Jackals Drop Rubber Match in Manchester

Four First-Period Goals Lead Monarchs to 4-1 Win

The Elmira Jackals (9-24-5-0) gave up four goals in the first period as the Manchester Monarchs (26-10-2-2) won, 4-1, Sunday afternoon at SNHU Arena. The win gave Manchester two wins in three games against the Jackals in the weekend series.

The Monarchs came out flying to roll out to a 4-0 lead in the first period. Zac Lynch opened the scoring just 1:41 into the game, picking off a Jackals pass across the blue line and streaking in for a breakaway. He roofed a shot under the cross bar against Tyler Parks, who was making his first ECHL start.

Elmira settled down for a few minutes, but then Manchester rolled off back-to-back goals. First, Joey Diamond scored his third goal in two nights at 7:05 of the first period and then Teddy Doherty made it 3-0 at 8:55. That forced a Jackals goalie change, with Jason Kasdorf stepping in for Parks. He was greeted with a goal at 13:31 by Daniel Doremus who collected a blocked shot and depositing it into an open net to make it 4-0.

The Jackals found their game in the second period, but Monarchs goalie Jonah Imoo turned aside 13 second-period shots to keep Manchester ahead 4-0 heading into the third period. 

Elmira scored the only goal of the third period on a wraparound by Matt Lane for his sixth goal of the season at 10:06. Casey Thrush and Charlie Mosey assist on the Jackals only goal of the night. Despite a 12-5 shot advantage in the third, Imoo shut the door again, finishing with 37 saves to lead Manchester to a 4-1 win.             

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Upcoming Games: 

Wednesday, January 25th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.

Friday, January 27th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, January 28th: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 29th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 4:05 p.m.

GAME PREVIEW: Jackals Face Monarchs in Weekend Rubber Match

Game 38: Elmira Jackals (9-23-5-0) vs. Manchester Monarchs (25-10-2-2)

3:00 p.m., SNHU Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire

The Jackals wrap up a three-in-three weekend and play a rubber match with the Manchester Monarchs this afternoon at SNHU Arena. It's the eighth of 14 head-to-head matches and the fifth game played in Manchester.

Manchester had its three-game winning streak snapped Friday night by the Jackals, but responded with a 6-1 win last night to even the weekend series. They are still 6-2-1-1 in their last 10 games and lead the North Division with 54 points and a 25-10-2-2 record.

The Jackals have split the first two games in Manchester and are 2-3-0-0 in five games under interim Head Coach Mike Duco. Overall Elmira is 9-23-5-0, with 23 points, which places the Jackals in sixth place in the North Division and 13th place in the Eastern Conference.   
   

Broadcast Coverage

Jackals Pregame at 2:45 p.m. Radio: 1410 WELM | TV: WETM-2

Last time out

The Manchester Monarchs scored four power-play goals and surged past the Jackals, 6-1, last night at SNHU Arena in Manchester.

The Monarchs grabbed a lead late in a tightly contested opening period, getting a power-play goal from Joey Diamond with 1:45 to play in the first period to make it 1-0. The Jackals pulled even in the second period on a goal from Guy Leboeuf from the right circle at 8:30. Manchester dominated the rest of the second period and the rest of the game to pull out the win. They got a power-play goal from Kevin Morris at 9:44 then two straight goals from Ashton Rome at 10:23 and 17:23 to turn a 1-1 game into a 4-1 Monarchs lead.

Diamond scored his second of the game late in the second to send the game into the third period with Manchester ahead 5-1. Tyler Parks took over in net for the Jackals in the third and allowed a goal to Zac Lynch at 4:05 to make it a 6-1 final. 
 
Welcome to the league

Jackals rookie goalie Tyler Parks made his ECHL debut in the third period of last night's loss to the Monarchs. Parks turned aside 11 of 12 shots he faced in relief of starter Jason Kasdorf. He was signed by the Jackals earlier this weekend when Kasdorf was recalled by the Rochester Americans.

Kasdorf was reassigned to Elmira prior to last night's game so the Jackals will carry three goalies at least through the end of the weekend. Parks participated in training camp with the Jackals and he made 32 saves in a shutout in his only preseason start with the Jackals.

