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JACKS WEEKLY: 12-5-12

JACKS WEEKLY: 12-5-12

 

JACKS LOOK TO RIGHT SHIP VS. AMARILLO

Mired in a season and NAHL-era long eight game regulation losing streak, the Odessa Jackalopes steady themselves for an
opportunity for vengeance this weekend against the Amarillo Bulls in a two-game series at Ector County Coliseum.

After a pair of losses to the defending Robertson Cup champion Texas Tornado on Friday and Saturday, the Jacks remain alone in sixth place in the NAHL’s South Division standings with 10 total points and a 4-18-2 record this season. In six regular season meetings with Amarillo in 2012-13, the Jackalopes have yet to earn a point.

Since joining the NAHL prior to the 2011-12 season, the Odessa Jackalopes have helped to establish a furious rivalry with Amarillo, but aside from a lone playoff victory during last year’s South Division semi-finals, the Jackalopes have yet to earn a point vs. the Bulls, earing a 0-15-0 head-to-head record.

While the Jackalopes labor in the league’s lower third in most major statistical categories, there are some elite elements of this year’s Odessa squad. Lawrence Cornellier, the Jacks leading scorer with 23 points, is currently tied for third in the NAHL in power-play goals (6 PPG), Tyler Minx ranks fourth in the NAHL and first among defensemen in minor penalties (19), Steve Haydon is tied for first place league-wide in fighting majors (5) and the Jackalopes currently rank fourth in the NAHL in total attendence, drawing 29,374 total fans this year, a nightly average of 2,447.

 

CORNELLIER TALLIES 100TH CAREER NAHL POINT

On Saturday, November 24th, during the first period of his 120th career NAHL game, third year veteran and Jackalopes leading scorer
Lawrence Cornellier passed a remarkable career milestone when the Machesney Park, Illinois native tallied his 99th and 100th career NAHL point in an 8-3 loss to the Amarillo Bulls.

Adding two assists in the Jacks’ 6-3 loss to Texas on December 1st, Cornellier continues to pace all Odessa scorers in 2012-13 with 13 goals, 10 assists and 23 total points so far this season, just one goal shy of his 2011-12 season total.

Cornellier, Odessa’s defending “Sebastien Thinel Trophy” winner as team scoring champion looks to continue his offensive onslaught this weekend vs. Amarillo. In six head-to-head meetings vs. the Bulls this year, Cornellier has notched three goals and four total points.

 

JACKS ARE KINGS OF "MOVEMBER"

As part of the North American Hockey League’s “Movember” fundraising efforts, the Odessa Jackalopes led all NAHL teams in fundraising revenue during the November-long campaign to “change the face of men’s health” and help raise awareness and financial support in the fight against men’s cancers. Not only are the Jacks fundraising champs, but Odessa centerman Pat Thompson took down the NAHL's 2012 individual "Movember" fundraising title as the Hellertown, Pennsylvania native earned over one third of the Jacks total "Movember" proceeds.

 

NEXT HOME GAME / PROMOTION

Join the Jacks on Friday, December 7th and take home your very own Steve Haydon autographed photo courtesy of University Health Mart Pharmacy! Then, on Saturday, the first 1,000 fans through the gates receive their very own Jackalopes mini hockey stick, presented by West Texas Plastics.

 

SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS

 TEAM GP W L OTL PTS WPCT GF GA PIM HOME ROAD L-TEN STREAK Topeka 27 18 5 4 40 .741 86 58 545 9-4-2 9-1-2 5-3-2 1-0-0 Texas 29 19 9 1 39 .672 108 81 618 8-5-1 11-4-0 5-5-0 2-0-0 Amarillo 24 18 3 3 39 .813 108 53 490 10-1-1 8-2-2 8-2-0 0-1-0 Corpus Christi 26 11 10 5 27 .519 77 88 659 5-8-1 6-2-4 6-3-1 1-0-0 Wichita Falls 28 10 16 2 22 .393 75 104 458 4-7-1 6-9-1 4-6-0 0-1-0 Odessa 24 4 18 2 10 .208 48 109 471 1-10-1 3-8-1 1-9-0 0-8-0 

 

JACKS LEADING SCORERS

 # PLAYER POS GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG FG OTG UAG ENG SHOG SHOA SHO% SHOTS SPCT 19 Cornellier, Lawren F 24 13 10 23 -11 50 6 4 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 .000 69 .188 17 Doucet, Ryan F 24 6 13 19 -12 16 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 58 .103 11 Krogman, Jalen F 20 1 11 12 -9 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 18 .056 9 Portner, Taylor F 18 2 7 9 -5 68 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 25 .080 18 Minx, Tyler D 18 2 7 9 -14 63 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 45 .044 12 Olguin, Anthony F 18 4 3 7 -8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000 16 .250 13 Thompson, Pat F 22 4 2 6 -5 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 .000 31 .129 26 Volonnino, Matt F 13 3 3 6 -5 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 22 .136 (TOTALS) 14 3 3 6 -5 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 22 .136 20 Haydon, Steven F 19 2 2 4 -11 47 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 23 .087 28 Popilock, Zane D 13 1 2 3 -13 13 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 16 .063 (TOTALS) 23 1 3 4 -18 56 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 26 .038 4 Slocum, Cody D 20 0 4 4 -7 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 14 .000 10 Racek, Josh F 18 3 0 3 -20 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 30 .100 8 Ho, Austin D 19 0 3 3 -7 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 22 .000 22 Mezzano, Mike D 18 0 3 3 -11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 26 .000 5 Montemurro, Matthe D 16 1 1 2 -9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 13 .077 (TOTALS) 18 1 1 2 -9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 15 .067