Elmira Jackals Announce 2013 Preseason Games

ELMIRA, N.Y. -  The Elmira Jackals announced today that they will face off against their Atlantic Division rivals, the Wheeling Nailers and Reading Royals, once each in exhibition games in preparation for the 2013-14 ECHL season.

"Our preseason schedule is nice with a game each against Reading and Wheeling. It will give us a chance to really evaluate our players against our fierce division rivals," said Jackals vice president and general manager Robbie Nichols.

The Jackals open their preseason slate by visiting the Wheeling Nailers on Saturday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. It will be the first exhibition meeting between the Jackals and Nailers, and will serve as the precursor to the season opener in Wheeling on Friday, October 18. The Jackals have won 35 times in 57 tries against Wheeling all-time which includes a 6-4-0 record in 2012-13. Elmira will face Wheeling 15 times during the regular season.

One week later the Jackals return to First Arena to host the Reading Royals at 7:05 p.m. The October 12 tilt will be a preview of the Jackals' home opener on Friday, October 25 against the defending Kelly Cup champions. The 2013-14 regular season features a 16-game slate between the Jackals and Royals, and gives Elmira ample opportunities to improve on its all-time record of 43-30-9 against Reading. The Jackals were 7-7-2 against the Royals last  year.

The preseason home game will also serve as the ticket pick up party for Jackals season ticket holders. All Jackals season ticket holders, and 20-game and 10-game plan holders will receive free admission to the game. Season ticket holders will also be able to pick up their exclusive, individualized season ticket booklets at the game.

For information on Jackals season tickets, which start as low as $10 per game, call the Jackals at 607-734-7825.

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