ELMIRA, N.Y. - The Elmira Jackals announced today that they have re-signed veteran winger Jean Bourbeau for the 2013-14 season. They also announced that individual game tickets will go on sale Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
"Jean Bourbeau is a very important part of our hockey club. He is a true leader on the ice and in the community, and he can be counted on to play in every game situation. We are thrilled to have him back," said Jackals head coach Dwight Mullins.
Bourbeau, 29, returns to Elmira for his third season with the Jackals. He joins Artem Demkov, Rob Bellamy, and Jordain Pietrus as third-year returnees; while he'll be skating alongside Kyle Bushee, Jordan Southorn, Matt Carter, and Dylan Quaile for the second straight season.
Last year Bourbeau served as the Jackals' captain and put up career highs in goals (20), assists (18), points (38), and games played (64). He also added a goal in six Kelly Cup playoff games. His efforts earned him a six game call up to the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators.
The 6-0, 200-pound forward from Bonnyville, Alberta has suited up for 113 regular season games with the Jackals since 2011. He has produced 30 goals, 34 assists, and 110 penalty minutes in that time with an additional four goals and two assists in 16 playoff contests.
Bourbeau, along with Jordan Pietrus and Rob Bellamy, are within range of breaking Chaz Johnson's record for most ECHL games played as a Jackal which currently sits at 160.
"I'm excited to work with Coach Mullins again and to be a part of all the new things happening with the Jackals." said Bourbeau. "It means a lot to me to be getting back on the ice with such a great group of guys. We've got a real shot at going all the way this year, especially with the support of our awesome fans in Elmira. My wife and I are looking forward to getting back to the community and getting this season underway," he added.
Additionally, the Jackals revealed that individual game tickets will go on sale Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase through the First Arena Box Office, over the phone by calling 607-734-7825, or by ordering online through Tickets.com. Tickets are $12 for the red end zone, $14 for blue end zone, $18 for center ice, and $24 for restaurant seats. Great discounts are available for season ticket buyers and groups of 10 or more who book in advance. For more information on season and group tickets visit www.jackalshockey.com.
The Jackals open the home portion of their schedule on Friday, October 25 at 7:05 p.m. against defending Kelly Cup champion Reading. More information regarding promotions and events for the home opener, and the rest of the 2013-14 schedule, will be announced at a later date.
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UPCOMING FIRST ARENA EVENTS:
Thursday, October 3: Gary's Body Shop Comedy Club at First Arena featuring Rob Steen. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Click here to order tickets.
Thursday, October 10: Gary's Body Shop Comedy Club at First Arena featuring Rob Steen. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. 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.