The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, open their Star Wars Weekend tonight against the Manchester Monarchs. The Jackals are riding a three-game winning streak and have won nine of their 11 games.
Elmira Jackals (14-9-0) vs. Manchester Monarchs (15-8-0)
DATE: Friday, December 11, 2015
TIME: 7:05 P.M. EST
LOCATION: First Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight the Jackals will host the Manchester Monarchs for the second time this season. This meeting marks the third of 11 overall matchups and the second of six at First Arena. In the first meeting in Elmira, Spiro Goulakos scored his first professional goal on the power-play and Tyler Currier added a goal, but the Jackals fell 4-2. Mark Bennett earned his first professional point, an assist, in the loss. Elmira revenged its loss on November 18th in Manchester with a 2-1 victory in a Wednesday morning Education Day game. Niklas Lundstrom made his team debut and turned aside 46 of 47 shots faced to edge Elmira past the Monarchs. Spiro Goulakos and Scott Jacklin scored in the winning effort.
- The Jackals have won three games in a row for the third time this season, tying a season-long winning streak.
- The Jackals are 12-0-0 when leading after two periods.
- Cason Hohmann ranks fourth among rookies with 21 points. His 10 goals are tied for second.
- Elmira is 9-1-0 when scoring first.
- Rookie defenseman Jacob MacDonald leads the league with three shorthanded goals. He is tied for second among ECHL defensemen with seven goals.
- Elmira is 8-2-0 in one-goal games.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Cason Hohmann (10)
Assists: Cason Hohmann, Colin Jacobs, Chris Langkow & Spiro Goulakos (11)
Points: Cason Hohmann (21)
PIMs: Garrett Klotz (54)
+/-: Tyler Currier (+10)
W: C.J. Motte (6)
GAA: Niklas Lundstrom (2.76)
SV%: Niklas Lundstrom (0.933)
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