ECHL Today – Nov. 3

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Trenton Devils (2-5-0) at Dayton Bombers (1-2-0) 7:00 ET
• Trenton was 4-1-0 at Dayton in 2006-07 and leads the overall series 38-14-8.
• Dayton is tied for fourth in the ECHL on the power play at home with 25.0 percent (2-for-8).
• Devils’ Andrew Leach had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss at Wheeling on Friday.
• Bombers’ Yannick Tifu scored two goals in a 5-3 win against Johnstown on Friday.

Cincinnati Cyclones (3-2-0) at Reading Royals (4-3-0) 7:05 ET
• Cincinnati was 3-2-0 at Reading in 2006-07 to improve to 9-9-2 all-time against the Royals.
• Reading is 4-2-0 when out shooting their opponents.
• Cyclones’ Dov Grumet-Morris stopped 30 of 31 shots he faced in a 5-1 win at Elmira on Friday.
• Royals’ Patrick Jarrett leads the team with seven assists and seven points in seven games.

South Carolina Stingrays (4-3-1) at Columbia Inferno (3-3-0) 7:05 ET
• Columbia won 6-5 on Oct. 31 to tie season series 1-1 and improve to 26-23-6 all-time against Stingrays.
• South Carolina is tied for second in the ECHL with 4.00 goals per game.
Brad Ralph scored two goals and had an assist as the Inferno won 6-3 against Augusta on Friday.
• Stingrays’ rookie Paul McIlveen is on an ECHL high eight-game point streak (3g-9a).

Johnstown Chiefs (4-4-0) at Wheeling Nailers (3-2-0) 7:35 ET
• Wheeling won 4-2 at Johnstown on Oct. 18 and is 76-48-15 all-time against the Chiefs.
• Johnstown is 3-0-0 in one-goal games.
Adam Henrich had three assists as the Nailers won 5-3 against Trenton on Friday.
• Chiefs’ Mike Knight had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss at Dayton on Friday.

Texas Wildcatters (3-1-1) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (1-4-1) 7:05 CT
• Texas won 7-0 at Pensacola on Friday to improve to 16-16-4 all-time against the Ice Pilots.
• Pensacola is 1-0-0 when leading after the first period.
• Wildcatters’ Danick Bouchard had two goals on Friday at Pensacola.
• Ice Pilots’ Mathieu Roy has four points (3g-1a) in six games.

Bakersfield Condors (3-3-1) at Victoria Salmon Kings (4-2-0) 7:00 PT
• Victoria won 7-4 Friday to take 2-0 lead in season series and improve to 9-11-3 all-time against Condors.
• Bakersfield is 1-1-1 when trailing after the second period.
Ash Goldie had two goals and two assists for the Salmon Kings on Friday against Bakersfield.
• Condors’ defenseman Joe Dustin had two assists on Friday against Victoria.

Utah Grizzlies (3-4-0) at Las Vegas Wranglers (4-2-0) 7:05 PT
• Utah won 8-5 at Las Vegas on Friday to improve to 9-5-1 all-time against Wranglers.
• Las Vegas is out scoring their opponents 10-8 in the second period.
• Grizzlies’ Ryan Kinasewich and Micheal Haley each had three goals against Las Vegas on Friday.
• Wranglers’ Bruce Mulherin had a goal and two assists on Friday against Utah.

Fresno Falcons (2-2-2) at Phoenix RoadRunners (4-2-0) 7:11 PT
• Phoenix won 3-1 against Fresno on Thursday to improve to 4-7-1 all-time against the Falcons.
• Fresno is out shooting their opponents 76-62 in the first period.
• RoadRunners’ Justin Maiser (2g) and Brian Yandle (2a) each have two points against Fresno.
Oren Eizenman leads the Falcons against Phoenix with two points (1g-1a).

Idaho Steelheads (2-0-3) at Stockton Thunder (2-3-0) 7:30 PT
• Stockton won 4-0 at Idaho on Friday to improve to 8-7-1 against the Steelheads.
• Idaho is 2-0-1 when leading after the second period.
• Thunder’s Jacob Micflikier had three assists on Friday against Idaho.
Mark Bomersback (5g-3a) and Greg Rallo (2g-6a) are tied for Steelheads scoring lead with eight points.

Florida Everblades (3-2-0) at Alaska Aces (3-1-1) 7:05 AT
• Alaska won 3-1 against Florida on Friday to lead the series 1-0-0.
• Florida is 3-0-0 when leading after the second period.
• Aces’ Bo Cheesman had a goal on Friday to extend his goal streak to three games.
Ernie Hartlieb scored the only goal for the Everblades on Friday against Alaska.

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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 16th Annual ECHL Chase Chevrolet All-Star Game at Stockton Arena on Jan. 23, 2008 and the 11th Annual 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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