PRINCETON, N.J. – Interest in the tight races for berths in the Kelly Cup Playoffs resulted in the ECHL web site (ECHL.com) receiving more than 2.5 million page views in March, the third consecutive month that the site surpassed two million page views. Page views in March were up over 69 percent from March 2004 and are up more than 196 percent from March 2003.
March marked the third month in a row that echl.com set all-time highs for average page views per day (82,138) and user sessions (422,216) while the 138,335 unique visitors in March is the second-highest month in the past three years.
From 2003 to 2004, echl.com increased its page views by more than 87 percent while raising its user sessions by over 78 percent and its unique visitors by over 72 percent.
In its second season, the ECHL.com Network has links to teams and league partners and provides fans with information on league programs and contests.
ECHL.com is a member of the NHL.com Network for the fourth year in a row. NHL.com is a 46-site network that includes the official National Hockey League web site as well as NHL team sites and NHL partners, including the top two developmental leagues with the ECHL and the American Hockey League.
The ECHL web site has been hosted the past three years by GKG Sports Network located in College Station, Texas.