Elmira Eyes Win in 2016 Opener Against Kalamazoo

The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, look to open 2016 with success against the Kalamazoo Wings in their final meeting this season.

 

Elmira Jackals (19-12-0) at Kalamazoo Wings (12-16-3)

DATE: Saturday, January 2, 2016

TIME: 7:00 P.M. EST

LOCATION: Wings Event Center

BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM / WETM-2

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

 

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MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP

The Jackals open 2016 in Kalamazoo with their fifth and final meeting of the season against the Wings. Tonight's contest marks the second of two matchups at the Wings Event Center. These two teams met on New Years Eve in the Jackals first visit to Kalamazoo since November 8, 2014. Despite a multi-point effort by Mike Seidel and goals from Taylor Stefishen and Allan McPherson the Jackals fell to the Wings 5-3. The Jackals last win in Kalamazoo came on January 16, 2013. Earlier this season, the Jackals won two of the previous three meetings during a three-game in four-day stretch at First Arena December 2-5. Jacob MacDonald scored shorthanded goals in the first two meetings with the Wings. Allan McPherson leads the Jackals against the Wings with six points (three goals, three assists).

 

FAST FACTS

- C.J. Motte is 2-1-0 with a 1.47 goals-against-average and a .947 save percentage in three games against Kalamazoo this season.

 

- Cason Hohmann is tied for eighth among rookies with 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists).

 

- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with three shorthanded goals. He is tied for second among ECHL defensemen with eight goals.

 

- Elmira is 11-1-0 when scoring first.

 

- The Jackals are 15-0-0 when leading after two periods.

 

- Elmira is 10-2-0 in one-goal games.

 

JACKALS STAT LEADERS

Goals: Mike Seidel (11)

Assists: Chris Langkow (14)

Points: Cason Hohmann (22)

PIMs: Garrett Klotz (81)

+/-: Jacob MacDonald (+13)

W: Niklas Lundstrom & C.J. Motte (8)

GAA: C.J. Motte (2.61)

SV%: Niklas Lundstrom (.932)

 

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Upcoming Games: 

 

January 2: Elmira Jackals at Kalamazoo Wings - 7:00 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!

 

January 3: Elmira Jackals at Toledo Walleye - 5:15 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!

 

January 8: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m. EST. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!

 

January 9: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m. EST. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!