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January 28, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) Elmira Jackals

ELMIRA, NY - The Elmira Jackals, proud member of the ECHL, lost their only game of the weekend in Trenton Friday and dropped to second place in the North Division, two points behind the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Overall: 27-10-1-2 (57 pts.) Last Week: 0-1-0-0 (0 pts.) 2nd North Division/3rd American Conference/5th Overall

Friday, Jan. 25th - @ TRENTON (2-5 L) Att: 2,972 Shots: ELM 39-24 PP: 0/5 PK: 2/6

After taking a 1-0 lead 2:33 into the game, the Jackals surrendered three consecutive power play goals in the final 4:43 of the opening period and never recovered. The Devils added another man-up goal in the second for goals in each of their first four power play chances that spanned an elapsed time of fifty-five seconds. LUKE FULGHUM (13th) and PIERRE-LUC FAUBERT scored for the Jackals, who saw their three-game winning streak end while goaltender DAN LaCOSTA lost for the first time since a 2-6 loss vs. Bakersfield November 11th, snapping his personal six-game winning streak.

This Week: Wednesday, January 30th - vs. JOHNSTOWN 7:05 p.m. First Arena

~Jackals Scratch Ticket Night~

Sunday, February 3rd - @ JOHSNTOWN 1:00 p.m. Cambria County War Memorial

The Jackals and Chiefs meet for the fourth and fifth times this year in their nine-game season series. The Chiefs lead the series 4-3 (points). The Wednesday contest kicks off a busy four-game in five-night stretch that wraps up with Superbowl Sunday's visit to Johnstown. Elmira will be looking for its first home win in three tries against Johnstown in the mid-week match while looking for its second straight win in western Pennsylvania (5-2 W 12/31/07).

Series Leaders Elmira Johnstown Series Result to Date

Goals Faubert (4) Garlock (2) 26-Oct JHN 2 @ ELM 1 so

Assists Doucet (3) Hirsch/Imbeault (2) 31-Dec ELM 5 @ JHN 2

Points Doucet/Faubert (4) Hirsch/Garlock (3) 11-Jan JHN 4 @ ELM 3

+/- Faubert (+6) Three with (+1) each

PIM Grimaldi (13) Deeth (12)

Shots Faubert (13) Garlock (12)

Power Play Goals NONE Cohen (1)

Shorthanded Goals NONE Garlock (1)

Game-Winning Goals Faubert (1) Martens (1)

Friday, February 1st - @ TRENTON 7:30 p.m. Sovereign Bank Arena

Elmira visits Sovereign Bank Arena for a second straight Friday night in the seventh contest of the season between the clubs. The Jackals have won five of their first six against the Devils and own a 10-4 edge in standings points. Having knocked off Elmira last Friday, Trenton looks to post a second straight win over the Jackals.

Series Leaders Elmira Trenton Series Result to Date

Goals Littlejohn (3) Henkel (4) 20-Oct ELM 4 @ TRE 2

Assists Pilkington/Faubert (6) Gundersonl (7) 23-Nov TRE 0 @ ELM 4

Points Pilkington/Faubert (8) Gunderson (4) 5-Dec TRE 4 @ ELM 5 so

+/- Ulanski/Hendrikx (+5) Bonsignore (+1) 15-Dec TRE 3 @ ELM 4

PIM Littlejohn (45) Harrison (26) 28-Dec ELM 4 @ TRE 3 so

Shots Littlejohn (20) Henkel (17)

Power Play Goals Robins (2) Henkel/Zancanaro/Rooney (2)

Shorthanded Goals NONE NONE

Game-Winning Goals Three with (1) each Mondou (1)

Saturday, February 2nd - vs. READING 7:35 p.m. First Arena

~Arnot Health Puck Giveaway/Donor Awareness Night~

Elmira leads the series 7-3 (points) and has won three of the five meetings. After Saturday, five head-to-head matches remain in the 11-game season series with the next three to come at Sovereign Center. The Jackals posted a 7-3 win in Reading January 2nd in the last game between the clubs.

Series Leaders Elmira Reading Series Result to Date

Goals Fulghum (3) Five with (2) each 4-Nov ELM 3 @ REA 5

Assists Pilkington (5) Herneisen (4) 24-Nov REA 1 @ ELM 4

Points Pilkington/Ulanski (6) Hooton (5) 14-Dec REA 4 @ ELM 5 ot

+/- Four with (+5) each Blight (+3) 26-Dec ELM 3 @ REA 4

PIM Johnson (42) Salekin (23) 2-Jan ELM 7 @ REA 3

Shots Littlejohn (17) Four with (15) each

Power Play Goals Four with (1) each Four with (1) each

Shorthanded Goals Fulghum/Ulanski (1) Lalonde (1)

Game-Winning Goals Three with (1) each Lalonde/Hersley (1)

