ELMIRA JACKALS PRESS RELEASE
April 1, 2014
Ray Schmitt
Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations
Elmira Jackals/First Arena
607-734-7825 x 709
ray@firstarena.com
Jackals Bolster Lineup with Two Additions
Vance Reassigned By Dallas; Rashid Signs SPC
ELMIRA, N.Y. - April 1, 2014 - The Elmira Jackals announced today that rookie defenseman Troy Vance has been reassigned by the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League to the Elmira Jackals from the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the club has also signed forward Ryan Rashid (RA-shihd) to a standard player's contract.

Vance, 20, joins the Jackals following the conclusion of his junior season with Charlottetown of the QMJHL. The Goshen, New York native set career highs with eight goals and 29 points in 59 games with the Islanders. The 6-foot-5 220-pound defenseman recorded 83 points (17 goals, 66 assists) in 206 career QMJHL games combined between the Victoriaville Tigres, Prince Edward Island Rocket and Charlottetown. Vance was drafted in the fifth round (#135) by the Dallas Stars in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Click here to view Troy Vance's player profile.
Ryan Rashid, 23, recorded 88 points (38 goals, 50 assists) in 143 career NCAA games at Niagara University.

Rashid, 23, joins Elmira following the conclusion of his collegiate career at Niagara University. The Farmington Hills, Michigan native set a career high with 11 goals in his senior season for the Purple Eagles. In 143 career NCAA games Rashid notched 88 points (38 goals, 50 assists) and 42 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2 195-pound forward helped Niagara win the American Hockey Association regular season championship last season and was named to the AHA All-Rookie Team after his freshman campaign.

Click here to view Ryan Rashid's player profile.

Mark your calendars! The Jackals return to home ice on Wednesday, April 2 to take on the Kalamazoo Wings. Join us for a Jackals trading card set giveaway and the final Willowcreek Wednesday of the season. Don't forget that groups of 10 or more who book in advance receive discounts off the box office price and preferred seating based on availability. Call 607-734-7825 to get your group outing booked.

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UPCOMING FIRST ARENA EVENTS: 
Wednesday, April 2: Elmira Jackals vs. Kalamazoo Wings, 7:05 p.m. Jackals Trading Card Set Giveaway and Willowcreek Wednesday. Click here for tickets.

Thursday, April 3: Team Trivia at SplitRock Brewing Company with DJ Torgo, 7:00 p.m. Free to play and great prizes for the winners!

Friday, April 4: Elmira Jackals vs. Orlando Solar Bears, 7:05 p.m. Jackals Trading Card Set Giveaway. Click here for tickets.

Saturday, April 5: Elmira Jackals vs. Evansville IceMen, 7:05 p.m. Fan Appreciation Day. Click here for tickets.


Sunday, April 6: Jimmy Riffle of Animal Planet's Gator Boys presents the Traveling Alligator Road Show. 1:00 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Saturday, April 19: East Coast Pro Wrestling's Super Saturday Showcase: 8:00 p.m. Click here for tickets.