JACKS WEEKLY: 12-7-12

JACKS WEEKLY: 12-7-12

 

JACKS SNAP SKID WITH HUGE WIN OVER TORNADO

FRISCO, TX – With a league-wide season-long 11-game regulation losing streak hanging over their heads, the Odessa Jackalopes righted the ship Saturday, earning their first win since early November in a 3-2 victory over the defending Robertson Cup champion Texas Tornado at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas.

In his first appearance as a Jackalope, new Odessa netminder Nick Deery, acquired last week from the NAHL Central Division’s Brookings Blizzard, stole the show, stopping 34 of the 36 shots he faced, helping the Jacks improve to 5-21-2 overall this season.

Taylor Portner started the scoring for Odessa Saturday, staking the Jacks to a 1-0 lead with his third goal of the season just 15 seconds into the second period. Josh Racek doubled the Odessa lead in the final minute of the second and early in the third, Jimmy Peplinski wired the eventual game-winner high to the glove side past Tornado netminder Jerry Kaukinen.

Texas responded in the final stanza, netting a pair of goals from Louie Rowe and Brandon Hawkins and despite a furious Texas rally in the closing moments, the Jackalopes held on for a signiture win.

Next up for the Jacks, it’s a two-game weekend homestand with the Jacks taking on the Corpus Christi IceRays for the first time this season. Friday’s game at Ector County Coliseum will be just the third South Division clash for the Jacks this year not vs. the NAHL’s top three teams, Topeka, Amarillo and Texas.

 

 

JACKS 2012 HOLIDAY TOUR SET FOR DECEMBER 20TH

Long a staple of the Jackalopes’ annual community calendar, the 2012 Jacks Holiday Tour will take place Thursday, December 20th and feature stops at Medical Center Hospital, Wal Mart East in Odessa, the West Texas Food Bank and Music City Mall.

Jacks players will visit patients at MCH’s pediatric ward from 1-2 pm, then pitch in to help the Salvation Army raise money at Wal Mart East from 2-3 before dropping off a donation to the West Texas Food Bank at 3 pm and wrap up the tour by meeting fans, handing out prizes, ticket vouchers and taking photos with mall patrons at Music City Mall in Odessa starting at 4 pm.

For more information on the Jacks 2012 Holiday Tour, contact the Jackalopes front office at 432-552-7825.

 

 

HELP THE JACKS AND THE WEST TEXAS FOOD BANK

As part of the Jackalopes 2012 Holiday Tour, the Jacks will be making a donation of non-perishable food to the West Texas Food Bank in Odessa, but the team needs your help!

Bring a non-perishable food item to the Jacks’ main office at 4201 Andrews Hwy. in Odessa by Wednesday, December 19th and receive a special gift from the Jackalopes!

Get into the spirit of giving with the Odessa Jackalopes and the West Texas Food Bank and Happy Holidays from the Jacks!

 

 

NEXT HOME GAME/PROMOTION:

Be one of the first 1,000 fans through the gates on Friday, December 21st and take home your very own Jackalopes team poster! Then, on Saturday, don’t miss out on Jackalopes team pennant giveaway night, proudly presented by Salisbury Industries.

 

 

JACKS SCORING LEADERS

# PLAYER P GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP PPA SH SHA GWG SHOTS S%
19 Cornellier, Lawrence    F 28 14 13 27 -13 66 7 4 0 0 2 74 .189
17 Doucet, Ryan    F 28 6 14 20 -10 18 2 5 0 0 0 68 .088
11 Krogman, Jalen    F 24 1 11 12 -14 4 0 6 0 0 0 19 .053
9 Portner, Taylor    F 22 3 7 10 -6 68 0 2 0 0 0 29 .103
18 Minx, Tyler    D 21 3 7 10 -15 94 0 2 0 0 1 52 .058
12 Olguin, Anthony F 22 4 3 7 -12 8 1 0 0 0 0 20 .200
10 Racek, Josh F 22 5 1 6 -18 0 0 0 0 0 1 39 .128
26 Volonnino, Matt F 17 3 3 6 -8 13 0 0 0 0 0 24 .125
       (TOTALS)     18 3 3 6 -8 13 0 0 0 0 0 24 .125
20 Haydon, Steven    F 23 2 3 5 -12 47 1 0 0 0 0 29 .069
22 Mezzano, Mike    D 22 0 5 5 -11 10 0 1 0 0 0 29 .000

 

 

SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS

Team GP W L OTL PTS PCT GF GA PIM HOME AWAY
Amarillo 29 23 3 3 49 .845 125 61 553 11-1-1 12-2-2
Texas 33 22 10 1 45 .682 126 90 676 9-6-1 13-4-0
Topeka 31 19 7 5 43 .694 98 69 757 9-5-3 10-2-2
Corpus Christi 28 11 12 5 27 .482 82 100 707 5-10-1 6-2-4
Wichita Falls 29 10 17 2 22 .379 78 108 483 4-7-1 6-10-1
Odessa 28 5 21 2 12 .214 54 122 545 1-12-1 4-9-1