Jackals Announce 2016-17 Regular Season Schedule

The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and AHL's Rochester Americans, announced today the release of the team's 2016-17 regular season schedule. The Jackals open their 10th season in the ECHL on Saturday, October 15th at Reading against the Royals, then return home for their home opener on Friday, October 21st against the Norfolk Admirals.


All Jackals home games, except Sundays, will start at 7:05 p.m. 


Sunday home games will start at 4:05 p.m.


October: 6 games (3 home, 3 away)


Saturday, October 15th at Reading

Friday, October 21st vs. Norfolk

Saturday, October 22nd vs. Norfolk

Tuesday, October 25th at Adirondack

Friday, October 28th vs. Adirondack

Saturday, October 29th at Adirondack


November: 11 games (7 home, 4 away)


Friday, November 4th at Atlanta

Saturday, November 5th at South Carolina

Sunday, November 6th at South Carolina

Friday, November 11th vs. Brampton

Saturday, November 12th vs. Brampton

Friday, November 18th at Brampton

Saturday, November 19th vs. Brampton

Friday, November 25th vs. Reading

Saturday, November 26th vs. Manchester

Sunday, November 27th vs. Manchester

Wednesday, November 30th vs. Kalamazoo


December: 12 games (4 home, 8 away)


Friday, December 2nd vs. Kalamazoo

Sunday, December 4th at Brampton
Wednesday, December 7th at Florida

Friday, December 9th at Florida

Saturday, December 10th at Florida

Friday, December 16th at Manchester

Saturday, December 17th at Manchester

Thursday, December 22nd vs. Adirondack

Friday, December 23rd vs. Manchester

Wednesday, December 28th at Reading

Friday, December 30th vs. Norfolk

Saturday, December 31st at Wheeling


January: 13 games (5 home, 8 away)


Friday, January 6th at Norfolk

Saturday, January 7th at Norfolk

Tuesday, January 10th at Adirondack

Friday, January 13th vs. Reading

Saturday, January 14th vs. Reading

Monday, January 16th at Reading

Friday, January 20th at Manchester

Saturday, January 21st at Manchester

Sunday, January 22nd at Manchester

Wednesday, January 25th vs. Fort Wayne

Friday, January 27th vs. Fort Wayne

Saturday, January 28th at Adirondack

Sunday, January 29th vs. Adirondack


February: 13 games (5 home, 8 away)


Thursday, February 2nd at Brampton

Friday, February 3rd at Brampton

Saturday, February 4th vs. Brampton

Wednesday, February 8th at Cincinnati

Friday, February 10th at Cincinnati

Saturday, February 11th at Quad City

Sunday, February 12th at Quad City

Friday, February 17th vs. Reading

Saturday, February 18th at Reading

Sunday, February 19th at Reading

Thursday, February 23rd vs. Alaska

Friday, February 24th vs. Florida

Saturday, February 25th vs. Florida


March: 13 games (10 home, 3 away)


Wednesday, March 1st vs. Manchester

Friday, March 3rd at Norfolk

Saturday, March 4th at Norfolk

Thursday, March 9th vs. Norfolk

Friday, March 10th vs. Norfolk

Saturday, March 11th vs. Reading

Wednesday, March 15th vs. Wheeling

Saturday, March 18th vs. Brampton

Sunday, March 19th vs. Wheeling

Friday, March 24th vs. Manchester

Saturday, March 25th vs. Manchester

Sunday, March 26th vs. Manchester

Friday, March 31st at Adirondack


April: 4 games (2 home, 2 away)


Saturday, April 1st at Manchester

Sunday, April 2nd at Manchester

Friday, April 7th vs. Adirondack

Saturday, April 8th vs. Adirondack


2016-17 Season Notes:


- The Jackals' longest home stand is nine games spanning from March 9th to March 26th.


- Elmira's longest road trip is six games spanning from December 4th to December 17th.


- The Jackals' most frequently played opponent this season will be Manchester. These two East Division rivals will faceoff 14 times.


- Elmira plays its rival from Reading 10 times and continues its in-state rivalry with Adirondack 10 times as well.


- The Jackals play against Norfolk and Brampton nine times each.


- Elmira will faceoff against Florida five times, which is the second-most in their matchup history (six in 2011-12).


- Elmira and Wheeling will meet three times, which in the fewest total in these two rivals' series history.


- The Jackals faceoff twice against South Carolina, Fort Wayne, Cincinnati, Quad City and Kalamazoo.


- Elmira's trip to Quad City will mark the first ever meetings between these two teams.


- The Jackals have just one game apiece against Atlanta and Alaska.


- Elmira and Alaska will faceoff for the first time since November 26, 2010 and just the third time in the series history.



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Upcoming Games:


Saturday, October 15th: Elmira Jackals at Reading Royals - 7:00 p.m. SEASON OPENER!


Friday, October 21st: Elmira Jackals vs. Norfolk Admirals - 7:05 p.m. HOME OPENER!


Saturday, October 22nd: Elmira Jackals vs. Norfolk Admirals - 7:05 p.m.


Tuesday, October 25th: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 6:00 p.m.