Jackals Weekly Release - Mar. 28, 2017 - Vol. 10, No. 25

Last Week 

Fri., Mar. 24 - Jackals vs. Manchester - W, 6-2
Sat., Mar. 25 - Jackals vs. Manchester - L, 7-4
Sun., Mar. 26 - Jackals vs. Manchester - W, 2-0

This Week

Fri., Mar. 31 - Jackals at Adirondack - 7:00 p.m. - Glens Falls Civic Center

Sat., Apr. 1 - Jackals at Manchester - 6:00 p.m. - SNHU Arena
Sun., Apr. 2 - Jackals at Manchester - 3:00 p.m. - SNHU Arena

Transactions 

03/27/2017Eddie Palmieri (G)DEL Released from emergency backup

03/26/2017Eddie Palmieri (G)ADD Added as emergency backup

03/26/2017Anthony Stefano (F)ADD Signed to ATO

03/22/2017Perry D'Arrisso (F)ADD Signed to ATO

   
Need to Know

  • The Jackals finished their season-long nine-game homestand with a 5-4-0-0 record, including a pair of wins over the Manchester Monarchs over the weekend.

  • Elmira embarks on its final ECHL road trip this weekend with a trip to Adirondack Friday and two games in Manchester Saturday and Sunday.

  • The Jackals improved to 6-6-0-0 against the Manchester Monarchs.

  • Reigning Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week Kenton Miller continued his surge and extended his goal scoring streak to six games, the longest active streak in the ECHL and the second longest of the season in the league.

  • Seven wins in March are the most the Jackals have in a single month this season.

  • The Jackals have just two home games remaining, including fan appreciation night on April 8, as we reflect on 17 seasons in Elmira.

Upcoming Promotions
 

Superhero Night - Friday, Apr. 7 - 7:05 p.m. - Tickets

The Jackals hold their final ever specialty jersey night as they open the last weekend of Jackals hockey in Elmira with Superhero inspired jerseys. Superhero characters will be present and fans are encouraged to attend in costume as well. The jerseys will be auctioned following the game to benefit Donate Life.

Fan Appreciation Night - Saturday, Apr. 8 - 7:05 p.m. - Tickets

We reflect on 17 seasons of Jackals hockey in Elmira and say thanks to the ones who made it all possible, our loyal fans and supporters. It's the last chance to see Jackals hockey and say farewell to the team with a postgame autograph session with the entire team.


Week in Review

Unstoppable

Jackals forward Kenton Miller continued his remarkable run since mid-February, extending his goal-scoring streak to a season-high six games, the longest active streak in the ECHL. He is now one game off the league's season-long streak of seven games, held by Toledo's Tyson Spink. During this six-game run, Miller has potted eight goals and added four assists.

The reigning Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week has 26 points (18g, 8a) over his last 20 games since Feb. 11. He has goals in 15 of the 20 games over the span and the 18 goals alone would rank second on the team this season. The Redvers, Saskatchewan native has 30 goals this season, the first time in his ECHL career he's reached that mark and the second time as a pro he's reached 30 goals, notching 32 with the Missouri Mavericks in the CHL in 2012-13.

Rolling along 

Nathan Moon, who the Jackals acquired off waivers March 13, has made a good first impression in two weeks with the Jackals, logging 10 points (1g, 9a) in just six games. Moon has picked up points in all six games, including three multi-point games. He recorded his first goal as a member of the Jackals, which turned into the game-winning goal, Sunday against Manchester.

Including his 10 points with the Jackals, Moon has 33 points (10g, 23a) in 54 total games for Rapid City, Wichita, Toledo, Reading and Elmira. His 10 points with the Jackals are the most he has with any one team this season.

First timer 

Jackals goalie Jason Kasdorf recorded his first professional shutout in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Manchester Monarchs. The rookie netminder stopped all 26 shots he faced for the shutout. It was the second time all season a team shut out Manchester, which entered Sunday as one of the top offenses in the league, and was the first shutout for the Jackals this season.

It took Kasdorf, 24, 31 pro games to log his first shutout and he's seen action with the Rochester Americans (3 games) and Jackals (27 games) this season, plus one game with the Buffalo Sabres last season. He had five shutouts over two seasons player junior hockey plus another seven shutouts in four seasons at R.P.I.

Kasdorf is currently in the second round of the ECHL's March MASKness and he could use your vote on twitter.

Career high

The Jackals have several players who have hit career highs throughout the course of the season. Leading the way is forward Sebastien Sylvestre, who has a career-high 52 points (23g, 29a) in just 62 games. His 23 goals are tied for his career high and his 29 assists are the most in his three-year career.

Defenseman Guy Leboeuf, who entered the season with one career goal, has potted three while appearing in all 67 games this year. Kenton Miller's 45 points are a personal best in the ECHL, but six off his career-high 51 points set in the CHL. With nine points in 20 games since being acquired in a deal with the Indy Fuel, Matt Stanisz has 19 points this season in 55 games, topping the 18 points he had as a rookie with Florida last season. 

In his second pro season, Casey Thrush has a career-high 30 points with career-bests eight goals and 22 assists. Defenseman Davis Vandane, also in his second season, has established new career-highs in goals (8), assists (25) and points (33).


Playing spoiler
The Jackals have just five games remaining and they all come against the Manchester Monarchs and Adirondack Thunder, two teams in a tight race in the North Division. The results of these five games will decide who finishes where in the North Division playoff landscape.

Elmira is just 9-30-2-0 against their divisional opponents this season, but their best success has come against the Monarchs, with six wins in the 12-game series to date. Adirondack has points in all seven of the head-to-head matches (6-0-0-1) and the Monarchs have a 6-4-2-0 record against the Jackals.

