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ECHL Preseason Games Begin Wednesday

October 7, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

PRINCETON, N.J. - The ECHL has announced its composite preseason schedule, consisting of 27 games beginning on Wednesday.

ECHL teams were allowed to begin on-ice sessions on Friday and training camp rosters are available on

The ECHL welcomes the Phoenix RoadRunners, the Stockton (California) Thunder and the Utah (Salt Lake City) Grizzlies and will play 900 games, beginning October 21 and ending April 8, with 25 teams in 14 states and British Columbia.

The Premier 'AA' Hockey League, the ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League and there have been 258 players who have gone on to play in the NHL after playing in the ECHL. The ECHL has affiliations with 21 of the 27 teams in the American Hockey League and for the past 16 years there has been an ECHL player on the Calder Cup Champion.

2005 ECHL Preseason Schedule (All Times Local)

October 12
Dayton at Alaska, 7:15 p.m.
Stockton vs. Fresno at Gateway Ice Arena, 7:30 p.m.

October 13
Stockton at Bakersfield, Bakersfield Ice Sports Center, 1 p.m.
Dayton at Alaska, 7:15 p.m.
Greenville at Augusta, Augusta Ice Sports Center, 7 p.m.
Wheeling at Johnstown, Kirk Nevin Arena (Greensburg, Pa.), 7 p.m.
Toledo at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

October 14
Charlotte at Columbia, 7:05 p.m.
Las Vegas at Long Beach, 7:30 p.m., Glacial Gardens (Lakewood, Calif.)
South Carolina at Greenville, 7 p.m.
Gwinnett at Pensacola, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at San Diego, 7:30 p.m., San Diego Ice Arena
Utah at Idaho, 7:30 p.m., Manchester Ice Rink (McCall, Idaho)
Toledo at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

October 15
Columbia at Charlotte, 1 p.m., Pineville Ice House
Augusta at South Carolina, 3 p.m., Carolina Ice Palace (Charleston, S.C.)
Gwinnett at Pensacola, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at San Diego, 5 p.m., San Diego Ice Arena
Youngstown (CHL) at Toledo, 7:35 p.m.
Reading at Trenton, 7:05 p.m., Princeton Sports Complex (Monmouth Junction, N.J.)
Fresno at Bakersfield, 7 p.m.
Johnstown at Wheeling, 7:30 p.m.

October 16
Bakersfield at San Diego, 3:30 p.m., San Diego Ice Arena
Long Beach at Las Vegas, 5:05 p.m.
Stockton at Fresno, 5 p.m., Gateway Ice Arena
Toledo at Dayton, 2 p.m., Kettering (Ohio) Recreation Center
Trenton at Reading, 7:05 p.m., The Body Zone (Wyomissing, Pa.)

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