ELMIRA, NY - January 9, 2015 - Ryan Rashid netted two goals and added an assist as Mike Bergin notched his first ECHL goal to power the Jackals past the Brampton Beast 4-1.
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Thomas Nesbitt started the scoring before many fans even found their seats with his sixth goal of the year, just 57 seconds into the opening frame. Ryan Rashid assisted Nesbitt's marker. The Jackals continued to out-shoot Brampton throughout the first period, leading 10-4 at the break.
In the second period, the Jackals turned the heat up and buried Brampton with three goals. The first of the second frame came off the stick of Ryan Rashid shorthanded. The rookie forward posted up in front of the net as the Jackals appeared to be on the power-play despite killing off a penalty and tipped Steven Shamanski's point shot past Brampton netminder Grant Rollheiser. Nick Tuzzolino also assisted Rashid's fifth goal of the season. With an even-strength goal and a shorthanded marker, the Jackals were just missing a power-play goal to complete the trifecta, and that goal came at 14:08 of the second period. Mike Bergin snuck down to the far post and deposited his first ECHL goal past Rollheiser with a beautiful backdoor bury. Kevin Hart and Justin Daniels earned assists on Bergin's first goal. Matt Maione got the Beast on the board at 15:04 of the period, but that was the only goal Travis Fullerton would allow. Ryan Rashid added his second of the night to reclaim the Jackals' three goal lead at 16:11 of the second period. Mike Bergin and Justin Daniels were credited with helpers on Rashid's sixth goal of the season.
The pace in the third period slowed as the Jackals killed the clock and thwarted Brampton's chance at a comeback. Justin Sawyer dropped the gloves with Dalton Thrower after Sawyer accidentally clipped Elgin Reid in the face with his stick. Thrower was given a game misconduct for leaving the bench and both players were escorted off the ice.
Fullerton turned aside 16 of 17 shots faced for his 11th win of the season. Rollheiser allowed four goals on 31 shots and was handed the loss.
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