Jackals Game Preview - February 8

Evansville, Ind. - The Elmira Jackals wrap up their five-game North Division road trip tonight with their final visit of the season to Ford Center to take on the Evansville IceMen. It is the second meeting in as many days between Elmira and Evansville and comes on the heels of Elmira's 3-1 win last night. 


WHO: Elmira Jackals - Ottawa and New Jersey/NHL & Binghamton and Albany/AHL (17-22-5) at Evansville IceMen - Columbus/NHL & Springfield/AHL (21-13-8)


WHAT: Jackals Away Game #26. 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 second of five meetings this season and second of two at Ford Center. Elmira is 4-0-1 against Evansville since the IceMen joined the ECHL prior to the 2012-13 season. That record includes a 3-0-0 mark in Evansville. Each of Elmira's wins in Evansville have been come-from-behind victories, and the Jackals averaged 4 goals per game at Ford Center since the start of last year. Elmira is also 3-0-1 in the last four 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 15-6-4 record at Ford Center. Their 15 home wins are tied with Orlando for 2nd most in the Eastern Conference and third most in the ECHL behind S. C. and Alaska (16). Recently, though, the IceMen have lost their last four 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 11 of Elmira's last 12 games have been played against the North and the Jackals have gone 5-1-2 on the road against the North this season and hold a 6-3-1 home record. Seven of Elmira's next eight games, after tonight, are against the Atlantic Division.



Click here for tonight's media kit.

Click here for Elmira's game notes.

Click here for Evansville's game notes.


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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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.   

Friday, February 14: Elmira Jackals vs. Evansville, 7:05 p.m. Valentine's Day Party. Click here for tickets.

Thursday, March 20: Scooby Doo! Live Musical Mysteries, 7:00 p.m. Click here for tickets