Head-to-head

Tonight marks the eighth of 14 head-to-head matches this season between the Jackals and Monarchs, with Manchester leading four wins to three. Two of the Jackals wins, including Friday's, have come in overtime. The Jackals visit Manchester three more times, including tonight and the Monarchs come to First Arena four more times this season.

With six points over the first two games this weekend, Matt Leitner leads the season series with 12 points (4g, 8a) in just five games. Three active players are next in line with five points in the series. The Jackals are led by Kenton Miller's six points (5g, 1a), followed by four players at four points.

In goal, Andy Iles is 2-2-0-0 with a 3.74 goals-against average and an .885 save percentage against Manchester. Jason Kasdorf is 1-2-0-0 with a 4.08 goals-against average and an .887 save percentage. Sam Brittain is 2-0-1-0 against the Jackals with a 2.30 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage, but he is on recall in the AHL. Jonah Imoo is 2-1-1-0 with a 2.99 goals-against average and .897 save percentage.

Scouting the Monarchs


The Monarchs enter this afternoon with a 25-10-2-2 record, giving them 54 points and an eight point cushion for first place in the North Division. They are 15-5-1-1 in 22 home games, including three wins in four tries against the Jackals.

The Monarchs offense is second in the league at 3.92 goals per game. They are led Matt Leitner's 35 points (9g, 26a). Leitner has been the hottest player for Manchester, posting 13 points (5g, 8a) in the last five games, including six in two games against the Jackals. Quentin Shore is second on the team with 32 points (15g, 17a) and he's tied with Joey Diamond for the team lead with 15 goals.

Sam Brittain is Manchester's number one goalie, appearing in 24 of the team's 39 games. He boasts a 17-5-1-0 record with a 2.77 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage, but he is currently on recall in the AHL. Jonah Imoo takes over the number one spot with Brittain in the AHL. Imoo is 5-2-1-1 with a 2.98 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in nine games. 

            
Special teams

The Monarchs power play jumped from fourth to first in the ECHL at 23.7% (33-for-139) this season following last night's 4-for-6 effort. They are even better at SNHU Arena, going 22-for-77 (28.6%), which ranks second in the ECHL on home ice. Against Elmira, the Monarchs power play is 8-for-24 (33.3%). Overall, the Monarchs have scored a power-play goal in five straight games and eight of the last 10 games.

The Jackals power play was 0-for-1 last night and are now 17th in the ECHL at 15.6% (19-for-122) on the season. They're just 9-for-79 (11.4%) away from First Arena this season. They are 3-for-18 (16.7%) in the series against Manchester.

Despite being ranked first in the ECHL, Manchester's penalty kill has allowed multiple power-play goals in four of the last five games, a stretch in which they're 11-for-20 (55.5) on the kill. Overall, their top-ranked unit is successfully killing 87.4% of opposition power plays, allowing just 19 power-play goals in 151 chances.

The Jackals penalty kill gave up four power-play goals last night and has now given up five in seven chances this weekend in Manchester. That has dropped them four spots to 23rd in the ECHL at 79.9%, but their struggles are emphasized on the road, where they sit at 75.6%, which ranks last on the road.

Monarchs Power Play Blitzes Elmira

Four Power-Play Goals Key Manchester's 6-1 Win

The Manchester Monarchs (25-10-2-2) scored four power-play goals on just six chances and scored the final five goals in a 6-1 win over the Elmira Jackals (9-23-5-0) Saturday night at SNHU Arena.

In a tightly contested first period, the Monarchs came away with a 1-0 lead on the strength of a late power-play goal. The play started with a breakaway from Jackals forward Kenton Miller late on his penalty kill shift. He scooped up the puck at the left circle and cut toward goalie Jonah Imoo. Miller's backhand shot was kicked out by the left pad of Imoo and Teddy Doherty picked up the rebound for Manchester. Doherty fired a pass ahead for Joey Diamond, who got in behind the Jackals defense. At the right circle he got away from the backchecking defense and cut into the slot before snapping home a power-play goal with 1:45 to play in the first period.

The Jackals tied the game in the second period on a right circle shot from Guy Leboeuf. Casey Thrush and Charlie Mosey pried the puck free in the left corner and Mosey sent a pass to the right point to Leboeuf. The Jackals defenseman skated into the right circle and wristed a shot through traffic for his second goal of the season at 8:30, tying the game 1-1. 