The Jackals have finished their matches with Brampton, Reading and Wheeling. The Jackals went winless in nine games against Brampton and earned one win in 10 games against Reading and one victory in three matches with Wheeling.

  
Game 65: Third period surge pushes Jackals past Monarchs   

The Jackals scored the final five goals, including four in the third period, to maul the Manchester Monarchs, 6-2, Mar. 24 at First Arena.

After a scoreless first period, the teams exchanged goals in the second. Mark Bennett started it with a goal from the left circle at 1:36. Manchester responded with goals from Tyler Elbrecht at 3:09 and Mario Puskarich at 6:03. Sam Povorozniouk came back with a one-timer in the slot at 14:33 to tie the game at two heading into the third. 
 

The Jackals dominated the third period, scoring four times to pull away. Sebastien Sylvestre scored the eventual game-winner at 5:12, collecting a rebound on a 2-on-2 rush with Nathan Moon. Kenton Miller potted his 28th goal at 8:50 getting the second touch on a double deflection for a power-play goal. Casey Thrush added another power-play goal at 15:30 and then Mark Bennett wrapped up the scoring with a shorthanded goal at 18:15 to give the Jackals a 6-2 win over Manchester.


Game 66: Jackals can't dig out of early hole against Monarchs

The Manchester Monarchs built up a 6-1 lead then hung on in the third for a 7-4 win over the Jackals during Pink in the Rink Mar. 25 at First Arena.

The Monarchs came flying out of the gates and dominated the first period, taking a 2-0 lead on goals from Cory Ward at 1:06 and Tyler Elbrecht at 4:06. The Jackals responded to begin the second period on a power-play goal by Sebastien Sylvestre 1:09 into the second. From there, Manchester rolled off four straight goals, starting with a rebound goal by Peter Leblanc at 1:41. Ward, Eric Schurhamer and Colton Saucerman also scored for a 6-1 lead after the second. 
 

The Jackals flipped the script in the third, but couldn't overcome the large deficit. Kenton Miller potted his 29th goal of the season on a one-timer from the left circle at 2:37. Later Davis Vandane scored a power-play goal on a wrist shot from the blue line at 13:33 to make it 6-3 and the Sylvestre scored his second at 17:36 to make it 6-4. The Monarchs found an empty-net goal at 18:15 to hold off the Jackals for a 7-4 win.

Game 67: Jason Kasdorf's first pro shutout gives Jackals 2-0 win

Jason Kasdorf stopped all 26 shots he faced as the Jackals blanked the Manchester Monarchs, 2-0, Mar. 26 at First Arena. It was Kasdorf's first professional shutout.

Kasdorf stopped 13 Manchester shots through the first two periods and he got all the offense he would need late in the second period. With the Jackals on the power play, Nathan Moon sent a puck from the left wing circle toward the net. It tipped off the stick on a Monarch defender and into the net for a 1-0 lead at 15:46 on Moon's first goal with the Jackals. 

Kasdorf's busiest period of the night came in the third period when he faced 13 shots, stopping them all. He got an insurance goal at 11:51 when Kenton Miller extended his goal scoring streak to six games with a left circle shot to give the Jackals a 2-0 lead. Kasdorf carried the Jackals the rest of the way to a 2-0 win.

Week Ahead 

Game 68: Fri., Mar. 31 at Adirondack Thunder, 7:00 p.m.

The Jackals begin their final ECHL road trip with their last trip to Glens Falls to face the Adirondack Thunder Friday night. It's the eighth game of the season series and the first of three head-to-head meetings over the final two weeks of the regular season. Adirondack has controlled the season series, with six wins in seven previous games.

With a 6-3-1-0 record over their last 10 games, the Thunder have resurfaced in first place in the tight North Division with a 35-20-7-4 record. At 81 points, the Thunder lead Brampton by one point and Reading and Manchester by two points. They can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with a win against Orlando Tuesday night. 

Adirondack's offense ranks eighth in the ECHL at 3.62 goals per game. Captain Peter MacArthur leads the team with 59 points (21g, 38a) in 59 games, with 25 points coming on the power play. James Henry is second with 49 points (20g, 29a) and rookie Brian Ward is third with 41 points (23g, 18a). The Thunder's power play is dangerous, ranking fourth in the league at 23.5%, led by defenseman Stepan Falkovsky's 14 power-play goals, which rank second in the league. 

In net, J.P. Anderson has appeared in each of the last six Thunder games, posting a 4-0-1-0 record in those games. On the season he has appeared in 25 games and is 14-4-4 with a 2.66 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. He is 10-3-3 in 19 games with the Thunder. Rookie Mason McDonald is 13-9-5 in 29 games with a 2.72 goals-against average and an .897 save percentage.

Game 69: Sat., Apr. 1 at Manchester Monarchs, 6:00 p.m.
Game 60: Sun., Apr. 2 at Manchester Monarchs, 3:00 p.m.

The Jackals and Manchester Monarchs end their 14-game season series with a two-game series in Manchester Saturday and Sunday. They are the final two road games for the Jackals and the 13th and 14th games of the head-to-head series. After winning twice over the weekend at First Arena, the Jackals have pulled even in the series with six wins apiece.

The Monarchs have slumped to a 3-6-1-0 record over their last 10 games, dropping to a third-place tie in the North Division playoff race. At 34-22-7-4, the Monarchs have 79 points, equaling Reading's point total and leaving them a point behind Brampton and two back of Adirondack entering the week. 

After being shut out for just the second time all season Sunday against the Jackals, the Monarchs are fifth in the ECHL offensively at 3.67 goals per game. Among active players, Joe Diamond, who was suspended for the final two games in Elmira last weekend, leads the team with 44 points (22g, 22a). Daniel Doremus, who missed the weekend due to personal reasons, also has 44 points (9g, 35a). Leading scorer Matt Leitner, who had 53 points in 51 games, is on loan to the AHL's Springfield Thunderbirds.

