Only four undefeated teams remain after the second week and each of the four divisions has a team without a loss. Trenton (3-0-0) in the North, Pensacola in the South (2-0-0), Charlotte (4-0-0) in the East and Bakersfield (3-0-0) in the West. The league record for consecutive wins to open the season is eight games, set by Dayton (Oct. 19-Nov. 4, 1994) and tied by Trenton (Oct. 12-26, 2001).
There are five additional teams that have not suffered a regulation loss – Toledo (3-0-1), Johnstown (1-0-3), Las Vegas (1-0-1), South Carolina (3-0-1) and Gwinnett (3-0-3). Toledo leads the North Division with seven points, one point ahead of Trenton and Dayton (3-2-0) while Gwinnett leads the South with nine points, three points ahead of Florida (3-2-0) and Mississippi (3-2-0).
Bakersfield will host Alaska (2-3-0) on Tuesday and San Diego (2-2-1) on Saturday. Pensacola will play at Mississippi on Tuesday and at Louisiana on Saturday while hosting Louisiana (1-1-0) on Friday and Augusta (1-2-0) on Sunday. Charlotte will host Trenton on Friday and South Carolina (3-0-1) on Saturday. Trenton visits Charlotte on Friday and will host Johnstown (1-0-3) on Saturday.
Charlotte has set a team record with its start, surpassing its 3-0-0 start in 1996-97. The Checkers lead the league with three road wins and improved to 5-6-1 in home openers with a 5-4 win over Columbia on October 30. Eduard Pershin leads the Checkers with four assists and seven points in four games. Alex Westlund is 3-0-0 with a .908 save percentage and a goals-against average of 2.28 while Kelly Guard is 1-0-0 with a .931 save percentage and a goals-against average of 1.99.
Trenton goaltender Andrew Allen is 3-0-0 with a save percentage of .958 and a goals-against average of 1.33. Matt Zultek leads the Titans with three assists while Brent Robinson and Leon Hayward are tied for the team lead with two goals. Hayward, Robinson and Zultek are tied for the team scoring lead with Rick Kowalsky (1g-2a).
Jordan Krestanovich leads Pensacola with four assists and five points while defenseman Corey Neilson leads the team with two goals and ranks second with three points. Frederic Cloutier is 2-0-0 with a save percentage of .909 and a goals-against average of 3.00.
Bakersfield’s Chris Twerdun leads league rookies and defensemen with four goals, including two power-play goals which leads league defensemen and is tied for the lead among rookies. Playing in North America for the first time since 2002-03, Mike Hofstrand leads the Condors with four assists and five points.