Today In The ECHL – November 7

Toledo Storm (4-3-1) at Johnstown Chiefs (5-2-0) 7:00 ET

* Toledo is 1-0-0 against Johnstown in 2003-04 and is 51-25-11 all-time in the regular season.
* Chiefs’ Arturs Irbe leads the ECHL with a .954 save percentage and a 1.25 goals against average.
* Storm’s Morton Ask scored two goals against Johnstown in their first meeting.
* Johnstown’s Jason Notermann is tied for the ECHL rookie lead with five goals and two game-winning goals.

Columbus Cottonmouths (3-7-1) at South Carolina Stingrays (4-3-0) 7:30 ET

* South Carolina was 8-0-0 against Columbus in 2002-03 and is 10-0-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Cottonmouths’ Dan Tudin scored two goals in Thursday’s 4-3 overtime loss at Gwinnett.
* Stingrays rank fourth in the ECHL in fewest goals allowed with 2.43 goals per game.
* Columbus’ J.F. Plourde is tied for the ECHL lead among rookies with five goals.

Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (7-2-0) at Trenton Titans (4-4-0) 7:30 ET

* Trenton is 1-1-0 against Atlantic City in 2003-04 after a 2-1 win on Thursday.
* Bullies’ Sam Paolini is tied for the ECHL rookie lead in goals (5) and points (12).
* Titans’ Andrew Allen is 4-1-0 with a 2.17 goals against average in his last five games.
* Bullies rank third in the ECHL in fewest goals allowed with 2.11 goals per game.

Greensboro Generals (5-3-0) at Charlotte Checkers (2-3-2) 7:30 ET

* Charlotte was 4-3-2 against Greensboro in 2002-03 and is 13-3-2 all-time in the regular season.
* Greensboro is tied for third in the ECHL in scoring, averaging 3.75 goals per game.
* Dusty Jamieson (3g-3a) and Allan Egeland (2g-4a) lead the Checkers in scoring.
* Generals’ Geno Parrish ranks third among ECHL defensemen in assists (8) and is tied for third in points (9).

Greenville Grrrowl (5-3-0) at Columbia Inferno (5-3-1) 7:30 ET

* Columbia was 8-1-0 against Greenville in 2002-03 and is 12-4-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Greenville has scored six of the teams 15 goals this season on the power play.
* Inferno’s Jesse Schultz’s five goals tie him for the ECHL lead among rookies and defensemen.
* Han Sung Kim, ECHL’s first Korean born player leads the Grrrowl with four goals.

Gwinnett Gladiators (6-1-1) at Florence Pride (3-3-1) 7:30 ET

* First-ever meeting between Florence and Gwinnett.
* Gwinnett is tied for third in the ECHL in scoring, averaging 3.75 goals per game.
* Pride is 0-3-1 against Southern Division teams and 3-0-0 against the rest of the ECHL.
* Gladiators’ Brandon Dietrich is tied for second in the ECHL with 10 assists.

Augusta Lynx (3-5-0) at Roanoke Express (4-4-0) 7:30 ET

* Roanoke was 2-0-0 against Augusta in 2002-03 and is 6-0-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Scott Kelman leads Augusta in scoring with eight points (4g-4a).
* Express’ Tim O’Connell is tied for third among ECHL defensemen with four goals.
* Lynx rank 29th in the ECHL in fewest goals allowed with 3.88 goals per game.

Fresno Falcons (3-3-0) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (5-1-0) 7:05 CT

* First-ever meeting between Fresno and Pensacola.
* Ice Pilots lead the ECHL in scoring averaging 4.83 goals per game.
* Greg Bullock has scored a point in each of Fresno’s first six games (2g-6a).
* Pensacola’s Cory Neilson is tied for the ECHL lead among defensemen in assists (9) and points (11).

Reading Royals (3-2-2) at Peoria Rivermen (3-3-1) 7:05 CT

* Peoria was 2-0-0 against Reading in 2002-03 and is 3-1-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Royals’ David Masse leads ECHL rookies in assists (9) and is tied for the rookie lead in points (12).
* Rivermen lead the ECHL with three shorthand goals.
* Reading’s Cody Rudkowsky ranks second in the ECHL with a .938 save percentage.

Louisiana IceGators (3-2-0) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (3-3-2) 7:35 CT

* Louisiana is 2-0-0 against Mississippi in 2003-04 and is 30-18-8 all-time in the regular season.
* Mississippi’s Greg Gardner is 0-1-1 with a 1.93 goals against average in two games against Louisiana.
* IceGators’ power play is fourth in the ECHL with 24.0 percent (6-for-25).
* Jeff Hutchins has a goal in each of Mississippi’s first four home games (5 goals).

Cincinnati Cyclones (5-4-0) at Idaho Steelheads (5-5-0) 7:05 MT

* First-ever meeting between Cincinnati and Idaho.
* Idaho’s Blair Allison is 3-1-0 and tied for second in the ECHL with a 1.50 goals against average.
* Cyclones’ Garrett Prosofsky has six points (4g-2a) in his last four games.
* Jan Kopecky leads the Steelheads in scoring with 10 points (4g-6a).

Bakersfield Condors (2-5-1) at Las Vegas Wranglers (7-1-2) 7:05 PT

* Las Vegas is 1-0-0 against Bakersfield after a 4-2 win on October 21.
* Bakersfield’s Joe Watkins is 2-2-0 and tied for third in the ECHL with a 1.50 goals against average.
* Wranglers’ Chris Kenady scored a goal and tallied two assists in their first meeting.
* Condors’ power play is 31st in the ECHL with 5.0 percent (2-for-40).

Alaska Aces (4-3-0) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (3-4-1) 7:30 PT

* Long Beach was 10-4-0 against Alaska in 2002-03 and is 22-8-1 all-time in the regular season.
* Aces’ power play ranks fifth in the ECHL with 23.1 percent (9-for-39).
* Ice Dogs’ penalty kill ranks fifth in the ECHL with 90.2 percent (37-for-41).
* Alaska’s Mark Smith has four goals and five assists in his last five games.

Florida Everblades (5-2-2) at San Diego Gulls (2-1-1) 7:35 PT

* First-ever meeting between San Diego and Florida.
* Florida’s Keith Anderson leads the ECHL in scoring with nine goals and 18 points.
* Gulls are tied for the ECHL lead for fewest goals allowed with 2.00 goals per game.
* Everblades rank second in the ECHL in scoring, averaging 4.11 goals per game.