As a community owned team, staying active in the community is extremely important to all of us with the Jackals. In November, our players and staff participated in a few unique events and connected with our terrific fans. Hockey season is well underway and the Jackals will once again play an active role in our community.
November 2016 - Events
D3 Hockey Camp - Nov. 13
The entire Jackals team took part in the annual D3 Hockey Camp, where they taught kids and young adults with special needs how to play hockey. The players worked with the campers on five hockey drills and then the camp wrapped up with each participant taking a penalty shot against a Jackals player.
Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill - Nov. 11
Jackals players Mark Bennett, Davis Vandane, Zach Luczyk and Todd Christian worked the bar for a celebrity bartending event to benefit the Schuyler County Sheriffs Department "No Shave November" fundraiser.
Cohen Elementary - Nov. 10
Charlie Mosey, Davis Vandane, Andy Iles and Brycen Martin participated in the attendance parade, a reward for students with perfect attendance for the first marking period. After the parade, the four Jackals players faced the students in a pickup game of hockey, but the Jackals had to use pool noodles instead of sticks.
Center Street Elementary - Nov. 15
Mark Bennett, Colin Murray, Steven Kaunisto and Mike Radja read to Pre-K and Kindergarten students as part of Reading Day at Center Street Elementary
Parley Coburn Elementary - Nov. 16
Jackals goalie Andy Iles high-fived students on their way out of school as a reward for having a successful week of school.
Diven Elementary - Nov. 18
Jackals mascot, Blade, stopped by Diven Elementary on November 18 to meet with students who won the monthly Catch of the Day program. The program rewards students for making good choices and making their school a better place.
Corporate Partnership Reception - Nov. 21
The entire Jackals team was on hand at Tioga Downs for the Jackals corporate partnership thank you reception. The players mingled with the Jackals corporate partners and enjoyed a buffet-style dinner.
Center Street Elementary - Nov. 22
Colin Murray, Mike Radja, Kenton Miller and Mark Bennett visited Center Street Elementary on November 22 for a recreation day as a reward for participating in the Jackals Reading Program.
Corning-Painted Post Field Trip - Nov. 30
The Jackals hosted students from Corning-Painted Post High School for a career day field trip. Various members of the Jackals organization spoke to the students about their roles with the Jackals to inspire a career in sports.
The Jackals have a busy schedule and players will be out in force once again in December. Here is a look ahead at some of the many events we'll participate in during December.
December 2 - Jackals vs. Kalamazoo Wings - Teddy Bear Toss
December 15 - Career Development Council @ BOCES
December 22 - Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - Save-A-Lot Thursdays
December 23 - Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - Santa Visits
December 30 - Jackals vs. Norfolk Admirals - Zooperstars
Stay up to date on everything the Jackals do in the community throughout the month at jackalshockey.com or by downloading the official Jackals mobile app on the app store or google play.