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Jackals End Season With a 4-1 Loss

April 10, 2005 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Elmira Jackals News Release

Elmira, NY - The Motor City Mechanics won their 12th straight game with a 4-1 win over the Elmira Jackals Sunday night at the First Arena to close out the 2004-2005 UHL regular season.

Motor City got their first goal at 6:59 with a power play goal, Chris Gignac tipping home a shot from Mike Burgoyne for the only goal of the first twenty minutes.

In a span of five minutes in the second period the Mechanics put this game out of reach. Tom Welch scored his first two professional goals at 5:26 and 8:16 to make it 3-0 Motor City. Then Rob Sich scored his first pro goal at 10:03 for a four-goal lead. Elmira got one back when Tom Clayton scored his 8th goal of the season, assisted by Corey Foster and Eddy Lowe at 11:08, but that would the final scoring of the game.

Elmira out-shot the Mechanics 14-7 in the final period but failed to find the net as they dropped their final home game of the year.

Rod Branch made a whopping 47 saves on 48 shots for the win, while Kevin Kurk took the loss, stopping 31-of-35.

The Jackals finish the 2004-2005 season with a record of 24-51-5, missing the Colonial Cup Playoffs for the first time in the team's 5-year history.

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