The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, continue their quest for the Kelly Cup Playoffs with a weekend home series against the Brampton Beast. The Jackals are 8-2-0 in their last ten games and have a 5-1-0 record against Brampton this season.
Last Week's Record: 2-1-0
Overall Record: 34-27-4; fourth place in East Division, eighth place in Eastern Conference
Jackals Stat Leaders:
Goals: Tyler Currier (20)
Assists: Cason Hohmann (34)
Points: Cason Hohmann (52)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+20)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (134)
PPG: Spiro Goulakos (5)
SHG: Jacob MacDonald (4)
W: Shane Owen (19)
GAA: Shane Owen (2.41)
SV%: Shane Owen (.922)
Previewing the Upcoming Week:
3/25 vs. Brampton Beast - 7:05 p.m. EDT; 3/26 vs. Brampton Beast - 7:05 p.m. EDT
Home vs. BRM 2-1-0, Away vs. BRM 3-0-0
This weekend the Jackals welcome their neighbors to the north for a two-game set. These meetings begin a stretch in which the Jackals and Beast meet five times in Elmira's final seven regular season games. The Jackals only have three home games remaining in the regular season and all of them are against the Beast. In the last meeting, the Jackals completed a weekend sweep in Brampton with a 3-2 victory on March 6. Mark Bennett, Zach Cohen and Tyler Currier scored for the Jackals while Shane Owen stopped 16 shots to win his second consecutive start with the Jackals. He currently has a 6-0-0 record in six starts, since being acquired from Indy, with a 1.65 goals-against-average and a .950 save percentage. In the last meeting at First Arena on January 18, the Jackals peppered Jordan Ruby with 43 shots and prevailed 2-1 in the shootout. Colin Jacobs leads the Jackals with six points against the Beast and is tied with Spiro Goulakos with four assists. The Jackals are 5-1-0 against Brampton this season and hold a 10-2-0 all-time record against the Beast.
Recapping Last Week:
3/16 vs. Norfolk Admirals: L 2-5
The Elmira Jackals topped their own ECHL season-high mark with 56 shots on goal on Wednesday night against the Norfolk Admirals. However, despite the volume of shots, the Jackals were thwarted by Nic Riopel and fell 5-2. Allan McPherson and Chris Langkow scored for the Jackals. For the full recap...click here.
3/18 vs. Manchester Monarchs: W 4-2
The Elmira Jackals jumped on the Manchester Monarchs in the first period, scoring three goals on the span of 1:32, to take a commanding lead and cruise to a 4-2 victory behind 47 saves from Shane Owen. Matt Garbowsky, Cason Hohmann, Kyle Bushee and Tyler Currier scored for the Jackals. Bushee's game-winning goal set a new Jackals all-time ECHL record for goals scored by a defenseman. For the full recap...click here.
3/19 vs. Manchester Monarchs: W 4-3
The Elmira Jackals overcame two deficits, including one in the third period, to defeat the Manchester Monarchs in an overtime thriller, 4-3. Jacob MacDonald scored the game-winning goal while Chris Langkow added two goals and Zach Cohen also recorded a marker. Shane Owen is 6-0-0 in six starts with the Jackals after his 46-save performance. For the full recap...click here.
- Kyle Bushee set a Jackals all-time ECHL record for goals scored by a defenseman with the game-winning goal on Friday.
- The Jackals are 8-2-0 in their last 10 games.
- For the fourth straight week, the Jackals have swept an opponent.
- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals and is tied for the league lead with five shorthanded points.
- Elmira has two of the top five save-getters in the league. C.J. Motte ranks third with 1096 saves and Shane Owen ranks fourth with 1081.
- Cason Hohmann ranks second among rookies with 52 points. He is also tied for fourth with 34 assists.
- Jacob MacDonald is tied for third among defensemen with 14 goals.
- Elmira is 21-3-2 when scoring first.
- The Jackals rank fifth in shots on goal per game with 32.17.
- Elmira is 24-1-2 when leading after two periods.
- The Jackals are 18-4-4 in one-goal games.
- Allan McPherson has a current five-game home assist streak (7a).
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March 25: 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!
March 26: 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!
March 29: Elmira Jackals at Reading Royals - 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 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!