The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, have a busy week on the road with four games beginning in Glens Falls, New York and continuing to the Sunshine State for two games against the Florida Everblades and one against the Orlando Solar Bears.
Last Week's Record: 1-1-0
Overall Record: 24-21-1; fourth place in East Division, ninth place in Eastern Conference
Jackals Stat Leaders:
Goals: Cason Hohmann (16)
Assists: Chris Langkow & Cason Hohmann (19)
Points: Cason Hohmann (35)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+14)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (124)
PPG: xSpiro Goulakos (4)
SHG: Jacob MacDonald (3)
W: C.J. Motte (12)
GAA: C.J. Motte (2.91)
SV%: xNiklas Lundstrom (.929)
Previewing the Upcoming Week:
2/9 at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m. EST
Home vs. ADK 1-2-0, Away vs. ADK 1-1-0
The Jackals continue their six-game road trip with a visit to Glens Falls, NY to meet the Adirondack Thunder. This game will mark the sixth meeting of the year between the Jackals and the Thunder. The Jackals are 2-3-0-0. The Thunder won the first two meetings, 4-1, in the season opener at First Arena, and 2-1 in the first meeting in Glens Falls, on November 25. Ken Appleby made 60 saves across the two games and Louick Marcotte had three goals for the Thunder. The Jackals responded well, winning the next two meetings. On November 28, the Jackals won, 5-4 in a shootout, where Cason Hohmann and Jacob MacDonald had three point games for Elmira and Niklas Lundstrom made 44 saves for the win. On December 16, the Jackals defeated the Thunder 6-4, when Lundstrom made 31 saves on 32 shots in relief of C. J. Motte, and the Jackals scored on six of 16 shots, as Allan McPherson and Justin Kea each scored twice for Elmira. In the most recent meeting, Kent Simpson won a goaltending duel with Alex Vazzano, recording a 1-0 victory for the Thunder, on January 17. MacDonald, McPherson, and Kea each have two goals for the Jackals on the season series, while Clare, Langkow, and MacDonald lead the team with three assists. MacDonald leads the team with five points.
2/12 at Florida Everblades - 7:30 p.m. EST; 2/13 at Florida Everblades - 7:00 p.m. EST
Home vs. FLA 0-0-0, Away vs. FLA 0-0-0
The Jackals wrap up their season-long six game road trip with three games, in three nights, in Florida, beginning with two games against the Everblades. Florida leads the Eastern Conference with 63 points and a 31-13-0-1 record, including a 15-6-0-0 record at home. Matt Willows leads the Everblades with 16 goals, 24 assists, and 40 points, while Anthony Peters has a record of 18-9-0-1 with a 2.14 goals-against-average, good for seventh in the ECHL. This will mark the only two meetings of the regular season between Elmira and Florida. Last season, the Jackals lost three of four meetings to the Everblades, including the only matchup between the teams at Germain Arena. The Jackals have an all-time record of 8-11-0-0 against Florida. While regular season meetings have not been frequent, the Everblades are the most frequently played opponent for the Jackals in postseason play, as Florida ended Elmira's season in 2010, 2012, and 2013.
2/14 at Orlando Solar Bears - 6:00 p.m. EST
Home vs. ORL 1-0-0, Away vs. ORL 0-0-0
The longest road trip of the season for the Jackals concludes with the second, and final, meeting of the season against the Orlando Solar Bears. The Jackals won the first meeting of the year at First Arena, on October 30, in thrilling come from behind fashion. Orlando took a 3-1 lead into the third period, when former Solar Bear, Tyler Currier brought the Jackals within one, and Cason Hohmann tied the score to force overtime, where Colin Jacobs scored the game-winning goal, shorthanded. The Jackals lead the all-time series with Orlando, posting a 5-3-0-0 record in a very small sample size. Last season, the teams split the only two meetings of the season, both played at the Amway Center, in Orlando. This year, the Solar Bears have a record of 18-19-2-4, with only 42 points, which places them in twelfth place in the Eastern Conference. At home, it has not been any better, as Orlando has a 7-12-0-1 mark at the Amway Center, good for a league-worst, 15 points at home.
Recapping Last Week:
2/6 at Manchester Monarchs: L 2-4
The Elmira Jackals battled back from an early two-goal deficit to tie the game in the third period but were sunk by Matt Leitner's late game-winning goal. Allan McPherson and Tyler Currier scored for the Jackals and Cason Hohmann extended his point streak to eight games. For the full recap...click here.
2/7 at Manchester Monarchs: W 5-4
Allan McPherson's hat trick and four-point game led the Elmira Jackals past the Manchester Monarchs in today's matinee affair, 5-4. The line of McPherson, Cason Hohmann and Chris Langkow was responsible for all five Jackals' goals en route to the victory. Chris Langkow recorded a goal and two assists and Cason Hohmann posted a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to nine games. For the full recap...click here.
- Kyle Bushee skated in his 500th career professional game on Saturday.
- Allan McPherson recorded his first career hat trick and the team's first hat trick of the season on Sunday.
- C.J. Motte leads all rookie goaltenders with 790 saves.
- Alex Vazzano earned his first career ECHL win on Sunday.
- Elmira has a league-high five shootout wins.
- Cason Hohmann has the longest current point streak at nine games (13 pts).
- The Jackals are 15-3-1 in one-goal games.
- Taylor Love made his ECHL debut on Saturday.
- Elmira is 17-0-1 when leading after two periods.
- C.J. Motte ranks second among rookie goaltenders with 1669 minutes played.
- The Jackals are 13-3-0 when scoring first.
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February 9: Elmira Jackals at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
February 12: Elmira Jackals at Florida Everblades - 7:30 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
February 13: Elmira Jackals at Florida Everblades - 7:00 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
February 14: Elmira Jackals at Orlando Solar Bears - 6:00 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!