The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, begin a five-game home stand tonight against the Norfolk Admirals. This marks the eighth and final matchup between the Jackals and Admirals this season.
Elmira Jackals (32-26-4) vs. Norfolk Admirals (25-31-5)
DATE: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
TIME: 7:05 P.M. EDT
LOCATION: First Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight the Jackals and Admirals will meet for the eighth and final time this season. These two teams have already concluded their season series at the Norfolk Scope with the Jackals taking five out of a possible six points. Now they meet at First Arena for the fifth and final meeting which will break a 2-2 season tie. The last two meetings between the Jackals and Admirals were in Norfolk on Jan. 22-23. Cason Hohmann scored twice and Tyler Currier earned the game-winning goal while C.J. Motte made 44 saves as the Jackals defeated the Admirals 3-2 in the road series finale. The night before the Jackals held a 2-1 lead late in the third period but a fortunate bounce sent the game to overtime where Gabriel Verpaelst propelled the Admirals to a 3-2 victory. In the last meeting at First Arena, Nathan Oystrick scored less than three minutes into the game, but the Admirals tallied four unanswered goals and defeated Elmira 4-1. The Jackals have a 4-2-1 record against the Admirals this season.
- C.J. Motte ranks second among goaltenders with 1070 saves and sits seventh 2234 minutes played. He leads all rookie netminders in saves and ranks second in minutes played.
- Elmira is 20-3-2 when scoring first.
- Jacob MacDonald leads all rookie defensemen with 13 goals and leads the league with four shorthanded goals.
- Elmira is 22-1-2 when leading after two periods.
- Cason Hohmann ranks fifth among rookies with 30 assists and is sixth with 47 points.
- The Jackals are 17-4-4 in one-goal games.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Tyler Currier (19)
Assists: Cason Hohmann (30)
Points: Cason Hohmann (47)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (134)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+20)
W: Shane Owen (17)
GAA: Shane Owen (2.40)
SV%: Shane Owen (.919)
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