Buffalo Sports Day

Jackals Score Four Unanswered To Silence The Cyclones

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ELMIRA, NY – February 6, 2015 –  The Jackals scored four unanswered goals and powered past the Cyclones, 4-1, in an emotional, penalty-filled contest tonight at First Arena.

The Cyclones struck first when David Pacan redirected Michael Quinn’s point shot past Travis Fullerton at 3:12 of the opening frame. Brian Nugent also earned an assist on Pacan’s sixth goal of the season. After 20 minutes, the Jackals headed into the first intermission trailing Cincinnati 1-0.

The Jackals would quickly even the score in the second period with Taylor Stefishen’s ninth goal of the season. Stefishen muscled his way down the left wing side, turned to the forehand and wristed the tying goal past Rob Madore at 1:51 of the middle frame. The Jackals would build on their momentum and take the lead at 10:37 of the period with Justin Kea’s fifth goal of the season. Mitch Holmberg and Lucas Bloodoff added the assists on Kea’s go-head marker. Off of the ensuing faceoff Justin Sawyer and Jaynen Rissling dropped the gloves at center ice and excited the crowd.

The Jackals carried their 2-1 lead into the final frame of regulation and added to it at 15:28 when Riley Wetmore blasted a slapshot past Madore for his fourth goal of the season. Lucas Bloodoff earned the lone assist. Just 13 seconds later Mike Seidel would intercept a wrap up the boards by Madore and beat him from the wall for his 14th goal of the season. As the Jackals cruised towards victory with the final buzzer sounding, mayhem ensued with gloves, sticks and helmets littering the ice. The two teams combined for 144 penalty minutes, 10 fighting majors and six misconducts.

Fullerton turned aside 30 of 31 shots faced for his 15th win of the season. Madore allowed four goals on 20 shots and was handed the loss.