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    A preview of ECHL games for Nov. 3, 2010 Watch Games Live on America One , the Official Broadband and Mobile Broadcaster of the ECHL Elmira Jackals (4-1-2) at
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      A preview of ECHL games for Nov. 3, 2010

      Watch Games Live on America One, the “Official Broadband and Mobile Broadcaster” of the ECHL

       

       

      Elmira Jackals (4-1-2) at Toledo Walleye (2-2-1)                                                    10:30 a.m. ET

      ·     Elmira’s Justin Donati is second in the league with 13 points (5g-8a).

      ·     Zack Torquato (2g-2a) and Andy Bohmbach (1g-3a) lead Toledo with four points each.

      ·     Jackals are first with 4.29 goals per game.

      ·     Walleye are 2-0-1 when outshot by their opponent.

       

       

      Kalamazoo Wings (3-2-1) at Cincinnati Cyclones (1-4-2)                                        7:30 p.m. ET

      ·     Kalamazoo’s Kory Karlander is on a six-game scoring streak (4g-7a) since Oct. 22.

      ·     Dylan Hunter leads Cincinnati with eight points (1g-7a).

      ·     K-Wings are 2-0-0 when leading after one period.

      ·     Cyclones. T.J. Fast is third among defensemen with three goals.

       

       

      Alaska Aces (5-1-0) at Bakersfield Condors (3-3-0)                                               7 p.m. PT

      ·     Alaska’s Jerad Stewart is tied for third among rookies with six points (2g-4a).

      ·     Bakersfield’s Josh Tordjman is fifth with a 2.02 goals-against average.

      ·     Aces are first with 2.00 goals against per game.

      ·     Condors are second-least penalized team with 13.33 penalty minutes per game.

       

       

      Idaho Steelheads (2-2-3) at Victoria Salmon Kings (5-2-0)                         7:05 p.m. PT

      ·     Idaho’s Mark Derlago is second with seven goals.

      ·     Victoria’s Riley Gill is first with a 1.33 goals-against average and a .955 save percentage.

      ·     Steelheads lead the league on the power play at 23.5 percent (8-for-34).

      ·     Salmon Kings are 5-1-0 when scoring first.

       

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      • The ECHL celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2007-08 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League.

      • ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown to be a coast-to-coast league with 19 teams in 14 states and British Columbia in 2010-11.

      • The league officially changed its name from East Coast Hockey League to ECHL on May 19, 2003.

      447 players have played in the NHL after playing in the ECHL including 35 in 2009-10.

      • Four ECHL players have made their NHL debut this season: former Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies and Idaho Steelheads defenseman Brian Fahey (Washington on Oct. 16), former Trenton Titans defenseman Olivier Magnan (New Jersey on Oct. 21), former Trenton Devils center Brad Mills (New Jersey on Oct. 30) and former Alaska Aces right wing Ryan Reaves (St. Louis on Oct. 11).

      • 6 players played in the ECHL and the NHL in 2009-10: Kyle Calder with Bakersfield and Anaheim, Jeremy Duchesne with Kalamazoo and Philadelphia, Tomas Kana with Alaska and Columbus, Dan Sexton with Bakersfield and Anaheim, MacGregor Sharp with Bakersfield and Anaheim and Matt Zaba with Charlotte and the New York Rangers.

      • The ECHL has had 255 players reach the NHL since 2002-03 when it changed its focus to become the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. The ECHL had 97 players reach the NHL in its first 10 seasons and 215 in the first 15 years.

      • 191 ECHL players have played their first game in the last six seasons for an average of more than 31 per year.

      • ECHL had a record 79 players on NHL opening-day rosters in 2010-11, surpassing the 78 from 2009-10 and marking the eighth year in a row that there have been over 50 former ECHL players on opening-day rosters.

      • Every ECHL team has an affiliation with an NHL team in 2010-11 and the league has affiliations with 27 of the 30 NHL teams, marking the 14th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL.

