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    ECHL Scores & Schedule // ECHL Standings // League Leaders A preview of ECHL games for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 Watch Games Live on America One , the Official
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 15, 2012

      ECHL Scores & Schedule // ECHL Standings // League Leaders

      A preview of ECHL games for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

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

       

      Reading Royals (21-22-6) at Trenton Titans (16-25-7)                                           11 a.m. ET  

      ·     Reading’s Denny Urban is tied for first among rookies with 17 power-play points (2g-15a).

      ·     Trenton’s Dave Caruso is third with 967 saves.

      ·     Royals are tied for fifth with seven shorthanded goals.

      ·     Titans are third on the power play at home at 21.9 percent (21-for-96).  

       

      South Carolina Stingrays (29-21-2) at Florida Everblades (23-21-6)                      7:30 p.m. ET  

      ·     South Carolina’s Philipp Grubauer is tied for third with 19 wins.

      ·     Matt Beca leads Florida against the Stingrays with six points (4g-2a).

      ·     Stingrays are 18-3-1 when scoring first.

      ·     Everblades are tied for third with 3.42 goals per game. 

        

      Idaho Steelheads (23-21-6) at Colorado Eagles (27-16-5)                                       7:05 p.m. MT

      ·     Idaho’s Jacob Cepis is second among rookies with 18 goals.

      ·     Colorado’s Kevin Ulanski is tied for third with five game-winning goals.

      ·     Steelheads are 12-0-5 when leading after two periods.

      ·     Eagles are fifth with 32.56 shots per game. 

        

      Las Vegas Wranglers (31-16-5) at Utah Grizzlies (20-23-5)                                   7:05 p.m. MT  

      ·     Las Vegas’ Eric Lampe leads the league with 34 goals.

      ·     Paul McIlveen leads Utah against the Wranglers with four goals and eight points.

      ·     Wranglers are 20-4-2 when scoring first.

      ·     Grizzlies are third on the penalty kill at 84.9 percent (203-for-239).  

       

      Ontario Reign (28-15-5) at Stockton Thunder (23-20-5)                                         7 p.m. PT  

      ·     Ontario’s Chris Carrozzi is third with a 2.28 goals-against average.

      ·     Matt Foy leads Stockton against the Reign with seven points (2g-5a).

      ·     Reign are first on the penalty kill at 88.2 percent (195-for-221).

      ·     Thunder are 15-0-1 when leading after two periods.

       

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      Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts

      • Watch games live on America One, the “Official Broadband & Mobile Broadcaster” of the ECHL.

      • 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 20 teams in 16 states in 2011-12.

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

      485 players have played in the NHL after playing in the ECHL including 23 in 2010-11.

      • 18 ECHL players have made their NHL debuts this season: former Florida Everblades center Mike Angelidis (Tampa Bay on Jan. 24), former Victoria Salmon Kings defenseman Jordie Benn (Dalls on Jan. 3), former Bakersfield Condors and Elmira Jackals defenseman Stu Bickel (New York Rangers on Dec. 20), former Greenville Road Warriors defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon (Philadelphia on Nov. 21), former South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Joe Finley (Buffalo on Dec. 2), Cincinnati Cyclones goaltender Brian Foster (Florida on Feb. 4), former Victoria Salmon Kings defenseman Kris Fredheim (Minnesota on Nov. 17), former Elmira Jackals center Mike Hoffman (Ottawa on Dec. 23), former Victoria Salmon Kings goaltender Leland Irving (Calgary on Dec. 16), former Toledo Storm and Reading Royals center Bracken Kearns (Florida on Oct. 20), Stockton Thunder center Milan Kytnar (Edmonton on Jan. 11), former Bakersfield Condors center Maxime Macenauer (Anaheim on Oct. 7), former Ontario Reign center Jordan Nolan (Los Angeles on Feb. 11), former Idaho Steelheads center and two-time ECHL All-Star Greg Rallo (Florida on Dec.18), former Cincinnati Cyclones center Ryan Russell (Columbus on Jan. 7), former Reading Royals goaltender Ben Scrivens (Toronto on Nov. 3), former Cincinnati Cyclones defenseman Frederic St. Denis (Montreal on Nov. 16) and former Ontario Reign defenseman Colten Teubert (Edmonton on Nov. 3).

      • Four players have played in the ECHL and NHL in 2011-12: Brian Foster with Cincinnati and Florida, Milan Kytnar with Stockton and Edmonton, Peter Mannino with Chicago and Winnipeg and Allen York with Chicago and Columbus.

      • The ECHL has had 293 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.

      • 229 ECHL players have played their first game in the last seven seasons for an average of more than 32 per year.

