Jackals Drop Rubber Match in Manchester

Four First-Period Goals Lead Monarchs to 4-1 Win

The Elmira Jackals (9-24-5-0) gave up four goals in the first period as the Manchester Monarchs (26-10-2-2) won, 4-1, Sunday afternoon at SNHU Arena. The win gave Manchester two wins in three games against the Jackals in the weekend series.

The Monarchs came out flying to roll out to a 4-0 lead in the first period. Zac Lynch opened the scoring just 1:41 into the game, picking off a Jackals pass across the blue line and streaking in for a breakaway. He roofed a shot under the cross bar against Tyler Parks, who was making his first ECHL start.

Elmira settled down for a few minutes, but then Manchester rolled off back-to-back goals. First, Joey Diamond scored his third goal in two nights at 7:05 of the first period and then Teddy Doherty made it 3-0 at 8:55. That forced a Jackals goalie change, with Jason Kasdorf stepping in for Parks. He was greeted with a goal at 13:31 by Daniel Doremus who collected a blocked shot and depositing it into an open net to make it 4-0.

The Jackals found their game in the second period, but Monarchs goalie Jonah Imoo turned aside 13 second-period shots to keep Manchester ahead 4-0 heading into the third period. 

Elmira scored the only goal of the third period on a wraparound by Matt Lane for his sixth goal of the season at 10:06. Casey Thrush and Charlie Mosey assist on the Jackals only goal of the night. Despite a 12-5 shot advantage in the third, Imoo shut the door again, finishing with 37 saves to lead Manchester to a 4-1 win.             

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