Today In The ECHL – November 1

Reading Royals (3-1-1) at Johnstown Chiefs (4-2-0) 7:00 ET

* Johnstown is 8-5-0 all-time against Reading in the regular season.
* Royals’ penalty kill leads the ECHL with 96.4 percent (27-for-28).
* Chiefs’ two-time NHL All-Star Arturs Irbe leads the ECHL with a 1.33 goals against average and a .953 save percentage.
* Reading’s Jonathan Zion is tied for the ECHL lead among defensemen with four goals and eight points.

Cincinnati Cyclones (4-3-0) at Dayton Bombers (1-3-0) 7:00 ET

* Cincinnati is 2-0-0 against Dayton in 2003-04 after a 4-1 win on October 25.
* Bombers’ Jason Deskins has two goals and an assist in two games against Cincinnati.
* Cyclones’ Garrett Prosofsky scored his first hat trick of the season in Friday’s 5-1 win at Toledo.
* Dayton earned its first win of the season on Friday with a 4-1 win at Johnstown.

Augusta Lynx (2-4-0) at Greenville Grrrowl (0-4-0) 7:05 ET

* Augusta was 5-2-1 against Greenville in 2002-03 and is 18-16-3 all-time in the regular season.
* Greenville ranks 30th in the ECHL in goals allowed with 4.25 goals per game.
* Todd Bennett leads the Lynx with four goals and three power-play goals.
* Grrrowl’s penalty kill ranks third in the ECHL with 94.7 percent (18-for-19).

Charlotte Checkers (2-2-1) at Columbia Inferno (4-2-1) 7:30 ET

* Columbia was 4-1-0 against Charlotte in 2002-03 and is 7-2-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Checkers’ David St. Germain ranks fourth in the ECHL with .947 save percentage.
* Inferno’s power play is tied for fourth in the ECHL with 23.1 percent (9-for-39).
* Charlotte is tied for the ECHL lead with two shorthand goals.

Louisiana IceGators (2-2-0) at Columbus Cottonmouths (3-4-0) 7:30 ET

* Columbus was 3-2-0 against Louisiana in 2002-03 and is 3-3-0 all-time in the regular season.
* Kenny Corupe leads the IceGators in scoring with five points (2g-3a).
* Cottonmouths’ Troy Mick is tied for the ECHL lead among defensemen with four goals.
* Louisiana ranks eighth in the ECHL on the power play with 20.0 percent (4-for-20).

Trenton Titans (3-3-0) at Florence Pride (2-3-1) 7:30 ET

* Trenton was 2-1-0 against Florence in 2002-03 and is 4-2-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Pride’s Nicols Cobeil is tied for fifth among ECHL rookies with seven points (2g-5a).
* Titans’ Matt Zultek scored his first hat trick of the season in Trenton’s 4-1 win at Charlotte on Friday.
* Florence defensemen Ryan Knox scored a goal and tallied an assist in Friday’s 4-2 win against Augusta.

Gwinnett Gladiators (4-1-1) at Florida Everblades (4-1-1) 7:30 ET

* Gwinnett is 1-0-0 against Florida after a 4-3 shootout win on Friday.
* Florida’s Keith Anderson leads the ECHL in scoring with 14 points (6g-8a).
* Gladiators’ penalty kill ranks fourth in the ECHL with 93.3 percent (28-for-30).
* Everblades rank second in the ECHL, averaging 4.33 goals per game.

Greensboro Generals (4-2-0) at Roanoke Express (2-4-0) 7:30 ET

* Roanoke was 4-3-0 against Greensboro in 2002-03 and is 9-4-0 all-time in the regular season.
* Generals’ Eric Fortier is tied for second in the ECHL with six goals.
* Dan Carlson leads the Express in assists (6) and points (9), and is tied for the team lead in goals (3).
* Greensboro’s Geno Parrish is tied for the ECHL lead among defensemen lead in assists (7) and points (8).

Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (6-1-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (3-2-0) 7:30 ET

* First-ever meeting between 2001 Kelly Cup Champion South Carolina and 2003 Champion Atlantic City.
* Atlantic City ranks third in the ECHL in goals allowed (2.14) and goals against (4.00).
* Stingray’s Kirk Daubenspeck is 3-2-0 with a 2.21 goals against average and a .926 save percentage.
* Bullies rookie Sam Paolini is tied for third in the ECHL with 12 points (5g-7a).

Toledo Storm (3-2-1) at Wheeling Nailers (4-1-0) 7:30 ET

* Toledo was 8-0-1 against Wheeling during the regular season in 2002-03.
* Nailers’ J.F. Dufour is tied for the ECHL lead with three game-winning goals.
* Wes Mason leads the Storm with four goals and is tied for the team lead with five points.
* Jason Jaffray leads Wheeling in goals (5), assists (5), game-winning goals (1) and points (10).

Mississippi Sea Wolves (3-2-2) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (4-1-0) 7:05 CT

* Mississippi is 0-0-1 against Pensacola in 2003-04 and 38-15-4 all-time in the regular season.
* Pensacola leads the ECHL in scoring with 4.60 goals per game.
* Roger Maxwell scored two goal in the Sea Wolves 4-3 overtime loss against Pensacola on October 19.
* Ice Pilots’ Greg Chambers scored two power-play goals, including the game winner on October 19.

Bakersfield Condors (2-4-1) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (1-3-1) 7:00 PT

* Long Beach was 4-10-0 against Bakersfield in 2002-03 and is 19-16-4 all-time in the regular season.
* Bakersfield ranks 30th in the ECHL in scoring with 1.71 goals per game.
* Ice Dogs’ power play ranks 29th in the ECHL with 7.4 percent (2-for-27).
* Condors’ Joe Watkins is tied for fourth in the ECHL with a 1.50 goals against average.

Fresno Falcons (2-2-0) at Las Vegas Wranglers (5-1-1) 7:05 PT

* First-ever meeting between Fresno and Las Vegas.
* Las Vegas’ Greg Day leads the ECHL with 10 assists and ranks second with 12 points.
* Falcons’ Nolan Schaefer ranks second in the ECHL with a 1.43 goals against average.
* Wranglers’ Dave Cousineau leads the ECHL with four power-play goals.

Idaho Steelheads (4-4-0) at San Diego Gulls (1-1-1) 7:05 PT

* San Diego was 6-5-3 against Idaho in 2002-03 and is 30-15-5 all-time in the regular season.
* Idaho’s Dan Ellis leads the ECHL with two shootout wins.
* Gulls lead the ECHL allowing 1.67 goals per game.
* Steelheads’ road penalty kill ranks 29th in the ECHL with 61.5 percent (7-for-13).

Peoria Rivermen (2-3-1) at Alaska Aces (4-1-0) 7:00 AT

* Alaska is 2-0-0 against Peoria after a 5-2 win on Friday.
* Peoria’s Jeff Zehr has two goals in two games against Alaska.
* Aces’ Mike Scott scored two goals and tallied an assist in Friday 5-2 win.
* Trevor Baker leads the Rivermen in assist (6) and points (7).