In net, Jack Flinn started three of their four games last week and has appeared in 10 games this season, posting a 3-4-1 record with a 3.69 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage. Colin Stevens, assigned to the Monarchs from AHL-Springfield, has appeared in nine games this season for the Monarchs. He is 3-5-0-1 with a 3.58 goals-against average and an .881 save percentage for Manchester and, including his 24 appearances for Tulsa he is 10-18-3-2 with a 3.23 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage. Charles Williams made his pro debut and defeated the Jackals Saturday night.

Jason Kasdorf Earns First Professional Shutout in Win Over Monarchs

Kasdorf Stops All 26 Manchester Shots In 2-0 Jackals Win

Jason Kasdorf turned aside all 26 shots, including 13 in the third period as the Elmira Jackals (17-42-7-1) blanked the Manchester Monarchs (34-22-7-4), 2-0, Sunday at First Arena for their second win in three days over the Monarchs. It was Kasdorf's first professional shutout and the first for a Jackals goalie this season.

The teams played a tight first period and the game remained scoreless after the opening 20 minutes. Both teams failed on a power play, while a building animosity boiled over with a fight between Kyle Rankin and Colton Saucerman at the final buzzer.

The Jackals continued their strong defensive play throughout the second period and then got a late power-play goal to jump ahead 1-0 through two periods. With Wade Murphy serving a double minor for high sticking, Nathan Moon potted his first goal as a member of the Jackals on a left circle shot at 15:46. His shot from the circle tipped off the stick of Manchester's Saucerman and got past Jack Flinn for a 1-0 Jackals advantage, which carried into the third.

Elmira extended the lead in the third period when Kenton Miller netted his 30th goal of the season on a shot from the left circle, giving him goals in six straight games, the longest active streak in the ECHL. It's also the first time in his ECHL Career that he has hit the 30 goal mark. 

Kasdorf carried the Jackals the rest of the way, with 13 saves in the third period to hold off the Monarchs and earn his first professional shutout as the Jackals picked up a 2-0 win in their final Sunday home game.

There are only two more chances to see the Elmira Jackals in action at First Arena! Get your tickets today by calling (607) 734-7825.

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

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/.
 

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

Upcoming Games:  

Friday, March 31st: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 1st: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 2nd: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 7th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, April 8th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m.

GAME PREVIEW: Paws and Pucks Converge at First Arena

Game 67: Elmira Jackals (16-42-7-1) vs. Manchester Monarchs (34-21-7-4)

4:05 p.m., First Arena, Elmira, New York

The Jackals and Manchester Monarchs continue their 14-game season series with the rubber match of a three games in three days series at First Arena. It's Paws and Pucks day as fans can purchase a special ticket and bring their dogs to the game. It's the 12th head-to-head match of the season and Manchester has six wins to the Jackals five.

The Monarchs are 2-1 in the first three games of their four-game road trip, which concludes today with the fourth game in five nights. They are just 4-5-1-0 in their last 10 games and 34-21-7-4 on the season. With 79 points are now in fourth place in the ever-changing North Division playoff race, tied with Reading and a point behind Brampton and two behind Adirondack.

The Jackals are playing their best hockey of the season, with five wins in their last 10 games and six wins in March, the most wins in a single month this season. Elmira is now 16-42-7-1 on the season and with 40 points, the Jackals are in sixth place in the North Division and 13th place in the Eastern Conference.      

Broadcast Coverage
 

Jackals Pregame at 3:50 p.m. Radio: 1410 WELM

Follow us on twitter @JackalsHockey and use #JackalsHockey for live coverage.

 TICKETS

Paws and Pucks/Postgame skate

For paws and pucks night, fans are invited to bring their dogs to the game and can do so by purchasing a special dog ticket. Dog owners must bring in copies of current proof of vaccinations for dogs to be allowed in First Arena. Fans can purchase dog tickets using this link: https://jackalshockey.formstack.com/forms/pawsandpucks2017.

After the game, fans are invited to participate in the team's final postgame skate session of the season. Jackals players will skate on the ice and fans can join them for free. Skate rentals are available through the booth at the Rec Rink for just $3.

Last time out
 

The Manchester Monarchs built up a 6-1 lead then hung on in the third for a 7-4 win over the Jackals during Pink in the Rink last night at First Arena.

The Monarchs came flying out of the gates and dominated the first period, taking a 2-0 lead on goals from Cory Ward at 1:06 and Tyler Elbrecht at 4:06. The Jackals responded to begin the second period on a power-play goal by Sebastien Sylvestre 1:09 into the second. From there, Manchester rolled off four straight goals, starting with a rebound goal by Peter Leblanc at 1:41. Ward, Eric Schurhamer and Colton Saucerman also scored for a 6-1 lead after the second. 
 

The Jackals flipped the script in the third, but couldn't overcome the large deficit. Kenton Miller potted his 29th goal of the season on a one-timer from the left circle at 2:37. Later Davis Vandane scored a power-play goal on a wrist shot from the blue line at 13:33 to make it 6-3 and the Sylvestre scored his second at 17:36 to make it 6-4. The Monarchs found an empty-net goal at 18:15 to hold off the Jackals for a 7-4 win.

Playing spoiler

The Jackals have just six games remaining and they all come against the Manchester Monarchs and Adirondack Thunder, two teams in a tight race for a spot in the North Division playoffs. The results of these six games will help determine who finishes in what position in the North Division.

Elmira is just 8-30-2-0 against their divisional opponents this season, but their best success has come against the Monarchs, with five wins in the 11-game series to date. Adirondack has points in all seven of the head-to-head matches (6-0-0-1) and the Monarchs have a 5-3-2-0 record against the Jackals.

