Jackals Prepare for Home Opening Weekend

Alive After Five, Laser Shows Highlight Exciting Start to Home Schedule

The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, announced today details for their home opening weekend, the 10th ECHL home opener for the organization. The Jackals play twice against the Norfolk Admirals, this Friday and Saturday night, with both games starting at 7:05 p.m. at First Arena.

Friday night, the team's home opener, First Arena will host a special Alive After Five pregame party on N. Main Street, just outside the arena. The pregame party, put on in conjunction with Elmira Downtown Development and beginning at 4:30 p.m., will feature live music, food and drink and give Jackals fans a chance to get ready for the 2016-17 season. The Redeyes, a local band based out of Sayre, Pennsylvania, will be the musical guest performing until 7:00 p.m., when the Jackals vs. Admirals game will be broadcast to those at the party who don't have tickets to the game.

Fans with tickets to the Jackals home opener are in for a treat and are encouraged to arrive early for the pregame festivities inside the arena. There will be a special pregame and postgame laser show, the first ever done by the Jackals, presented by the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce. The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a 2016-17 magnet schedule courtesy of GLN Tax & Payroll. Fans will also receive a coupon for a free frosty courtesy of Wendy's on our first Frosty Friday of the season.

In Saturday night's rematch with the Admirals, it is Drop the Puck on Hunger Night. The Jackals will collect and donate boxes of macaroni and cheese to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Fans are encouraged to use the macaroni and cheese boxes as noisemakers throughout the game before dropping them in the donation boxes as they exit the arena. Drop the Puck on Hunger is presented by Jubilee Foods. There will also be the final pre and postgame laser shows of the weekend, so fans are encouraged to be in their seats early Saturday night.

Single game tickets to either Friday or Saturday night's game can be purchased at jackalshockey.com/single, by calling (607) 734-7825 or by visiting the First Arena Box Office.

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Upcoming Games:

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. - Drop the Puck on Hunger

Tuesday, October 25th: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 28th: Elmira Jackals vs. Adirondack Thunder - 7:05 p.m. - Hat Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 29th: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 3rd: Elmira Jackals at South Carolina Stingrays - 7:05 p.m.