Jackals Bites: The Jackals are on a three-game home winning streak and have won 10 of their last 12 at First Arena...With an average crowd of 3,606 in 19 openings, the Jackals rank 14th in attendance while playing before 95.3% capacity... The Jackals lost for just the second time in regulation Friday when scoring the first goal of the game (22 games)....Friday's loss at Trenton was the club's first to the Devils this year (5-1-0-0) and Elmira has now dropped their last two overall on enemy ice...Elmira has surrendered two hat tricks this season and both have been to the Devils (Jim Henkel Friday & Trevor Kell 12/15/07) while Ryan Gunderson's four-point game for the Devils was the first such effort against the Jackals this year...The four power play goals allowed to the Devils Friday tied the club record set on 11/11/07 in a 2-6 loss to Bakersfield...Elmira and Augusta share the best third period scoring differential in the league (+19)...CHAZ JOHNSON extended his club record scoring to ten games with an assist Friday in Trenton (10 GP10+5=15)... JOHNSON's goal scoring streak ended at five games in the same contest...MATT GENS tied the club's season-high for shots in a game with 8 (achieved twice previously)...BENOIT DOUCET ran his club record assist streak to five games (0+10=10)...PIERRE-LUC FAUBERT has points in five straight including goals in four of his last five contests and carries a three-game goal scoring streak into this week's action...Elmira's top three scorers (FAUBERT, DOUCET and BRETT PILKINGTON) are all first year skaters in the ECHL with FAUBERT and DOUCET in their rookie campaigns...

Streaking into Wednesday's Game #41:: Home wins - 3...Goals - Pierre-Luc Faubert 3 (4), Shawn Weller 3 (3); Assists - Benoit Doucet 5 (10), Chaz Johnson 2 (2); Points - Chaz Johnson 10 (10+5=15), Doucet 5 (0+10=10), Faubert 5 (5+5=10), Weller 3 (3+3=6); Road points - Kevin Ulanski 7 (8); Goaltender wins - Martin 2; PIM - Trevor Hendrikx 6 (26); Home PIM - Hendrikx 17 (67).

Jackals Amongst ECHL Leaders: Joel Martin - 21 wins (1st), 1735 minutes played (1st), 2 shutouts (t-3rd), 4 shootout wins (t-1st)...Pierre-Luc Faubert - 3 shootout goals (t-1st - rookies), 40 points (7th - rookies/t-18th - overall), +25 (1st - overall/rookies)...Benoit Doucet - 39 points (9th - rookies), 28 assists (5th - rookies)...Trevor Hendrikx - 8 major penalties (3rd - defensemen)...Luke Fulghum - 4 shorthanded goals (t-1st), 4 shorthanded points (t-3rd)...Kevin Ulanski - 4 shorthanded points (t-3rd), 3 shorthanded assists (t-1st)...Frank Littlejohn - 143 PIM (3rd).

Ranking the Jackals ECHL Rank ECHL Leader

Goals for/game 3.58 (4th) 4.10 - Cincinnati

Goals against/game 2.83 (7th) 2.19 - Las Vegas

Shots for/game 31.60 (14th) 37.35 - Gwinnett

Shots against/game 29.48(4th) 27.18 - Cincinnati

PIM/game 23.55 (2nd) 26.38 - Bakersfield

Power Play % 38/228 15.8% (t-15th) 23.5% - Gwinnett

Penalty Kill % 206/245 84.1% (10th) 87.8% - Columbia

Shorthanded goals for 7 (t-6th) 11 - Bakersfield & South Carolina

Shorthanded goals against 8 (t-20th) 1 - Las Vegas

Shootout % for 16/33 48.5% (2nd) 64.3% - Florida

Shootout % against 10/34 29.4% (8th) 16.7% - South Carolina

Attendance/game 3,606 (14th) 6,825 - Stockton

Jackals On the Air: All 72 regular season games will air live on MAGIC FM (92.7/97.7) beginning with the Hill Top Inn Countdown to Face-Off 30 minutes prior to game time (except televised games). WETM-2 will televise 11 Friday night contests live from First Arena with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night. A free audio stream and a pay-per-view video stream are available at www.jackalshockey.com. The team's weekly Coach's Show airs Mondays throughout the season from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. on NewsTalk 1230/1450 live from O'Ryans Sports Bar & Grill, 159 Prescott Avenue - Elmira Heights. The show is also available on-line via www.jackalshockey.com. The next edition of the Coach's Show will air tonight, Monday, January 28th.

On-Ice This Week (subject to change) Radio/TV airtime

Monday, January 28th 10:30 a.m. Practice - First Arena

Tuesday, January 29th 10:30 a.m. Practice - First Arena

Wednesday, January 30th 10:30 a.m. Morning skate - First Arena

7:05 p.m. JACKALS vs. JOHNSTOWN MAGIC FM 6:35 p.m.

Thursday, January 31st 11:00 a.m. Practice - First Arena

Friday, February 1st 11:00 a.m. Morning skate - First Arena

1:00 p.m. Depart for Trenton, NJ

JACKALS @ TRENTON MAGIC FM 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 2nd To Be Announced

7:35 p.m. JACKALS vs. READING MAGIC FM 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, February 3rd 6:30 a.m. Depart for Johnstown, PA

JACKALS @ JOHNSTOWN MAGIC FM 12:30 p.m.

Tickets for all Jackals home games may be purchased in person at the Gray Street box office at First Arena (10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.), Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 722-3711, on-line at www.ticketmaster.com and by calling 734-PUCK (7825).

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