The Jackals have finished their matches with Brampton, Reading and Wheeling. The Jackals went winless in nine games against Brampton and earned one win in 10 games against Reading and one victory in three matches with Wheeling.

Tremendous trio

The Jackals newly constructed top line of Kenton Miller, Nathan Moon and Sebastien Sylvestre have had instant chemistry since being put together last week. In five games together, the three players have scored in each game, combining for 29 points (12g, 17a).

Miller, who earned Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week honors last week, has goals in five straight games--the longest active goal streak in the ECHL--and 11 points (7g, 4a) in the stretch. Sylvestre, who has a new career-high with 51 points (23g, 28a) has nine points (5g, 4a) in the five games. Moon had a string of three straight multi-point games snapped last night, but still has points in all five games with nine points over that span.

Head-to-head

Tonight is the 12th game of the 14-game season series between the Jackals and Monarchs. Through the first 11 games, the Monarchs have six victories (6-3-2-0) and the Jackals have five wins (5-6-0-0). Elmira is 4-2 in six games at First Arena against the Monarchs, including including a pair of wins coming this month.

With two assists last night, Teddy Doherty leads active Monarchs players with eight points (1g, 7a) in 11 games against Elmira. Rihards Bukarts is next with seven points (1g, 6a) in eight games. For the Jackals, Casey Thrush is the top scorer against Manchester with 10 points (1g, 9a), on the strength of consecutive three-point games this weekend.

In net, Jack Flinn lost in his only appearances against the Jackals Friday night while Charles Williams won last night in his professional debut. Andy Iles is 4-3-0 in seven games against the Monarchs with a 3.52 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage. Jason Kasdorf is 1-2-0 with a 3.23 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage.


Scouting the Monarchs

The Monarchs are 4-5-1-0 over their last 10 games and their once secure spot in the North Division playoff picture has become a little more perilous. At 34-21-7-4, the Monarchs have 79 points and are in fourth place in the North Division. They are tied with Reading and two points behind Adirondack and one point behind Brampton. They are also seven points clear of Wheeling for the final playoff spot. 

Despite their recent struggles, the Monarchs are still fourth in the ECHL offensively at 3.73 goals per game. Through a combination of call ups, suspension and personal reasons, Manchester's top five leading scorers are all not in Elmira to play the final game of this three-in-three. That leaves Cory Ward as the top scorer with 34 points (15g, 19a) in 62 games. Peter Leblanc is next with 34 points (12g, 22a), although the majority of those came with the Cincinnati Cyclones. 

In net, Colin Stevens, assigned to the Monarchs from AHL-Springfield, has appeared in nine games this season for the Monarchs. He is 3-5-0-1 with a 3.58 goals-against average and an .881 save percentage for Manchester and, including his 24 appearances for Tulsa he is 10-18-3-2 with a 3.23 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage. Rookie Jack Flinn is 3-3-1-0 with a 3.90 goals-against average and an .889 save percentage. Charles Williams, a Hobey Baker award finalist this year, earned his first pro win in his first pro start last night.


Special teams

The Monarchs have power-play goals in both games this weekend against the Jackals, making them 6-for-17 (35.3%) in the last seven. Manchester is fifth in the ECHL at 22.9% (48-for-210).They are also 11-for-38 (28.9%) in the series against the Jackals.

The Jackals scored on a pair of power plays last night, giving them power-play goals in four of the last five games (6-for-13). At 37-for-215 the Jackals are 13th in the league with the power play at 17.2% and they are eighth at home at 22.1%.

Manchester's penalty kill has given up a power-play goal in six of the last eight games and in 10 of their last 13 games. They have fallen to 20th in the league at 81.4%, allowing 43 power-play goals in 231 chances. 

The Jackals stopped two of four Manchester power plays last night and they are 21st in the ECHL on the PK at 80.2%. The Jackals have dropped to 14th in the league on home ice at 83.3%. 

Jackals Can't Dig Out of Early Deficit

Monarchs Even Weekend Set With 7-4 Win in Elmira

The Manchester Monarchs (34-21-7-4) scored four unanswered in the second period and then held off a valiant comeback effort from the Elmira Jackals (16-42-7-1) for a 7-4 decision in the middle game of a three-in-three on Pink in the Rink night at First Arena Saturday.

The Monarchs took it to the Jackals in the first period to open a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes. Playing in front of a goalie making his professional debut, Manchester spent most the first period in the offensive zone. They opened a 1-0 lead just 1:06 into the game on a turnaround shot by Cory Ward that got through traffic and went under the pads of Andy Iles. Then at 4:06 Manchester pulled off a nice pass play that was finished off by Tyler Elbrecht with a tap in into an open net for a 2-0 lead Manchester advantage.

The Jackals had a good start to the second period to get within one just over a minute into the period. Sebastien Sylvestre got the goal on the power play 1:09 into the period for his 22nd goal of the season with Nathan Moon and Casey Thrush picking up the assists to make it a 2-1 game.

That momentum didn't last long as the Monarchs came back with a goal on the ensuing shift on a rebound near the right post by Peter Leblanc to make it 3-1 at 1:41. Cory Ward extended the lead to three with his second goal of the night, a power-play goal, at 10:04 to make it 4-1. A minute later Eric Schurhamer scored his first professional goal on a shot from the blue line for a 5-1 Monarchs lead. 

That fifth goal chased Iles and brought in Jason Kasdorf, who was greeted with a power-play goal on a one-timer by Colton Saucerman at 15:17 to put Manchester ahead 6-1, which is where the teams remained heading into the third period.

The Jackals attempted a third period comeback with a strong 20 minutes. Kenton Miller extended his goal-scoring streak to five games with a one-timer from the left wing circle on a pass from Thrush just 2:39 into the third, making it 6-2. It became a 6-3 game when Davis Vandane scored a power-play goal on a point shot that found its way through a maze of bodies at 13:33. 

