Fifth place IceRays sweep Odessa over weekend, Jacks force OT Fri. earn point
Odessa, TX – The Odessa Jackalopes swept Corpus Christi in their first matchup back on Nov. 13-14, but the IceRays found redemption on Thursday and Friday. In both games Odessa broke through for the first goal but couldn’t hold onto the first-period advantage. On Thursday, Jon Russell collected his first goal as a Jack in his second game at 6:46 of the first. Nathan Bryer and Mason Krueger responded for Corpus in the opening frame to give the Rays a 2-1 lead, before Hampus Sjodahl tied the game at 15:42 of the first. Colton Meekhof recaptured the lead for Corpus in the second and neither team would score again. After the 3-2 loss on Thursday, the Jacks looked for a series split in game two. After Brandon Tucker got the Jacks on the board early, Corpus again countered, this time netting three unanswered goals including two by Andy McGlynn. After Connor Stuart had scored his first goal as a Jack before the end of the first, Eric Carreras tied it 3-3 in the second on the power play. Corpus regained its lead shortly thereafter. In the third, Oliver Celec forced overtime with a long-distance slap shot. In the extra time, Tobias Kircher split the jacks defense and beat Gunner Rivers to get the overtime winner and complete the sweep.
Harvard commit’ Russell producing for Jacks
In his first two games with the Jacks, ex-Des Moines Buccaneer forward (USHL) Jon Russell, 17, has found a quick comfort level in the Permian Basin. Russell collected points in his first two games with the Jacks including a goal on Friday night versus Corpus. Russell, who attended the Jacks camp in the summer, is committed to play at Harvard in 2017-18.
Holiday-Spirit Filled Promotions Weekend
Both Jacks games this weekend on Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec.12 will feature special promotions. Every game from 6-7 p.m. is half-priced beer and on Friday and Saturday the Jacks will wear specialty Permian Panther Jerseys and have the Permian band in attendance. Saturday is the Teddy Bear Toss and Santa Claus appearance, plus, Permian Panther Jersey auction following Saturday’s game.
Jacks and Dash App partner up for Jersey Auctions
The Odessa Jackalopes are proud to announce partnership with Dash Auctions. Dash is an application software that provides live auctions to the public. Currently, Odessa has seven Permian Panther Mojo themed Jackalopes jersey's that can be bid on by simply downloading the app and clicking on the Jacks logo. A portion of the Jersey sales will go to the Permian Panther Booster Club, which will provide funds for band travel expenses. The current Jersey’s up for auction are Derek Brown, Brandon Tucker, Dean Shatzer, Gunner Rivers, Luck Schultz and Matthew Rypien. Bid right now!
Listen live to the Jacks on Classic Rock 102.1 FM and watch on Fasthockey.com
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