Jackals Host Royals With ZOOperstars! In Town

ELMIRA, NY - December 26, 2014 - The Elmira Jackals, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and AHL's Rochester Americans, return home for the lone home game in a stretch where 11 of 12 games are played away from First Arena. The Jackals host the Reading Royals for the sixth meeting this season.
 

WHO: Elmira Jackals - Buffalo/NHL & Rochester/AHL (15-10-3) vs. Reading Royals - Philadelphia/NHL & Lehigh Valley/AHL (15-9-2) 

  

WHAT: Jackals Home Game #16.

WHEN: 7:05 p.m. EST  
 

WHERE: First Arena - 155 N. Main St. Elmira, NY 14901

Tonight the Jackals face the Royals for the sixth meeting this season. Elmira returns home on Friday night, following six consecutive road games, to take on Reading for the third of seven meetings in First Arena this season. The last meeting between these two foes occurred on November 26th in Reading. The Royals scored first and added two power-play goals but the Jackals clawed back and defeated their East Division rival 4-3 in a shootout. Rob Florentino scored a short-handed tally to get the Jackals on the board in the first period and Taylor Stefishen added a goal early in the second frame. Jackals captain Matt Tassone tied the game in the third period to force overtime and the eventual shootout. Colin Jacobs, Tassone and Allan McPherson netted shootout goals to provide the Jackals with their first shootout win of the season. The Jackals hold a 47-44-11 advantage in the all-time series against the Royals.

The Jackals have found tremendous success this season when they have posted at least a trio of tallies. Elmira is 15-0-1 this year in games where they score three or more times. They are 7-0-0 when scoring exactly three goals.

Click here for tonight's media kit.
Click here for Elmira's game notes.
Click here for Reading's game notes. 


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Upcoming Events:

Friday, December 26: Elmira Jackals vs. Reading Royals, 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.

Saturday, December 27: Elmira Jackals at Reading Royals, 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.

Wednesday, December 31: Elmira Jackals at Reading Royals, 5:30 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.