Jackals Start Fast and Sweep Icemen, 4-1
ELMIRA, NY - November 15, 2014 - The Jackals completed their weekend sweep of the Evansville Icemen with a 4-1 victory tonight at First Arena. Andrew Conboy started the party with a goal just 38 seconds into the game and the Jackals continued to cruise against the Icemen.
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The Jackals carried their momentum from last night's three-goal third period into tonight's contest against Evansville. Conboy capitalized in the opening shift of the game after he carried the puck behind the Icemen's net and popped out in the slot for the quick wrist shot. Allan McPherson and Steven Shamanski earned the assists on Conboy's second goal of the season. Less than four minutes later Justin Kea extended his point streak to three games with a beautiful backhand feed that found Colin Jacobs streaking through the slot. Jacobs' marker was his first of the season and was assisted by Kea and Tuzzolino. Seconds after the ensuing faceoff, Rob Florentino dropped the gloves with Matt Lowry and exchanged hard rights in the middle-weight bout.
Elmira extended its 2-0 lead at 8:15 of the second period when Justin Kea redirected Mike Seidel's wrist shot for his third goal of the season. Shamanski also added an assist on Kea's tally. The Jackals added to their lead at 11:49 of the frame courtesy of Nick Tuzzolino's second goal in as many games. The veteran blueliner buried a blast past Chris Driedger on the power-play to extend the Jackals lead to 4-0. McPherson and Seidel recorded the helpers on Tuzzolino's tally.
Former Jackal Randy Cure thwarted Travis Fullerton's shutout bid at 4:01 of the third period, but that was as close as the Icemen would get. Fullerton finished with 27 saves on 28 shots and earned his fifth victory of the season. Driedger stopped 14 of 18 shots faced and was handed the loss after being pulled following the second period.
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