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February 28, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Odessa Jackalopes News Release

ODESSA, TX - The Odessa Jackalopes picked up a pair or wins over the weekend and remain tied with Rio Grande Valley for sixth place in the CHL's Berry Conference, three points behind Mississippi. This week Odessa prepares for four games.

Last week's record: 2-0-0

Season overall: 22-24-6

Friday vs. Arizona, 4-3 (OT) Win

Arizona forced overtime after coming back from a 3-1 deficit, but Odessa's Mike Ramsay sealed the win in the extra frame. Ramsay finished with a goal and an assist in the contest.

Saturday vs. Arizona, 4-3 (OT) Win

The Sundogs forced overtime again after coming back from another 3-1 deficit, this time in the final three minutes of regulation. In overtime, Jeff Pierce was the hero for the Jackalopes. Sebastien Thinel and Mike Ramsay each had three point nights.

-- UPCOMING GAMES --

Tuesday vs. Texas, 7:05 PM CST

It's the eighth meeting of the season between the Jacks and Brahmas. Odessa is 2-5-1 this season against Texas. The Brahmas' forward line of Jason Deitch, Chad Woollard, and Greg Hogeboom is responsible for 45.1% of their offense against Odessa this year.

Friday vs. Tulsa, 7:05 PM CST

Saturday vs. Tulsa, 7:05 PM CST

It's the first meeting between the Oilers and Odessa since December 19th, when Tulsa won 3-2 in overtime. Tulsa is currently third in the Berry Conference, 10 points ahead of the Jacks.

Sunday at Allen, 2:00 PM CST

Odessa and Allen hook-up for the sixth time this season. Four of the previous five meetings between the two teams have been decided by one goal, with Allen winning all of those contests. Allen holds the CHL's best record of 38-11-2.

NOTES FOR THE WEEK

Mike Ramsay and Sebastien Thinel are both on seven-game point streaks.Since returning after missing three games, Todd Robinson has tallied four points (three goals, one assist) in two games for the Jacks.Thinel (81 points) is now five points ahead of Colorado's Riley Nelson (76 points) for the CHL's scoring lead - two seasons ago Thinel and Nelson went head-to-head for the league's scoring title and MVP award.

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) 552-7825 or visiting jackalopes.org.

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