The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, play their 36th and final regular season road game tonight at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ont. against the Beast. Elmira is 6-2-1 against Brampton this season with a 3-0-1 record at the Powerade Centre.
Elmira Jackals (37-28-5) at Brampton Beast (21-38-11)
DATE: Friday, April 8, 2016
TIME: 7:15 P.M. EDT
LOCATION: Powerade Centre
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM / WETM-2
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
This weekend the Jackals complete their 2015-16 regular season schedule with a home-and-home set against the Brampton Beast. These two meetings mark the 10th and 11th overall meetings this season and completes a stretch of five matchups in the Jackals' final seven regular season games. Elmira traveled to Brampton this past Friday and completed a three-goal comeback in the final 11:44 of regulation to send the game into extra time, but Mike Vernace scored the lone shootout goal in round five to give Brampton its first win against the Jackals at home this season. Brampton won the previous meeting in Elmira, 3-1, snapping a five-game winning streak for the Jackals over the Beast and Shane Owen's seven-game winning streak to start his tenure with the Jackals. Elmira is 3-0-1 at the Powerade Centre this season and is 6-2-1 overall against the Beast. The Jackals hold an all-time record of 11-3-1 against Brampton. Colin Jacobs leads the Jackals against the Beast with seven points.
- The Jackals have the second-best road winning percentage in the Eastern Conference at .657.
- Cason Hohmann ranks second among rookies with 57 points and is tied for third with 37 assists.
- Elmira ranks fifth in the league, averaging 32.26 shots for per game.
- Jacob MacDonald is tied for first overall among defensemen with 17 goals and is tied for the lead among rookie blueliners with 35 points.
- The Jackals are 25-1-2 when leading after two periods.
- Steven McParland has recorded an assist in each of his first two professional games.
- Elmira ranks second in the Eastern Conference with 116 goals for on the road.
- The Jackals are 21-3-2 when scoring first.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Tyler Currier (21)
Assists: Cason Hohmann (37)
Points: Cason Hohmann (57)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (138)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+20)
W: Shane Owen (22)
GAA: Shane Owen (2.45)
SV%: Shane Owen (.920)
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April 8: Elmira Jackals at Brampton Beast - 7:15 p.m. EDT. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
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