February 26, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release
Augusta Lynx (26-23-4) at South Carolina Stingrays (34-18-3) 7:05
- Augusta won 4-1 on Feb. 23 to improve to 3-3-0 in season series and 36-32-9 all-time against South Carolina.
- South Carolina is 21-6-0 when scoring first.
- Louis Goulet leads the Lynx against South Carolina with three goals and five points.
- Stingrays' Davis Parley is 2-0-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average in two games against Augusta.
Columbia Inferno (24-21-10) at Mississippi Sea Wolves (22-31-3) 7:05 p.m. CT
- Columbia won 3-2 on Feb. 15 and is 1-2-1 this season and 3-3-2 all-time against Mississippi.
- Mississippi is 15-1-0 when leading after the second period.
- Brad Ralph leads the Inferno against Mississippi with four assists and is tied for the team lead with four points.
- Jason Tejchma leads the Sea Wolves against Columbia with six assists and six points.
Phoenix RoadRunners (18-30-7) at Fresno Falcons (29-14-8) 7 p.m. PT
- Fresno is 4-1-0 this season against Phoenix and 12-4-0 all-time against the RoadRunners.
- Phoenix ranks fourth in the ECHL on the penalty kill on the road with 84.9 percent (146-for-172).
- Rookie Oren Eizenman leads the Falcons against Phoenix with seven assists and seven points.
- Rookie Peder Skinner leads the RoadRunners against Fresno with three goals and four points.
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Most Career Coaching Wins
480 - John Marks, Pensacola, Charlotte (1993-98) and Greenville (1998-2006)
- John Brophy, Hampton Roads (1989-2000) and Wheeling (2001-03)
343 - 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)
Longest Winning Streak, One Season
15 - Cincinnati Cyclones, Jan. 16 to present
14 - Louisiana IceGators, Nov. 23-Dec. 22, 2001
Knoxville Cherokees, Dec. 28, 1993-Jan. 29, 1994
13 - Las Vegas Wranglers, Mar. 10-Apr. 7, 2007
12 - South Carolina Stingrays, Nov. 28-Dec. 31, 2007
Las Vegas Wranglers, Dec. 3-28, 2005
Pensacola Ice Pilots, Jan. 22-Feb. 18, 2005
Wheeling Nailers, Feb. 20-Mar. 12, 2004
Florida Everblades, Dec. 14, 1999-Jan. 13, 2000
Chesapeake Icebreakers, Feb. 14-Mar. 13, 1998
Erie Panthers, 1989-90
Longest Consecutive Assist Scoring Streak
18 - David Desharnais, Cincinnati, Jan. 5 to present (27 assists)
17 - Peter Kasowski, Roanoke Valley, Oct. 26-Dec. 7, 1991 (28 assists)
15 - Scott Bertoli, Trenton, Feb. 16-Apr. 4, 2000 (21 assists)
- Mike Reier, Dayton, Oct. 23-Nov. 28, 1992 (24 assists)
14 - John Spoltore, Louisiana, Dec. 20, 1997-Jan. 16, 1998 (23 assists)
- John Spoltore, Louisiana, Jan. 12-Mar. 11, 1994 (18 assists)
- Matt Robbins, Charlotte, Jan. 12-Mar. 11, 1994 (18 assists)
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.
- 350 former ECHL
players have played in NHL.
- 21 former ECHL players have made their NHL debut this season: former
Peoria Rivermen and Alaska Aces goaltender Chris
Beckford-Tseu (St. Louis on Feb. 21), former Florida Everblades
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).
- 205 former ECHL players have played their first game in the NHL in the
past seven seasons, including 94 since 2005-06.
- 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
- 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 26, 2008
- Falcons Win 30th of Season with 5-2 Victory over Phoenix - Fresno Falcons
- Inferno dispatch Sea Wolves 6-4 - Columbia Inferno
- Inferno's Hot Third Scorches Sea Wolves - Mississippi Sea Wolves
- Marc Cavosie Loaned To Albany - Reading Royals
- Stingrays Score Four Unanswered Goals to Beat Augusta 5-1 - South Carolina Stingrays
- 60 minutes eludes Lynx again in 5-2 loss on Tuesday - Augusta Lynx
- Condors serving help for the community - Bakersfield Condors
- ECHL Concludes MidSeason Board of Governors Meeting - ECHL
- Schwarz named ECHL Goaltender of the Week - Alaska Aces
- Bakersfield's Robinson Fined - ECHL
- Stockton's Beeman Suspended One Game, Fined - ECHL
- Victoria's Wade Suspended Two Games - ECHL
- ECHL Transactions - ECHL
- Falcons Add Carbery To Mix - Fresno Falcons
- Wolf Pack Transactions - Charlotte Checkers
- Wranglers To Shave Heads For Charity On March 8 - Las Vegas Wranglers
- Alaska's Schwarz Named Rbk Hockey Goalie Of The Week - ECHL
- Aubin Named In Glas Co ECHL Player Of The Week - Cincinnati Cyclones
- Cincinnati's Aubin Named In Glas Co ECHL Player Of The Week - ECHL
- RoadRunners Land Veteran Dusty Jamieson - Phoenix RoadRunners
- Fans Flock to Beef 'O' Brady's for First Tip-A-Pilot - Pensacola Ice Pilots
- Rays Host Lynx Tonight at 7:05pm - South Carolina Stingrays
- Let It Be... - Reading Royals
- Jackals Journal - Elmira Jackals
- Bakersfield Head Coach Raymond Suspended One Game, Fined - ECHL
- ECHL Today - ECHL
- Checkers Trade Jamieson To Phoenix - Charlotte Checkers
- Balanced attack, Fisher's 35 saves mark third straight Thunder win - Stockton Thunder
- Thunder Storms Past RoadRunners 4-1 - Phoenix RoadRunners
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