ECHL Today – October 21

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Dayton Bombers (0-0-0) at Toledo Storm (0-0-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Toledo has won its home opener in each of the last two seasons by a combined score of 5-1.
* Dayton has lost its last two season-opening games by a combined score of 5-10.
* Storm went 9-1-1 with a 1.97 goals-against average and .929 save percentage against Dayton in 2004-05.
* Bombers had a team plus-minus rating of -125 on the road in 2004-05.

South Carolina Stingrays (0-0-0) at Augusta Lynx (0-0-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Lynx has lost its last two home openers.
* South Carolina has won the last two season openers on the road with each decided by one goal.
* Stingrays went 4-2-1 and had a 1.82 goals-against average against Augusta in 2004-05.
* Lynx had the league’s best power play at 20.4 percent in 2004-05.

Johnstown Chiefs (0-0-0) at Columbia Inferno (0-0-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
* This is the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.
* Inferno went 22-6-8 with a 2.03 goals-against average at home in 2004-05.
* Chiefs opened the 2004-05 season with eight consecutive one-goal games, going 3-0-5.
* Johnstown went 8-22-6 on the road in 2004-05 and 19-14-3 on the road in 2003-04.

Charlotte Checkers (0-0-0) at Gwinnett Gladiators (0-0-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Checkers eliminated the Gladiators 3 games to 1 in the American Conference Semifinals in 2005.
* Gladiators went 5-2-1 and won the last four regular season games against the Checkers in 2004-05.
* Charlotte plays its home opener in new Charlotte Bobcats Arena on November 6 against South Carolina.
* Gladiators have gone 7-1-4 in October in each of the last two years.

Greenville Grrrowl (0-0-0) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (0-0-0) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Grrrowl eliminated Brabham Cup Champion Ice Pilots in the American Conference Quarterfinals in 2005.
* Ice Pilots won the only regular-season meeting with Greenville in 2004-05.
* Grrrowl are 4-5-0 all-time against Pensacola.
* Pensacola averaged a league-best 3.44 goals per game in 2004-05.

Phoenix RoadRunners (0-0-0) at Utah Grizzlies (0-0-0) 7:05 p.m. MT
* RoadRunners and Grizzlies both play their first-ever ECHL game.
* Grizzlies Louis Dumont is the ECHL’s all-time leader scorer with 820 points (309g-511a).
* Phoenix head coach Ron Filion makes his ECHL coaching debut tonight.
* Utah head coach Jason Christie begins his sixth season behind the bench in the ECHL.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (0-0-0) at Idaho Steelheads (0-0-0) 7:10 p.m. MT
* Ice Dogs eliminated the defending Kelly Cup Champion Steelheads in West Division Semifinals in 2005.
* Steelheads had the league’s second-best power play in 2004-05 at 19 percent.
* Idaho went 5-3-1 against the Ice Dogs in 2004-05 and is 12-5-2 all-time against Long Beach.
* Long Beach went 22-9-5 on the road in 2004-05.

Victoria Salmon Kings (0-0-0) at Fresno Falcons (0-0-0) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Salmon Kings won two of the last three games against Fresno and were 3-6-0 against Falcons in 2004-05.
* Falcons’ goaltender Brett Jaeger went 10-3-2 with a 2.44 goals-against average in 2004-05.
* Ryan Wade returns for Victoria after leading the team with 50 points (19g-31a) in 2004-05.
* Falcons lost their home opener in 2004-05, 5-1 against Las Vegas.

San Diego Gulls (0-0-0) at Alaska Aces (0-0-0) 7:15 p.m. AT
* Gulls went 5-3-2 against the Aces in 2004-05 and are 11-6-3 all-time against Alaska.
* Aces went 22-8-6 at home in 2004-05, but have lost their home opener in each of the last two seasons.
* San Diego went 12-21-3 on the road in 2004-05 compared to 23-8-5 at home.
* Alaska ranked second in the league in penalty killing at 87.7 percent in 2004-05.

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