Elmira came close to taking the lead on the ensuing shift, but then they took a too many men on the ice penalty, which turned the game back into Manchester's favor. The Monarchs capitalized with a power-play goal from Kevin Morris, a deflection in the slot at 9:44. Less than a minute later, Ashton Rome fired home a one-timer at the left circle following a Jackals turnover to give the Monarchs a 3-1 advantage.

The Monarchs continued to pile it on late in the second period, with Rome scoring his second of the night for a 4-1 lead at 17:23. Diamond capped the second period flurry with a strong individual effort at the bottom of the left circle, blasting his way to the front of the next to get a shot on goal, which was saved, but then burying his own rebound with 18 seconds left in the period, making it 5-1.

The Jackals changed goalies to begin the third period as Tyler Parks made his ECHL regular season debut. Manchester greeted him with an early goal at 4:05, when Zac Lynch lifted a shot from the slot under the crossbar to make it a 6-1 game, which would hold up as the final score.                 

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Upcoming Games:  

Sunday, January 22nd: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.

Friday, January 27th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, January 28th: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 29th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 4:05 p.m.
 

GAME PREVIEW: Jackals Open Second Half Against Monarchs

GAME PREVIEW: Jackals Open Second Half Against Monarchs

Game 37: Elmira Jackals (9-22-5-0) vs. Manchester Monarchs (24-10-2-2)

6:00 p.m., SNHU Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire

The Jackals open up the second half of the 2016-17 season with the second of three straight games in Manchester against the Monarchs at SNHU Arena. It's the seventh of 14 head-to-head matches and the fourth game played in Manchester.

Manchester had its three-game winning streak snapped last night by the Jackals, but they are still 6-2-1-1 in their last 10 games. Because of that, the Monarchs now have 52 points and a 24-10-2-2 record, putting them six points ahead of Reading for first in the North Division.

The Jackals knocked off the Monarchs last night to give them a 2-2-0-0 record over their last four games, improving to 9-22-5-0. The result ended an eight-game road losing streak for Elmira. With 23 points, the Jackals are in sixth place in the North Division and 13th place in the Eastern Conference.   
   

Broadcast Coverage

Jackals Pregame at 5:45 p.m. Radio: 1410 WELM | TV: WETM-2

Last time out

The Jackals squandered a 3-0 lead, but rallied late and then beat the Manchester Monarchs, 5-4, in overtime last night at SNHU Arena.

Elmira opened a 2-0 lead in the first period on the road. Sam Pvorozniouk opened the scoring at 11:30 of the first with a power-play goal from the bottom of the left circle for a 1-0 lead. Ian Young scored his first of the season at 15:10 for a 2-0 lead. In the second, Greg Amlong put the Jackals up 3-0 with a power-play goal from the top of the right circle at 19:37.

The Monarchs scored four-straight goals in the third period to turn a 3-0 Jackals lead into a 4-3 Manchester lead. Matt Leitner got it started with a natural hat trick, scoring goals at 4:07, 6:06 and 12:57 to even the score at three. Quentin Shore hammered a one-timer from the left circle at 14:34 to give the Monarchs their first lead. Forced to rally, the Jackals tied the game at 18:42 on a deflected by Kenton Miller. Then, tied at four in overtime, Matt Lane batted in a puck out of mid air on a rebound following a Sam Povorozniouk right circle shot.

See ya, streaks

Last night's result between the Jackals and Monarchs saw two lengthy streaks come to an end. The win ended the Jackals' eight-game road losing streak, which matched their worst road stretch of the season. It was Elmira's first win away from First Arena since Dec. 10 at Florida.

For Manchester, the loss snapped a season-high eight-game home winning streak, which fell one win short of matching Tulsa for the longest home winning streak of the season. The Monarchs hadn't lost at SNHU Arena since Nov. 25 vs. the Everblades.

Mr. 100 

Last night was the 100th career ECHL appearance for Andy Iles over the course of his three-year pro career.

