The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, head north of the border to faceoff against the Brampton Beast. Tonight's tilt is the first of three between the Jackals and Beast in Elmira's final four regular season games.
Elmira Jackals (36-28-4) at Brampton Beast (19-36-11)
DATE: Friday, April 1, 2016
TIME: 7:15 P.M. EDT
LOCATION: Powerade Centre
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM / WETM-2
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
Tonight the Jackals will travel across the border and visit the Brampton Beast. The Powerade Centre has been a friendly facility for the Jackals over the last two seasons. Elmira is 3-0-0 on the road at Brampton this season and 5-1-0 all-time in Ontario. Overall, the Jackals are 6-2-0 against the Beast this season and hold an all-time record of 11-3-0 against Brampton. The last time out in Brampton, the Jackals swept the Beast with 5-1 win on Friday, March 4 and a 3-2 victory on Sunday, March 6. Nick Tuzzolino recorded his first career hat trick in Friday's win and Tyler Currier notched the game-winning goal on Sunday. Shane Owen made 22 stops on Friday and 16 on Sunday to begin his Jackals' career. Owen opened his tenure with Elmira 7-0-0 before suffering his first loss on Saturday at home against Brampton. He is 8-1-0 with a 1.88 goals-against-average and a .940 save percentage with Elmira. Colin Jacobs leads the Jackals against the Beast with seven points.
- Shane Owen ranks fourth among goaltenders with 1158 saves and is fifth with 2472 minutes played.
- The Jackals rank fifth in shots for per game with 32.19.
- Cason Hohmann ranks second among rookies with 54 points and is tied for third with 36 assists.
- Elmira is 25-1-2 when leading after two periods.
- Jacob MacDonald is tied for first among defensemen with 16 goals.
- Elmira is 21-3-2 when scoring first.
- Jacob MacDonald leads the Jackals with 179 shots on goal. His next shot on target will set a new Jackals single-season record for shots on goal by a defenseman.
- The Jackals are 19-4-4 in one-goal games.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Tyler Currier (20)
Assists: Cason Hohmann (36)
Points: Cason Hohmann (54)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (136)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+19)
W: Shane Owen (21)
GAA: Shane Owen (2.40)
SV%: Shane Owen (.921)
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April 1: Elmira Jackals at Brampton Beast - 7:15 p.m. EDT. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
April 5: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m. EDT. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
April 8: Elmira Jackals at Brampton Beast - 7:15 p.m. EDT. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
April 9: Elmira Jackals vs. Brampton Beast - 7:05 p.m. EDT. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!