Elmira Eyes Fifth Straight Week With a Sweep Tonight Against Brampton

The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, are on the hunt for a sweep against the Brampton Beast in the weekend finale tonight after blowing past their neighbors to the north 5-2 last night. The Jackals are 6-1-0 against Brampton this season and have won five straight against the Beast.

 

Elmira Jackals (35-27-4) vs. Brampton Beast (18-35-11)

DATE: Saturday, March 26, 2016

TIME: 7:05 P.M. EDT

LOCATION: First Arena

BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM

ONLINE STREAM: http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/WELM / ECHL.TV

 

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MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP

Tonight the Jackals are on the hunt for a sweep against the Brampton Beast in the second of their two-game weekend set. Elmira has swept an opponent in each of the last four weeks, dating back to Feb. 27-28 at Wheeling. Last night the Jackals clawed back from one-goal deficits in each of the first two periods before blowing past the Beast with four unanswered goals. Jacob MacDonald scored his 15th goal of the season, which sets a new Jackals single-season record for goals scored by a defenseman. Guy LeBoeuf recorded the game-winning goal with his first professional goal in his 132nd pro game. Ian Young, Colin Jacobs and Matt Garbowsky also scored for the Jackals as Shane Owen stopped 26 shots faced to improve his record to 7-0-0 in seven starts with Elmira. Last night's win was the Jackals' third straight victory and their ninth win in the last 11 games. Elmira also recorded its fifth consecutive win over Brampton and improved its record this season to 6-1-0 against the Beast. The Jackals are 11-2-0 all-time against their neighbors to the north.

 

FAST FACTS

- Jacob MacDonald is tied for second among defensemen with 15 goals. He also leads the league with four shorthanded goals.

 

- Elmira is 18-4-4 in one-goal games.

 

- Cason Hohmann ranks second among ECHL rookies with 54 points and is tied for second with 36 assists.

 

- Elmira is 25-1-2 when leading after two periods.

 

- Allan McPherson has a current six-game home assist streak (8a).

 

- The Jackals are 21-3-2 when scoring first.

 

-  Elmira ranks fifth with 32.18 shots for per game.

 

- Shane Owen ranks fourth among goalies with 1107 saves.

 

JACKALS STAT LEADERS

Goals: Tyler Currier (20)

Assists: Cason Hohmann (36)

Points: Cason Hohmann (54)

PIMs: Colin Jacobs (134)

+/-: Allan McPherson (+21)

W: Shane Owen (20)

GAA: Shane Owen (2.39)

SV%: Shane Owen (.922)

 

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March 26: Elmira Jackals vs. Brampton Beast - 7:05 p.m. EDT. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!

 

March 29: Elmira Jackals at Reading Royals - 7:00 p.m. EDT. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!

 

April 1: Elmira Jackals at Brampton Beast - 7:15 p.m. EDT. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!

 

April 5: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m. EDT. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!

 

April 8: Elmira Jackals at Brampton Beast - 7:15 p.m. EDT. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!

 

April 9: Elmira Jackals vs. Brampton Beast - 7:05 p.m. EDT. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!