals and had an assist for the RoadRunners on Friday against Victoria.
Sean D. O’Connor scored the only goal for the Salmon Kings on Friday against Phoenix.

Fresno Falcons (0-0-0) at Stockton Thunder (0-0-0) 7:30 p.m. PT
• Stockton was 3-2-0 at home and 4-5-1 overall against Fresno in 2007-08.
• Fresno was 20-8-8 in one-goal games in 2007-08.
• Thunder had 14 shorthand goals in 2007-08.
• Falcons were 27-14-5 when out shooting their opponents in 2007-08.

Las Vegas Wranglers (0-1-0) at Alaska Aces (1-0-0) 7:15 p.m. AT
• Alaska won 4-1 against Las Vegas on Friday and is 18-16-5 overall against the Wranglers.
• Las Vegas had 52 points (23-7-6) on the road in 2007-08.
Colin Hemingway scored two goals and had an assist for the Aces on Friday against Las Vegas.
Mick Lawrence scored a goal for the Wranglers on Friday against Alaska.

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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 (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.