ELMIRA, NY – Sometimes in losses, fans can take solace in the fact that the team shows promise and gives fans the idea that maybe the team is changing for the better. Despite the two losses, the Jackals showed some promise.
The Jackals are coming off back to back 4-2 losses against the Brampton Beast. On Friday Night, the Jackals two goals came from Daultan Leveille and Charlie Mosey. Andy Iles with the loss, saving 29 on 32 shots. Saturday night, however, the team changed pace registering their most shots of the season with a total of 35 shots including outshooting the Beast 12-4 in the 3rd period. The Jackals showed a bigger improvement on offense by being able to get the puck down in the offensive zone and get shots on the rebounds. John Muse took the loss, saved 31 on 35 shots.
Even with the small improvements on the ice, the team needs to be better and stop relying on Andy Iles and Muse, who are the reasons why the team is always in the game. If the Jackals can continue with more of an offensive presence as they did on Saturday, they could give Brampton a run for its money this weekend. With the two losses, the Jackals fall behind in the division with 2-7-2-0 record, 6 points and are currently sitting last in the East Division and 12th in the conference standings.
During the week, The Jackals announced Mike Radja as the team captain. The team also released forward Joel Wetmore. In 7 games, Wetmore registered no goals and assist, 4 penalty minutes, and -3 rating.