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    ECHL Scores & Schedule // ECHL Standings // League Leaders // Daily Report A preview of ECHL games for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 Watch Games Live on America One
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      ECHL Scores & Schedule // ECHL Standings // League Leaders // Daily Report

      A preview of ECHL games for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

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


      Florida Everblades (26-17-9) at Gwinnett Gladiators (32-20-3)                              2:05 p.m. ET 

      ·     Florida’s Mathieu Roy is on a 10-game point streak since Jan. 27 (9g-8a).

      ·     Gwinnett’s Corey Fienhage is fifth among defensemen in plus-minus at +20.

      ·     Everblades are fourth on the power play on the road at 20.5 percent (26-for-127).

      ·     Gladiators are fourth with 2.69 goals-against per game.  


      South Carolina Stingrays (27-23-5) at Orlando Solar Bears (23-25-5)                   3 p.m. ET 

      ·     Hunter Bishop leads South Carolina against the Solar Bears with nine points (4g-5a).

      ·     Mathew Sisca leads Orlando against Stingrays with six points (1g-5a).

      ·     Stingrays are third with 2.65 goals-against per game.

      ·     Solar Bears are fifth on the penalty kill at home at 88.1 percent (111-for-126).  


      Fort Wayne Komets (26-25-2) at Toledo Walleye (28-18-6)                                   5:05 p.m. ET 

      ·     Fort Wayne’s Brandon Marino is tied for third with 58 points (17g-41a).

      ·     Willie Coetzee leads Toledo against the Komets with 10 points (3g-7a).

      ·     Komets are 16-5-1 when scoring first.

      ·     Walleye are league’s third-least penalized team with 14.13 penalty minutes per game.  


      Stockton Thunder (26-20-9) at San Francisco Bulls (19-26-7)                                2:15 p.m. PT 

      ·     Matt Reber leads Stockton against the Bulls with eight points (1g-7a).

      ·     San Francisco’s Peter Sivak is tied for third with 26 goals.

      ·     Thunder are fifth on the power play at 21.5 percent (59-for-275).

      ·     Bulls are 9-1-3 when leading after two periods.  


      Colorado Eagles (24-24-3) at Ontario Reign (35-12-5)                                            3 p.m. PT 

      ·     Colorado’s Ray Kaunisto is tied for first with three shorthanded assists.

      ·     Mario Lamoureux leads Ontario against the Eagles with seven points (2g-5a).

      ·     Eagles are 18-8-0 when outshooting their opponent.

      ·     Reign are tied for first with two shorthanded goals against.  


      Idaho Steelheads (33-15-5) at Las Vegas Wranglers (27-19-5)                              11:59 p.m. PT 

      ·     Idaho’s Matt Case leads the league in plus-minus at +31.

      ·     Eric Lampe leads Las Vegas against the Steelheads with four goals and seven points.

      ·     Steelheads are 25-4-1 when scoring first.

      ·     Wranglers are 13-0-1 when leading after two periods.


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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 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.

      • 245 ECHL players have played their first game in the last eight seasons for an average of more than 30 per year.

      • ECHL had a record
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