Elmira Wins Six In A Row, Takes Over First In North

Returning home after a five-game trip through the South Division, the expansion Elmira Jackals won three games in three days to extend their team record winning streak to six games and move into first place in the North Division at 12-5-1 with 25 points.

The Jackals, who will travel to Dayton on Tuesday and Cincinnati on Wednesday, are 5-2-0 on the road and 7-3-1 at home. Cincinnati is second in the North at 10-5-1 and 21 points while Dayton is 7-6-2.

Dan LaCosta is 4-0-0 during the streak and has allowed only one goal in three of his four starts for a goals-against average of 1.47 and a save percentage of .962. Joel Martin is 2-0-0 during the streak with a shutout, a goals-against average of 0.48 and a save percentage of .976. In his last six starts, Martin is 5-1-0 with two shutouts and has allowed three goals or less five times. Martin leads the ECHL with eight wins and is tied for the lead with two shutouts while his goals-against average of 2.36 is tied for eighth. LaCosta is third in the league with a save percentage of .935 and sixth in goals-against average at 2.24.

Brett Pilkington, who was acquired from Mississippi on Nov. 16, leads Elmira during the six-game winning streak with three goals, seven assists and 10 points, including tying his career bests with three assists and four points on Nov. 23 against Trenton. Rookie defenseman Jon Landry has seven assists and eight points during the streak, including a four-game assist streak (5a) and four-game point streak (1g-5a). Rookie left wing Shawn Weller has a three-game goal streak (3g) and three-game point streak (3g-3a) including career highs with three assists and four points against Trenton on Nov. 23.

Kevin Ulanski leads Elmira with nine assists and 13 points while rookie Pierre-Luc Faubert is tied for the team lead with seven goals and second with 12 points and three power-play goals.