Jackalopes Announce 2020-21 Schedule

ODESSA, TX – The Odessa Jackalopes, in partnership with the North American Hockey League, are proud to announce their schedule for the 2020-2021 season. This season will mark Odessa’s 10th as a member of the NAHL and will consist of a 52-game schedule against teams in the South Division such as the Amarillo Bulls, Lone […]

Jackalopes complete trade with Kenai River

ODESSA, TX – On Tuesday, the Odessa Jackalopes announced the completion of a trade with the Kenai River Brown Bears of the Central Division. The trade sees the Jackalopes trade goaltender Jon Howe and a 2021 tender to the Brown Bears in exchange for forward Nick Siffringer.   Siffringer played most of last season with […]

Jackalopes add Max Ruoho in Springfield Dispersal Draft

ODESSA, TX — The Odessa Jackalopes announced on Friday that they have added defenseman Max Ruoho in the Springfield Jr. Blues dispersal draft. Ruoho, a native of Madison, Wisconsin, played last season with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres with the Ontario Junior Hockey League. Ruoho had 42 points (1 goal, 41 assists) in 52 games last […]

Jackalopes complete trade with Johnstown

ODESSA, TX – The Odessa Jackalopes announced on Monday that they have completed a trade with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the East Division. The trade sends forward Anthony Mastromonica in exchange for defenseman Nick Chiocca, as well as a 2020 tender and a 4th round pick in the 2021 North American Hockey League entry draft. […]

Being a Billet Family

re some of the most important people in a junior hockey organization? Is it the coaches? The front office staff? The fans? While the former are certainly all correct, what’s missing from the list is the billet families. The pseudo families who are responsible for the care and supervision of young hockey players while away […]

Jackalopes conclude successful Main Camp

CHICAGO – The Odessa Jackalopes concluded their main camp in Chicago yesterday after five days of evaluation and competition. The camp saw around 400 players and goalies take part including this summer’s draft picks, tenders and returning players from last year’s Jackalopes squad. “Camp went really well,” said Jackalopes assistant coach Adam Phillips. “We had […]

North American Hockey League Announces Start Date

The North American Hockey League announced on Monday that the league would start their regular season on Friday, October 9 of this year. The league plans to play a full season and plans to release team schedules around the 1st of September according to the league press release. The NAHL has stated that they will […]

Jackalopes add Nate Skidmore to coaching staff

ODESSA, TX – The Odessa Jackalopes are proud to announce that they have added Nate Skidmore to the Jackalopes staff as an assistant and goaltender coach. Skidmore played four years at the Jr. A level before moving on to play at the State University of New York at Potsdam College for four years with the […]

Jacks take nine in 2020 NAHL Entry Draft

ODESSA, TX — On Tuesday, July 21 the North American Hockey League held it’s 2020 Entry Draft. The Odessa Jackalopes had the 2nd overall pick and took nine players, including five college commits, to help bolster the ranks heading into the Jackalopes main camp and fall training camp. The Odessa Jackalopes are proud to introduce […]

Jackalopes Tender Forward Boston Bird

ODESSA, TX – The Odessa Jackalopes are excited to announce they have tendered forward Boston Bird for the 2020-21 season. Bird, a native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, stands at 5’11’’, weighs 185 lbs and is a right-handed shot. Bird is coming off his first season with the OCN Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Bird […]