Wild Rolls Jacks 2-0

Oct. 14, 2011


Jacks drop first of two in Wenatchee.

WENATCHEE, WA– In the first of a two-game set in Wenatchee, WA the Odessa Jackalopes faltered Friday, dropping a 2-0 decision to the Wenatchee Wild at Town Toyota Center in the third game of a four-game, ten-day road trip. With the loss, the Jacks fall to 3-5-2 on the season and remain tied for fourth place alongside the Corpus Christi IceRays in the NAHL’s South Division standings.

After a scoreless first period, Wenatchee struck first in the second, as Dallas native Trace Redmond put the Wild on top 1-0 on his first goal of the season, a breakaway wrister that beat Jacks goalie Connor Hellebuyck high to the glove side. About twelve minutes later, a Jackalopes turnover resulted in another breakaway chance for the Wild, as Chris Kerr scored his first goal of the year as well, putting Wenatchee up by a pair.

Despite being held scoreless for the duration of the game, the Jacks managed to outshoot the Wild 31-23. It’s the third time this season Odessa has managed to outshoot an opponent, but lose the game. The special teams were a non-factor tonight for both teams, as the Jacks went 0 for 3 on the power play and the Wild were 0 for 1.

The Odessa Jackalopes celebrate their 15th Anniversary in 2011-12 and drop the puck on their inaugural campaign as a member of the North American Hockey League.  Season tickets, mini-plans, and single game tickets are available by calling (432) 552-7825 or by visiting the Jacks online at www.jackalopes.org.

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