      • 30 coaches with an ECHL background are working behind the benches of teams in the NHL including Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau, New York Islanders head coach Scott Gordon, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette and St. Louis Blues head coach Davis Payne. It is the sixth consecutive season that there have been 11 or more coaches with an ECHL background working in the NHL. Boudreau, who coached Mississippi for three seasons winning the Kelly Cup championship in 1999, was named NHL Coach of the Year in 2007-08 becoming the first former ECHL coach to receive the award.

      • 20 former ECHL officials are working as part of the NHL officiating team in 2010-11 with referees David Banfield, Francis Charron, Chris Ciamaga, Ghislain Hebert, Jean Hebert, Marc Joannette, Mike Leggo, Wes McCauley, Dean Morton, Dan O’Rourke, Brian Pochmara, Kevin Pollock, Kyle Rehman, Chris Rooney, Justin St. Pierre and Ian Walsh, and linesmen Steve Barton, Brian Mach, Tim Nowak and Jay Sharrers..

      • ECHL was represented for the 10th year in a row on the Stanley Cup champion with Chicago Blackhawks assistant coaches Mike Haviland and John Torchetti, developmental goaltending coach Wade Flaherty, senior director of hockey administration Al MacIsaac, general manager of minor league affiliations Mark Bernard and scout Ryan Stewart. There were 35 former players and 14 former coaches on 15 of the 16 teams competing in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, marking the fifth year in a row that there have been at least 30 former ECHL players and the seventh consecutive season that over 25 players with ECHL experience have competed in the NHL postseason.

      • Former ECHL broadcasters working in the NHL include John Ahlers and Steve Carroll of the Anaheim Ducks, Tom Callahan of the Nashville Predators, Dave Goucher of the Boston Bruins, Chris Kerber of the St. Louis Blues, Jack Michaels of the Edmonton Oilers, Dave Mishkin of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Bob McElligott and John Michael of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Rob Simpson, who is a producer/host for The NHL Network.

      • Ryan Stanzel and Jeremy Zager, who were both recipients of the ECHL Media Relations Director of the Year award, are working in the communications department for the Minnesota Wild and the Los Angeles Kings, respectively. Former ECHL assistant director of communications Joe Siville and Kelly Murray are now with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals, respectively, while former ECHL director of communications Jason Rothwell is the creative director for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

      • ECHL has affiliations with 26 of the 30 teams in the American Hockey League in 2010-11 and for the past 21 years there has been an ECHL player on the Calder Cup Champion.

      • In the last seven seasons the ECHL has had more call-ups to the AHL than all other professional leagues combined with over 3,000 call-ups involving more than 1,500 players and in 2009-10 there were 10 times as many call-ups from the ECHL to the AHL than all other professional leagues.

      • The ECHL averaged 4,486 fans per game in 2009-10, the highest single-season average since 1999-00, and is the only minor professional hockey league to increase average attendance each of the last three seasons. It is the sixth consecutive season and the 18th time in the last 20 years that the ECHL has averaged over 4,000 fans and the league drew over 3 million fans for the 17th year in a row.

      • Further information on the ECHL is available from its website at ECHL.com.

          



                 

       

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      ECHL Scores & Schedule // ECHL Standings // League Leaders A preview of ECHL games for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 Watch Games Live on America One Sports , the
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        ECHL Scores & Schedule // ECHL Standings // League Leaders

        A preview of ECHL games for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

         

        Watch Games Live on America One Sports, the “Official Broadband and Mobile Broadcaster” of the ECHL   

         

        Fort Wayne Komets (4-2-1) at Kalamazoo Wings (5-3-0)                                       3 p.m. ET

        ·     Fort Wayne’s Tyler Butler is tied for fourth among defensemen with 26 shots on goal.

        ·     Kalamazoo’s Sam Ftorek is tied for first among defensemen with six power-play points (2g-4a).

        ·     Komets are fourth on the penalty kill on the road at 92.3 percent (12-for-13)

        ·     K-Wings are fourth with 2.25 goals-against per game.   

