ECHL Announces Preseason Schedule

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PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL on Thursday announced its preseason schedule of 22 games beginning Oct. 7 and continuing through Oct. 13.

The preseason opens on Tuesday, Oct. 7 with the defending Kelly Cup champion Alaska Aces hosting the expansion Indy Fuel at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League will open its 27th season with six games on Friday, Oct. 17. Opening weekend continues with 10 games on Saturday, Oct. 18 and three games on Sunday, Oct. 19.

The third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League, the ECHL averaged 4,706 fans per game in 2013-14, the highest single-season average since 1999-2000, and the 10th consecutive season and the 22nd time in the last 24 years that the ECHL has averaged over 4,000 fans.

2014 ECHL Preseason Schedule

Tuesday, October 7
Indy at Alaska 7:15 p.m. AKT

Wednesday, October 8
Indy at Alaska 7:15 p.m. AKT

Friday, October 10
South Carolina at Gwinnett 7 p.m. ET (The Cooler Skate Center in Alpharetta, Ga.)
Reading at Elmira 7:05 p.m. ET
Kalamazoo at Toledo 7:15 p.m. ET
Orlando at Florida 7:30 p.m. ET
Cincinnati at Wheeling 7:35 p.m. ET
Evansville at Fort Wayne 8 p.m. ET
Utah at Idaho 7:10 p.m. MT
Stockton at Bakersfield 7 p.m. PT

Saturday, October 11
Greenville at South Carolina 7 p.m. ET (Carolina Ice Palace in Charleston, S.C.)
Orlando at Florida 7 p.m. ET
Elmira at Reading 7:05 p.m. ET
Toledo at Kalamazoo 7:30 p.m. ET
Evansville at Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m. ET
Idaho at Utah 7 p.m. MT (Eccles Ice Center in Logan, Utah)
Bakersfield at Ontario 6 p.m. PT

Sunday, October 12
Evansville at Indy 3:05 p.m. ET
Ontario at Stockton 4 p.m. PT
Greenville at Gwinnett 5 p.m. ET (Duluth Ice Forum in Duluth, Ga.)
Cincinnati at Wheeling 5:05 p.m. ET

Monday, October 13
Kalamazoo at Fort Wayne 7:30 p.m. ET
About the ECHL

Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 21 teams in 14 states for its 27th season in 2014-15. Over 540 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter

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