Jackals Weekly Release 2/16-2/22

ELMIRA, NY - February 16, 2015 - The Elmira Jackals, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and AHL's Rochester Americans, will host the Indy Fuel on Friday and Saturday for the first ever meetings at First Arena. The inaugural meeting between these two teams occurred on January 31st at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Last Week's Record: 0-1-0
Overall Record: 26-19-5; fourth place in East Division, sixth place in Eastern Conference

Leaders:
Goals: Mike Seidel (15)
Assists: Justin Daniels (19)
Points: Steven Shamanski (28)
+/-: Matt Tassone (+15)
PIMs: Justin Sawyer (124)
PPG: Steven Shamanski (5)
SHG: Matt Tassone, Taylor Stefishen, Ryan Rashid, Mike Seidel & Zach Tolkinen (1)
Wins: Travis Fullerton (16)
GAA: Sam Marotta (2.52)
SVP: Sam Marotta (.913)

Previewing the Upcoming Week:

2/20 vs. Indy Fuel - 7:05 p.m. EST; 2/21 vs. Indy Fuel - 7:05 p.m. EST
Home vs. IND 0-0-0, Away vs. IND 0-1-0
This weekend the Jackals will host the Indy Fuel for the first two meetings ever at First Arena. The inaugural meeting between these two teams occurred on January 31st at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana. Elmira out-shot the Fuel 41-18, but the goaltending of Mac Carruth proved to be the difference in the 3-0 Indy win. Despite meeting for the first time, these feisty foes racked up 68 penalty minutes, 12 power-plays and six fighting majors. The Jackals and Fuel will meet for the second and third times this season, and the only two matchups at First Arena. Elmira and Indy will conclude the season series on April 5th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Recapping Last Week:

2/14 vs. Reading Royals: L 3-7
Box Score
Recap
The Jackals would get an offensive boost with the return of captain Matt Tassone in addition to the reassignments of Allan McPherson and Kevin Sundher from Rochester. The captain would help the Jackals jump out to an early lead with the primary helper on the game's first goal. Kevin Hart, who made his return after missing the past two games, fed the puck to Tassone for the one-timer, which was tipped in by Ryan Rashid. The Royals would even the score with a power-play goal of their own at 17:28 of the opening frame. Adam Hughesman moved the puck to Cam Reid, who found Olivier Labelle sitting backdoor for the tap-in tally. Just 34 seconds later Pat Mullane would settle into the high slot and blast a one-timer past Travis Fullerton to put the Royals ahead 2-1. The Jackals power-play would prevail again in the second period at 13:29 of the frame. Riley Wetmore tipped in the tying tally off a shot from Mike Seidel in the left circle. Allan McPherson also added an assist on Wetmore's fifth goal of the year. However, the Royals would regain their one goal lead just 15 seconds later. Cam Reid was the beneficiary of a bouncing puck in the slot and passed it to Adam Hughesman, who tapped it into the open cage. Less than a minute later Cam Reid would net his 20th goal of the season on the power-play with a short-side shot over Fullerton's glove. The Jackals would strike quickly when Taylor Stefishen bounced a pass in off of a skate in the slot. Zach Tolkinen and Ryan Rashid earned the assists on Stefishen's 11th goal of the season. Elmira entered the third period with a one-goal deficit and a power-play which carried over from the second frame, but it would be a former Jackal who would score the first goal of the period. Maxim Lamarche blasted a one-timer from the point past Fullerton on the power-play and extended Reading's lead to two goals. Minutes later Pat Mullane would add his second goal of the night and 20th of the season on the power-play to extend the Royals' lead to 6-3. Sean Wiles added his 17th goal of the season to increase the cushion to four goals with less than two minutes remaining.

Quick Hits:

* Steven Shamanski leads all rookie defensemen with 11 goals.

* Elmira is the only team that has not allowed a shorthanded goal.

* Elmira leads the Eastern Conference with 1,093 penalty minutes.

* Sam Marotta leads all rookie goaltenders with a 2.52 goals-against-average and ranks second with a .913 save percentage.

* Elmira is 18-5-3 when scoring first.

* Elmira is 17-0-2 when leading after two periods.

 

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Upcoming Events:

 

Friday, February 20: Elmira Jackals vs. Indy Fuel, 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, February 21: Elmira Jackals vs. Indy Fuel, 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, February 25: Elmira Jackals vs. Greenville Road Warriors, 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.