Elmira got within two shortly after when Sylvestre scored his second goal of the night while the Jackals had an extra attacker on the ice. He teed up a one-timer from the right circle for his 23rd goal of the season, matching a career-high and making it a 6-4 game at 17:36.

Manchester survived the push and iced the game with an empty-net goal from Mario Puskarich at 18:15, giving the Monarchs a 7-4 win.

There are only three more chances to see the Elmira Jackals in action at First Arena! Get your tickets today by calling (607) 734-7825.

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

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/.
 

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

Upcoming Games:  

Sunday, March 26th: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 4:05 p.m.

Friday, March 31st: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 1st: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 2nd: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 7th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, April 8th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m.

GAME PREVIEW: Jackals Hold Pink in the Rink Against the Monarchs

Game 66: Elmira Jackals (16-41-7-1) vs. Manchester Monarchs (33-21-7-4)

7:05 p.m., First Arena, Elmira, New York

The Jackals and Manchester Monarchs continue their 14-game season series with the middle game of a three-in-three during Pink in the Rink at First Arena. It's the 11th head-to-head match of the season. Both teams have five wins in the series with the Jackals winning the last two.

The Monarchs opened up a four game in five night stretch with a 5-1 win in Reading Wednesday night before losing, 6-2, to the Jackals last night. The Monarchs are just 3-6-1-0 in their last 10 games and 33-21-7-4 on the season. With 77 points are now in fourth place in the ever-changing North Division playoff race, tied with Reading and three points behind Brampton and Adirondack.

The Jackals are playing their best hockey of the season, with six wins in their last 10 games with six wins in March, the most wins in a single month this season. Elmira is now 16-41-7-1 on the season and with 40 points, the Jackals are in sixth place in the North Division and 13th place in the Eastern Conference.      

Broadcast Coverage
 

Jackals Pregame at 6:50 p.m. Radio: 1410 WELM

Follow us on twitter @JackalsHockey and use #JackalsHockey for live coverage.

 TICKETS

Pink in the rink

Tonight is the Jackals annual Pink in the Rink game and fans are encouraged to join in by wearing pink for the game. The Jackals will wear special pink jerseys presented by Isaac Heating and Air and the jerseys will be auctioned following the game with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Komen Twin Tiers.

There are also fundraising tickets available, where $5 from every adult fundraising ticket sold also benefits Komen Twin Tiers. Fans can purchase fundraising tickets here: https://jackalshockey.formstack.com/forms/pink2017

Last time out
 

The Jackals scored the final five goals, including four in the third period, to maul the Manchester Monarchs, 6-2, last night at First Arena.

After a scoreless first period, the teams exchanged goals in the second. Mark Bennett started it with a goal from the left circle at 1:36. Manchester responded with goals from Tyler Elbrecht at 3:09 and Mario Puskarich at 6:03. Sam Povorozniouk came back with a one-timer in the slot at 14:33 to tie the game at two heading into the third. 
 

The Jackals dominated the third period, scoring four times to pull away. Sebastien Sylvestre scored the eventual game-winner at 5:12, collecting a rebound on a 2-on-2 rush with Nathan Moon. Kenton Miller potted his 28th goal at 8:50 getting the second touch on a double deflection for a power-play goal. Casey Thrush added another power-play goal at 15:30 and then Mark Bennett wrapped up the scoring with a shorthanded goal at 18:15 to give the Jackals a 6-2 win over Manchester.

Playing spoiler

The Jackals have just seven games remaining and they all come against the Manchester Monarchs and Adirondack Thunder, two teams in a tight race for a spot in the North Division playoffs. The results of these seven games could decide who makes the playoffs in the North Division.

Elmira is just 8-29-2-0 against their divisional opponents this season, but their best success has come against the Monarchs, with five wins in the 10-game series to date. Adirondack has points in all seven of the head-to-head matches (6-0-0-1) and the Monarchs have a 5-3-2-0 record against the Jackals.

The Jackals have finished their matches with Brampton, Reading and Wheeling. The Jackals went winless in nine games against Brampton and earned one win in 10 games against Reading and one victory in three matches with Wheeling.

Tremendous trio

The Jackals newly constructed top line of Kenton Miller, Nathan Moon and Sebastien Sylvestre have had instant chemistry since being put together last week. In four games together, the three players have scored in each game, combining for 24 points (9g, 15a).

Miller, who earned Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week honors last week, has goals in four straight games and nine points (6g, 3a) in the stretch. Sylvestre, who has a new career-high with 49 points (21g, 28a) has seven points (3g, 4a) in the four games. Moon has three straight multi-point games and has eight points in his first four games with the Jackals.

Turning things around

The Jackals are in the midst of their best stretch of hockey this season, with six wins in their last 10 games and their six wins in March are the most in a single month. Since the end of their 16-game winless streak (0-14-1-1), the Jackals are 7-5-1-0.

The Jackals made a mid-season coaching change on Jan. 13, when they were 7-20-5-0. Since that point, Elmira is 9-21-2-1 and, if you remove the 16-game winless streak the Jackals are 9-7-1-0.

Head-to-head

Tonight is the 11th game of the 14-game season series between the Jackals and Monarchs. Through the first 10 games, the Monarchs have five victories (5-3-2-0) and the Jackals have five wins (5-5-0-0). Elmira is 4-1 in five games at First Arena against the Monarchs, including including a pair of wins coming this month.

Four of the top five Manchester scorers in the series are not currently on their active roster, leaving Daniel Doremus as the Monarchs top scorer against the Jackals with six points (2g, 4a) in eight games. For the Jackals, Kenton Miller leads the way with seven points (6g, 1a)  in 10 games.

