By Joe Mink
ELMIRA, N.Y. – The Elmira Jackals took it one step further in the playoffs this season, claiming the franchise’s first ECHL playoff series after falling in the first round a year ago.
After winning on Trenton’s home ice in Game 7 to take the American North semifinals series 4-3, the Jackals hit the skids against the defending champion Cincinnati Cyclones, losing four straight games.
That outcome has Elmira coach Steve Martinson considering his approach for next season.
“I thought we had a team good enough to beat anybody in the playoffs. But we didn’t play well enough to win,” he said. “It’s not about potential, it’s what you do.”