ECHL Today – Oct. 27

Augusta Lynx (1-1-0) at Columbia Inferno (1-1-1) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Mike Jarmuth (2g-1a), Jeff Miles (1g-2a) and Alex Foster (0g-3a) led Inferno to 7-3 win at Augusta Oct. 20.
* Lynx play next six games on the road and will play at home only two times in their next 15 games.
* Anthony Battaglia leads Columbia with five assists and eight points.
* Ryan Lang leads Augusta with three goals and five points.

Gwinnett Gladiators (1-1-0) at South Carolina Stingrays (2-1-0) 7:05 p.m. ET
* Matt Reid has league-high two shorthand goals and leads South Carolina with seven points (3g-4a).
* Roswell, Ga. native Dave Caruso had 33 saves in 4-2 win against Stingrays in his first pro start on Oct. 20.
* South Carolina had 10,112 on Oct. 21 which was its largest crowd since November 1998.
* Brad Schell had four points (2g-2a) against Stingrays and leads Gwinnett with five assists and seven points.

Cincinnati Cyclones (2-0-0) at Trenton Titans (2-1-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Cyclones are 2-0 for first time since 1995 and Chuck Weber is second coach in history to win first game.
* Trenton’s Greg Johnson has a two-game goal streak (2g) and a two-game scoring streak (2g-2a).
* Cyclones tandem of Cedric Desjardins and Dov Grumet-Morris leads ECHL with goals against of 0.50.
* Titans’ Mike Pandolfo has a three-game assist streak (3a) and a three-game scoring streak (1g-3a).

Johnstown Chiefs (2-1-0) at Wheeling Nailers (0-3-0) 7:30 p.m. ET
* Wheeling has won its home opener each of the last three years with all three wins being by one goal.
* Chiefs’ rookie Radek Smolenak has a two-game assist streak (2a) and a three-game scoring streak (2g-2a).
* Nailers were 4-1-1 at home and 9-2-1 overall against Chiefs in 2005-06 to improve to 71-42-14 all time.
* Johnstown’s Morgan Cey is 2-0-0 and tied for seventh in the league with goals-against average of 2.00.

Reading Royals (2-0-1) at Toledo Storm (1-1-0) 7:35 p.m. ET
* Storm was 6-0-0 at home and 9-2-1 overall against Reading in 2005-06, improving to 17-12-3 all time.
* Arpad Mihaly scored two goals on both Saturday and Sunday and leads the Royals with four goals.
* Logan Koopmans recorded his fourth career shutout with 33 saves in 2-0 win against Dayton on Oct. 20.
* Game winners scored by Reading’s James Hiebert and Greg Hogeboom were both shorthand goals.

Texas Wildcatters (1-1-0) at Pensacola Ice Pilots (0-3-0) 7:05 p.m. CT
* Pensacola is playing third home opener after being opening opponent at Cincinnati and at Johnstown.
* Texas 5-2 win at Florida on Oct. 20 marked the first season-opening win in team’s three-year history.
* Ice Pilots traveled more than 2,900 miles on opening weekend of season.
* Kevin Baker leads Wildcatters in scoring after getting two goals on Friday and two assists on Saturday.

Las Vegas Wranglers (1-0-2) at Utah Grizzlies (1-2-0) 7:05 p.m. MT
* Grizzlies were 21-13-2 at home in 2005-06, including 2-1-0 against the Wranglers.
* Las Vegas’ Mike McKenna made 52 saves and stopped 11 of 15 shootout attempts in his first two starts.
* Utah’s Mike Wirll has a three-game goal streak (3g) and leads the team with five points (3g-2a).
* Wranglers’ defenseman Scott Schoneck leads the team with four assists, including three assists on Tuesday.

Idaho Steelheads (3-0-0) at Victoria Salmon Kings (0-3-0) 7:05 p.m. PT
* Kiel McLeod (2g-0a) and David Wrigley (0g-2a) lead the Salmon Kings with two points each.
* Idaho’s Steve Silverthorn leads the league with three wins and is tied for second with goals against of 1.00.
* Victoria’s Tony MacAulay has led his teams to the Kelly Cup Playoffs in every one of his three seasons.
* Steelheads were 23-10-3 on the road a year ago, setting team records for road wins and points.

Fresno Falcons (2-0-0) at Phoenix RoadRunners (2-2-0) 7:11 p.m. PT
* Phoenix plays its first six games at home before traveling to Fresno on Nov. 3.
* Falcons were 2-0-0 on the road and 4-0-0 overall against the RoadRunners in 2005-06.
* Jake Ortmeyer (3g-4a), Scott May (2g-5a) and Yannick Tifu (2g-5a) lead the RoadRunners offensively.
* Fresno rookie Ryan MacDonald had 33 saves and stopped five shootout attempts for first win on Sunday.

Stockton Thunder (1-0-0) at Long Beach Ice Dogs (0-2-0) 7:30 p.m. PT
* Ice Dogs were 2-0-1 at home and 4-0-1 overall against Stockton in 2005-06.
* In his professional debut on Oct. 20, Stockton’s Devan Dubnyk made 48 saves in 6-1 win at Bakersfield.
* Long Beach rookie Chris Collins has scored a goal in his first two games and leads the team with two goals.
* Troy Bodie scored Thunder’s first goal of season and assisted on the game-winning goal on Oct. 20.

Bakersfield Condors (1-2-0) at Alaska Aces (2-0-0) 7:15 p.m. AT
* Aces were 2-0-1 at home and 4-1-1 overall against the Condors in 2005-06.
* Bakersfield’s Alexandre Bolduc has a two-game goal streak (2g) and a three-game scoring streak (2g-1a).
* Alaska has won its first two home games in each of its first three seasons in the ECHL.
* Andrew Ianiero had three points (2g-1a) in the Condors 5-4 win at Long Beach on Sunday.

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.
* 305 former ECHL players have played in NHL.
* 159 have made their NHL debut in the last five seasons, including goaltenders Joey MacDonald and Mike Smith 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.