Elmira Jackals Decisively Defeat Greenville Road Warriors


Fifteen Elmira Jackals skaters registered a point as the team defeated the Greenville Road Warriors by a decisive score of 8-3 on Wednesday evening at First Arena.

Forward Mike Seidel led the way with two goals and an assist, plus five shots on goal, as the Jackals took two points against Greenville, into sixth place in the ECHL conference standings.

In total, 14 of 16 Elmira Jackals skaters registered at least one shot on goal, while 15 of 16 had a point or more in Wednesday’s victory.

The Jackals came out roaring with three goals in the first period. They’d add a pair in the middle frame and score another trio in the third period to capture the win.

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  • It all began just 2:39 in, when Seidel scored his first of the night – and 16th of the season – with the assists by Kevin Sundher and assistant captain Lucas Bloodoff. The Jackals would maintain a 1-0 lead for 8:10 before striking again, this time at the hands of defenseman Zach Josepher, who scored the first ECHL goal of his career.

    Colin Jacobs and Justin Daniels were credited with the assists.

    Just under five minutes later, Jacobs would strike his own goal for his fifth of the year, putting the Jackals up 3-0. Keith Buehler and assistant captain Mike Bergin notched the helpers, and the Jackals skated out of the first twenty with a 3-0 lead.

    Elmira would strike quick in the second period, as Seidel notched his second of the night just 51 seconds in — and shorthanded, at that. Defenseman Kevin Hart got the helper.

    Next up, it was Greenville’s chance to strike, with Scott Arnold notching his sixth of the season. But that wouldn’t last long, as the Jackkals potted another tally just over two minutes later — Taylor Stefishen’s 12th at the 4:33 mark. Ryan Rashid and Mitch Holmberg got the assists.

    That was it for the second period, but the Jackals didn’t let up. They scored twice in a span of 1:212, with goals from Josepher and Rashid, to take a 7-1 lead.

    Greenville’s Emerson Clark would score less than 90 seconds later, but another goal by Jackals captain Matt Tassone would make it an 8-2 game with less than eight minutes left in regulation. Finally, Greenville’s Chris McCarthy made it 8-3, and that would be the final of the night.

    It was a rough game, with 62 total penalty minutes handed out. Greenville went 0-for-5 on the power play, while Elmira went 0-for-1 (but had a shorthanded goal).

    Elmira Jackals captain Tassone had a team-high 19 penalty minutes on the night, including: a double minor for roughing, 10-minute misconduct for continuing an altercation and a fighting major.

    Seidel led the team with five shots on goal; in total, Elmira outshot Greenville 36-34. Travis Fullerton had 31 saves in 59:51, while goaltending duties were split for Greenville. Jason Missiaen allowed three goals on 14 shots in 15:46 before being pulled in favor of Braely Torris. Torris had 17 saves on 22 shots faced in 44:14.

    With Wednesday’s win, the Jackals sit at sixth in the Eastern Conference with a record of 28-20-0-5 and 61 points. They’re two points back of the South Carolina Stingrays and two points ahead of Greenville. The Jackals are 6-4-0-0 in their last ten games.

    Next up for the Elmira Jackals is a tough stretch of four games in five nights on the road. They’ll face Wheeling on Friday before two games in Reading on Sunday and Monday; the team then returns to face Wheeling again on Tuesday.

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