UHL Elmira Jackals Advance to the Colonial Cup

By Steve Feldman

In the first round of the playoffs they faced off against the fourth seed New Haven Knights. The Knights finished the regular season with a record of 34-29-11 for 79 points. Head to head this past season the Jackals won the series with a record of 8-6-1 against the Knights.

The Jackals were able to handle the Knights in the best of five series by winning the first three games. The Jackals scored 12 goals while allowing 6 goals up. The Jackals picked up the shutout in game 2.

In the Eastern Conference Finals the Jackals faced off against the B.C. Icemen. The Icemen finished in second place with a record of 39-27-8 for 86 points, 12 points behind the Jackals. Head to head during the regular season the Jackals won the series 10-6-4.

In the best of seven series the Jackals went 4-1 for the win and to advance to the Colonial Cup Finals. The first game went into overtime before the Jackals won the game 2-1. In game two it was the Jackals who won again by one goal, but were able to take the win in regulation time. The two teams then moved to B.C. for the next two games. Game 4 saw the Icemen drop their third straight game by one goal, and giving them a commanding 3-0 lead in the series.

Game 5 saw the Icemen fight to stay alive and were able to win the game by two goals. After the game the two teams than went back to Elmira for the next game.

In game 5 the Jackals advanced to the Colonial cup finals winning the game 6-4. This was the biggest winning margin for the Jackals during this series.

The Jackals are now waiting to see who they will face in the finals from the west. The Quad City Mallards and the Muskegon Fury, the top two teams in the Western Conference are tied at 2-2. The Mallards have two of the remaining three games on home ice.