ELMIRA, N.Y - The Elmira Jackals are gunning for their first back-to-back home wins of the season tonight when they face off against the Fort Wayne Komets. It's the first of seven meetings this season between the old United Hockey League rivals.
WHO: Elmira Jackals - Ottawa and New Jersey/NHL & Binghamton and Albany/AHL (5-10-2) vs. Fort Wayne Komets - Independant (7-7-3)
WHAT: Jackals Home Game #9. Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m. Teddy Bear Toss. Bring a new stuffed animal to the game and throw it onto the ice when the Jackals score their first goal. All tossed animals will be donated to local charities. Click here for tickets. Game broadcast on Gem 98.7 FM begins at 6:50. Click here to listen live online.
WHERE: First Arena - 155 N. Main St., Elmira, N.Y. 14901
WHEN: 7:05 p.m.
The Jackals are facing the Komets tonight for the first of seven meetings this season and first of five at First Arena. The Komets are the third North Division team to visit Elmira behind Kalamazoo and Cincinnati in the last two weeks. Elmira was 2-0-0 at home last year against Fort Wayne (2-1-0 overall) with back-to-back wins on March 22 and 23. Elmira is at the midway point of a five-game homestand (1-1-0) while Fort Wayne is starting a weekend three-in-three in the Atlantic Division. Fort Wayne has played only two road games in the last three weeks entering tonight's action while the Jackals are playing out a stretch of eight of nine games on home ice.
Tonight the Jackals will be hosting their annual Teddy Bear Toss, when the Jackals score their first goal fans are invited to throw new stuffed animals on to the ice. Last year's Teddy Bear Toss was on December 8 against Reading where captain Jean Bourbeau put the Jackals on the board in the third and triggered the hurling of stuffed animals to the ice. Bring a new stuffed animal to throw on to the ice after the first Jackals goal. If you aren't able to bring one there will be available for purchase in the concourse.
Click here for tonight's media kit.
Click here for Elmira's game notes.
Click here for Fort Wayne's game notes.
Mark your calendars! The Jackals return are back on home ice Sunday, December 8 to take on the Fort Wayne Komets. The Jackals will be having Skate with the Players after the game. Don't forget that groups of 10 or more who book in advance receive discounts off the box office price and preferred seating based on availability. Call 607-734-7825 to get your group outing booked.
# # #
UPCOMING FIRST ARENA EVENTS:
Sunday, December 8: Elmira Jackals vs. Fort Wayne, 4:05 p.m. Postgame Skate With the Jackals. Click here for tickets.
Saturday, December 7: Lee Greenwood & Crystal Gayle Christmas Concert, 7:00 p.m. Click here to order tickets.
Wednesday, December 11: Elmira Jackals vs. Florida, 7:05 p.m. Willowcreek Wednesday. You could be the lucky fan selected to come onto the ice at intermission and play to win free golf! Click here for tickets.
Thursday, December 26: Elmira Jackals vs. Reading, 7:05 p.m. The world famous ZOOperstars! perform live. Click here for tickets.