The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, return home tonight to open a season-long six-game home stand against the East Division-leading Manchester Monarchs.
Elmira Jackals (20-13-0) vs. Manchester Monarchs (20-12-3)
DATE: Friday, January 8, 2016
TIME: 7:05 P.M. EST
LOCATION: First Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
This weekend the Jackals return home to face the East Division leading Manchester Monarchs in a pivotal two-game set. The Jackals sit three points behind the Monarchs in the division standings. These two teams will be meeting for the fourth and fifth of 11 matchups this season, and the third and fourth of six at First Arena. In the previous meeting, C.J. Motte and Doug Carr put on a goaltending clinic as they combined for 80 saves in regulation and overtime sending the game to a shootout tied 1-1. Kevin Clare scored the lone goal in the skills competition to propel the Jackals to a 2-1 win. Allan McPherson and Darik Angeli traded power-play goals in the first period. That was the first meeting this season in which the home team won. In the previous two meetings, the Jackals defeated Manchester 2-1 on November 18th on Education Day and the Monarchs won 4-2 on Halloween.
- The Jackals have two new faces in the lineup tonight. Daniel Gentzler is making his ECHL debut tonight after starting his pro career in Macon (SPHL). He will reunite with college teammate Spiro Goulakos. Blake Hietala will be making his Jackals debut after beginning the season with Louisiana in the SPHL. Hietala is reuniting with head coach Jamie Russell, who had him at Michigan Tech during his redshirt freshman season.
- Elmira is 12-1-0 when scoring first.
- The Jackals are 16-0-0 when leading after two periods.
- Elmira is 11-2-0 in one-goal games.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Mike Seidel (11)
Assists: Chris Langkow & Cason Hohmann (15)
Points: Cason Hohmann (25)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (90)
+/-: Jacob MacDonald (+12)
W: C.J. Motte (9)
GAA: C.J. Motte (2.62)
SV%: Niklas Lundstrom (.926)
The Elmira Jackals announced today that they have traded defenseman Nick Petrecki to the Indy Fuel for future considerations.
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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!