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January 16, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Odessa Jackalopes News Release

ODESSA, TX - The Odessa Jackalopes split their weekend set at Colorado, but earned three of a possible four points in the standings to pull closer to second place in the Central Hockey League's Berry Conference. Odessa continues their road trip this week in Arizona against the Sundogs.

Last week's record: 1-0-1

Season overall: 18-14-4

Friday at Colorado, 4-3 Win

Todd Robinson scored a pair of power play goals plus finished with a three-point night, along with Dominic Leveille and Sebastien Thinel, as the Jacks won their second straight game at the Budweiser Events Center. Alex Dunn scored the game-winner as Odessa held off a last minute rush by the Eagles to preserve the win.

Saturday at Colorado, 3-2 (SO) Loss

Matt Glasser tied the game for Colorado with 1:40 left to play in the game, and Daymen Rycroft's goal in the shootout's fourth round shut the door on the Jacks. Michel Robinson made 33 saves for Odessa in the loss. Dominic Leveille and Mike Ramsay each scored for Odessa.

-- UPCOMING GAMES --

Wednesday at Arizona, 8:05 PM CST

Friday at Arizona, 8:05 PM CST

Saturday at Arizona, 8:05 PM CST

The Jackalopes close out their annual "Rodeo Road Trip" in Prescott Valley AZ against the Sundogs. The Jackalopes won their only previous meeting against Arizona this season by a 5-3 score. Sebastien Thinel tallied three assists while Kenny Corupe and Jeff Pierce each added two point nights.

NOTES FOR THE WEEK

Sebastien Thinel is currently on a nine-game point streak with 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) over that span.Todd Robinson's first period goal in Friday's win at Colorado was the 300th of his pro career.The Jackalopes have earned standings points in each of the last eight games going 6-0-2...Odessa's Friday win at Colorado makes it two in their last three contests in the Budweiser Events Center, after going 0-9-1 in their first 10 games there historically.Saturday's game at Colorado was the 500th in the pro career of Sebastien Thinel.

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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