ECHL Today – Nov. 28

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Alaska Aces (10-5-1) at Florida Everblades (10-6-0) 7:30 ET
• Alaska leads the season and all-time series against Florida 2-1-0.
• Florida leads the ECHL on the penalty kill at home with 97.4 percent (38-for-39).
Peter Metcalf leads Aces with three assists and is tied for the team lead with three points against Florida.
• Everblades rookie Tyler Plante is 1-0-0 with a shutout against Alaska.

Elmira Jackals (13-5-1) at Cincinnati Cyclones (10-5-1) 7:30 ET
• Cincinnati won 5-2 at Elmira on Nov. 2 to tie the season series 1-1-0.
• Elmira has won a team record seven games in a row and has won eight of their last 10 games.
Mathieu Aubin leads the Cyclones against Elmira with four points (2g-2a).
Frank Littlejohn leads the Jackals against Cincinnati with two goals.

South Carolina Stingrays (7-9-1) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (5-12-1) 7:05 CT
• Mississippi won 5-3 on Nov. 27 and is 1-1-0 in the season series and 9-7-1 all-time against Stingrays.
• South Carolina is 5-1-0 when leading after the second period.
• Sea Wolves’ Mark Hurtubise leads the team against South Carolina with three points (1g-2a).
• Stingrays’ Chris Chaput had two goals and an assist on Nov. 27 against Mississippi.

Stockton Thunder (7-9-1) at Utah Grizzlies (8-9-0) 7:05 MT
• Utah won 8-3 at Stockton on Nov. 24 and is 1-0-0 this season and 6-6-1 all-time against the Thunder.
• Stockton is out shooting their opponents 131-91 in the first period in their last 10 games.
Keith Johnson leads the Grizzlies against Stockton with three goals and five points.
• Thunder’s Jonas Almtorp, Jesse Bennefield and Ryan Geris each have a goal against Utah.

Phoenix RoadRunners (6-9-0) at Victoria Salmon Kings (11-5-0) 7:00 PT
• Victoria is 7-1-0 at home and has won three of their last five games.
• Phoenix ranks third in the ECHL on the power play on the road with 25.0 percent (4-for-16).
• Salmon Kings’ Kevin Estrada has 11 points (3g-8a) in 11 games in November.
• RoadRunners’ Jeff Kyrzakos leads the team in the last 10 games with six goals and 12 points.

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Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts
• Affiliations with 26 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League, marking the 11th consecutive season that the league has had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL.
333 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
• There were 69 former ECHL players on NHL opening-day rosters and there have been 188 former ECHL players who have played their first game in the NHL in the past six seasons.
• Twenty-six former ECHL players made their NHL debut in 2006-07, including two who played in both the ECHL and the NHL as goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji played for Reading and Los Angeles while defenseman Bryan Young skated for Stockton and Edmonton. Dave McKee played for Augusta and dressed for five games as the backup goaltender for Stanley Cup champion Anaheim.
• Four former ECHL players have made their NHL debut this season: former Johnstown Chiefs and Fresno Falcons goaltender Dmitri Patzold (San Jose on Oct. 7), former San Diego goaltender Tyler Weiman (Colorado on Oct. 4), former Charlotte right wing Craig Weller (Phoenix on Oct. 4) and former Phoenix RoadRunners center Daniel Winnik (Phoenix Coyotes on Oct. 4).
• Record 51 former ECHL players played their first NHL game in 2005-06.
• ECHL has been represented on last seven Stanley Cup champions.
• 14 Former ECHL coaches on NHL staffs.
• ECHL has been represented on last 18 Calder Cup champions.
• ECHL has affiliations with 26 of the 29 teams in the American Hockey League and for the past 18 years there has been an ECHL player on the Calder Cup Champion.
• The Stockton Thunder and the City of Stockton will host the Chase Chevrolet ECHL All-Star Game presented by Jackson Rancheria and Bud Light at Stockton Arena on Jan. 23, 2008 and the Chase Chevrolet ECHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Jackson Rancheria and Bud Light on Jan. 22, 2008.
• In the last five seasons the ECHL has had more call-ups to the AHL than all other professional leagues combined with over 2,000 call-ups involving more than 1,000 players since 2002-03.
ECHL and its member teams contributed nearly $3 million for charity and relief funds in 2006-07.
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