ELMIRA, N.Y. - Tonight the Elmira Jackals wrap up their season-long seven-game home stand by playing host to the Cincinnati Cyclones. It's the first meeting between the Jackals and Cyclones since a 5-4 Elmira win in Cincinnati on January 16, 2014.
WHO: Elmira Jackals - Ottawa and New Jersey/NHL & Binghamton and Albany/AHL (22-28-8) vs. Cincinnati Cyclones - Nashville & Florida/NHL and Milwaukee & San Antonio/AHL (32-20-6)
WHAT: Jackals Home Game #31. M & T Bank Thunderstick Giveaway. Click here to purchase 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, N.Y. 14901
The Jackals are facing the Cyclones tonight for the fifth of seven meetings this season, and the second of two at First Arena. The Jackals are 2-1-1 against the Cyclones this season, including a 1-0-0 record on home ice. The Cyclones grabbed back-to-back home wins in the season series with the Jackals after Elmira fired the opening salvo with a 2-1 win in Elmira on November 30. That win sparked a stretch where the Jackals won five of six games, but the back-to-back losses in Cincinnati were the first two of a season-long seven-game losing streak. The home team had won the first three games in the season series, but the Jackals bucked that trend with a thrilling 5-4 victory at U.S. Bank Arena on January 16. Jackals center Jordan Pietrus has had a large hand in Elmira's offensive success against Cincinnati. Pietrus is averaging a point per game against the Cyclones (1G, 3A) after posting an assist in Elmira's 5-4 win on January 16.
Jordan Pietrus has kicked his offensive production into high gear lately. The third-year Jackal was held to 26 points from October through January but in the five weeks of play since he has generated 50 percent of that production with 13 points on four goals and nine assists. Pietrus is averaging just under a point per game in March with three goals and one assist and leads the team in goals this month.
Mark your calendars! The Jackals return to home ice on Monday, March 17 to take on the Gwinnett Gladiators. 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.