Jack Flinn is the only active Monarchs goalie with a start against the Jackals, losing last night's game. Andy Iles is 4-2-0 in six games against the Monarchs with a 3.00 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. Jason Kasdorf is 1-2-0 with a 3.38 goals-against average and an .898 save percentage.


Scouting the Monarchs

The Monarchs have slumped to a 3-6-1-0 record over their last 10 games and their once secure spot in the North Division playoff picture has become perilous. At 33-21-7-4, the Monarchs have 77 points and are in fourth place in the North Division. They are tied with Reading and two points behind Adirondack and Brampton. They are also just five points clear of Wheeling for the final playoff spot. 

Despite their recent struggles, the Monarchs are still fourth in the ECHL offensively at 3.70 goals per game. Among active players Joe Diamond (22g, 22a) and Daniel Doremus (9g, 35a) lead the Monarchs with 44 points. Doremus just spent last week the AHL-Syracuse and it doesn't appear that he will be in Elmira this weekend. Leading scorer Matt Leitner, who has 53 points in 51 games, is on loan to AHL-Springfield. 

In net, Colin Stevens, assigned to the Monarchs from AHL-Springfield, has appeared in nine games this season for the Monarchs. He is 3-5-0-1 with a 3.58 goals-against average and an .881 save percentage for Manchester and, including his 24 appearances for Tulsa he is 10-18-3-2 with a 3.23 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage. Rookie Jack Flinn is 3-3-1-0 with a 3.90 goals-against average and an .889 save percentage.


Special teams

The Monarchs scored one power-play goal in four chances last night at First Arena, making them 4-for-13 (30.8%) in the last six. Manchester is fifth in the ECHL at 22.3% (46-for-206).They are also 9-for-34 (26.5%) in the series against the Jackals.

The Jackals went 2-for-5 on the power play last night, giving them power-play goals in three of the last four games (4-for-11). At 35-for-213 the Jackals are 16th in the league with the power play at 16.4% and they are 10th at home at 20.4%.

Manchester's penalty kill was 3-for-5 last night and the Monarchs have given up a power-play goal in five of the last seven games and in nine of their last 12 games. They have fallen to 16th in the league at 82.1%, allowing 41 power-play goals in 229 chances. 

The Jackals stopped three of four Manchester power plays last night and they are 21st in the ECHL on the PK at 80.6%. The Jackals are ninth in the league on home ice at 84.5%.

Jackals Stay Hot With 6-2 Win Over Monarchs

Jackals Score Four in the Third to Soar Past Monarchs

The Elmira Jackals (16-41-7-1) scored five unanswered goals, including four in the third period, and steamrolled the Manchester Monarchs (33-21-7-4), 6-2, Friday night at First Arena. The win gives the Jackals back-to-back wins and evens the season-series with the Monarchs at five wins apiece with four games remaining head-to-head.

In a quick moving first period, neither team found the back of the net, keeping it scoreless after 20 minutes. The Jackals managed 11 shots in the first, but failed on two power plays while the Monarchs ended with nine first period shots..

The scoring picked up in the second period and both teams held a lead at one point in the middle stanza, but at the end of the frame it was all square 2-2. Mark Bennett opened the scoring 1:36 into the period on a shot from the left circle. He received a pass from Sam Povorozniouk and wristed a shot toward the net. It bounced off the leg of a Monarchs defenseman and bounded into the net for a 1-0 lead.

Not long after, the Monarchs tied the game at 3:09 as Tyler Elbrecht used his skate to direct a pass across into an open net, tying the game 1-1. Less than three minutes after that, the Monarchs grabbed their first lead on a power-play deflection by Mario Puskarich, giving Manchester a 2-1 lead at 6:03.

The Jackals pulled even at 14:33 on a one-timer from Sam Povorozniouk. Matt Stanisz dumped the puck into the offensive zone and Mark Bennett tracked it down along the right wing wall before zipping a pass to Povorozniouk in the slot where he hammered home his 18th goal of the season to tie the game 2-2.

That late second period goal started a run of five straight markers for the Jackals, who rolled off four unanswered in the final frame. Elmira got the eventual game-winner from Sebastien Sylvestre at 5:12 of the third as he cashed in on a 2-on-2 with Nathan Moon. Sylvestre set up Moon at the right circle and his shot was stopped by Jack Flinn, but Sylvestre buried the rebound for a 3-2 Jackals lead.

Reigning Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week Kenton Miller picked up where he left off by giving the Jackals a 4-2 lead with a power-play goal at 8:50. The puck came to Davis Vandane at the right blue line. His point shot was deflected not once, but twice, before finding twine for a 4-2 Jackals advantage. Casey Thrush got the initial deflection then Miller got the last touch for his 28th goal of the season.

Elmira struck again on the power play later in the period as Thrush cashed in on a loose puck in the slot after an extended scramble near the Monarchs crease. Thrush's eighth goal made it 5-2 Jackals at 15:30 and then the Jackals capped the scoring run with Mark Bennett's second goal of the game, a shorthanded goal at 18:15, scoring on a wraparound for a 6-2 lead, which held as the final score.

There are only four more chances to see the Elmira Jackals in action at First Arena! Get your tickets today by calling (607) 734-7825.

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Upcoming Games:  

Saturday, March 25th: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, March 26th: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m.

Friday, March 31st: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 1st: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 2nd: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 7th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, April 8th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m.

GAME PREVIEW: Jackals Gear Up For Three-in-Three Against Manchester

Game 65: Elmira Jackals (15-41-7-1) vs. Manchester Monarchs (33-20-7-4)

7:05 p.m., First Arena, Elmira, New York

The Jackals and Manchester Monarchs resume their 14-game season series with a three games in three nights series at First Arena, starting Friday. It'll be the final visit Manchester will make to Elmira and the 10th, 11th and 12th games head-to-head. The Monarchs have five wins in the series and the Jackals have four wins through the first nine games.