With the win, Iles pushed his career record to 44-38-9 with a 3.08 goals-against average and an .896 save percentage. The Cornell University product, who went 58-42-17 in 118 games for the Big Red, is in his first season with the Jackals after seeing time with three ECHL clubs in 2015-16.

Head-to-head

Tonight marks the seventh of 14 head-to-head matches this season between the Jackals and Monarchs, with both teams winning three times. Two of the Jackals wins, including last night's, have come in overtime. The Jackals visit Manchester four more times, including tonight and the Monarchs come to First Arena four more times this season.

After his hat trick last night, Matt Leitner leads the season series with nine points (4g, 5a) in just four games. Alexx Privitera is second with seven points (1g, 6a). The Jackals are led by Kenton Miller's six points (5g, 1a), followed by four players at four points.

In goal, Andy Iles is 2-2-0-0 with a 3.74 goals-against average and an .885 save percentage against Manchester. Sam Brittain is 2-0-1-0 against the Jackals with a 2.30 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage, but he is on recall in the AHL. Jonah Imoo is 1-1-1-0 with a 3.65 goals-against average and .866 save percentage.

Scouting the Monarchs


The Monarchs enter tonight with a 24-10-2-2 record, giving them 52 points and a six point cushion for first place in the North Division. They are 14-5-1-1 in 21 home games, including two wins in two tries against the Jackals.

The Monarchs offense is second in the league at 3.92 goals per game, although their run of scoring at least five goals in a game was snapped last night. They are led by Quentin Shore (15g, 17a) and Matt Leitner (9g, 23a). Leitner has been the hottest player for Manchester, posting 10 points (5g, 5a) in the last four games.

Sam Brittain is Manchester's number one goalie, appearing in 24 of the team's 37 games. He boasts a 17-5-1-0 record with a 2.77 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage, but he is currently on recall in the AHL. Jonah Imoo takes over the number one spot with Brittain in the AHL. Imoo is 4-2-1-1 with a 3.22 goals-against average and a .895 save percentage in eight games. 

         
Special teams

The Monarchs power play ranks fourth in the ECHL at 21.8% (29-for-133) this season. They are even better at SNHU Arena, going 18-for-71 (25.4%), which ranks second in the ECHL on home ice. Against Elmira, the Monarchs power play is 4-for-18 (22.2%). Overall, the Monarchs have scored a power-play goal in four straight games and seven of the last nine games.

The Jackals power play was 2-for-3 last night, snapping a 1-for-19 streak over the previous five games. Now the Jackals are 17th in the ECHL at 15.7% (19-for-121) on the season. They're just 9-for-78 (11.5%) away from First Arena this season. Last night was just the third time all season, and second on the road, that the Jackals scored more than one power-play goal in a game.

Despite being ranked first in the ECHL, Manchester's penalty kill has allowed multiple power-play goals in the last four games, a stretch in which they're 10-for-19 ( 52.6) on the kill. Overall, their top-ranked unit is successfully killing 87.3% of opposition power plays, allowing just 19 power-play goals in 150 chances.

The Jackals penalty kill gave up a goal on the only power play they faced last night. That has dropped them to 19th in the ECHL at 82.0%, but their struggles are emphasized on the road, where they sit at 78.8%.       
               

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Jason Kasdorf Reassigned to Elmira

Kasdorf Set to Join Team During Weekend Trip in Manchester

The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, proudly celebrating our 10th season in the ECHL, announced today that goaltender Jason Kasdorf has been reassigned to the Jackals from the Americans, after being recalled Thursday.       

 
Kasdorf, 24, has started eight games in net for the Jackals, posting a 2-6-0 record with a 4.39 goals-against average and an .869 save percentage. A sixth-round selection (157th overall) of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Kasdorf was acquired by the Buffalo Sabres and made his NHL debut with the Sabres last spring.        


The Winnipeg, Manitoba native has appeared in three games with the Amerks this season. He earned his first professional victory with the Jackals Nov. 27 against the Manchester Monarchs. 

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Upcoming Games:    

Saturday, January 21st: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 22nd: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.

Friday, January 27th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.


Saturday, January 28th: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 29th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 4:05 p.m.
 