      • ECHL had a record 81 players on NHL opening-day rosters in 2011-12, surpassing the 79 from 2010-11 and marking the ninth year in a row that there have been over 50 former ECHL players on opening-day rosters.

      • ECHL has affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2011-12, marking the 15th 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 Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau, Pittsburgh Penguins head coach and 2011 Jack Adams Award winner Dan Bylsma, New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano, Dallas Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette and Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel. It is the seventh 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.

      • 22 former ECHL officials are scheduled to work as part of the NHL officiating team in 2011-12 with referees David Banfield, Francis Charron, 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, Graham Skilliter and Ian Walsh, and linesmen Steve Barton, Brian Mach, Matt MacPherson, Tim Nowak, Bryan Pancich and Jay Sharrers.

      • ECHL was represented for the 11th year in a row on the Stanley Cup champion with Boston Bruins assistant coach Geoff Ward, players Rich Peverley, Michael Ryder and Tim Thomas, radio broadcaster Dave Goucher and scout Tom McVie. Thomas is the first former ECHL player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as Most Valuable Player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. There were 34 former players and 19 coaches on the 16 teams competing in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, marking the sixth year in a row that there have been at least 30 former ECHL players and the eighth consecutive season that over 25 players with ECHL experience have competed in the NHL postseason.

      • Former Hampton Roads Admirals left wing Andrew Brunette became the first ECHL alum to play in 1,000 regular-season NHL games when he reached the milestone with the Minnesota Wild on Feb. 1, 2011.

      • Former ECHL and current Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was the recipient of the Vezina Trophy as the top goaltender in the NHL in 2010-11, marking the second time he has won the award in the past three seasons. Thomas set a single-season NHL record with a .938 save percentage.

      • Former ECHL player and current Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was the recipient of the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s Coach of the Year in 2010-11.

      • ECHL was represented in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game by Dan Girardi of the New York Rangers, Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings and Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.

      • 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 and Bob McElligott of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

      • 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.

      • ECHL has affiliations with 24 of the 30 teams in the American Hockey League in 2011-12 and for the past 22 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 1,600 players and in 2010-11 there were 10 times as many call-ups from the ECHL to the AHL than all other professional leagues.

      • The ECHL averaged 4,339 fans per game in 2010-11, marking the seventh consecutive season and the 19th time in the last 21 years that the ECHL has averaged over 4,000 fans.

      • Further information on the ECHL is available from its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

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      ECHL Scores & Schedule // ECHL Standings // League Leaders // Daily Report A preview of ECHL games for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 Watch Games Live on America One
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 15, 2013

        ECHL Scores & Schedule // ECHL Standings // League Leaders // Daily Report

        A preview of ECHL games for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

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

         

        Florida Everblades (24-17-9) at Greenville Road Warriors (30-17-5)                    7 p.m. ET 

        ·     Mathieu Roy leads Florida against the Road Warriors with 14 points (3g-11a).

        ·     Greenville’s Steven Delisle is second in plus-minus at +26.

        ·     Everblades are 17-0-2 when leading after two periods.

        ·     Road Warriors are 22-8-3 against South Division opponents.  

         

        South Carolina Stingrays (26-23-4) at Orlando Solar Bears (22-24-5)                   7 p.m. ET 

        ·     South Carolina’s Hunter Bishop is tied for fifth with five game-winning goals.

        ·     Ryan Cruthers leads Orlando with 16 goals.

        ·     Stingrays are 21-4-0 when scoring first.

        ·     Solar Bears are 8-2-3 when outshooting their opponent at home.  

         

        Reading Royals (33-13-6) at Elmira Jackals (26-19-4)                                           7:05 p.m. ET 

        ·     David Vallorani leads Reading against the Jackals with 12 points (3g-9a).

        ·     Elmira’s Jordan Pietrus is fifth with 171 shots on goal.

        ·     Royals are tied for third on the penalty kill at 84.8 percent (178-for-210).

        ·     Jackals are tied for fourth with four shorthanded goals against.  

         

        Toledo Walleye (28-18-4) at Kalamazoo Wings (23-22-5)                                       7:30 p.m. ET 

        ·     Toledo’s Wes O’Neill is third among defensemen with 11 goals.

        ·     Kory Karlander leads Kalamazoo against the Walleye with seven points (4g-3a).

        ·     Walleye are tied for fourth with nine shorthanded goals.

        ·     K-Wings are 14-2-3 when leading after two periods.  

         

        Trenton Titans (20-23-7) at Cincinnati Cyclones (29-16-6)                         7:35 p.m. ET 

        ·     Trenton’s Scott Wedgewood is third with 2,015 minutes played.

