ELMIRA, NY - Tonight the Elmira Jackals suit up for the second game of a three-in-three this weekend against the Fort Wayne Komets. It's also the second game of a four-game home stand for the Jackals as they open the second half of their schedule.
WHO: Elmira Jackals - Ottawa and New Jersey/NHL & Binghamton and Albany/AHL (12-21-4) vs Fort Wayne Komets - Independent (16-13-8)
WHAT: Jackals Home Game #17. Join us for Guns-and-Hoses night! There will be an exhibition game between Elmira Fire Department and Elmira Police at 4:00 p.m. and it's free with your ticket to that night's Jackals game. The Jackals are scheduled to wear guns-and-hoses themed jerseys for their game against the Komets and auction them off live post-game. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Elmira Animal Shelter. Click here for tickets. If you can't make the game catch the broadcast starting at 6:50 with the Snap Fitness Pregame Show. Click here to listen live online.
WHEN: 7:05 p.m
WHERE: First Arena - 155 North Main St., Elmira, NY 14901
The Jackals are facing the Komets tonight for the fifth of seven meetings this season, and fourth of five at First Arena. The Jackals are 3-1-0 against the Komets this season (2-1-0 at home) after last night's 4-3 defeat. Elmira's biggest weapon in the season series with Fort Wayne has been its offense. The Jackals have scored no fewer than three goals in regulation against the Komets and are averaging 4.25 goals per game against their former UHL rivals.
With an injury to Maxime Clermont and Scott Greenham's recall to Binghamton in the wake of Nathan Lawson's injury, the Jackals' crease quickly depleted. To fill the void Dwight Mullins signed Neil Conway away from Nottingham of the EIHL and claimed Brad Phillips off of waivers from Gwinnett. Conway, a second-year pro, has a career record of 29-21-2, but has yet to see action in the ECHL. Phillips, meanwhile, was 7-5-2 with time split between Stockton and Gwinnett. Conway and Phillips become the fourth and fifth goalies, respectively, to suit up for Elmira this year.
Mark your calendars! The Jackals return to home ice on Sunday, January 26 to take on the Fort Wayne Komets. Don't forget to bring your skates for the Postgame Skate With the Jackals! 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.