Elmira Jackals
ELMIRA JACKALS PRESS RELEASE
April 8, 2013
Ray Schmitt
Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations
Elmira Jackals/First Arena
607-734-7825 x 3216
ray@firstarena.com
Elmira Jackals Weekly Release #26
4/8 - 4/14/13
ELMIRA, N.Y. - April 8, 2013 - The Elmira Jackals earned a split of two games in Florida last week to bring their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series back to First Arena tied at one game apiece. Control of the series is up for grabs with Game 3, Game 4, and Game 5 set to take place in Elmira this Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series vs. Florida: Series tied 1-1
Regular Season Record: 40-25-7, 87 pts., 2nd Place Atlantic Division, 5th Place Eastern Conference

Playoff Leaders:
Goals - Chaz Johnson/Andrew Rowe/Jordan Pietrus: 2
Assists - Kyle Bushee/Louie Caporusso/Matt Carter: 2
Points - Chaz Johnson/Kyle Bushee/Louie Caporusso: 3
+/- - Louie Caporusso/Ben Blood: +4
PIMs - Chaz Johnson: 16
PPG - Chaz Johnson/Andrew Rowe: 1
SHG - Jordan Pietrus: 1
Wins - Ian Keserich: 1
GAA - Ian Keserich: 2.00
SVP - Ian Keserich: .939

Regular Season Leaders:
Goals - Andrew Rowe: 29
Assists - Andrew Rowe: 43
Points - Andrew Rowe: 72
+/- - Jordon Southorn: +27
PIMs - Kevin Harvey: 191
PPG - Andrew Rowe/Kyle Bushee/Jean Bourbeau: 5
SHG - Louie Caporusso/Andrew Rowe: 3
Wins - Maxime Clermont: 20
GAA - Ian Keserich: 2.35
SVP - Ian Keserich: .926


Previewing the Upcoming Week:
4/10, 4/12 & 4/13 vs. Florida - 7:05 p.m. each night, Best-of-seven series tied 1-1.
The first two games of Elmira's best-of-seven quarterfinal series against Florida has had a tinge of nastiness to them, and the teams have combined to rack up 106 penalty minutes. On top of the rough stuff, the teams have been scoring goals at a rapid pace and have collectively scored 16 goals in two games. After an 8-2 triumph in Game 2, which featured a six goal outburst in the third period, Elmira leads the Kelly Cup Playoffs with a 4.5 goals per game average. Twelve different skaters have registered at least one point for the Jackals, so far, in the series.

After splitting the first two games at Germain Arena, the Jackals return home for Games 3, 4, and 5 at First Arena this Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Florida did not visit Elmira during the regular season, and last played at First Arena on April 14 2012 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Florida won that game 5-0 en route to a 4-1 series victory over the Jackals. Elmira sports a 3-4 home playoff record against Florida in their ECHL history.

During the regular season the Jackals were 5-1-0 at home against teams from the South Division. Elmira outscored its Southern visitors by a combined 21-13 mark at First Arena. Florida, meanwhile, went 8-2-1 on the road against teams from the Atlantic and North Divisions.
 

Day-by-Day Schedule:
4/8/13 - Practice at First Arena, 3:30 p.m.
4/9/13 - Practice at First Arena, 10:30 a.m.
4/10/13 - Pre-Game Skate at First Arena, 10:00 a.m.
                 Jackals vs. Everblades - Game 3, 7:05 p.m.
4/11/13 - Optional Practice at First Arena 10:30 a.m.
4/12/13 - Pre-Game Skate at First Arena, 10:00 a.m.
                 Jackals vs. Everblades - Game 4, 7:05 p.m.
4/13/13 - Pre-Game Skate at First Arena, 10:00 a.m.
                 Jackals vs. Everblades - Game 5, 7:05 p.m.
4/14/13 - TBD

Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series Schedule:
Game 1: Florida 5 - Elmira 1; Box Score, Recap
Game 2: Florida 2 - Elmira 8; Box Score, Recap
Game 3: Wednesday, April 10, 7:05 p.m. at Elmira
Game 4: Friday, April 12, 7:05 p.m. at Elmira
Game 5: Saturday, April 13, 7:05 p.m. at Elmira
*Game 6: Monday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. at Florida
*Game 7: Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. at Florida

* = If necessary

Times on the day-by-day schedule are subject to change. For media members planning to cover practices please call or email Ray Schmitt in advance to confirm times.

Jackals Broadcast Information
All Elmira Jackals broadcasts are carried on WEHH AM 1600 and FM 93.9. Fans can also access live streaming of the broadcast online on their computer, smartphone, or tablet at www.1600wehh.com. America One provides pay-per-view internet TV broadcasts of all Jackals games as well. Check out how you can watch the Jackals on America One by clicking here. All Jackals broadcasts begin 10 minutes prior to faceoff with "The Jackals Pre-Game Show."


Quick Hits:
* With three points (1G, 2A) in Elmira's first two playoff games, Louie Caporusso has stretch his point streak to 10 games dating back to January 21, 2013. Caporusso has produced 15 points (8G, 7A) over that streak. Dating back to December 1, 2012, Caporusso earned at least one point in 29 of the Jackals' 33 games in which he has played including regular season and playoffs.

* The Jackals' eight goals in Saturday's Game 2 win in Florida were the most they have ever scored in a Kelly Cup playoff game. Their six third period goals were also the most they have ever scored in one period of a playoff game. The most goals Elmira has scored in any game in its ECHL era was 11 on November 14, 2009 at Gwinnett.

* With his 31-save performance on Saturday night, Ian Keserich earned his first Kelly Cup playoff win. It was his first post-season appearance since April 23, 2011 for the Central Hockey League's Tulsa Oilers against Bossier-Shreveport. His only other playoff victory came off of 44 saves in a 3-2 win over Bossier-Shreveport on April 19, 2011.

* Kyle Bushee rates second among ECHL defensemen with three points (1G, 2A) during the Kelly Cup Playoffs. His goal in Game 1 was the second playoff goal of his career, and his two assists are one away from tying his career best in a single playoffs. His most productive run in the playoffs was four points (1G, 3A) in 17 games with the Wheeling Nailers in 2011 when they finished as the Eastern Conference runner up to Kalamazoo.

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Upcoming Events:

April 10, 7:05 p.m. - Jackals vs. Florida Everblades. Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 3 and Jackals Playoff Poster Giveaway. Click here  for tickets.  

 

April 12, 7:05 p.m. - Jackals vs. Florida Everblades. Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 4. Click here for tickets.  

 

April 13, 7:05 p.m. - Jackals vs. Florida Everblades. Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 5. Click here for tickets. 

 

April 20, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Teen Dance Craze. Come dance the night away at First Arena.  Click here for tickets.

May 1, 3:30 & 7:00 p.m. - Kalurah Shriners Royal Hanneford Circus. Click here for tickets.

May 3, 9:00 p.m. - Hip Hop Classic party featuring Jadakiss, Rakim, Styles P, and more. Click here for tickets.