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December 13, 2010 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Odessa Jackalopes News Release

ODESSA, TX - The Odessa Jackalopes split their weekend set in Colorado against the Eagles and prepare themselves for a three-in-three weekend this week.

Last week's record: 2-1-0

Season overall: 10-13-1

Tuesday vs. Arizona, 5-3 Win

Jeff Pierce had two goals and Michel Robinson made 35 saves in Odessa's win over the Sundogs. It was the first meeting of the season between the two teams. Sebastien Thinel tallied three assists for the Jacks as well.

Friday at Colorado, 8-3 Loss

It was a back-and-forth hockey game until midway in the second period when the Eagles took a 4-3 lead and never looked back, scoring five unanswered goals through the rest of the game. Dylan Stanley scored two goals for the Eagles.

Saturday at Colorado, 3-2 (OT) Win

Todd Robinson's one-timer from the left point found the net with six seconds remaining in overtime to propel the Jacks to a 3-2 win over Colorado. It was Odessa's first win ever in the Budweiser Events Center - it took 11 attempts. Kenny Corupe and Dave Van Drunen also scored for the Jackalopes.

-- UPCOMING GAMES --

Friday vs. Laredo, 7:05 PM

The Jacks and Bucks have split the four games they've played so far this season. Laredo's Neil Trimm leads all skaters in the season series with eight points (three goals, five assists). Behind him is Odessa's Todd Robinson with seven points (one goal, six assists). Laredo is 9-10-3 on the year.

Saturday at Texas, 7:30 PM

Texas has won both meetings this season against Odessa, outscoring the Jacks 12-7. The Brahmas' Greg Hogeboom leads all skaters with six points (one goal, five assists) in the series. Texas is 11-7-3 - four points ahead of the Jacks.

Sunday at Tulsa, 4:05 PM

Sunday is the first of four meetings between the Oilers (11-12-1) and Jacks this season. It's the only contest that will be played in Tulsa this year. The teams won't meet again until March, for three games in Odessa.

NOTES FOR THE WEEK

Odessa's record at Colorado now stands at 1-9-1 all-time.Kenny Corupe has scored a goal in three straight games now for Odessa.Sebastien Thinel (41 points) and Todd Robinson (37 points) continue to lead the CHL in overall points.Joel Martin is now 5-2-0 in his last eight appearances for the Jacks.

The Odessa Jackalopes are the Central Hockey League affiliate for the NHL's New York Islanders and the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The team is currently in the middle of its 14th season. Season tickets, mini-plans, and single game tickets are available by calling (432) 552-PUCK or visiting jackalopes.org.

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