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Bombers Shut Out By Elmira

March 13, 2009 - ECHL (ECHL) - Dayton Bombers News Release

Dayton, OH - The Dayton Bombers were shut out 3-0 by the visiting Elmira Jackals on Friday night in front of 4,227 fans at the Ervin J. Nutter Center.

The Bombers and Jackals were in a stalemate in the first period, with neither team finding the back of the net through 20 minutes of play. Dayton fired nine shots on goal, while Elmira managed 13 in the frame.

Elmira was the first to light the lamp, when Brendan Connolly scored at 2:10 in the second. The Jackals grew their lead to two later in the period as Derek Couture put the puck past Dayton's David Shantz at the 10 minute mark on the power play. The Jackals nearly doubled the Bombers' shot total after two, 26-14.

The Bombers were stymied again in the third by the Jackals, who went on to score a third goal in the period. Despite an even 14 shots on goal in the period, the Bombers could not get the puck past Michael Teslak, who earned his first shutout of the season.

The Bombers finished the night 0 of 7 on the power play and 7 of 8 on the penalty kill. David Shantz was 37 of 40 for the Bombers, while Shantz went a perfect 28 of 28.

Action returns tomorrow night when the Jackals come back for more at 7:30 p.m. at the Nutter Center. Fans can go onto the ice for a post-game skate with the team and get pictures and autographs with their favorite players! Individual tickets start at just $10 for kids under 18 and $15 for adults (includes parking) and can be purchased at the Nutter Center box office or by visiting

Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more at the Nutter Center and Hobart Arena are always available by contacting the Bombers office at (937) 775-4747. Visit for more information.

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