ECHL Today – Nov. 17

Gwinnett Gladiators (6-2-3) at Columbia Inferno (3-5-4) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Gwinnett has won last nine meetings with Inferno, including 4-0 on Oct. 28, to improve to 14-6-2 all-time.
* Columbia’s Mac Faulkner scored three points (2g-1a) on Tuesday and is tied for team lead with six goals.
* Gladiators’ Blue Bennefield had two power-play goals, including the game winner, in first meeting.
* Inferno’s Luke Fulghum had three points (2g-1a) on Tuesday and is tied for team lead with six goals.

Toledo Storm (7-2-0) at Reading Royals (3-4-3) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Toledo is 3-0-0 against Royals this season and 12-2-1 in the last 15 meetings and 20-12-3 all-time.
* Arpad Mihaly leads Reading against the Storm with five goals and seven points in three games.
* Toledo’s Mike Berry has scored a goal in each of the first three games against Reading (3g).
* Reading’s Chris Bala has scored in every game but one and has eight points (1g-7a) in five games.

Charlotte Checkers (6-3-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (7-4-1) 7:05 p.m. ET
* First meeting since Stingrays eliminated Charlotte in South Division Quarterfinals.
* Charlotte was 9-2-0 against South Carolina in regular season in 2005-06, including 4-2-0 record on road.
* South Carolina’s Matt W. Reid has scored 13 (6g-7a) of his 14 points (7g-7a) in six home games.
* Checkers’ Bruce Graham has three goals in last two games and is tied for sixth in ECHL with eight goals.

Pensacola Ice Pilots (1-8-1) at Florida Everblades (8-3-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Florida has won the last seven home games against Ice Pilots and was 12-0-0 overall in 2005-06.
* Ice Pilots’ Colin Hemingway has eight-game point streak (6g-4a) and team-leading six assists and 10 points.
* Florida rookie Derek Damon had three assists on Tuesday and leads team with nine goals and 12 points.
* Pensacola’s Derek Krestanovich has a four-game assist streak (6a) and leads the team with nine assists.

Wheeling Nailers (4-6-0) at Johnstown Chiefs (5-7-1) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Chiefs are 2-0-0 at home against Nailers, winning 3-2 on Oct. 25 and 5-2 on Nov. 4.
* Nailers’ Andy Franck is 3-0 with goals against of 1.33 including a 4-2 win against Chiefs on Nov. 5.
* Chiefs’ rookie Maxime Boisclair had two assists Wednesday and is third on the team with 12 points (4g-8a).
* Wheeling rookie Joe Jensen has a four-game assist streak (5a) and a five-game point streak (1g-5a).

Augusta Lynx (7-5-0) at Texas Wildcatters (6-2-1) 7:30 p.m. CT
* Wildcatters are 3-0-0 at home and looking for team-record fourth consecutive home win.
* Augusta is 2-1-0 at Texas and 4-2-1 all-time against the Wildcatters.
* Lynx’s Jamie Johnson has three-game point streak (3g-3a) and leads team with 11 assists and 16 points.
* Texas’ Kevin Baker has scored in all nine games (10g-6a) and leads ECHL with seven power-play goals.

Stockton Thunder (7-1-2) at Victoria Salmon Kings (6-5-1) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Victoria has won last two meetings and is 3-0-1 at home and 4-1-1 overall against Stockton.
* Stockton rookie Liam Reddox scored his first professional goal in 4-3 overtime loss on Friday.
* Salmon Kings’ Milan Gajic had two assists Friday and is tied for team lead with seven assists.
* Thunder’s Mike Lalonde has two-game goal streak (2g) and is tied for team lead with four goals.

Utah Grizzlies (3-8-2) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (2-8-2) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Long Beach defenseman Gabriel Proulx has a six-game assist streak (7a), tying the league season high.
* Grizzlies won 3-0 on Mar. 24 at Long Beach and are 3-1-0 on the road and 3-3-1 overall against Ice Dogs.
* Ice Dogs’ T.J. Trevelyan is second among rookies with 13 points and tied for second with seven goals.
* Brad Herauf leads Utah with seven goals, four power-play goals and 10 points in 13 games.

Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts
* Affiliations with 25 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League marking 10th consecutive season that the league has had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL.
* 306 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 160 have made NHL debut in the last five seasons, including goaltenders Joey MacDonald and Mike Smith and center Drew Larman this season, and a record 47 in 2005-06.
* ECHL has been represented on last six Stanley Cup champions.
* Two NHL head coaches (Peter Laviolette & Jim Playfair) and 9 assistant coaches have ECHL experience.
* Affiliations with 24 of the 27 teams in the American Hockey League.
* ECHL has been represented on last 17 Calder Cup champions.
* For each of the past four seasons, ECHL has had more players called up to AHL than all other professional leagues combined. From 2002-06 the ECHL had 1,646 call ups, involving almost 1,000 players, including 416 call ups involving 263 players last season.
* Idaho Steelheads and City of Boise will host the 15th Annual ECHL All-Star Game presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 17 and the 10th Annual ECHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Rbk Hockey on Jan. 16 at Qwest Arena.
* ECHL and its member teams contributed more than $2.3 million for charity and relief funds in 2005-06.