Jackals Survive in Overtime Against Monarchs

Matt Lane Caps Four-Point Game With Overtime Game-Winner

Matt Lane scored 1:46 into overtime and the Elmira Jackals (9-22-5-0) knocked off the Manchester Monarchs (24-10-2-2), 5-4, Friday night at SNHU Arena. The win snapped the Monarchs' eight-game home winning streak and the Jackals' eight-game road losing streak.

The Jackals took a first period lead on the road on the strength of their power play. After coming up empty in their first man advantage, the Jackals made sure to convert on their second one. Jackals All-Star Sam Povorozniouk received a pass from Sebastien Sylvestre and raced down the left wing. He got to the bottom of the left circle before snapping a perfect shot under the crossbar to give Elmira a 1-0 lead.

Less than four minutes later, the Jackals doubled their lead on Ian Young's first goal of the season. It started with an extended shift in the Monarchs zone. Manchester finally cleared the line, but the Jackals didn't waste any time to go back on the attack with Matt Lane feeding Casey Thrush down the right wing. He chipped a pass to Young at the left circle and the Jackals defenseman beat Jonah Imoo with a backhand shot at 15:10 to make it 2-0. 

Elmira played a strong second period and extend the lead even more late in the middle frame, capitalizing on the only man advantage of the period for either team. Steven Kaunisto gathered the puck at the left point and moved a cross-ice pass to Greg Amlong near the right point. Amlong stepped in toward the top of the right circle before hammering a slap shot. Imoo got a big piece of the shot, but it trickled between his legs and crossed the line to give the Jackals their second power-play goal and a 3-0 lead with 23 seconds to play in the second period.

Manchester rallied from that 3-0 deficit in the third period on the strength of a natural hat trick by Matt Leitner. He began the comeback with a tally at 4:07 of the third. Then he hammered in a power-play goal at 6:06 to make it a 3-2 game early in the period. The Jackals settled down after that, but Leitner finished off the hat trick with a deflection goal at 12:57 of the third, tying the game 3-3.

The Monarchs grabbed their first lead two minutes later on a one-timer from Quentin Shore from the left circle, after the Jackals failed to clear the puck. That blast put Manchester up 4-3 with 5:26 left in regulation.

The Jackals put together their own comeback in the waning minutes of regulation, getting the game-tying goal with 1:18 left in the third. Matt Lane got the puck to Davis Vandane at the right point and he teed up a slap shot, which was deflected in by Kenton Miller in the slot, making it a 4-4 game and sending the teams into overtime for the second time in the six-game season series.

In overtime, Sam Povorozniouk picked up the puck and created a 2-on-1 with Lane, who went to the crease. Povorozniouk's shot was stopped by Imoo, but Lane popped in the rebound at 1:46 of overtime to complete a four-point night (1g, 3a) and give the Jackals a 5-4 win over the Monarchs.                 

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Upcoming Games: 

 Saturday, January 21st: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 22nd: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.

Friday, January 27th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, January 28th: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 29th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 4:05 p.m.

Jackals Sign Goaltender Tyler Parks

Rookie Goalie Spent Training Camp With the Jackals

The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, proudly celebrating our 10th season in the ECHL, announced today that they have signed goaltender Tyler Parks to a standard player contract.       

 
Parks, 24, participated in training camp with the Jackals earlier this season and appeared in two preseason games for Elmira. In his one preseason start, Parks made 32 saves in a shutout win over Reading.        


The St. Louis, Missouri native began the regular season with the SPHL's Evansville Thunderbolts, appearing in four games (0-3-0-1) before ended up with the Peoria Rivermen. With Peoria, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound netminder is 5-1-3 with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage.

The Adrian College product was recently signed by the Missouri Mavericks, but did not appear in a game for the Mavericks during his two week stint in Missouri.   


Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call (607) 734-7825 or visit http://www.jackalshockey.com/groups/.               

Don't miss a minute of the action with Jackals season tickets! Call (607) 734-7825 or visit jackalshockey.com to order your season tickets today!
 

Follow the Jackals at www.jackalshockey.com, on Facebook, Twitter (@JackalsHockey) and Instagram for all the latest news and updates.
 

Officially licensed Elmira Jackals replica team jerseys, apparel and headwear can be purchased online at: http://www.jackalshockey.com/
 

Upcoming Games:    

Friday, January 20th: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 21st: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 22nd: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.

