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ECHL capsules

Alaska Aces

Coach: Rob Murray, 3rd season, 92-33-19

Last season: 49-15-8, 106 points, lost conference semifinals

Key player: Nick Mazzolini, 36 goals, 71 points

Arena: Sullivan Arena (6,399)

NHL affiliate: Calgary

AHL affiliate: Abbotsford

Website: www.alaskaaces.com

Bakersfield Condors

Coach: Troy Mann, first season, 62-62-20 in ECHL

Last season: 22-44-6, missed playoffs

Key player: Nicholas Tremblay, 16 goals, 29 points in 29 games

Arena: Rabobank Arena (9,000)

NHL affiliate: Edmonton

AHL affiliate: Oklahoma City

Website: www.bakersfieldcondors.com

Cincinnati Cyclones

Coach: Ben Simon, first season

Last season: 42-22-7, lost conference finals

Key player: Mathieu Aubin, 18 goals, 56 points

Arena: U.S. Bank Arena (6,955)

NHL affiliates: Florida, Nashville

AHL affiliates: San Antonio, Milwaukee

Website: www.cycloneshockey.com

Colorado Eagles

Coach: Chris Stewart, ninth season, 72-59-13 in ECHL

Last season: 34-31-7, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Kevin Ulanski, 18 goals, 51 points in 59 games

Arena: Budweiser Events Center (5,289)

NHL affiliate: None

AHL affiliate: None

Website: www.coloradoeagles.com

Elmira Jackals

Coach: Dwight Mullins, second season, 40-25-7

Last season: 40-25-7, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Andrew Rowe, 29 goals, 72 points

Arena: First Arena (3,784)

NHL affiliate: Ottawa

AHL affiliate: Binghamton

Website: www.jackalshockey.com

Evansville IceMen

Coach: Jeff Pyle, first season, 446-323-91 in ECHL

Last season: 25-40-7, missed playoffs

Key player: Dylan Clarke, 25 goals, 52 points in 66 games

Arena: Ford Center (9,100)

NHL affiliate: Columbus

AHL affiliate: Springfield

Website: www.evansvilleicemen.com

Florida Everblades

Coach: Greg Poss, fourth season, 115-78-23

Last season: 39-22-1, lost conference semifinals

Key player: Mathieu Roy, 38 goals, 89 points

Arena: Germain Arena (7,186)

NHL affiliates: Carolina, Tampa Bay

AHL affiliates: Charlotte, Syracuse

Website: www.floridaeverblades.com

Fort Wayne Komets

Coach: Gary Graham, first season

Last season: 33-35-4, missed playoffs

Key player: Brandon Marino, 20 goals, 74 points

Arena: Memorial Coliseum (10,500)

NHL affiliate: None

AHL affiliate: None

Website: www.komets.com

Greenville Road Warriors

Coach: Dean Stork, fourth season, 123-75-18

Last season: 36-28-8, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Mike Marcou, 25 points, plus-19

Arena: Bon Secours Arena (7,044)

NHL affiliates: New York Rangers, Carolina

AHL affiliates: Hartford, Adirondack

Website: www.greenvilleroadwarriors.com

Gwinnett Gladiators

Coach: Rick Emmett, first season

Last season: 43-26-3, lost conference semifinals

Key player: Louis Domingue, 23-9-2, 2.69 GAA

Arena: Arena at Gwinnett Center (11,355)

NHL affiliate: Phoenix

AHL affiliate: Portland

Website: www.gwinnettgladiators.com

Idaho Steelheads

Coach: Brad Ralph, second season, 45-20-7

Last season: 45-20-7, lost conference finals

Key player: Josh Robinson, 27-8-4, 2.57 GAA

Arena: CenturyLink Arena (5,006)

NHL affiliate: Dallas

AHL affiliate: Texas

Website: www.idahosteelheads.com

Kalamazoo Wings

Coach: Nick Bootland, sixth season, 154-100-34 in ECHL

Last season: 34-30-8, missed playoffs

Key player: Joel Martin, 31-24-7, 2.70 GAA

Arena: Wings Stadium (5,113)

NHL affiliates: St. Louis, Vancouver

AHL affiliates: Chicago, Utica

Website: www.kwings.com

Las Vegas Wranglers

Coach: Mike Madill, first season

Last season: 37-30-5, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Chris Francis, 21 goals, 48 points

Arena: Orleans Arena (7,773)

NHL affiliate: None

AHL affiliate: None

Website: www.lasvegaswranglers.com

Ontario Reign

Coach: Jason Christie, third season, 396-243-81

Last season: 46-19-7, lost conference semifinals

Key player: Mario Lamoureux, 25 goals, 65 points

Arena: Citizens Business Bank Arena (9,592)

NHL affiliates: Los Angeles, Winnipeg

AHL affiliates: Manchester, St. John’s

Website: www.ontarioreign.com

Orlando Solar Bears

Coach: Vince Williams, first season, 53-73-18 in ECHL

Last season: 28-37-7, missed playoffs

Key player: Mathew Sisca, 15 goals, 48 points in 59 games

Arena: Amway Center (9,555)

NHL affiliates: Minnesota, Toronto

AHL affiliates: Iowa, Toronto

Website: www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com

Reading Royals

Coach: Larry Courville, sixth season, 178-118-30

Last season: 46-19-7, won Kelly Cup

Key player: Yannick Tifu, 27 goals, 72 points

Arena: Sovereign Center (7,160)

NHL affiliate: Washington

AHL affiliate: Hershey

Website: www.royalshockey.com

San Francisco Bulls

Coach: Pat Curcio, second season, 25-38-9

Last season: 25-38-9, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Dean Oullett, 24 goals, 52 points

Arena: Cow Palace (6,725)

NHL affiliate: San Jose

AHL affiliate: Worcester

Website: www.sfbulls.com

South Carolina Stingrays

Coach: Spencer Carbery, third season, 75-54-15

Last season: 38-26-8, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Chris Langkow, 24 goals, 41 points in 55 games

Arena: North Charleston Coliseum (6,712)

NHL affiliate: Boston

AHL affiliate: Providence

Website: www.stingrayshockey.com

Stockton Thunder

Coach: Rich Kromm, first season, 25-40-7 in ECHL

Last season: 37-26-9, lost Kelly Cup finals

Key player: Brayden Irwin, 14 goals, 29 points in 38 games

Arena: Stockton Arena (9,737)

NHL affiliate: New York Islanders

AHL affiliate: Bridgeport

Website: www.stocktonthunder.com

Toledo Walleye

Coach: Nick Vitucci, ninth season, 273-231-49

Last season: 37-26-9, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Kyle Rogers, 15 goals, 46 points

Arena: Huntington Center (7,431)

NHL affiliates: Chicago, Detroit

AHL affiliates: Rockford, Grand Rapids

Website: www.toledowalleye.com

Utah Grizzlies

Coach: Tim Branham, first season

Last season: 29-30-13, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: David Vallorani, 17 goals, 59 points

Arena: Maverik Center (10,207)

NHL affiliate: Anaheim

AHL affiliate: Norfolk

Website: www.utahgrizzlies.com

Wheeling Nailers

Coach: Clark Donatelli, third season, 57-49-21

Last season: 31-29-12, missed playoffs

Key player: Paul Crowder, 23 goals, 62 points

Arena: WesBanco Arena (5,406)

NHL affiliates: Montreal, Pittsburgh

AHL affiliates: Hamilton, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Website: www.wheelingnailers.com

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