Evansville, Ind. - The Elmira Jackals have pulled in to the final port on their five-game road trip through the North Division. Tonight they face off against the Evansville IceMen in the first of a pair of games scheduled for this weekend.
WHO: Elmira Jackals - Ottawa and New Jersey/NHL & Binghamton and Albany/AHL (16-22-5) at Evansville IceMen - Columbus/NHL & Springfield/AHL (21-12-8)
WHAT: Jackals Away Game #25. Away game watch party at SplitRock Brewing Company inside First Arena. Broadcast begins at 8:00 EST with the Snap Fitness Pregame Show. Click here to listen live online.
WHEN: 8:15 p.m. EST
WHERE: Ford Center - 1 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Evansville, Ind. 47708
The Jackals are facing the IceMen tonight for the first of five meetings this season and first of two at Ford Center. Elmira is 3-0-1 against Evansville since the IceMen joined the ECHL prior to the 2012-13 season. That record includes a 2-0-0 mark in Evansville. Each of Elmira's wins in Evansville have been come-from-behind victories, and the Jackals averaged 4.5 goals per game at Ford Center last year. Elmira is also 2-0-1 in the last three games in which it has surrendered the first goal of the game. The IceMen have been hard to beat on home ice this season and have fashioned a 15-5-4 record at Ford Center. Their 15 home wins are tied with South Carolina for most in the Eastern Conference and second most in the ECHL behind Alaska (16). Recently, though, the IceMen have lost their last three at home.
You would never know that Elmira is a member of the Atlantic Division based on its schedule over the last few weeks. Including tonight 10 of Elmira's last 11 games have been played against the North and its current road trip features two more against that division. The Jackals have gone 4-1-2 on the road against the North this season and hold a 6-3-1 home record.
Mark your calendars! The Jackals return to home ice on Wednesday, February 12 to take on the Reading Royals. It's a Willowcreek Wednesday where some lucky fans will compete at first intermission to win free golf from Willowcreek Golf Club. 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:
Friday, February 7: Pink Glow Teen Dance Party, 7:00 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Saturday, February 8: B.A. Motorsports Swap Meet and Trade Show, 10:00 a.m. Click here for tickets.
Sunday, February 9: B.A. Motorsports Swap Meet and Trade Show, 10:00 a.m. Click here for tickets.
Wednesday, February 12: Elmira Jackals vs. Reading, 7:05 p.m. Willowcreek Wednesday. You could be the lucky fan to play for free golf at intermission! Click here for tickets.