ECHL Today – Nov. 4

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Charlotte Checkers (4-1-0) at Gwinnett Gladiators (6-1-0) 4:05 ET
• Gladiators are 21-9-3 all-time in the regular season against Charlotte.
• Checkers were 3-2-0 at Gwinnett and 5-4-0 overall against the Gladiators in 2006-07.
• Gwinnett’s Craig Kowalski is 5-1-0 and tied for the ECHL lead with five wins.
• Charlotte’s Bruce Graham has a point in each of the Checkers first five games (3g-2a).

Cincinnati Cyclones (4-2-0) at Dayton Bombers (2-2-0) 5:00 ET
• Dayton’s Chanse Fitzpatrick set ECHL record for goals in period with five in the third on Saturday.
• Cyclones won 5-4 on Oct. 20 and are 1-0-0 in season series and 28-15-4 all-time against Dayton.
• Bombers’ Yannick Tifu has seven points in his last two games, including five assists on Saturday.
• Cincinnati’s Cedrick Desjardins made 30 saves in 3-0 win at Reading on Saturday.

Elmira Jackals (3-2-1) at Reading Royals (4-4-0) 5:05 ET
• Reading defenseman P.J. Atherton is tied for the team lead with three goals.
• Elmira rookie Pierre-Luc Faubert had career-high two assists and two points on Oct. 31 against Cincinnati.
• Royals are 89-42-14 in the last five seasons and 122-71-24 all-time at the Sovereign Center.
• Jackals’ Dan LaCosta is tied for third in the ECHL with goals-against average of 1.66.

Texas Wildcatters (4-1-1) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (1-5-0) 5:05 CT
• Mississippi’s Mark Rooneem has a four-game point streak (3g-2a) and a two-game assist streak (2a).
• In their last five games, Wildcatters are 4-0-1 and have outscored their opponents 23-10.
• Mississippi’s Lance Monych has two-game goal streak (2g) and is tied for the team lead with three goals.
• Texas’ John McNabb has a three-game goal streak (4g) and a three-game assist streak (3a).

Florida Everblades (4-2-0) at Alaska Aces (3-2-1) 5:05 AT
• Florida’s Tyler Plante had 31 saves in 2-0 win against Alaska on Saturday for his first pro shutout.
• Saturday was Alaska’s first shutout loss at home since 4-0 to Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2006.
Derek Damon leads the Everblades with five assists and six points.
• Alaska defenseman Matt Shasby leads the team with five assists and six 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 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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