Jacks run out of time in Amarillo

AMARILLO, TX — It was one of those games that the Jackalopes have seen many times this season. They showed resiliency, grit and courage and their comeback attempt made serious headway. If periods were 25 minutes long instead of 20, it stands to reason Odessa would’ve tied the game late. Unfortunately, the Jackalopes just ran […]

A New Normal: COVID-19 and Sports Episode 10

In the latest edition of A New Normal, Jackalopes broadcaster Jason Ruff sits down with head coach Jason Fortier to discuss the future of the Odessa Jackalopes. Fortier reveals his plans and visions for the future of the organization, both in the near and long term, and shares why Odessa was an attractive option to him […]

Jackalopes Prepare for NAHL Draft

In just under a week, the North American Hockey League will host its annual Entry Draft. The Jackalopes are looking forward to building a world class roster with the second overall pick of the draft. This will mark the first such draft for Jackalopes Head Coach Jason Fortier and the second for Assistant Coach Adam […]

A New Normal: COVID-19 and Sports Episode 6

In the latest edition of his “A New Normal” series, Jackalopes broadcaster Jason Ruff looks at what life will be like in the new normal post pandemic and why there are reasons to be optimistic as we all adjust to life following COVID-19.Jason caught up with Jackalope veterans Isaiah Huempfner and Gramm McCormack. The Michigan […]

Jackalopes tender forward Gabriel Bennett

ODESSA, TX – The Odessa Jackalopes are proud to announce they have tendered forward Gabriel Bennett for the 2020-21 season. Bennett, a native of Findlay, Ohio, is a veteran of the famed Victory Honda U18 program and is coming off a productive season offensively. This past year Bennett was nearly a point-per-game scorer with 52 […]

Jackalopes drop weekend opener in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE , NM — The last time the Jackalopes traveled to the desert, they were able to come back and defeat the New Mexico Ice Wolves on a Friday night. This time however, history did not repeat itself. The Odessa Jackalopes (8-35-1-1) fell 4-1 to the Ice Wolves (11-29-2-3) on Friday night at the Outpost […]

Jacks fall in overtime 3-2

ODESSA, TX — It only took 23 seconds. Just 23 seconds into overtime for the Amarillo Bulls to defeat the Odessa Jackalopes on Friday night the at Ector County Coliseum. After Amarillo struck first in the late stages of the first period the Jacks fought back in the second to tie the game. After defensman […]

Jackalopes earn pre-season split in Amarillo

Amarillo, TX – In their first pre-season action of the 2018-19 campaign, the Odessa Jackalopes secured a road split in Amarillo. The Jacks lost game one on Friday by a score of 8-6, however, CJ Hapward backstopped the Jacks to a hard fought 4-2 victory on Saturday. Hapward made 41 saves in his first pre-season […]

2018-19 Regular-Season Schedule Announced

Jacks Open on Road at Topeka on Sept. 13; Home Oct. 26 Odessa, TX – The Odessa Jackalopes, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), have released their 2018-19 schedule in compliance with league rules. The 2018-19 season marks the 23rd year of hockey in the Permian Basin and the eighth year in […]

Jason Ruff new voice of Jackalopes

Odessa, TX (June 26, 2018) – The Odessa Jackalopes have officially hired Jason Ruff as the club’s new Broadcasting and Media Relations Director. “I am very excited to be a part of the Jackalopes family and to represent the great hockey fans of Odessa and the Permian Basin,” said Ruff. A graduate of Michigan State […]