Friday, January 27th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.


Saturday, January 28th: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 29th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 4:05 p.m.

GAME PREVIEW: Jackals Hit Halfway Mark in Manchester

Game 36: Elmira Jackals (8-22-5-0) vs. Manchester Monarchs (24-10-1-2)

7:00 p.m., SNHU Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire

The Jackals return from the All-Star Break and hit the halfway point of the regular season, playing game 36 of their 72-game season against the Manchester Monarchs at SNHU Arena. It's the sixth of 14 head-to-head matches and begins the second of three weekend trips to Manchester in 2016-17.

Manchester entered the All-Star Break with three straight wins over the Adirondack Thunder to bounce back from a three-game winless streak against the Florida Everblades. They are 7-2-0-1 in their last 10 and have opened a seven point lead in the North Division with a 24-10-1-2 record and 44 points.

The Jackals went 1-2-0-0 in a three game series with the Reading Royals right before the All-Star Break and are 1-6-0-0 in their last seven games. With 21 points, the Jackals are in sixth place in the North Division and 13th place in the Eastern Conference.   
   

Broadcast Coverage

Jackals Pregame at 6:45 p.m. Radio: 1410 WELM | TV: WETM-2

Last time out

The Reading Royals scored three unanswered goals in the third period and pulled away from the Jackals in a 6-2 decision on a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day matinee at Santander Arena.

The Jackals got off to a quick road start as Sam Povorozniouk fired home a rebound from the between the circles at 3:57 of the first period to stake Elmira to a 1-0 lead. The Jackals held the lead for over 10 minutes until Matt Willows tied the game with a power-play goal at 14:08 of the first. Three minutes later Justin Crandall put Reading up with a deflection goal.

The Royals went up 3-1 7:13 into the second on a backdoor goal from Ryan Penny, the Royals's second power-play goal. Tyson Fawcett got the Jackals back within one with less than 27 seconds to play in the second on a breakaway goal to make it a 3-2 game entering the third. The Royals pulled away with three goals in less than five minutes, including an empty-net goal, late in the game to win 6-2. 

All-stars

The Jackals and Monarchs both sent one representative to the ECHL All-Star Classic, which took place Wednesday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center, home of the Adirondack Thunder.

Sam Povorozniouk was the Jackals representative in the game, earning his spot on the team with a team-high 13 goals and 22 points, which ranks second on the team. Povorozniouk was held without a point in the All-Star Classic.

Manchester was represented by defenseman Justin Agosta, who has 21 points (6g, 15a) and a team-high +17 rating in 30 games with the Monarchs. Despite an AHL callup, Agosta still ranks in the top 20 (T-16th) in the ECHL for points among defenseman.

Head-to-head

Tonight marks the sixth of 14 head-to-head matches this season between the Jackals and Monarchs, with Manchester winning three and Elmira winning two. The Monarchs have won the last three games of the series, including two at SNHU Arena in Manchester. The Jackals visit Manchester five more times, including tonight and the Monarchs come to First Arena four more times this season.

Daniel Ciampini, currently on recall with the AHL's Ontario Reign, is the leading scorer in the season series, posting seven points (5g, 2a) in five games. Matt Leitner is next with six points (1g, 5a) in just three games. The Jackals are led by Kenton Miller's five points (4g, 1a).

In goal, Andy Iles is 1-2-0-0 with a 3.68 goals-against average and an .887 save percentage against Manchester. Sam Brittain is 2-0-1-0 against the Jackals with a 2.30 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage. Jonah Imoo is 1-1-0-0 with a 3.03 goals-against average and .889 save percentage.

Scouting the Monarchs


The Monarchs come out of the All-Star Break with a 24-10-1-2 record, giving them 51 points and a seven point cushion for first place in the North Division. They are 14-5-0-1 in 20 home games, including two wins in two tries against the Jackals.

The Monarchs offense is second in the league at 3.92 goals per game, scoring at least five goals in each of the last three games, all Manchester wins. They are led by Quentin Shore (13g, 17a) and Daniel Doremus (5g, 25a) with 30 points apiece. Three players--Daniel Ciampini, Derek Arnold and Matt Leitner--slot right behind the leaders with 28 points.