The Monarchs opened up a four game in five night stretch with a 5-1 win in Reading Wednesday night to leapfrog the Royals into third place in the North Division. That's despite the fact that Manchester is just 3-6-1-0 in its last 10 games, but the Monarchs are still 33-20-7-4 on the season. With 77 points they are two points out of first place, but just five points clear of the final playoff spot.

The Jackals are an even 5-5-0-0 in their last 10 games and have five wins in March, the most wins in a single month this season. Elmira is now 15-41-7-1 on the season and with 38 points, the Jackals are in sixth place in the North Division and 13th place in the Eastern Conference.      

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Last time out
 

Kenton Miller scored a season-high five points (2g, 3a) and Ian Young scored 1:21 into overtime as the Jackals topped the Nailers, 6-5, Mar. 19 at First Arena.

The teams alternated goals the entire night and Casey Thrush started it 4:47 into the first period by poking in his own rebound on a rush down the left wing. After Kale Kerbashian tied the score at 16:18, Sebastien Sylvestre put Elmira up 2-1 at 17:45 with a tip in on a pass from Nathan Moon. Wheeling answered to begin the second, but Sylvestre scored again on a breakaway to give the Jackals a 3-2 lead. 
 

Kevin Schulze tied it at three for Wheeling and then Kenton Miller netted his first of the night 21 seconds later for a 4-3 Jackals lead. The Nailers tied it late in the second and then Miller opened the third period with a go-ahead goal at 5:07. The Nailers pulled even for a fifth time at 8:39 to force overtime. In overtime, Ian Young converted on a 2-on-1 1:21 into the extra session to give the Jackals a 6-5 win in the final match against the Nailers.

Playing spoiler

The Jackals have just eight games remaining and they all come against the Manchester Monarchs and Adirondack Thunder, two teams in a tight race for a spot in the North Division playoffs. The results of these eight games will decide who makes the playoffs in the North Division.

Elmira is just 7-29-2-0 against their divisional opponents this season, but their best success has come against the Monarchs, with four wins in the nine-game series to date. Adirondack has points in all seven of the head-to-head matches (6-0-0-1) and the Monarchs have a 5-2-2-0 record against the Jackals.

The Jackals have finished their matches with Brampton, Reading and Wheeling. The Jackals went winless in nine games against Brampton and earned one win in 10 games against Reading and one victory in three matches with Wheeling.

Man on a mission

Jackals forward Kenton Miller is on an absolute roll since the Jackals went on their road trip to the Midwest during the second week of February. Since Feb. 11, Miller has recorded 22 points (15g, 7a) in just 17 games. He has goals in 12 of the 17 games and his 15 goals over this span still ranks third on the team overall.

Last week alone, the Redvers, Saskatchewan native produced eight points (5g, 3a) in three games including a five point game (2g, 3a) Sunday against the Wheeling Nailers. Miller has already set a personal best in the ECHL with 27 goals and he has 41 points in 63 games.

First impression

Nathan Moon, who the Jackals acquired off waivers March 13, had a great first week for the Jackals, logging six points and forming a dangerous top line with Kenton Miller and Sebastien Sylvestre. Moon notched points in all three games last week, culminating with a three assist game Sunday against Wheeling.

Including his six points last week, Moon has 29 points (9g, 20a) in 51 total games for Rapid City, Wichita, Toledo, Reading and Elmira.

Turning 20

Jackals forward Sebastien Sylvestre capped a five-point week with a three-point performance Sunday against Wheeling, including two goals against the Nailers. With those goals, Sylvestre reached the 20-goal mark for the second time in his three-year ECHL career. He scored 23 goals as a rookie for the Bakersfield Condors in 2014-15.

The Boucherville, Quebec native has matched his career-high of 47 points, also set in the 2014-15 season with Bakersfield. He reached 47 points in 69 games that year, while he has only appeared in 59 games so far this season.

Head-to-head

Tonight is the 10th game of the 14-game season series between the Jackals and Monarchs. Through the first nine games, the Monarchs have five victories (5-2-2-0) and the Jackals have four wins (4-5-0-0). Elmira is 3-1 in four games at First Arena against the Monarchs, including a 2-1 win Mar. 1 in their only matchup of the month so far.

Four of the top five Manchester scorers in the series are not currently on their active roster, leaving Daniel Doremus as the Monarchs top scorer against the Jackals with six points (2g, 4a) in eight games. For the Jackals, Kenton Miller leads the way with six points (5g, 1a)  in nine games.

Neither of Manchester's two goalies have appeared in a game against Elmira. Andy Iles is 3-2-0 in five games against the Monarchs with a 3.19 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage. Jason Kasdorf is 1-2-0 with a 3.38 goals-against average and an .898 save percentage.


Scouting the Monarchs

The Monarchs have slumped to a 3-6-1-0 record over their last 10 games and their once secure spot in the North Division playoff picture has become a lot tighter, although they opened the week with a critical win in Reading Wednesday night. At 33-20-7-4, the Monarchs have 77 points and are in third place in the North Division. They are a point behind Adirondack and two behind Brampton, leading Reading by a single point and their lead over Wheeling is five points for the final playoff spot. 

Despite their recent struggles, the Monarchs are still fourth in the ECHL offensively at 3.70 goals per game. Among active players Joe Diamond (22g, 22a) and Daniel Doremus (9g, 35a) lead the Monarchs with 44 points. Doremus just spent last week the AHL-Syracuse. Leading scorer Matt Leitner, who has 53 points in 51 games, is on loan to AHL-Springfield. 

