Jackals Receive Trio from Binghamton
Caporusso, Downing, and Blood Join the PackThursday, October 18, 2012
ELMIRA, N.Y. - The Elmira Jackals announced today that forward Louie Caporusso and defenseman Ben Blood have been reassigned to the team by the National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators from the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators. Additionally, the Binghamton Senators have loaned forward Jack Downing to the Jackals.
Blood returns to Elmira where he played to a +2 rating over Opening Weekend against Reading and Greenville. The 6-3, 225 pound defender was reassigned to Binghamton on Sunday, October 15 but did not dress in a game for the Senators before returning to Elmira. Blood is skating in his rookie season after setting career highs in points (21) and assists (18) as a senior at the University of North Dakota last year. Blood was a fourth round draft pick (#120 overall) by Ottawa in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Caporusso, 23, makes his return to Elmira after netting 32 points (16G, 16A) in 29 games with the Jackals as a rookie last season. He also logged 13 games in Binghamton. The 5-10, 200-pound forward had a four-year career at the University of Michigan that saw him rack up 144 points (68G, 76A) in 160 games. He helped the Wolverines reach the NCAA Frozen Four final in 2010 and was a Hobey Baker Award finalist in 2009 after finishing fifth in the country in goals (24) and eighth in points (49). Caporusso was a third round draft pick (#90 overall) by Ottawa in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Downing, 23, is also back in Elmira after spending a portion of his rookie season here last year. The 6-3, 210-pound forward notched 19 points (11G, 8A) in 25 games and posted an assist in four Kelly Cup playoff games. With Binghamton he earned 17 points (9G, 8A) in 47 games. Downing signed as a free agent with Binghamton following a four-year career at the University of Vermont that saw him garner 63 points (35G, 28A) in 144 games.
All three players are expected to be in the Jackals' lineup for this weekend's pair of home games against the Wheeling Nailers.
Click here for Ben Blood's player profile.
Click here for Louie Caporusso's player profile.
Click here for Jack Downing's player profile.
Mark your calendars! The Jackals are back on First Arena ice on Friday, October 19, 2012 to take on the Wheeling Nailers at 7:05 p.m. Come out for the great action on the ice and enjoy our first Affordable Friday! Hot dogs, popcorn, and sodas are just $2 each. Stay after the game for a post-game autograph session with the entire team.
Group tickets are available for any group of 10 or more. Group tickets get you a discount off of the box office price and preferred seating based on availability. Call 607-737-7825 to get your group booked today. Pro-rated season ticket packages are on sale, as well. Season tickets offer the best value for Jackals fans.
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UPCOMING FIRST ARENA EVENTS:
October 19, 2012, 7:05 p.m. - Jackals vs. Wheeling Nailers. Click here for tickets.
October 20, 2012, 7:05 p.m. - Jackals vs. Wheeling Nailers. Click here for tickets.
October 26, 2012, 7:05 p.m. - Jackals vs. Cincinnati Cyclones. Click here for tickets.