The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, host the Reading Royals for the final time this season at First Arena in another DeMet's Candy Cup Challenge Series meeting.
Elmira Jackals (26-24-4) vs. Reading Royals (25-20-8)
DATE: Friday, February 26, 2016
TIME: 7:05 P.M. EST
LOCATION: First Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
Reading Royals: Game Packet
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight's tilt with the Reading Royals will mark the 124th all-time regular season meeting between the Jackals and Royals, making Reading the most frequently played opponent of the Jackals. This matchup will be the 11th of 12 overall meetings this season and the last of six at First Arena. The Jackals are 55-56-12 all-time against the Royals, including a 4-6-0 record this season. The last meeting was a wild back-and-forth affair with 12 combined goals with the Royals outlasting the Jackals 7-5. Nine different Jackals recorded at least one point and Allan McPherson, Cason Hohmann, Mark Bennett, Kyle Bushee and Guy LeBoeuf each tallied multi-point efforts. Cason Hohmann and Colin Jacobs lead the Jackals against the Royals with four goals and Hohmann leads the team with 11 points in nine games against Reading.
- C.J. Motte leads all rookie goaltenders with 1001 saves and 2094 minutes played. Among all ECHL goaltenders, Motte ranks third in the save department and fifth in minutes played.
- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals.
- Cason Hohmann is tied for fifth among rookies with 16 goals scored and leads all first-year skaters with three shootout goals. He ranks eighth among rookies with 38 points and is tied for fourth with eight power-play assists.
- Elmira is 14-3-2 when scoring first.
- The Jackals are 16-4-4 in one-goal games.
- Elmira is 18-1-2 when leading after two periods.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Cason Hohmann, Allan McPherson & Tyler Currier (16)
Assists: Chris Langkow (23)
Points: Cason Hohmann (38)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (132)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+16)
W: C.J. Motte (14)
GAA: C.J. Motte (2.75)
SV%: C.J. Motte (.912)
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February 26: Elmira Jackals vs. Reading Royals - 7:05 p.m. EST. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
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