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Jackals Close out Regular Season at Home against Brampton with Playoff Hopes on the Line

April 9, 2016 - ECHL (ECHL) - Elmira Jackals News Release

ELMIRA, NY - The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, close out the 2015-16 regular season at home tonight against the Brampton Beast. If Elmira wins tonight and the Kalamazoo Wings lose in regulation, then the Jackals will secure the final Kelly Cup Playoff berth.

Elmira Jackals (37-29-5) vs. Brampton Beast (22-38-11)

DATE: Saturday, April 9, 2016

TIME: 7:05 P.M. EDT

LOCATION: First Arena

BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM

ONLINE STREAM: http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/WELM / ECHL.TV

MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP

Tonight the Jackals complete their 2015-16 regular season with Game 72 at home against the Brampton Beast. Elmira's playoff hopes are on the line tonight with one possible scenario for the Jackals to earn the final playoff berth. Elmira must win tonight and Kalamazoo must lose in regulation in order for the Jackals to secure the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Last night, the Jackals traveled to Brampton, Ont. for their final road game of the season and despite Steven McParland scoring his first professional goal with a shorthanded marker to tie the game in second period the Jackals were unable to overcome a third period goal that deflected off of Mitch Zion with less than eight minutes remaining. Brampton has won the last three meetings after the Jackals went on a five-game winning streak versus their neighbors to the north. Elmira is 6-3-1 against Brampton this season and holds an all-time record of 11-4-1 against the Beast. The Jackals are also 6-2-0 all-time at First Arena against Brampton.

FAST FACTS

- Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals and six shorthanded points. He is also tied for first overall among defensemen with 17 goals.

- The Jackals are 25-1-2 when leading after two periods.

- Shane Owen ranks third among goaltenders with 1233 saves and sits fourth with 2655 minutes played.

- Elmira ranks fifth with 32.18 shots for per game.

- Cason Hohmann ranks third among league rookies with 57 points and is tied for third with 37 assists.

- Elmira is 21-3-2 when scoring first.

- The Jackals are second with 816 shots on goal in the second period.

- Elmira is 19-5-5 in one-goal games.

JACKALS STAT LEADERS

Goals: Tyler Currier (21)

Assists: Cason Hohmann (37)

Points: Cason Hohmann (57)

PIMs: Colin Jacobs (138)

+/-: Allan McPherson (+19)

W: Shane Owen (22)

GAA: Shane Owen (2.44)

SV%: Shane Owen (.919)

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