        ·     Cincinnati’s Josh Shalla is fifth with a 22.9 percent shooting percentage (16-for-70).

        ·     Titans are 16-3-3 when scoring first.

        ·     Cyclones are third on the penalty kill at home at 88.5 percent (85-for-96).  

         

        Wheeling Nailers (21-19-9) at Gwinnett Gladiators (31-19-3)                                7:35 p.m. ET 

        ·     Wheeling’s Peter Delmas is seventh with a 2.40 goals-against average.

        ·     Gwinnett’s Casey Pierro-Zabotel is fifth with 55 points (15g-40a).

        ·     Nailers are league’s least-penalized team with 12.53 penalty minutes per game.

        ·     Gladiators are third with 2.62 goals-against per game.  

         

        Fort Wayne Komets (26-23-2) at Evansville IceMen (17-30-5)                              7:15 p.m. CT 

        ·     Brandon Marino leads Fort Wayne against the IceMen with 13 points (5g-8a).

        ·     Evansville’s Josh Beaulieu is tied for second with 11 power-play goals.

        ·     Komets are tied for first with 10 shorthanded goals.

        ·     IceMen are 14-2-4 when leading after two periods.  

         

        Alaska Aces (35-11-5) at Utah Grizzlies (19-22-7)                                                   7:05 p.m. MT 

        ·     Nick Mazzolini leads Alaska against the Grizzlies with eight goals.

        ·     Utah’s Mitch Wahl leads the league with 32 power-play points (9g-23a).

        ·     Aces are 24-0-4 when scoring first.

        ·     Grizzlies are third on the power play at 22.5 percent (55-for-244).  

         

        Colorado Eagles (24-22-3) at Bakersfield Condors (15-34-5)                                 7 p.m. PT 

        ·     Trent Daavettila leads Colorado against the Condors with nine points (2g-7a).

        ·     Bakersfield’s Scott Greenham is third with 940 saves.

        ·     Eagles are third with 3.49 goals per game.

        ·     Condors are 12-1-1 when leading after two periods.  

         

        Idaho Steelheads (32-14-5) at Las Vegas Wranglers (26-19-5)                              7:05 p.m. PT 

        ·     Idaho’s Matt Case is second among defensemen with 34 points (6g-28a).

        ·     Eric Lampe leads Las Vegas against the Steelheads with five points (3g-2a).

        ·     Steelheads are third on the power play on the road at 22.7 percent (30-for-132).

        ·     Wranglers are second with six shorthanded goals at home.  

         

        Ontario Reign (35-11-4) at Stockton Thunder (24-20-9)                                         7:30 p.m. PT 

        ·     Ontario’s Cameron Burt is tied for third among defensemen with 25 assists.

        ·     Stockton’s Justin Maylan is tied for fourth among rookies with 40 points (18g-22a).

        ·     Reign are 29-1-4 when scoring first.

        ·     Thunder are sixth with 32.08 shots per game.

         

        Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

        Idaho can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

        Idaho wins OR Bakersfield loses in regulation OR Idaho loses in overtime shootout AND Bakersfield loses

         

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        Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League Fast Facts 

        • Watch games live on America One Sports, the “Official Broadband & Mobile Broadcaster” of the ECHL.

        • The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 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 23 teams in 16 states in 2012-13.

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

        501 players have played in the NHL after playing in the ECHL including 23 in 2011-12.

        • 11 ECHL players have made their NHL debuts this season: former Gwinnett Gladiators forward Matt Anderson (New Jersey on Jan. 29), former Stockton Thunder center and 2011 ECHL All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Mark Arcobello (Edmonton on Feb. 6), former Charlotte Checkers, Wheeling Nailers, Pensacola Ice Pilots, Florida Everblades and Augsuta Lynx left wing Patrick Bordeleau (Colorado on Jan. 19), former Cincinnati Cyclones forward Cory Conacher (Tampa Bay on Jan. 19), former Ontario Reign and Orlando Solar Bears goaltender Darcy Kuemper (Minnesota on Feb. 12), former Toledo Walleye defenseman Brian Lashoff (Detroit on Jan. 21), former Toledo Walleye goaltender Petr Mrazek (Detroit on Feb. 7), former Alaska Aces right wing Anthony Peluso (Winnipeg on Feb. 12), former Reading Royals left wing Antoine Roussel (Dallas on Feb. 1), former Wheeling Nailers center and 2011 ECHL All-Star Ben Street (Calgary on Feb. 9) and former Toledo Storm right wing and 2007 ECHL All-Star Jamie Tardif (Boston on Feb. 2).

        • The ECHL has had 309 players reach the NHL since

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