The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, hit the road for the first time this season as they head down to Santander Arena in Reading, PA to face-off against the Royals for the second consecutive night.
Elmira Jackals (1-2-0) vs. Reading Royals (2-1-0)
DATE: Saturday, October 24, 2015
TIME: 7:00 P.M. EDT
LOCATION: Santander Arena
RADIO BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
Reading Royals: Bios
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight the Jackals hit the road for the first time this season as they travel down to Santander Arena in Reading, PA to take on the Royals in consecutive nights. Last night, Elmira hosted Reading in the third annual Pink in the Rink game but fell 5-1 to the visitors. Jacob MacDonald scored the lone goal of the game for the Jackals. Tonight's matchup marks the second of 12 meetings this season and the first of six at Santander Arena. Throughout the rivalry these two teams have battled back and forth with the Jackals holding a 50-51-12 record all-time against Reading. Last year, the Royals took home the first annual DeMet's Candy Challenge Cup by winning the season series.
Defenseman Jacob MacDonald scored his first goal of the season last night against Reading. The Cornell University product had three points (1G, 2A) in eight games with the Jackals last season following the conclusion of his collegiate career.
Leading scorer Allan McPherson recorded three points on Saturday night, which was his sixth multi-point game in 26 career games with Elmira.
Rookie defensemen Spiro Goulakos and Josh Chapman made their Jackals debuts last night. Goulakos, 25, was a two-time captain at Colgate University and Chapman, 20, recorded 321 penalty minutes in 180 OHL games for the Sarnia Sting.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Mike Seidel, Allan McPherson, Matt Garbowsky, Cason Hohmann, Jacob MacDonald & Scott Jacklin (1)
Assists: Allan McPherson & Chris Langkow (2)
Points: Allan McPherson (3)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (10)
+/-: Nathan Oystrick (+3)
W: Sam Marotta (1)
GAA: Sam Marotta (2.00)
SV%: Sam Marotta (0.905)
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