Wheeling, W.Va. - The Elmira Jackals have reached the end of their five game road trip today. They look to close it out with a win in their second visit of the season to WesBanco Arena to take on the Wheeling Nailers.
WHO: Elmira Jackals - Ottawa and New Jersey/NHL & Binghamton and Albany/AHL (3-5-0) at Wheeling Nailers - Pittsburgh and Montreal/NHL & Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hamilton/AHL (3-5-1).
WHAT: Jackals Away Game #7. Watch Party at SplitRock Brewing Co. inside First Arena. Game broadcast on Gem 98.7 begins at 6:45. Click here to listen live online.
WHERE: WesBanco Arena - 2 14th Street, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003
WHEN: 7:00 p.m.
The Jackals are facing the Nailers tonight for the second of 15 meetings this season and second of seven at WesBanco Arena. Wheeling fired the opening salvo in the season series with a 3-2 win in the season opener here on October 18. Something will have to give, this week, when it comes to the Jackals' and Nailers' special teams. Elmira enters action this week clicking at 71 percent (15-for-21) on the penalty kill over its last four games (1-3-0). Wheeling, meanwhile, enters play dead last in the ECHL on the power play at three percent (1-for-33). The Nailers' lone PPG was opening night vs. Elmira. Wheeling's lack of production on the power play has its offense ranked 16th at 2.33 goals per game. Elmira's defense, though, is 18th at 3.25 goals against per game.
Since returning from Florida this past Sunday, the Jackals have added a pair of forwards to their arsenal. Keven Veilleux was loaned to the team from Portland of the American Hockey Leauge, and Jakub Culek was reassigned to Elmira by Ottawa from Binghamton. Veilleux, a fourth year pro, has averaged .67 points per game in his ECHL career (26 pts in 39 games) while rookie Culek has put up a pair of assists in three games with the Jackals.
Click here for tonight's media kit.
Click here for Elmira's game notes.
Click here for Wheeling's game notes.
Mark your calendars! The Jackals return home on November 15, 2013 to take on the Wheeling Nailers at 7:05 p.m. The Jackals will be giving away free poster schedules to the fans in attendance. 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.
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UPCOMING FIRST ARENA EVENTS:
Friday, November 15: Elmira Jackals vs. Wheeling, 7:05 p.m. Click here to order tickets.
Saturday, December 7: Lee Greenwood & Crystal Gayle Christmas Concert, 7:00 p.m. Click here to order tickets.