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Stingrays Tie ECHL Record For Most Players With Point

January 25, 2010 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

The South Carolina Stingrays tied the ECHL record for most players with a point in a game when all 15 skaters registered a point in an 8-5 win against Reading on Jan. 22.

The Stingrays are the fourth team to have 15 skaters register a point and the sixth team overall to have 15 players record a point in the 22-year history of the league.

Johnstown had every player, including its starting goaltender, score a point against Hampton Roads on Dec. 2, 1989, a mark that Erie tied against Nashville on Nov. 15, 1991.

The first team to have 15 skaters register a point was Erie against Greensboro on Nov. 27, 1992. The mark was tied by Knoxville against Nashville on Jan. 26, 1996 and by Birmingham against Tallahassee on Mar. 21, 1998.

Trevor Bruess (0g-3a), Gregg Johnson (1g-2a) and Keith Johnson (2g-1a) led the Stingrays with three points apiece while Zach Jones (0g-2a), Trent Campbell (1g-1a) and Michael Dubuc (1g-1a) each had two points and Spencer Carbery (1g-0a), Jay Cascalenda (0g-1a), Grant Farrell (0g-1a), Nate Kiser (0g-1a), Nick Klaren (0g-1a), Dain Prewitt (1g-0a), Jake Hauswirth (0g-1a), Rob Ricci (1g-0a) and Matt Scherer (0g-1a) all had one point.

Sellouts In Charlotte, Idaho, South Carolina Help Raise Attendance

The largest crowd of the season and four other sellouts helped the ECHL increase its sellouts to 27 and raise average attendance to 4,292 per game which is up 6.3 percent from last season.

Charlotte had the largest crowd of the year in the ECHL with 11,484 on Jan. 22. The Checkers, who had the previous season high with 10,980 on Dec. 26, 2009, are averaging 5,324 per game which ranks fifth in the league.

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South Carolina set a team record and had the fourth-largest crowd of the year in the league with 10,570 on Jan. 23 while Idaho had back-to-back sellouts with 5,436 on Jan. 22 and 5,087 on Jan. 23.

Toledo had a sellout crowd of 8,000 on Jan. 23 to move into first in the league in total attendance with 159,894 and average attendance with 5,922 per game. The Walleye have had seven sellouts which is second to Elmira which leads the league with eight sellouts. The average attendance at Lucas County Arena is up 50.8 percent from 2006-07 when the team played its last season in the Toledo Sports Arena.

The third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League, the ECHL is the only minor professional hockey league to increase average attendance each of the last two seasons. The Premier 'AA' Hockey League has averaged more than 4,000 fans each of the last five seasons and 17 times in the last 19 years while drawing more than 3 million fans for 16 straight seasons. 

Five returning teams are ahead of their average attendance from 2008-09 led by Cincinnati with 21.3 percent. The Cyclones, who had a crowd of 6,485 on Jan. 23, led minor professional hockey with a 36 percent increase in 2007-08 and ranked second a year ago with a 23 percent increase.

Elmira has raised its average 12 percent to 3,784 per game which is 98.6 percent of capacity at First Arena. The Jackals have had 27 sellouts since joining the ECHL including a league-leading 14 in 2007-08 and five a year ago which tied for the league lead.

Ontario is second in the league with 5,907 which is up from their inaugural season in 2008-09 when they ranked second with 5,856 per game. Utah has raised its average attendance by 1.8 percent to 3,722 per game.

Stockton is third in the league with 5,842 per game while Bakersfield is fourth with 5,327 per game. The Thunder have led the league in attendance each of their first four seasons and are trying to tie the league record of five seasons set by Florida from 2000-05.

National Conference - West Division

Alaska Aces

* Alaska is fifth in the league on the penalty kill with 83.9 percent (203-for-242).
* Alexandre Imbeault has a seven-game point streak (7g-7a).
* Aces visit Bakersfield on Wednesday, Ontario on Friday and Saturday and Stockton on Sunday.

Idaho Steelheads

* Idaho had back-to-back sellouts with 5,436 on Jan. 22 and 5,087 on Jan. 23.
* Mark Derlago has a six-game point streak (5g-10a).
* Steelheads play at Bakersfield on Friday and Saturday and visit Ontario on Sunday.

Utah Grizzlies
* Utah is 44 percent (8-for-18) on the power play in its last three games and leads the ECHL with 23.7 percent (51-for-215).
* AJ Perry has six assists and nine points in his last three games.
* Grizzlies host Ontario on Monday and Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday.

