Jackals Drop Anchor in Norfolk; Take Three of Four Points in Weekend Set

With the win tonight, the Elmira Jackals captured three of a possible four points in their weekend set against the Norfolk Admirals. Cason Hohmann scored twice and Tyler Currier recorded the game-winning goal as the Jackals battled past the Admirals 3-2. C.J. Motte made 44 saves to earn his 11th win of the season.

 

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Cason Hohmann has helped reignite the Jackals offense this weekend after sitting out since January 3rd. The rookie forward scored in last night's overtime loss and added two tallies tonight. He opened the scoring on the power-play at 6:52 with his 12th goal of the season. Elmira's power-play unit moved the puck well in the offensive zone with Jacob MacDonald and Kyle Bushee setting up Cason Hohmann for the slap shot from the top of the circle. The Jackals were buzzed around Norfolk in the first period out-shooting the Admirals 12-3.

 

Norfolk pushed back in the second period and evened the score just 50 seconds in. Devin Mantha worked the puck up the wall to the point where Gabriel Verpaelst fired a shot that was saved by C.J. Motte but the rebound popped to Alexis Loiseau and he deposited it between Motte's legs for his ninth goal of the season. The Admirals continued to press as the momentum shifted back-and-forth but the Jackals held the line and eventually battled back ahead with Hohmann's second goal of the night. Ian Young started the play ahead to Tyler Gjurich who deked into the offensive zone and released a shot saved by Ty Rimmer and directed into the corner. Cason Hohmann dug the puck free and walked into the circle firing a wrist shot past Rimmer for his team-leading 13th goal of the season at 14:14 of the frame. Gjurich's assist gives him helpers in three straight games and Young has recorded three points in the two-game set.

 

The Jackals carried their one-goal lead into the third period for the second consecutive night only to see it disappear 4:03 into play. Greg Chase picked up a cross-ice pass off the wall and raced down the right-wing side stepping past Jacob MacDonald and lifting a backhand past Motte. Verpaelst and Loiseau assisted Chase's seventh goal of the season. The Admirals fired 24 shots on goal in the third period but Chase's goal was the last to pass by Motte. After successfully killing off a five-minute penalty kill the Jackals earned a power-play of their own and pounced on the opportunity. With Alex Ranger in the penalty box for slashing the Jackals wasted little time scoring their second power-play goal of the night just 19 seconds into the man advantage. Kevin Clare released a wrist shot from the point that appeared to be deflected by Tyler Currier in front as he provided the screen for the eventual game-winning goal.

 

C.J. Motte stopped 44 of 46 shots faced to earn his 11th win of the season. Ty Rimmer stopped 26 shots faced on 29 attempts and was handed the loss.

 

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