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Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The Elmira Jackals finish up a brief trip through the North Division by visiting the Evansville IceMen for the final time tonight. Elmira will try to claim its third win in four tries against the expansion IceMen.

WHO: Elmira Jackals - Ottawa/NHL & Binghamton/AHL (22-18-4) at Evansville IceMen - St. Louis & Columbus/NHL and Peoria & Springfield/AHL (17-26-4)

WHAT: Elmira Jackals Away Game #23.

WHERE: Ford Center - 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Evansville, Ind. 47708. Radio Broadcast on WEHH AM 1600, FM 93.9, and online at Internet TV broadcast courtesy of America One.

WHEN: 8:15 p.m.

The Jackals are facing the IceMen tonight for the fourth, and final, time this season. The Jackals are 2-0-1 against Evansville in its inaugural ECHL season which includes a 1-0-0 mark in Evansville. The IceMen captured the last game between the clubs with a 4-3 OT win on Jan. 12 in Elmira. That continued an interesting dynamic in the season series where the team that has scored first has lost each time. The Jackals have come back from down 2-0 to win each of their two against Evansville including a 6-3 triumph in their first ever visit here on Jan. 28. Evansville is 12-8-3 when scoring first while Elmira is 15-5-3.
The Jackals had a light workload in January with 11 games (7-3-1) in 31 days. Now that the calendar has turned to February they will be facing a sprint to the end of the season chocked full of games. Elmira plays 13 games in February and 16 games in March which translates to an average of a game every other day (29 games in 58 days) over the final two months of the season. It's almost a 50-50 split between home and away with 15 on the road and 14 at First Arena. Eighteen of the 29 games are against divisional opponents.

Click here for tonight's game notes.

Mark your calendars! The Jackals are back on First Arena ice on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 to take on the Reading Royals at 7:05 p.m. The Jackals will be holding a post-game autograph session with select players and hosting Willowcreek Wednesday. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted tickets and preferred seating based on availability.Call 607-734-7825 to book your group outing. Pro-rated season ticket packages are on sale, as well. Season tickets offer the best value for Jackals fans.   

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Upcoming Events:

February 6, 7:05 p.m. - Jackals vs. Reading Royals. Willowcreek Wednesday. Click here for tickets.

February 8, 7:05 p.m. - Jackals vs. Kalamazoo Wings. First Heritage Federal Credit Union Giveaway Night. Click here for tickets.

March 2 & 3, - Twin Tiers Outdoor Expo. Saturday's session runs 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday's is from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Click here for tickets.  

March 31, 4:00 p.m. - Cirque D'Or. The world-class acrobatic show makes its first appearance at First Arena. Click here for tickets.

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