BRAMPTON, ON - January 23, 2015 - Zach Tolkinen's first professional goal proved to be the game-winner in the Jackals 3-1 win in their first ever visit to the Powerade Centre.
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The first period flew by without either team potting the game's first goal. After 20 minute of action, Brampton led Elmira 10-8 in shots.
The second period ended like the first, with a 0-0 tie on the scoreboard. The Jackals out-shot the Beast 12-7 in the middle frame and 20-17 overall through 40 minutes, but could not break through Brampton's netminder, Trevor Cann. On the other end, Sam Marotta turned aside all 17 shots he faced through the first two periods.
Steven Shamanski, who represented the Jackals in the ECHL All-Star Game this week, broke the scoreless tie with a blast past Cann off a power-play faceoff at 2:32 of the third period. Shamanski's 10th goal of the year was assisted by Ryan Rashid and Allan McPherson. However, just 65 seconds later Jason Pitton notched his 14th goal of the year and tied the game 1-1. Then, at 10:24 of the frame Zach Tolkinen snapped a shot past Cann and put the Jackals ahead with his first professional goal. Kevin Hart and McPherson registered the assists on Tolkinen's first of the season. Ryan Rashid tapped in the empty-net goal with 10 seconds remaining to seal the Jackals 3-1 victory.
Sam Marotta turned aside 19 shots for the victory. Cann allowed two goals on 35 shots and was handed the loss.
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Saturday, January 24: Elmira Jackals at Brampton Beast, 7:00 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.
Sunday, January 25: Elmira Jackals at Brampton Beast, 2:00 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.