ECHL Today – October 22

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San Diego Gulls (0-1-0) at Alaska Aces (1-0-0) 2:05 p.m. AT
* Chris Minard had an assist and scored the game-winning goal in Alaska’s 2-1 win over the Gulls on Friday.
* Gulls scored their only goal on the power play (1-for-6) in Friday’s 2-1 loss at Alaska.
* Aces won first home opener in three years in front of 5,702 fans on Friday.
* Tyler Weiman stopped 23 of 25 shots in his ECHL debut, a 2-1 loss at Alaska on Friday.

Toledo Storm (1-0-0) at Dayton Bombers (0-1-0) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Scooter Smith had the game-winning goal and four assists in Toledo’s 6-5 win against Dayton on Friday.
* Bombers’ Jay Latulippe had three points (2g-1a) in Friday’s 6-5 loss at Toledo.
* Ken Magowan and Todd Jackson scored two goals each in Storm’s 6-5 win over the Bombers on Friday.
* Dating back to 2004-05, Dayton is 1-4-1 in its last six games against Toledo.

Reading Royals (0-0-0) at Johnstown Chiefs (0-1-0) 7:00 p.m. ET
* Chiefs’ Jason Spence had a goal and an assist in Johnstown’s 4-2 loss at Columbia on Friday.
* Royals went 5-2-0 against Johnstown in 2004-05 and have won their last four meetings against the Chiefs.
* Johnstown scored both goals on the power play, going 2-for-8, in Friday’s 4-2 loss at Columbia.
* All-Star Jon Francisco had 40 points (19g-21a) in 2004-05 and returns for his second year with the Royals.

Charlotte Checkers (1-0-0) at Greenville Grrrowl (1-0-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Charlotte won its opening game on Friday in a 1-0 shootout at Gwinnett.
* Brock Radunske scored his first professional hat trick in Greenville’s 6-2 win at Pensacola on Friday.
* Checkers’ Jeff Glass won his professional debut stopping all 34 shots in regulation on Friday.
* Grrrowl’s John Snowden had three assists in a 6-2 win at Pensacola on Friday.

Gwinnett Gladiators (0-0-1) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (0-1-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Ice Pilots went 0-for-6 on power play, losing its home opener in front of 3,296 fans to Greenville on Friday.
* Gwinnett’s Tuomas Tarkki stopped all 34 shots in his professional debut, a 1-0 shootout loss to Charlotte.
* Gladiators went 0-for-8 on the power play in 1-0 shootout loss in front of 5,874 against Charlotte on Friday.
* Pensacola went 2-1-0 against Gwinnett in 2004-05.

Columbia Inferno (1-0-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (0-1-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Inferno scored all four goals on the power play, going 4-for-10, in Friday’s 4-2 win over Johnstown.
* Stingrays lost their season opener for the first time in three years with a 4-2 loss at Augusta on Friday.
* Inferno won its home opener 4-2 against Johnstown in front of a crowd of 5,983.
* South Carolina’s Robin Gomez leads the league in penalty minutes with 15.

Wheeling Nailers (0-0-0) at Trenton Titans (0-0-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Trenton Titans raise 2005 Kelly Cup Championship banner for home opener.
* Nailers went 6-3-0 in 2004-05 and are 16-18-0 all-time against the Titans.
* Titans’ Scott Bertoli led 2005 Kelly Cup Playoffs with 24 points (6g-18a) and returns for a seventh season.
* Nailers have lost last two road games to open the season and have been shutout in both games.

Long Beach Ice Dogs (0-1-0) at Idaho Steelheads (1-0-0) 7:10 p.m. MT
* Steelheads won their home opener 4-3 against Long Beach in front of crowd of 4,544 on Friday.
* Ice Dogs Christian Larrivee had a goal and an assist in 4-3 loss at Idaho in season opener.
* Steelheads scored four straight goals in the second period to defeat Long Beach 4-3 on Friday.
* Friday’s 4-3 loss at Idaho was the first season-opening loss for Long Beach in its ECHL history.

Victoria Salmon Kings (0-1-0) at Bakersfield Condors (0-0-0) 7:00 p.m. PT
* BJ Boxma stopped 38 of 40 shots for the Salmon Kings in their 2-1 loss at Fresno on Friday.
* Condors won their home opener against Victoria 7-2 in 2004-05.
* Victoria went 0-for-9 on the power play in Friday’s 2-1 loss at Fresno.
* Bakersfield is 6-2-0 all-time against the Salmon Kings.

Stockton Thunder (0-0-0) at Fresno Falcons (1-0-0) 7:00 p.m. PT
* Thunder takes to the ice for the first time in the club’s history.
* Falcons won season opener 2-1 against Victoria on Friday in front of a crowd of 4,322 fans.
* Fraser Clair scored the game winner for Fresno in its 2-1 win over Victoria on Friday.
* Stockton’s Jake Moreland returns for fourth ECHL season after going 20-8-5 in 2004-05 with Atlantic City.

Utah Grizzlies (0-1-0) at Phoenix RoadRunners (1-0-0) 7:11 p.m. PT
* Phoenix won its first ECHL game 4-2 at Utah on Friday.
* Grizzlies dropped home opener 4-2 on Friday against Phoenix in front of a crowd of 5,159 fans.
* RoadRunners’ Cory Pecker scored two goals in Friday’s 4-2 win at Utah.
* Alfie Michaud stopped 23 of 26 shots and Utah went 2-for-6 on power play in Friday’s 4-2 loss to Phoenix.

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