ELMIRA, NY – The Elmira Jackals split their two games this past weekend, falling to Brampton on last Saturday in a 6-2 defeat and beating Wheeling in overtime on Sunday in a back and forth match with the Nailers 6-5 in overtime.
Despite the loss on the ice, Saturday night was a special night at First Arena as the Jackals held their Domestic Abuse Awareness Night in honor of Kelley Clayton. With a special pregame ceremony and the specialty jerseys that were auctioned off after the game, the Jackals raised $14,200 for the Clayton family.
Sunday night, Elmira played in a back and forth game vs. Wheeling. If Elmira scored, Wheeling answered back. Granted, Elmira’s play was better on Sunday compared to Saturday. On Saturday the team’s communication felt off. Missing passes, committing stupid penalties, it was night and day from Saturday to Sunday. Elmira’s Ian Young scored the game-winning goal in overtime and got the first star of the game.
The Jackals received Andy Iles back from Binghamton on Sunday before their game vs the Wheeling Nailers. Iles didn’t play any games for the Senators.
The Jackals also signed forward Perry D’Arrisso to an amateur tryout contract. D’Arrisso comes from Clarkson University where he spent this past season, playing in 36 games and registering 4 goals and 6 assists. He will be in the line-up tonight for the roster for this weekend’s games against the Monarchs.
This Week’s Games:
This week the Jackals have 3 in 3 series against the Manchester Monarchs this weekend at First Arena as the Jackals wrap up their nine-game homestand.
The Monarchs come into this weekend looking for points as they currently sit two points back of first place Brampton in the north division, giving the Jackals a golden opportunity to play spoiler against the division rivals. Elmira is 4-5-0-0 against the Monarchs this season.