The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, open the 2015-16 campaign tonight at home against the Adirondack Thunder. Former Elmira and Adirondack player Frank Littlejohn will be the special guest in attendance tonight and will be signing autographs during the first and second intermissions.
Elmira Jackals (0-0-0) vs. Adirondack Thunder (0-0-0)
DATE: Friday, October 16, 2015
TIME: 7:05 P.M. EDT
LOCATION: First Arena
RADIO BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight the Jackals open the 2015-16 season and their 16th year in the Twin Tiers against the Adirondack Thunder. The Thunder are new to the ECHL following the ECHL-AHL movement during the off-season. However, these two towns have met before and have a heated history from past meetings in the now defunct United Hockey League. The rivalry will be renewed tonight at First Arena with puck drop at 7:05 p.m.
The Jackals bring back eight players who skated for Elmira last season (Mike Seidel, Taylor Stefishen, Allan McPherson, Colin Jacobs, Zach Tolkinen, Joe Houk, Jacob MacDonald and Sam Marotta).
Elmira has nine rookies on its 2015-16 Season-Opening Roster (C.J. Motte, Jacob MacDonald, Mitchell Stretch, Cason Hohmann, Matt Garbowsky, Scott Jacklin, Will Kessel, Mark Bennett and Nick Zappia).
The Jackals have three veterans on their 2015-16 Season-Opening Roster (Nathan Oystrick, Chris Langkow, Garrett Klotz).
Elmira opens the 2015-16 season with five players assigned from its NHL and AHL affiliates. Colin Jacobs has been assigned by Buffalo from Rochester. C.J. Motte, Cason Hohmann, Allan McPherson and Matt Garbowsky have been assigned by Rochester.
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October 16: Opening Night vs. Adirondack at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.
October 17: Elmira Jackals vs. Brampton Beast at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.
October 23: Pink in the Rink vs. Reading at First Arena - 7:05 p.m.