The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, open a two-game home set this weekend against the Wheeling Nailers.
Elmira Jackals (22-19-1) vs. Wheeling Nailers (16-19-4)
DATE: Friday, January 29, 2016
TIME: 7:05 P.M. EST
LOCATION: First Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
The Jackals are hosting the Wheeling Nailers tonight for the first meeting at First Arena this season. These long-time rivals have met just once this season, in Wheeling on December 6th. That meeting marked the latest in a season these two clubs have faced-off since the Jackals joined the ECHL. In that contest, Jacob MacDonald scored a shorthanded goal and Tyler Currier added a goal en route to a 3-2 shootout win with Justin Bernhardt recording the winner in the skills competition. Niklas Lundstrom stopped 42 shots faced and both attempts in the shootout to earn the win and help the Jackals continue their winning streak. This weekend's meetings mark the second and third of six total matchups this season, which is the second-lowest total in a single season between the Jackals and Nailers. This will also be the first year since the 2010-11 campaign that these two former divisional rivals have not faced off at least 13 times. Elmira is 42-32-11 all-time against Wheeling.
- Cason Hohmann is tied for fourth among rookies with 14 goals and is tied for seventh with 30 points. He has a current three-game goal streak and a five-game point streak.
- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with three shorthanded goals. He is tied for fourth among ECHL defensemen with nine goals.
- Elmira is 13-3-0 when scoring first.
- The Jackals are 17-0-1 when leading after two periods.
- Elmira is 13-3-1 in one-goal games.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Cason Hohmann (14)
Assists: Chris Langkow & Cason Hohmann (16)
Points: Cason Hohmann (30)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (118)
+/-: Allan McPherson (+8)
W: C.J. Motte (11)
GAA: xNiklas Lundstrom (2.92)
SV%: xNiklas Lundstrom (.929)
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January 29: Elmira Jackals vs. Wheeling Nailers - 7:05 p.m. EST. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
January 30: Elmira Jackals vs. Wheeling Nailers - 7:05 p.m. EST. Click here to purchase tickets or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
February 6: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 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 7: Elmira Jackals at Manchester Monarchs - 1:00 p.m. EST. Watch every Jackals road game on WETM-2 or tune into 1410 WELM AM for all the live action!
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!