In net, Colin Stevens, assigned to the Monarchs from AHL-Springfield, has appeared in nine games this season for the Monarchs. He is 3-5-0-1 with a 3.58 goals-against average and an .881 save percentage for Manchester and, including his 24 appearances for Tulsa he is 10-18-3-2 with a 3.23 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage. Rookie Jack Flinn is 3-2-1-0 with a 3.60 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage.


Special teams

The Monarchs went without a power play chance Wednesday in Reading so they are 0-for-2 over their last two games. Prior to that, they scored power-play goals in three straight games (3-for-7) so they are 3-for-9 (33.3%) in the last five. Manchester is fifth in the ECHL at 22.3% (45-for-202).

The Jackals went 2-for-6 on the power play last week, scoring goals Wednesday and Saturday. At 33-for-208 the Jackals are 18th in the league with the power play at 15.9% and they are 10th at home at 19.3%.

Manchester's penalty kill was 3-for-3 against the Royals Wednesday, but the Monarchs have still given up a power-play goal in four of the last six games and in eight of their last 11 games. They have fallen to 13th in the league at 82.6%, allowing 39 power-play goals in 224 chances. 

The Jackals stopped five of six Wheeling power plays Sunday, remaining 22nd in the ECHL on the PK at 80.7%. The Jackals are eighth in the league on home ice at 84.8%.

Jackals Sign Perry D'Arrisso to ATO

Clarkson Product Joins Jackals Ahead of Weekend Set vs. 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, have signed forward Perry D'Arrisso to an Amateur Tryout (ATO).

D'Arrisso, 25, is coming off a four-year collegiate career at Clarkson University, appearing in 36 games this season and notching 10 points (4g, 6a) while serving as a team captain. The Mississauga, Ontario native totaled 119 games in his Golden Knights career, potting 26 points (11g, 15a).

Prior to Clarkson, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound forward played his junior hockey in the NAHL for Corpus Christi from 2011 to 2013, appearing in 101 games and adding 77 points (30g, 47a). D'Arrisso will wear #8 and is expected to make his professional debut tonight.              

There are only five more chances to see the Elmira Jackals in action at First Arena! Get your tickets today by calling (607) 734-7825.
 

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

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/.
 

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

Upcoming Games:    

Friday, March 24th: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, March 25th: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, March 26th: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m.

Friday, March 31st: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 1st: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 2nd: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 7th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, April 8th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m.

Jackals Host Annual Pink in the Rink Game Saturday

Pink Jerseys Highlight Full Weekend at First Arena

 

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, will host their annual Pink in the Rink game this Saturday, March 25 as they play the Manchester Monarchs. That is one of three Jackals home games this weekend against Manchester.

The Jackals will wear these pink jerseys Saturday night.

The Jackals will wear these pink jerseys Saturday night.

 
As part of Pink in Rink, the Jackals will wear special pink jerseys, presented by Isaac Heating and Air, during Saturday night's game. Immediately following the game, the pink jerseys will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Komen Twin Tiers. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness. Fundraising tickets can be purchased using this link and $5 of those tickets benefit Komen Twin Tiers.

Friday night is Mascot Mania at First Arena as local and regional mascots will participate in fun activities throughout the night. The Chemung County Youth Bureau will also have a special giveaway for fans and it is Frosty Friday, courtesy of Wendy's.

The Jackals wrap up the week with their final Sunday home game as they finish the three-in-three against the Monarchs on Paws and Pucks Night presented by Jubilee Foods. Fans can enjoy hockey with their dogs and combo tickets (human tickets + dog tickets) can be purchased by using this link. It's also a 4-for-$44 night presented by Wendy's. For $44 you get four tickets, four hot dogs, four fountain drinks, four chuck-a-pucks and four frosty coupons. 4-for-$44 packages must be bought prior to noon on Sunday.

Then, after Sunday's game you can skate with the Jackals on the First Arena ice in our final postgame skate. It is free to skate with the team and skate rentals are available through the Rec Rink for just $3.          

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.
 

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/.
 

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

Upcoming Games:  

Friday, March 24th: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, March 25th: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, March 26th: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m.

Friday, March 31st: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 1st: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 2nd: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 7th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, April 8th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m.

Kenton Miller Named Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week

Miller's Eight Points in Three Games Nets Him League Award

 

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 in conjunction with the ECHL that forward Kenton Miller has been named Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week for March 13-19.

 
Miller scored five goals and added three assists for eight points in three games last week.

Kenton Miller has been named Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week for putting up eight points (5g, 3a) in three games.

Kenton Miller has been named Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL Player of the Week for putting up eight points (5g, 3a) in three games.

The 26-year-old tallied two goals in a 5-4 loss to Wheeling on Wednesday, had a goal in a 6-2 loss to Brampton on Saturday and recorded five points (2g, 3a) in a 6-5 win over Wheeling on Sunday.

A native of Redvers, Saskatchewan, Miller has 41 points (27g, 14a) in 63 games this season with the Jackals and Wheeling.

Miller has registered 138 points (66g, 72a) in 247 career ECHL games with Elmira, Wheeling, Wichita, Utah and Fort Wayne. He has also seen action in 11 career American Hockey League games with Chicago, Manchester and Ontario.

Prior to turning pro, Miller had 117 points (60g, 57a) in 242 career games on the Western Hockey League with Spokane, Calgary and Moose Jaw.

On behalf of Kenton Miller, a case of pucks will be donated to an Elmira youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 35,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Miller is the second Jackal to earn league recognition as Sher-Wood Hockey/ECHL player of the Week, joining Vaclav Karabacek (Nov. 28-Dec. 4).             

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.
 

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/.
 

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

Upcoming Games:  

Friday, March 24th: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, March 25th: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, March 26th: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m.

Friday, March 31st: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 1st: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 2nd: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 7th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, April 8th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m.