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

      A preview of ECHL games for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

        

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

      Ontario Reign (21-7-2) at Las Vegas Wranglers (13-13-4)                         2:05 p.m. PT  

      ·     Ontario’s Dan DaSilva is on a 10-game point streak since Dec. 7 (7g-8a).

      ·     Andrew Sarauer leads Las Vegas against the Reign with two goals.

      ·     Reign are 15-3-0 against Pacific Division opponents.

      ·     Wranglers are first with 33.10 shots per game.

       

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

       

      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.

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

      • The ECHL has had 298 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.

      • 234 ECHL players have played their first game in the last seven seasons for an average of more than 33 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 25 of the 30 NHL teams in 2012-13, marking the 16th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL.

      • 31 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

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