ELMIRA, N.Y - The Elmira Jackals look to close out the week with a win as they return to action tonight with a home date against the Cincinnati Cyclones.
WHO: Elmira Jackals - Ottawa and New Jersey/NHL & Binghamton and Albany/AHL (4-10-2) vs. Cincinnati Cyclones - Nashville and Panthers/NHL & San Antonio and Milwaukee/AHL (11-6-0).
WHAT: Jackals Home Game #8. "Elmira Express Night." Jackals will honor Elmira Express varsity and JV 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 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 Cyclones tonight for the first of seven meetings this season and first of two at First Arena. The Cyclones are the second North Division team to visit Elmira after Kalamazoo was in town for last weekend's three-in-three. Elmira was 1-1-0 at home against Cincinnati last year, but hasn't faced the Cyclones in Elmira since October 27, 2012. Artem Demkov was the overtime hero that night in a 3-2 win. The Cyclones' 3-2 win in Elmira on October 26 of last year was their first regulation win at First Arena since a 5-1triumph on February 16, 2008. Elmira boasts a 10-5-4 home record in their ECHL history against Cincinnati. Despite entering tonight as the top team in the North the Cyclones are just 4-6-0 in their last 10 games.
Rookie forward Jakub Culek waited nearly 365 days between his last amateur goal in the QMJHL and his first pro goal. He finally broke through with his first marker Nov. 15 vs. Wheeling. Culek proceeded to go on a three-game point streak (2 goals, 2 assists) and recorded his first pro multi-point game Nov. 22 vs. Kalamazoo. The Ottawa Senators' prospect is catching fire with seven points (3G, 4A) in the last 7 games.
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Mark your calendars! The Jackals return are back on home ice Friday, December 6 to take on the Fort Wayne Komets. The Jackals will be hosting a 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. 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.