The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, will close out the month of March tomorrow night in Reading, Penn. with their final meeting against the Royals, then open April on Friday in Brampton, Ont.
Last Week's Record: 1-1-0
Overall Record: 35-28-4; fourth place in East Division, eighth place in Eastern Conference
Jackals Stat Leaders:
Goals: Tyler Currier (20)
Assists: Cason Hohmann (36)
Points: Cason Hohmann (54)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+20)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (136)
PPG: Spiro Goulakos (5)
SHG: Jacob MacDonald (4)
W: Shane Owen (20)
GAA: Shane Owen (2.41)
SV%: Shane Owen (.921)
Previewing the Upcoming Week:
3/29 at Reading Royals - 7:00 p.m. EDT
Home vs. REA 1-5-0, Away vs. REA 3-2-0
On Tuesday the Jackals travel down to Reading, Penn. for their 12th and final meeting of the season with the Reading Royals. This matchup is a makeup for the January 24th meeting which was postponed due to inclement weather. Tuesday's tilt with the Royals will mark the 125th all-time regular season meeting between the two long-time rivals, making Reading the most frequently played opponent of the Jackals. The last time out, Chris Langkow scored twice and Mark Bennett added a goal but the Jackals fell to the Royals 5-3. Following that night, the Jackals went on a six-game winning streak and have won nine of their last 12 games entering Tuesday's contest. The Jackals have not traveled to Reading since December 18-19th. Elmira earned a 5-2 win in the first game and dropped the weekend finale 2-0. The Jackals are 55-57-12 all-time against the Royals and have a 4-7-0 record this season. Cason Hohmann leads the Jackals against the Royals with nine assists and 13 points.
4/1 at Brampton Beast - 7:15 p.m. EDT
Home vs. BRM 3-2-0, Away vs. BRM 3-0-0
On Friday 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 7-1-0 with a 1.87 goals-against-average and a .942 save percentage with Elmira. Colin Jacobs leads the Jackals against the Beast with seven points.
Recapping Last Week:
3/25 vs. Brampton Beast: W 5-2
The Elmira Jackals faced one-goal deficits in each of the first two periods but rallied to score four unanswered goals and blow past the Brampton Beast, 5-2. Jacob MacDonald scored his 15th goal of the season, which set a new Jackals single-season record for goals scored by a defenseman and Guy LeBoeuf recorded his first professional goal in his 132nd pro game. Ian Young, Matt Garbowsky and Colin Jacobs also scored for the Jackals. Shane Owen stopped 26 shots to improve to 7-0-0 in seven starts with the Jackals. For the full recap...click here.
3/26 vs. Brampton Beast: L 1-3
Kyle Stroh scored his 10th goal of the season and Shane Owen stopped 28 shots, but the Jackals were unable to overcome a first period deficit and fell to the Brampton Beast, 3-1. Elmira's three-game winning streak was snapped as well as their five-game winning streak against Brampton. For the full recap...click here.
- Guy LeBoeuf recorded his first professional goal in his 132nd game on Friday night against Brampton. His goal was the game-winner.
- Jacob MacDonald set a new Jackals single-season record for goals scored by a defenseman with his 15th goal of the season on Friday against Brampton. He is tied for second among defensemen in goals.
- Cason Hohmann ranks second among rookies with 54 points. He is tied for second with 36 assists.
- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals.
- Shane Owen ranks fourth among goaltenders with 1135 saves. C.J. Motte ranks fifth with 1096 saves.
- Jacob MacDonald ranks third among defensemen with 176 shots on goal.
- Elmira is 21-3-2 when scoring first.
- The Jackals rank fifth with 32.21 shots for per game.
- Elmira is 25-1-2 when leading after two periods.
- The Jackals are 18-4-4 in one-goal games.
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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!