ELMIRA, N.Y. - The Elmira Jackals close out their 2013 preseason schedule by hosting the Reading Royals at First Arena. Each team enters the game 1-0-0 in preseason action.
WHO: Elmira Jackals - Ottawa and New Jersey/NHL & Binghamton and Albany/AHL (1-0-0 preseason) vs. Reading Royals - Washington/NHL & Hershey/AHL (1-0-0 preseason).
WHAT: Jackals Home Exhibition Game #1. All tickets for tonight's game are $5. Click here for tickets.
WHERE: First Arena - 155 N. Main St., Elmira, N.Y. 14901.
WHEN: 7:05 p.m.
The Elmira Jackals and Reading Royals have played 82 regular season games (43-30-9 record for the Jackals) and 11 playoff games (5-6 record for the Jackals) against each other since Elmira entered the league in 2007. This year they will square off 17 times including tonight's exhibition finale. Adding intrigue to this long-standing and fierce rivalry is the player crossover that has developed. Former Jackals Louie Caporusso, Dustin Gazley, and Matt Campanale are in camp with the Royals while former Royal Brandon Blandina is suiting up with Elmira. Both teams enter tonight's action with a 1-0-0 record in the preseason. Elmira beat Wheeling on the road 5-4 in overtime last Saturday, while Reading toppled the Nailers 2-1 at home last night.
Jean Bourbeau, Rob Bellamy, Jordan Pietrus, and Artem Demkov will be returning for their third seasons with the Jackals. The core four has enjoyed the elation of finishing first in the regular season, while enduring playoff disappointments. This season they are on a quest for the Kelly Cup.Last year Bourbeau served as the team captain and produced the best offensive numbers of his pro career (20G, 18A). Bellamy served as an alternate captain and also set career highs in goals (20), assists (18), points (38), and penalty minutes (84). Pietrus served as the other alternate and established career highs in every major statistical category (72GP, 21G, 38A, 59Pts, +17, 89PIM). Pietrus and Bellamy were the only two players to skate in all 72 games for the Jackals.Demkov scored the second most goals on the team (23) despite playing only 39 games.
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Click here for Elmira's game notes.
Click here for Reading's game notes.
Mark your calendars! The Jackals open their home schedule for their seventh season of ECHL hockey on Friday, October 25 against the Reading Royals at 7:05 p.m. Don't miss a minute of the action with Jackals season tickets. They offer the best discount off of the box office price and come with great benefits like merchandise discounts, exclusive meet-and-greets with the team, ticket exchange, and more. Call 607-734-7825 to order your season tickets today. They start as low as $10 per game!
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UPCOMING FIRST ARENA EVENTS:
Sunday, October 13: Piccadilly Circus. Family fun at three shows - 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Click here to order tickets.
Thursday, October 17: Air Supply Live in Concert. Show begins at 7:00 p.m. and tickets start at $25.75. Click here to order tickets.
Friday, October 19: Art of Combat V. Preliminary card begins at 4:30 and main card begins at 7:00. One ticket covers both cards! Click here to order tickets.
Friday, October 25: Elmira Jackals Home Opener vs. Reading, 7:05 p.m. Click here to order tickets.