Jackals Weekly Release - Week 22

The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, return home for five consecutive games which is their second longest home stand of the season with the stretch starting on Wednesday against the Norfolk Admirals.


Last Week's Record: 2-1-0
Overall Record: 32-26-4; fourth place in East Division, t-seventh place in Eastern Conference


Jackals Stat Leaders:

Goals: Tyler Currier (19)

Assists: Cason Hohmann (30)

Points: Cason Hohmann (47)

+/-: Allan McPherson (+20)

PIMs: Colin Jacobs (134)

PPG: Spiro Goulakos (5)

SHG: Jacob MacDonald (4)

W: Shane Owen (17)

GAA: Shane Owen (2.40)

SV%: Shane Owen (.919)

Previewing the Upcoming Week: 


3/16 vs. Norfolk Admirals - 7:05 p.m. EDT

Home vs. NOR 2-2-0, Away vs. NOR 2-0-1

On Wednesday, the Jackals and Admirals will meet for the eighth and final time this season. These two teams have already concluded their season series at the Norfolk Scope with the Jackals taking five out of a possible six points. Now they meet at First Arena for the fifth and final meeting which will break a 2-2 season tie. The last two meetings between the Jackals and Admirals were in Norfolk on Jan. 22-23. Cason Hohmann scored twice and Tyler Currier earned the game-winning goal while C.J. Motte made 44 saves as the Jackals defeated the Admirals 3-2 in the road series finale. The night before the Jackals held a 2-1 lead late in the third period but a fortunate bounce sent the game to overtime where Gabriel Verpaelst propelled the Admirals to a 3-2 victory. In the last meeting at First Arena, Nathan Oystrick scored less than three minutes into the game, but the Admirals tallied four unanswered goals and defeated Elmira 4-1. The Jackals have a 4-2-1 record against the Admirals this season.


3/18 vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m. EDT; 3/19 vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m. EDT

Home vs. MAN 1-3-0, Away vs. MAN 2-3-0

This weekend the Jackals will host the Manchester Monarchs for the final two regular-season meetings. Friday and Saturday's contests will mark the 10th and 11th overall meetings this season and the fifth and sixth in Elmira. The previous four season meetings have all occurred at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. The Jackals recently traveled to Manchester on Sunday and put their six-game winning streak on the line but were thwarted by Michael Houser's 35 stops in a 3-1 defeat. Tyler Currier scored his team-leading 19th goal of the season. In the last meeting at First Arena, Garrett Klotz scored his first goal of the season and C.J. Motte made 39 saves but the Jackals fell 4-1. Elmira's last victory against the Monarchs came on Feb. 7 in Manchester when Allan McPherson recorded his first career hat trick in a four-point day leading the Jackals past Manchester 5-4. The line of McPherson, Cason Hohmann and Chris Langkow was responsible for all five Jackals' goals en route to the victory. Allan McPherson and Tyler Currier lead the Jackals with five goals and six points against the Monarchs.


Recapping Last Week: 

3/10 at Adirondack Thunder: W 2-0

Box Score

Another game and another win for Shane Owen and the Elmira Jackals. The sixth-year netminder turned aside all 24 shots faced tonight at the Glens Falls Civic Center to lead the Jackals past the Adirondack Thunder, 2-0, for the team's fifth consecutive victory. Since the Jackals acquired him from Indy, Owen is 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against-average and a .954 save percentage in three starts. Mark Bennett and Zach Cohen scored for the Jackals. For the full recap...click here.


3/11 vs. Adirondack Thunder: W 4-2

Box Score

The Elmira Jackals continued their hot streak with a 4-2 win in their return home against the Adirondack Thunder. The Jackals completed their third consecutive sweep of an opponent which started in Wheeling, West Virginia then continued in Brampton, Ontario before a return to New York and a home-and-home sweep of the Thunder. Shane Owen won his fourth straight start to begin his Jackals career making 36 saves in the winning effort. Kyle Bushee, Tyler Currier, Cason Hohmann and Darcy Murphy scored for the Jackals. For the full recap...click here.


3/13 at Manchester Monarchs: L 1-3

Box Score

The Elmira Jackals entered Sunday with a six-game winning streak, the longest current streak in the ECHL, but ran into Michael Houser who stopped 35 shots to defeat the Jackals 3-1 in Elmira's final regular-season visit to the Verizon Wireless Arena. Tyler Currier scored his team-leading 19th goal of the season as he continues his career-year. For the full recap...click here.


Fast Facts:


- Darcy Murphy scored his first pro goal in his professional debut on Friday.


- Justin Bernhardt recorded his 100th career ECHL point with an assist on Friday.


- Matt Prapavessis registered his first career ECHL point with a power-play assist on Friday.


- Kyle Bushee's goal on Friday moved him into a tie with Wes Cunningham for the most goals by a Jackals defenseman in the club's ECHL history (20).


- Shane Owen has won his first four starts as a Jackal since he was acquired from Indy (4-0-0, 1.25 GAA, .951 SV%).


- The Jackals are tied with the fourth-best road record in the ECHL (19-10-3).


- Elmira is 20-3-2 when scoring first.


- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals and leads all rookie defensemen with 13 goals.


- The Jackals are 22-1-2 when leading after two periods.


- Elmira is 17-4-4 in one-goal games.


- Cason Hohmann ranks fifth among rookies with 30 assists and sits sixth with 47 points.



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Upcoming Games: 


March 16: Elmira Jackals vs. Norfolk Admirals - 7:05 p.m. EDT. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!


March 18: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m. EDT. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!


March 19: Elmira Jackals vs. Manchester Monarchs - 7:05 p.m. EDT. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!