Jackals Weekly Release - Week 25

The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, begin the final week of the regular season with a Tuesday tilt in Glens Falls, N.Y. against the Thunder. Then, the pack will finish with a home-and-home weekend set against the Brampton Beast.


Last Week's Record: 1-0-1
Overall Record: 36-28-5; fourth place in East Division, t-eighth place in Eastern Conference


Jackals Stat Leaders:

Goals: Tyler Currier (21)

Assists: Cason Hohmann (36)

Points: Cason Hohmann (54)

+/-: Allan McPherson (+19)

PIMs: Colin Jacobs (138)

PPG: Spiro Goulakos (5)

SHG: Jacob MacDonald (4)

W: Shane Owen (21)

GAA: Shane Owen (2.41)

SV%: Shane Owen (.920)

Previewing the Upcoming Week: 


4/5 at Adirondack Thunder - 7:00 p.m. EDT

Home vs. ADK 3-3-0; Away vs. ADK 3-1-0

On Tuesday the Jackals visit the Glens Falls Civic Center for the fifth and final meeting against the Thunder this season. Tuesday's tilt marks the 11th overall matchup this year as the Jackals and Thunder renew their in-state rivalry. The Jackals have the series advantage with a 6-4-0 record and a  3-1-0 mark in Glens Falls. Elmira has not allowed a goal at Adirondack in the last 134:18 and has shutout the Thunder in back-to-back contests. In the last meeting in Glens Falls, Shane Owen turned aside all 24 shots faced to lead the Jackals past the Thunder, 2-0. Mark Bennett and Zach Cohen scored for the Jackals. In the previous meeting at the Glens Falls Civic Center the Jackals dismantled the Thunder, 8-0. The Jackals' winning margin set a new high mark in the ECHL that still stands. In the last overall meeting on March 11, the Jackals completed the home-and-home weekend sweep with a 4-2 victory at First Arena. Shane Owen made 36 saves and Kyle Bushee, Tyler Currier, Cason Hohmann and Darcy Murphy recorded goals in the win.


4/8 at Brampton Beast - 7:15 p.m. EDT; 4/9 vs. Brampton Beast - 7:05 p.m. EDT

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

This weekend the Jackals complete their 2015-16 regular season schedule with a home-and-home set against the Brampton Beast. These two meetings mark the 10th and 11th overall meetings this season and completes a stretch of five matchups in the Jackals' final seven regular season games. Elmira traveled to Brampton this past Friday and completed a three-goal comeback in the final 11:44 of regulation to send the game into extra time, but Mike Vernace scored the lone shootout goal in round five to give Brampton its first win against the Jackals at home this season. Brampton won the previous meeting in Elmira, 3-1, snapping a five-game winning streak for the Jackals over the Beast and Shane Owen's seven-game winning streak to start his tenure with the Jackals. Elmira is 3-0-1 at the Powerade Centre this season and is 6-2-1 overall against the Beast. The Jackals hold an all-time record of 11-3-1 against Brampton. Colin Jacobs leads the Jackals against the Beast with seven points.


Recapping Last Week: 

3/29 at Reading Royals: W 3-2 OT

Box Score

Jacob MacDonald scored just 20 seconds into overtime to give the Jackals a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Reading Royals. Justin Bernhardt and Colin Jacobs each scored in regulation for Elmira, and both goals overcame one-goal deficits. Shane Owen made 23 saves to earn his eighth win in nine starts as a Jackal, as Elmira moved into a four-way tie for fifth place in the Eastern Conference with 76 points this season. For the full recap...click here.


4/1 at Brampton Beast: SOL 3-4

Box Score

Kyle Bushee, Tyler Currier and Jacob MacDonald each recorded third period goals to erase a three-goal deficit in the final 11:44 of regulation and help the Jackals earn one point in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Brampton Beast. Shane Owen made 22 saves and stopped four out of five shootout attempts. For the full recap...click here.


Fast Facts:


- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals.


- Shane Owen ranks fourth in the league with 1180 saves. He is fifth among goaltenders with 2537 minutes played.


- Cason Hohmann is tied for second among rookies with 54 points. He ranks fourth among rookies with 36 assists.


- Jacob MacDonald ranks second among ECHL defensemen with 16 goals.


- MacDonald ranks fourth among defensemen with 182 shots on goal.


- Elmira is 21-3-2 when scoring first.


- Shane Owen ranks 10th among active goaltenders with a 2.41 goals-against-average.


- The Jackals are fifth averaging 32.30 shots for per game.


- Elmira is 25-1-2 when leading after two periods.


- Elmira is 19-4-5 in one-goal games.


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Upcoming Games: 


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!