Elmira, NY – The Elmira Jackals started a nine-game home stand this past week with a roar going an even 2-2-0 throughout the first four games.
The Jackals won their first head-to-head series of the season over the Norfolk Admirals. Elmira was able to beat the Admirals three games in a row to not just take the series, but achieved their longest winning streak of the season as well before losing to Reading on Saturday.
The team also took a hard loss against the Wheeling Nailers on Wednesday, giving up three goals in the last five minutes of play. Jackals will get another chance to play the Nailers on Sunday in the last of their three-game season series.
Justin Kea had a great week before being sent up to Rochester, scoring three goals on the week. Kenton Miller also registered three goals while Sebastien Sylvestre, Casey Thrush, and Sam Povorozinouk all scored two goals.
Andy Iles continues his trip around New York state yesterday as he was called up to the Binghamton Senators of the AHL. Iles was also called up to the Albany Devils last week where he didn’t appear in any games.
The Jackals also signed Defensemen Carl Belizario and goalie Tim Keegan to amateur tryouts contracts. Belizario and Keegan both come from Hobart College.
The Jackals also picked up forward, Nathan Moon off waivers while putting Greg Betzold on waivers. Moon has been a journey man this season as he’s played on four different teams in Rapid City, Wichita, Toldeo, and Reading. Betzold registered nine goals and six assist in his 40 games with Elmira. They also released goalie, Keith Hamilton and forward, Darren McCormick.
The Rochester Americans recalled Kea and forward, Brycen Martin. Kea who has shown a lot of improvement during his latest stint with Elmira as he was on a five-game scoring streak registering three goals and three assist. Martin, since February 23rd, has contributed with one goal and three assists.
This Week’s Games:
The Jackals continue their nine-game home stand with two games this weekend. Elmira takes on the Brampton Beast on Saturday and the Wheeling Nailers on Sunday.
Saturday will be a special night for the Jackals as they will be holding victims of Domestic Violence by hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Night in honor of Kelley Stage. Part of the proceeds from the purchase of a special 15 dollar ticket will go to the Stage Family. The Jackals will also be wearing specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off at the end of the night with all the proceeds of the jersey auction going to the family as well.