ELMIRA, N.Y. - November 14, 2014 - The Elmira Jackals, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and AHL's Rochester Americans, announced today that hockey will headline the Home for the Holidays in Elmira on December 5-7, 2014as a collaborative effort from Elmira College, First Arena, the city of Elmira and Elmira Downtown. Home for the Holidays will feature Elmira Jackals hockey, Elmira Jackals Youth Hockey, downtown holiday festivities and the Elmira College men's and women's hockey teams in NCAA Division III action.
The fun at First Arena begins on Friday, December 5 at 7:05 p.m. when the Jackals host the South Carolina Stingrays.
The excitement continues on Saturday, December 6 with an action-packed day of activities, celebrations and hockey games at First Arena. The day will begin in the morning with Elmira Jackals Youth Hockey games at 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Following the Elmira Jackals Youth Hockey games, there will be a free public skate inside First Arena from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and outdoor festivities running from 12:00-7:00 p.m. that will line Main Street from the intersection of Water Street and Main Street to the intersection of Church Street and Main Street. Street hockey games for all age groups will run all day long on Main Street. Teams of three can enter to participate in segmented age levels ranging from 6 & under to an adult division. The streets will be blocked off from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday with vendors set up along Main Street and Wisner Park.
The Elmira College men's team will hit the ice at 3:00 p.m. against Wesleyan University followed by the tree lighting ceremony at 5:00 p.m. located at Mark Twain Riverfront Park. The Jackals will headline the night against the Toledo Walleye at First Arena with the puck drop at 7:05 p.m.
The weekend finale on Sunday begins at 9:30 a.m. with an Elmira Jackals Youth Hockey game, then highlights the Elmira College women's team in an ECAC-West clash against SUNY Potsdam at 1:00 p.m. The weekend wraps up with the Jackalsgame at 4:05 p.m. versus the Wichita Thunder.
Both of the Elmira College games are free to the public. Tickets to the Jackals games begin as low as $5 and can be purchased online at jackalshockey.com, at the First Arena Box Office or by calling (607) 734-7825.
To donate directly to the Jackals Movember fundraiser visithttp://us.movember.com/mospace/index/search?q=elmira+jackals. There will also be donation containers located inside Splitrock Brew Pub and at the concession stands during all Jackals home games this month.
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Friday, November 14: Elmira Jackals vs. Evansville Icemen, 7:15 p.m. EST. All Elmira Jackals broadcasts are carried on WNGZ 104.9 FM and 93.5 FM in Elmira. Neulion provides pay-per-view internet TV broadcasts of all Jackals games as well. Check out how you can watch the Jackals on Neulion by clicking here . All Jackals broadcasts begin 15 minutes prior to faceoff with the Pregame Show. Visit jackalshockey.com for tickets.
Saturday, November 15: Elmira Jackals vs. Evansville Icemen, 7:05 p.m. EST. All Elmira Jackals broadcasts are carried on WNGZ 104.9 FM and 93.5 FM in Elmira. Neulion provides pay-per-view internet TV broadcasts of all Jackals games as well. Check out how you can watch the Jackals on Neulion by clicking here. All Jackals broadcasts begin 15 minutes prior to faceoff with the Pregame Show. Visit jackalshockey.com for tickets.