This week in ECHL history


As part of the ECHL’s 25th anniversary, each week the League will take a look back at important moments in ECHL history.

Oct. 29, 2010 – Trenton’s Dave Caruso sets the ECHL record for saves in a game, turning aside 67 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss against Gwinnett.

Oct. 30, 1993 – Toledo Storm goaltender Erin Whitten makes hockey history when she becomes the first woman to record a win in a professional hockey game. The Storm defeated the Dayton Bombers 6-5.

Nov. 1, 1991Joe Ernst referees his first ECHL game as the Columbus Chill host the Erie Panthers. Ernst would go on to work as a referee in an ECHL record 1,061 regular-season games and over 200 postseason games. He was the first official inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2011.

Nov. 3, 2007 – Dayton’s Chanse Fitzpatrick sets an ECHL record with five goals, including four on the power play, in the third period of a 5-1 win against Trenton. Fitzpatrick set the ECHL record for power-play goals in a period while tying the league mark for goals in a period and power-play goals in a game.