The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, make their final visit of the regular season to Reading, Penn. for a Tuesday night tilt against the rival Reading Royals. The Jackals sit in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, just one point back of the Royals.
Elmira Jackals (35-28-4) at Reading Royals (33-24-9)
DATE: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
TIME: 7:00 P.M. EDT
LOCATION: Santander Arena / WETM-2
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
Reading Royals: Game Notes
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight the Jackals travel down to Reading, Penn. for their 12th and final meeting of the season with the Reading Royals. This matchup is a makeup for the January 24th meeting, which was postponed due to inclement weather. Tonight's tilt with the Royals will mark the 125th all-time regular season meeting between the two long-time rivals, making Reading the most frequently played opponent of the Jackals. The last time out, Chris Langkow scored twice and Mark Bennett added a goal but the Jackals fell to the Royals 5-3. Following that night, the Jackals went on a six-game winning streak and have won nine of their last 12 games entering Tuesday's contest. The Jackals have not traveled to Reading since December 18-19th. Elmira earned a 5-2 win in the first game and dropped the weekend finale 2-0. The Jackals are 55-57-12 all-time against the Royals and have a 4-7-0 record this season. Cason Hohmann leads the Jackals against the Royals with nine assists and 13 points.
- Guy LeBoeuf recorded his first professional goal in his 132nd game on Friday night against Brampton.
- Jacob MacDonald set a new Jackals single-season record for goals scored by a defenseman with his 15th goal of the season on Friday against Brampton.
- Cason Hohmann ranks second among rookies with 54 points. He is tied for second with 36 assists.
- Shane Owen ranks fourth among goaltenders with 1135 saves.
- Jacob MacDonald ranks third among defensemen with 176 shots on goal.
- Elmira is 21-3-2 when scoring first.
- The Jackals rank fifth with 32.21 shots for per game.
- Elmira is 25-1-2 when leading after two periods.
- The Jackals are 18-4-4 in one-goal games.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Tyler Currier (20)
Assists: Cason Hohmann (36)
Points: Cason Hohmann (54)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (136)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+20)
W: Shane Owen (20)
GAA: Shane Owen (2.41)
SV%: Shane Owen (.921)
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March 29: Elmira Jackals at Reading Royals - 7:00 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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