Kalamazoo Wings at Elmira Jackals 7:05 p.m. ET
· Kalamazoo’s Sam Ftorek is third in ECHL history with 767 career games played.
· Elmira head coach Jamie Russell is making his professional head coaching debut.
· K-Wings have won North Division title in four of their five ECHL seasons.
· Jackals have reached the Kelly Cup Playoffs in six of their seven ECHL seasons.
South Carolina Stingrays at Florida Everblades 7:30 p.m. ET
· Wayne Simpson was second on South Carolina with 22 goals last season.
· Florida head coach Greg Poss is 152-105-31 in four years with the team.
· Everblades are opening the season at home for the fifth straight year.
Fort Wayne Komets at Indy Fuel 7:30 p.m. ET
· Fort Wayne’s Matthew Pistilli has 149 points (59g-90a) in 143 career ECHL games.
· Indy head coach Scott Hillman is 253-148-39 in seven seasons as a professional head coach.
· Komets’ head coach Gary Graham went 36-24-12 in his first season as an ECHL coach.
· Fuel play five of their first seven games at home.
Idaho Steelheads at Utah Grizzlies 7 p.m. MT
· Idaho head coach Brad Ralph is 84-46-14 in two seasons with the club.
· Utah was third in the ECHL last season with 2.44 goals-against per game.
· Steelheads have reached Kelly Cup Playoffs in each of their 10 ECHL seasons.
· Grizzlies are 5-1-0 in their last six season openers.
Colorado Eagles at Rapid City Rush 7:05 p.m. MT
· Colorado’s Kent Simpson was sixth in the ECHL with 2.36 goals-against average in 2012-13 with Toledo.
· Rapid City’s Jesse Schultz was sixth among ECHL rookies with 27 goals with Columbia in 2003-04.
· Eagles’ head coach Chris Stewart is 358-184-55 in nine seasons with the club.
· Rush head coach Joe Ferras scored 198 points (77g-121a) in 95 career ECHL games with Winston-Salem and Richmond from 1989-91.
Stockton Thunder at Bakersfield Condors 7 p.m. PT
· Stockton’s Garet Hunt is the club’s all-time leader with 383 career games played.
· Bakersfield head coach J.F. Houle makes his professional coaching debut.
· Thunder have reached Kelly Cup Playoffs in each of the last eight seasons.
· Condors defeated Stockton 4 games to 1 in 2014 Western Conference Semifinals.
Ontario Reign at Alaska Aces 7:15 p.m. AKT
· Ontario head coach Jason Christie is nine games shy of becoming just fourth coach in ECHL history to reach 800-games coached plateau.
· Alaska head coach Rob Murray ranks third all-time in ECHL history with a .698 winning percentage (137-52-26).
· Reign have won Pacific Division title for three straight seasons and four times in six seasons.
· Aces have won Brabham Cup as regular-season champion in each of the last four seasons.