February 19, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release
Trenton Devils (18-27-7) at Elmira Jackals (30-15-4) 7:05 p.m.
- Elmira is 5-1-1, including 3-0-0 at home, against Trenton.
- Stephen Wood leads Trenton with eight power-play goals.
- Benoit Doucet (3g-6a) and Pierre-Luc Faubert (3g-6a) lead the Jackals against Trenton with nine points each.
- Defenseman Ryan Gunderson leads the Devils against Elmira with eight assists and eight points.
Pensacola Ice Pilots (12-33-6) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (21-29-3) 7:05 p.m. CT
- Mississippi is 4-2-1, including 2-1-0 at home, this season and 53-29-7 all-time against Pensacola.
- Pensacola is 5-0-1 when leading after the second period.
- Lance Monych leads the Sea Wolves against Pensacola with six goals and nine points.
- Bryan Esner (4g-3a) and Jean-Claude Sawyer (7a) lead the Ice Pilots against Mississippi with seven points each.
Alaska Aces (24-19-5) at Fresno Falcons (28-12-8) 7 p.m. PT
- Fresno won 2-1 on Nov. 24 to improve to 2-1-0 at home and 2-3-1 overall against Alaska.
- Alaska's Bo Cheesman has two game-winning goals and nine points (5g-4a) in his last six games.
- Luke Curtin leads the Falcons against Alaska with six assists and eight points.
- Kimbi Daniels (4g-5a) and Josh Soares (4g-5a) lead the Aces against Fresno with nine points each.
Most Career Coaching Wins
480 - John Brophy, Hampton Roads (1989-2000) and Wheeling (2001-03)
478 - John Marks, Pensacola, Charlotte (1993-98) and Greenville (1998-2006)
341 - Jeff Pyle, Gwinnett (2003 to present) and Mobile (1998-2002)
332 - Frank Anzalone, Nashville (1991-92), Roanoke (1993-98), Pee Dee (1999-2001) and Johnstown (2005-07)
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Premier 'AA' Hockey League Fast Facts
- Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2007-08, the ECHL 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 25 teams playing 900 games in 17 states and
British Columbia in 2007-08.
- The league officially changed its name to ECHL on May 19, 2003.
- Affiliations with 26 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League,
marking the 11th consecutive season that the league has had affiliations
with at least 20 teams in the NHL.
- 349 former ECHL
players have played in NHL.
- 20 former ECHL players have made their NHL debut this season: former
Florida Everblades center David
Brine (Florida on Feb. 2), former Idaho Steelheads right wing B.J.
Crombeen (Dallas on Jan. 19), former Gwinnett Gladiators left wing
Doell (Atlanta on Jan. 4), former Alaska defenseman Zack
FitzGerald (Vancouver on Feb. 5), former Fresno goaltender Thomas
Greiss (San Jose on Jan. 14), former Roanoke Express and Wheeling Nailers
left wing Jason
Jaffray (Vancouver on Dec. 12), former Wheeling Nailers left wing
Jensen (Carolina on Feb. 18), former Toledo Storm goaltender Drew
MacIntyre (Vancouver on Dec. 13), former San Diego Gulls left wing
McLeod (Colorado on Dec. 19), former Alaska Aces and Pensacola Ice
Pilots center Chris
Minard (Pittsburgh on Jan. 21), former Columbia Inferno center Brandon
Nolan (Carolina on Dec. 22), former Johnstown Chiefs and Fresno
Falcons goaltender Dmitri
Patzold (San Jose on Oct. 7), former Gwinnett Gladiators and
Louisiana IceGators left wing Pascal
Pelletier (Boston on Jan. 17), former Reading Royals goaltender Jonathan
Quick (Los Angeles on Dec. 6), former Stockton Thunder left wing Liam
Reddox (Edmonton on Dec. 7), former Gwinnett Gladiators left wing
Stuart (Atlanta on Dec. 29), former Columbus Chill, Richmond
Renegades and Trenton Titans left wing Pete
Vandermeer (Phoenix on Feb. 10), former San Diego goaltender Tyler
Weiman (Colorado on Oct. 4), former Charlotte Checkers right wing
Weller (Phoenix on Oct. 4) and former Phoenix RoadRunners center Daniel
Winnik (Phoenix Coyotes on Oct. 4).
- 204 former ECHL players have played their first game in the NHL in the
past seven seasons .
- Twenty-six former ECHL players made their NHL debut in 2006-07, including
two who played in both the ECHL and the NHL as goaltender Yutaka
Fukufuji played for Reading and Los Angeles while defenseman
Bryan Young skated for Stockton and Edmonton. Dave McKee played for
Augusta and dressed for five games as the backup goaltender for Stanley Cup
- Record 51 former ECHL players played their first NHL game in 2005-06.
- ECHL has been represented on last seven Stanley Cup champions.
- There are 15 coaches in the NHL who have ECHL experience including former
Wheeling coach Peter Laviolette, who is head coach of the Carolina
Hurricanes, and former Mississippi coach
Bruce Boudreau, who is head coach of the Washington Capitals.
- ECHL has affiliations with 26 of the 29 teams in the American Hockey League, marking the seventh consecutive season that it has had affiliations with 20 or more teams in the AHL.
- ECHL has been represented on last 18 Calder Cup champions.
- In the last five seasons the ECHL has had more call-ups to the AHL than
all other professional leagues combined with over 2,000 call-ups involving
more than 1,000 players since 2002-03.
ECHL and its member teams contributed nearly $3 million for charity and relief funds in 2006-07.
- Further information on the ECHL is available from its website at ECHL.com.
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ECHL Stories from February 19, 2008
- Ice Pilots Skid To Victory In Wolves' Den - Mississippi Sea Wolves
- Captain Sullivan Lifts Ice Pilots to Huge 5-4 WIN at Mississippi - Pensacola Ice Pilots
- Losing Streak Goes Down In Flames; Jackals Douse The Devils 6-2 - Elmira Jackals
- Devils Bitten by Jackals, 6-2 - Trenton Devils
- Chiefs' Search For Rock Stars Continues - Johnstown Chiefs
- Zbynek Hrdel Reassigned To Mississippi - Mississippi Sea Wolves
- Bakersfield climbs into tie for final playoff spot with Stockton - Bakersfield Condors
- ECHL Transactions - ECHL
- Turple Called Up to AHL Grand Rapids - Atlanta Gladiators
- Cyclones Grumet-Morris Named Rbk Hockey Goalie Of The Week - ECHL
- Grumet-Morris Named Rbk Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week - Cincinnati Cyclones
- Fresno Falcons Host San Diego Chicken One Final Time - Fresno Falcons
- Step Back in Time with the Inferno - Columbia Inferno
- Jackals Add May And Donati For Dance With The Devils - Elmira Jackals
- Gladiators Acquire Grimaldi from Fresno - Atlanta Gladiators
- Devils Shake Off Scoring Slump - Trenton Devils
- Stuart MacRae Reacquired in Trade with Gwinnett - Fresno Falcons
- Brodeur's Back, Will be in Uniform at Mississippi Tonight - Pensacola Ice Pilots
- Familiar forward Shane Hynes back with Augusta Lynx - Augusta Lynx
- ECHL Today - ECHL
- Truelson nets two, but Condors fall 4-3 in Vegas - Bakersfield Condors
- Wranglers Ground Condors, 4-3 - Las Vegas Wranglers
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