Victoria Salmon Kings

* Victoria is 5-1-2 in its last eight road games to improve to 6-9-4 on the road.
* Olivier Latendresse has six assists and nine points in his last six games.
* Salmon Kings visit Stockton on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

National Conference - Pacific Division

Bakersfield Condors
* Bakersfield is 8-0-0 when leading after the first period and 15-0-0 when leading after the second period.
* Stephane Goulet had his point streak snapped at 12 games (10g-8a), but recorded two points (1g-1a) in his next game at Stockton on Jan. 24.
* Condors host Alaska on Wednesday and Idaho on Friday and Saturday.

Las Vegas Wranglers
* Michael Ouzas leads the ECHL with 918 saves and 1,958 minutes played.
* Alex Bourret has four goals and nine points in his first five games with the Wranglers.
* Wranglers play at Utah on Friday and Saturday.

Ontario Reign

* Ontario will wear special jerseys on Friday that will be auctioned to benefit the Inland Empire chapter of the American Red Cross.
* Brian Kilburg recorded his first professional point with an assist in a 5-2 loss at Utah on Jan. 23.
* Reign host Alaska on Friday and Saturday before hosting Idaho on Sunday.

Stockton Thunder
* Stockton is third in the ECHL with an average of 5,842 fans per game.
* James Bates had his seventh multi-point game with two assists against Alaska on Jan. 23.
* Thunder host Victoria on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Alaska on Sunday.

American Conference - South Division

Charlotte Checkers
* Charlotte had a league season-high 11,484 fans against Wheeling on Jan. 22.
* Daniel Tkaczuk has a six-game point streak (2g-8a) and Michel Leveille has a five-game point streak (2g-7a).
* Checkers play at Cincinnati on Wednesday, at Johnstown on Friday and Sunday and at Reading on Saturday.

Florida Everblades
* Barry Brust has won his last six starts and is tied with Mike Morrison for the team lead with nine wins.
* Ernie Hartlieb is Everblades' all-time leader with 312 games.
* Everblades host Trenton on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Gwinnett Gladiators
* Gwinnett leads the league in road penalty kill with 88.8 percent (95-for-107).
* Matt Caruana has a four-game point streak (2g-3a).
* Gladiators play at Reading on Wednesday, at Elmira on Friday and Saturday, and at Reading on Sunday.

South Carolina Stingrays
* South Carolina had a team record 10,570 fans for its game against Reading on Jan. 23.
* Keith Johnson (2g-1a), Gregg Johnson (1g-2a) and Trevor Bruess (3a) each had three points and all 15 Stingrays recorded a point in 8-5 win against Reading on Jan. 22.
* Stingrays host Wheeling on Tuesday before playing at Cincinnati on Friday and at Wheeling on Saturday and Sunday.

American Conference - North Division

Cincinnati Cyclones

* Cincinnati is one of only three teams with 12 or more home wins and 12 or more road wins.
* Jeremy Smith is 5-2-0 with a goals-against average of 2.45 and a save percentage of .907 in January.
* Cyclones host Johnstown on Monday, Charlotte on Wednesday and South Carolina on Friday before playing at Kalamazoo on Saturday.

Kalamazoo Wings
* Kalamazoo has won five straight home games to improve to 14-6-2 at Wings Stadium.
* Jon Landry (2g-1a) and Ryan McGinnis (0g-4a) each have three-game point streaks.
* K-Wings host Cincinnati on Saturday.

Toledo Walleye

* Toledo is second in the ECHL with 16 home wins.
* Maxime Tanguay has scored eight of his 15 goals against Kalamazoo including two at Wings Stadium on Jan. 24.
* Walleye play at Johnstown on Saturday and at Elmira on Sunday.

Wheeling Nailers
* Wheeling is tied for fifth in the league with seven shorthand goals.
* Blair Yaworski has scored the game-winning goal in three of Wheeling's last four victories.
* Nailers play at South Carolina on Tuesday before hosting the Stingrays on Saturday and Sunday.

American Conference - East Division

Elmira Jackals

* Elmira leads the ECHL with 3.83 goals per game.
* Brennan Turner leads the league in plus-minus rating with +27.
* Jackals host Gwinnett on Friday and Saturday and Toledo on Sunday.

Johnstown Chiefs

* Johnstown is 26.9 percent (7-for-26) on the power play in the last four games.
* Chanse Fitzpatrick has six points (4g-2a) in his last four games.
* Chiefs visit Cincinnati on Monday and host Charlotte on Friday and Sunday and Toledo on Saturday.

Reading Royals

* Reading is 8-0-0 against Trenton after 4-3 win on Jan. 18.
* Marc Cavosie scored with 1.2 seconds remaining on Jan. 18, the latest regulation game winner in team history.
* Royals host Gwinnett on Wednesday and Sunday and Charlotte on Saturday.

Trenton Devils

* Trenton had season highs with six goals and 3,682 fans in 6-3 win over Johnstown on Jan. 22.
* Rookie Dan Charleston had four points (1g, 3a) in his second game as a Devil on Jan. 22.
* Devils visit Florida on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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