READING, Pa. - The Elmira Jackals are looking for their third win in a row when they visit the Reading Royals tonight at Santander Arena. It is the third meeting with Reading in Elmira's last five games.
WHO: Elmira Jackals - Ottawa and New Jersey/NHL & Binghamton and Albany/AHL (2-2-0) at Reading Royals - Washington/NHL & Hershey/AHL (3-3-0).
WHAT: Jackals Away Game #3. Game broadcast on Gem 98.7 begins at 6:45. Click here to listen live online.
WHERE: Santander Arena - 700 Penn Street., Reading, Pa. 19602
WHEN: 7:05 p.m.
The Jackals are facing the Royals tonight for the third of 16 meetings this season and second of nine at Santander Arena. The Jackals are 1-1-0 against the Royals after last weekend where the visitors swapped 3-1 victories in a home-and-home series. Coupled with a 3-2 shootout win on March 30, 2013, last Saturday's win in Reading gives the Jackals two in a row on the road against the Royals. Only once in their history (from February 11 to March 3, 2012) have the Jackals been able to win three straight road games in Reading. The Royals are coming off of their best offensive output of the season in last night's 6-2 road win over the Wheeling Nailers. Six different Royals scored in the win while all but four skaters registered at least one point.
Through the first four games of the season, the Jackals have put up the best defensive numbers in the entire ECHL. Their seven goals against are the fewest in the league and the team goals-against average of 1.8 is the lowest. Goaltender Scott Greenham has helped the defense in a big way with his league best .50 goals-against average and .987 save percentage. He has stopped 77 of the 78 shots he has seen in two starts. The Jackals rank sixth on the penalty kill at 92.3 percent.
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Click here for Elmira's game notes.
Click herefor Reading'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:
Saturday, November 2: Legends of Wrestling featuring Rowdy Roddy Piper, X Pac, Tanaka, and more, 7:30 p.m. Click here to order tickets.
Friday, November 15: Elmira Jackals vs. Wheeling, 7:05 p.m. Click here to order tickets.
Friday, November 22: Elmira Jackals vs. Kalamazoo, 7:05 p.m. Click here to order tickets.