ECHL Preseason Schedule
Opens Tuesday

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL on Wednesday announced its composite preseason schedule. The preseason has 36 games and begins on Tuesday when Trenton hosts defending Kelly Cup Champion Atlantic City in a 7:30 p.m. game at Lawrenceville, N.J.

Trenton will travel to Anchorage for a pair of preseason games against the Alaska Aces at Sullivan Arena on October 10 and 11. The Texas Wildcatters and the Idaho Steelheads will meet in a pair of preseason games, October 8 at the Manchester Ice and Event Centre in McCall, Idaho and October 10 at the Bank of America Centre in Boise, Idaho.

For the second year in a row, the BI-LO Center in Greenville will host a three-team scrimmage with the Charlotte Checkers, the Greenville Grrrowl and the Greensboro Generals taking the ice on October 11. Greenville will play Charlotte at 10 a.m. and Greensboro at 4 p.m. while Charlotte and Greensboro meet at 1 p.m. The Roanoke Express, the Wheeling Nailers and the host Johnstown Chiefs will play three games on October 11 at Cambria County War Memorial. Johnstown plays Roanoke at 4:30 p.m. and Wheeling at 8 p.m. while Wheeling and Roanoke face off at 6:15 p.m.

The ECHL opens its 16th season on October 17 with 31 teams in 17 states and welcomes nine new markets, including six from the former West Coast Hockey League, with the addition of the Alaska Aces, the Bakersfield Condors, the Fresno Falcons, the Gwinnett (Georgia) Gladiators, the Idaho (Boise) Steelheads, the Las Vegas Wranglers, the Long Beach Ice Dogs, the San Diego Gulls, and the Texas (Beaumont) Wildcatters.

2003 ECHL Preseason Schedule

October 7
Atlantic City vs. Trenton at Lawrenceville, N.J. (Louck’s Ice Center), 7:30 p.m.

October 8
Texas vs. Idaho at McCall, Idaho (Manchester Ice and Event Centre), 7:05 p.m.
Dayton vs. Wheeling at Canonsburg, Pa. (Iceoplex of South Pointe), 7 p.m.

October 9
Charlotte at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m.
Greenville at Roanoke (Ice Station), 8 p.m.

October 10
Roanoke vs. Johnstown at Altoona, Pa. (Galactic Ice), 7 p.m.
Atlantic City at Reading, 7:05 p.m.
South Carolina at Greenville, 7:05 p.m.
Dayton at Toledo, 7:30 p.m.
Florence at Columbia, 7:30 p.m.
Augusta at Gwinnett, 7:35 p.m.
Louisiana at Pensacola, 7:05 p.m.
Texas at Idaho, 7:05 p.m.
Bakersfield at Las Vegas, 7 p.m.
Long Beach at Fresno (Gateway Ice Center), 7 p.m.
Trenton at Alaska, 7 p.m.

October 11
Trenton at Alaska, 7 p.m.
Gwinnett at Augusta, 7:35 p.m.
Las Vegas at Bakersfield, 7 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. Dayton at Kettering, Ohio (Kettering Recreation Center), 7 p.m.
Columbia at Florence, 7:30 p.m.
Mississippi at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Charlotte at Greenville, 10 a.m.
Charlotte vs. Greensboro at Greenville, S.C. (BI-LO Center), 1 p.m.
Greensboro at Greenville, 4 p.m.
Texas at Idaho, 7:05 p.m.
Roanoke at Johnstown, 4:30 p.m.
Wheeling vs. Roanoke at Johnstown, Pa. (Cambria County War Memorial), 6:15 p.m.
Wheeling at Johnstown, 8 p.m.
Louisiana at Pensacola, 7:05 p.m.
Fresno vs. Long Beach at Lakewood, Calif. (Glacial Garden), 7 p.m.

October 12
Reading vs. Atlantic City at Red Bank, N.J. (Red Bank Armory), 2:05 p.m.
Toledo at Cincinnati (SportsPlus), 7 p.m.
Mississippi at Florida, 3 p.m.

October 13
Columbia at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

October 14
Charlotte at Greensboro (Greensboro Ice House), 8 p.m.