Sam Brittain is Manchester's number one goalie, appearing in 24 of the team's 37 games. He boasts a 17-5-1-0 record with a 2.77 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage. 

            
Special teams

The Monarchs power play ranks sixth in the ECHL at 21.2% (28-for-132) this season. They are even better at SNHU Arena, going 17-for-70 (24.3%), which ranks third in the ECHL on home ice. Against Elmira, the Monarchs power play is 3-for-17 (17.6%).

The Jackals power play was 0-for-5 Monday in Reading, dropping to 19th in the ECHL at 14.4% (17-for-118) on the season. They're just 7-for-75 (9.3%) away from First Arena this season.

Manchester's penalty kill is the best in the ECHL, successfully killing 88.4% of opposition power plays, allowing just 17 power-play goals in 147 chances. They've stopped 13-of-14 chances against the Jackals (92.9%).

The Jackals penalty kill has been a roller coaster over the last few weeks, allowing two power-play goals in three situations Monday afternoon in Reading. That has dropped them to 18th in the ECHL at 82.7%, but their struggles are emphasized on the road, where they sit at 79.7%.

Jason Kasdorf Heads Back to Rochester

Goaltender Returns After Short Stay in Elmira

The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, proudly celebrating our 10th season in the ECHL, announced today that goaltender Jason Kasdorf has been recalled by the Amerks after a four-day stint with the Jackals.       

 
Kasdorf, 24, has started eight games in net for the Jackals, posting a 2-6-0 record with a 4.39 goals-against average and an .869 save percentage. A sixth-round selection (157th overall) of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Kasdorf was acquired by the Buffalo Sabres and made his NHL debut with the Sabres last spring.        


The Winnipeg, Manitoba native has appeared in three games with the Amerks this season. He earned his first professional victory with the Jackals Nov. 27 against the Manchester Monarchs.


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Officially licensed Elmira Jackals replica team jerseys, apparel and headwear can be purchased online at: http://www.jackalshockey.com/

Upcoming Games:    

Friday, January 20th: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 21st: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 22nd: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.

Friday, January 27th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.


Saturday, January 28th: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 29th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 4:05 p.m.

Sam Povorozniouk Headed to All-Star Classic

Forward Leads Jackals With 13 Goals

The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, proudly celebrating our 10th season in the ECHL, announced today that forward Sam Povorozniouk has been added to the All-Star roster for Wednesday's ECHL All-Star Classic in Glens Falls, presented by I Love NY. 

Povorozniouk, 21, joined the Jackals from the AHL's Chicago Wolves last week and has appeared in four games for the Jackals, potting two goals. He has spent parts of his rookie season with the Jackals, Wolves and the Missouri Mavericks. He leads the Jackals with 13 goals and is second with 20 points in 31 combined games between the Jackals and Mavericks. His first goal as a Jackal came Jan. 13 against the Reading Royals.

Sam Povorozniouk will represent the Jackals at the 2017 ECHL All-Star Classic  

Sam Povorozniouk will represent the Jackals at the 2017 ECHL All-Star Classic  

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound forward played his junior hockey in both the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Last year, Povorozniouk scored a career-high 39 goals and had 62 points for Saint John in his one year in the QMJHL. In 249 career OHL games for the Saginaw Spirit, Kingston Frontenacs and Windsor Spitfires he totaled 121 points (47g, 74a). Povorozniouk also spent one season in the USHL with the Chicago Steel in 2010-11, appearing in 28 games. 


Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call (607) 734-7825 or visit http://www.jackalshockey.com/groups/.             

Don't miss a minute of the action with Jackals season tickets! Call (607) 734-7825 or visit jackalshockey.com to order your season tickets today!
 

Follow the Jackals at www.jackalshockey.com, on Facebook, Twitter (@JackalsHockey) and Instagram for all the latest news and updates.
 

Officially licensed Elmira Jackals replica team jerseys, apparel and headwear can be purchased online at: http://www.jackalshockey.com/

Upcoming Games:    

Friday, January 20th: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 21st: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 22nd: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.

Friday, January 27th: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne Komets - 7:05 p.m.


Saturday, January 28th: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 29th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 4:05 p.m.