ELMIRA, N.Y - The Elmira Jackals return to action following the Thanksgiving holiday tonight with a home date against the Wheeling Nailers. The Jackals are looking for a win to give them at least one standings point in their last three games.
WHO: Elmira Jackals - Ottawa and New Jersey/NHL & Binghamton and Albany/AHL (4-9-2) vs. Wheeling Nailers - Pittsburgh and Montreal/NHL & Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hamilton/AHL (9-5-2).
WHAT: Jackals Home Game #7. "Bag A Turkey" Night. Contestants will come onto the ice at first intermission and compete to win a frozen turkey courtesy of Jubilee Foods. 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 Nailers tonight for the fifth of fifteen meetings this season and second of eight at First Arena. The Jackals are 0-4-0 against the Nailers this year after getting swept in a three-in-three series from November 14-16. The Jackals look to swing the season series in their favor on home ice tonight where they have historically dominated Wheeling. The Jackals are 22-7-2 in their ECHL history at home against the Nailers which includes a 4-1-0 mark from last year. The Jackals and Nailers have gotten used to playing nailbiters this season because three of the four prior meetings have been decided by a single goal. Wheeling enters play tonight as the hottest team in the ECHL with a 6-0-1 record in its last seven.
The Buffalo Sabres, who are without an ECHL affiliate, have strengthened the Jackals' lineup by reassigning rookie forward Colin Jacobs to Elmira from AHL Rochester. Jacobs has one assist through 13 games for the Americans, but he has some serious offensive upside. Jacobs was the top scorer for the WHL's Prince George Cougars last year with 53 points (25G, 28A) in 66 games. He also showed his grit with 98 penalty minutes which placed him second on the club. Jacobs played 11 games with Rochester on an ATO last year and had three points (1G, 2A).
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 are back on home ice Saturday, November 30 to take on the Cincinnati Cyclones. The Jackals will honor Elmira Express football teams in a pregame ceremony. Elmira Free Academy and Southside High School students get a free ticket by showing student ID at box office. 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 30: Elmira Jackals vs. Wheeling, 7:05 p.m. Elmira Express night. Jackals will honor Elmira Express football teams in a pregame ceremony. Elmira Free Academy and Southside High School students get a free ticket by showing student ID at box office. Click here to order tickets.
Friday, December 6: 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.
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.