         

        Florida Everblades (3-2-2) at Greenville Road Warriors (4-3-1)                            7 p.m. ET

        ·     Justin Shugg leads Florida with nine points (5g-4a).

        ·     Greenville’s Sean Berkstresser is third with a 44.4 percent shooting percentage (4-for-9).

        ·     Everblades are fourth with 3.71 goals per game.

        ·     Road Warriors are 3-1-1 in one-goal games.  

         

        Trenton Titans (5-3-0) at Reading Royals (2-5-1)                                                   7:05 p.m. ET 

        ·     Trenton’s Marcel Noebels is on an eight-game point streak since Oct. 12 (2g-7a).

        ·     Denny Urban leads Reading against the Titans with three goals.

        ·     Titans are 5-0-0 when scoring first.

        ·     Royals are sixth with 32.25 shots per game.   

         

        Evansville IceMen (1-6-1) at Toledo Walleye (4-3-1)                                             7:05 p.m. ET 

        ·     Evansville’s Todd Robinson is tied for first with six power-play assists.

        ·     Toledo’s Willie Coetzee is third with 38 shots on goal.

        ·     IceMen have scored eight of their 17 goals in the second period.

        ·     Walleye are fourth on the penalty kill at 89.2 percent (33-for-37).   

         

        Elmira Jackals (6-1-0) at Gwinnett Gladiators (5-3-1)                                             7:05 p.m. ET 

        ·     Elmira’s Marc Cheverie is third with a 1.61 goals-against average.

        ·     Gwinnett’s Casey Pierro-Zabotel is second with 11 assists.

        ·     Jackals are second on the power play at 35.5 percent (11-for-31).

        ·     Gladiators are 4-0-1 when scoring first.   

         

        Orlando Solar Bears (5-2-2) at South Carolina Stingrays (3-5-1)               7:05 p.m. ET 

        ·     Orlando’s Nick Petersen leads the league with eight goals and 17 points.

        ·     South Carolina’s Adam Morrison is second with 197 saves.

        ·     Solar Bears are third with 3.89 goals per game.

        ·     Stingrays are 2-0-1 in one-goal games.   

         

        Wheeling Nailers (3-4-1) at Cincinnati Cyclones (5-0-2)                                         7:35 p.m. ET 

        ·     Paul Crowder (3g-5a) and Cody Wild (2g-6a) lead Wheeling with eight points each.

        ·     Cincinnati’s Brian Foster is tied for the league lead with five wins.

        ·     Wheeling’s Bobby Farnham is fifth among rookies with 21 shots on goal.

        ·     Cyclones are last team in ECHL without a regulation loss.  

         

        San Francisco Bulls (2-5-2) at Colorado Eagles (2-4-2)                                           7:05 p.m. MT 

        ·     San Francisco’s Jordan Clendenning is tied for fifth among rookies with five assists.

        ·     Colorado’s Chad Costello is second with 15 points (2g-13a).

        ·     Bulls have scored 11 of their 25 goals in the third period.

        ·     Eagles are third on the power play at 23.3 percent (10-for-43).   

         

        Ontario Reign (5-4-0) at Las Vegas Wranglers (3-2-1)                                           7:05 p.m. PT 

        ·     Ontario’s Derek Couture is tied for fifth with 32 shots on goal.

        ·     Las Vegas’ Adam Hughesman is tied for fourth among rookies with three goals.

        ·     Reign are fourth with 25.89 shots-against per game.

        ·     Wranglers are fourth with 33.17 shots per game.    

         

         Alaska Aces (5-2-0) at Stockton Thunder (3-2-1)                                                   7:30 p.m. PT 

        ·     Alaska’s Chris Haltigin leads defensemen with two game-winning goals.

        ·     Stockton’s Tyler Bunz is fifth with a 1.97 goals-against average.

        ·     Aces are 4-0-0 when scoring first.

        ·     Thunder are third with 23.86 shots-against per game.

         

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