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TRENTON DEVILS (13-17-0-3, 29pts) vs ELMIRA JACKALS (17-12-5-0, 39pts) Game 34 ◦ Friday, January 14, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

# Name

IR IR

IR

AHL

IR

X

2 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 34 36

T.J. Miller Andy Thomas Justin Coutu Martin Nolet Trevor Kell Tony Zancanaro Myles Stoesz Darcy Zajac Matt Lombardi Matt Vokes Ryan Ginand Dan Charleston Ryan Hayes Brad Miller Kory Nagy Kyle Kucharski Taylor Vichorek J.S. Berube Jeremy Akeson Dave Leaderer Justin Pender Jordon Southorn Chase Watson Jeff Prough Mike Potacco

# Name IR AHL

1 Jeff Lerg 31 Shane Connelly 35 Dave Caruso # Name

AHL AHL AHL

AHL AHL

2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 16 17 18 19 20 23 25 27 28 29 37 71 93

Jody Pederson R.J. Anderson Brennan Turner Patrick Coulombe Jamie Fraser Eric Lampe Oren Eizeman Yannick Tifu David Inman John de Gray Jon Mirasty Michael Dubuc Ryan Hillier Corey Cowick Kevin DeVergiglio Dustin Cameron Tyler Donati Andrew SweetJustin Donati Josh Brittain Eric Regan A.J. Perry Brian Lebler Brock McBride

# Name

Pos. Sh.

D D D D F F F F F F F F F D F F F F F D D D F F F

L R L L R L R R R R L L R R L L R L L L L L L R R

Pos. Ct.

G G G

L L L

Pos. Sh.

D D D D D F F F D D F F F F F F F F F F D F F F

L R L L L L L L R L L L R L R L L L R L R L L L

Pos. Ct.

1 Daren Machesney G 35 Marco Cousineau G

L L

Trenton Devils GP G A

Hometown

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

6'4 6'2 6'0 6'3 6’0 5’5 6’1 6'1 5’11 6’1 5’9 5'8 5'10 5’10 5’11 6’3 6’8 6’3 6’2 5'11 6’4 6'3 6’0 5’10 5’10

210 210 205 205 185 170 210 200 200 190 180 180 180 170 195 200 250 195 210 190 215 200 195 180 185

09.15.86 11.14.85 11.19.84 10.02.86 06.23.86 06.04.82 02.15.87 09.23.86 11.09.87 09.03.85 04.01.86 11.27.84 06.04.89 01.31.86 10.12.89 03.06.87 08.25.88 06.20.90 11.26.84 07.31.86 10.25.88 05.15.90 10.23.82 04.20.86 06.14.84

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

5’6 5'9 6’1

155 04.09.86 Livonia, MI 8 5 180 03.16.87 Cheltenham, PA 11 2 205 06.18.82 Roswell, GA 16 5

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

6-3 6-0 6-3 5-9 6-1 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-2 6-4 5-10 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-2 5-10 6-5 6-3 5-11 6-3 5-10

205 195 220 180 200 170 190 193 211 209 220 177 198 201 190 183 180 204 180 230 200 195 220 192

03.14.85 07.16.86 12.05.86 04.23.85 11.17.85 03.31.86 03.27.85 10.12.84 03.08.87 03.14.88 06.04.82 06.29.88 01.25.88 01.08.89 01.01.86 04.28.89 10.17.86 10.21.86 10.17.86 01.03.90 05.20.88 01.12.87 07.16.88 10.18.86

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

6-0 6-0

185 12.13.86 Hamilton, ON 200 11.09.89 St. Lazare, PQ

Placentia, CA Bow, NH Maple Ridge, BC Quebec City, PQ Thunder Bay, ON Trenton, MI Steinbach, MB Winnipeg, MAN Milton, MA Auburn, MA Milford, MA Oak Forest, IL Syracuse, NY Alpharetta, GA Walsingham, ON Saugus, MA Moose Lake, MN Matane, PQ Ottawa, ON Rochester, NY St. Johns, NL Montreal, PQ Media, PA Dearborn Heights, MI Kinnelon, NJ Hometown

GP W

L OTL SOL SO GAA

3 7 8

0 1 0

0 1 2

0 2 1 7 0 0 5 10 0 2 0 11 2 3 7 3 6 15 11 1 7 8 0 3

1 9 8 14 3 4 13 21 0 7 0 10 4 4 12 2 7 4 30 3 16 13 0 8

Elmira Jackals GP G A

Hometown

Smithers, BC Lino Lakes, MN Foam Lake, SK St. Fabien, PQ Sarnia, ON Madison, WI Toronto, ON Brossard, PQ San Diego, CA Markham, ON Flying Dust, SK Halifax, NS Granby, PQ Gloucester, ON Sterling Heights, MI Saskatoon, SK Oakville, ON Bonavista, NF Oakville, ON Milton, ON Whitby, ON Peterborough, ON Penticton, BC Cornwall, ON Hometown

PTS +/- PIM Notes

20 1 5 6 -10 6 26 1 3 4 -12 17 30 1 11 12 -5 59 14 2 1 3 4 10 10 6 6 12 5 4 22 3 8 11 -4 27 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 2 6 8 2 11 31 9 6 15 -6 18 7 3 5 8 0 4 32 15 21 36 5 14 11 4 8 12 -6 37 30 14 15 29 -5 16 17 4 8 12 3 4 22 4 6 10 -5 13 13 0 1 1 -8 18 31 2 7 9 2 52 25 8 10 18 -1 40 31 6 6 12 -12 44 29 4 8 12 -11 20 31 2 7 9 -15 32 15 0 2 2 -8 18 17 0 9 9 -8 4 33 12 11 23 -17 32 9 0 1 1 0 0

19 26 32 30 12 8 13 34 0 23 4 14 22 18 32 19 12 28 32 11 32 32 7 9

GP W

0 4

0 0

Drafted by Washington Capitals 4th round, '05 Scratched last 2 games, Placed on 3-day IR, 1/11 Placed on 21-day IR, 11/29 Returned to Trenton from AHL, 01/11 Played 110 consecutive games at Providence College Loaned from Albany 1/11; 97 PIM in 19 ECHL GP in ‘09-10 Returned to Trenton from AHL, 01/11 4 goals last 8 games Placed on 21-day IR, 12/18 Tied for 7th in ECHL scoring 3 goals, 3 assists during 6-game point streak Goals last 2 games 8 points in 10 games since Trenton debut, 12/12 Recorded assist for AHL-Albany, 12/18 at Norfolk Attended Phillips Academy in Andover, MA Four assists and +1 in December (12 GP) Recalled to AHL-Albany, 12/31 Two empty-net goals this season UMASS-Amherst school record for career GP w/ 149 Assist Sunday at South Carolina Placed on 21-day IR, 12/07 Recorded two, 3-assist games this season 3 goals, 3 assists last 5 games Released from SPC, 1/13

SV% Notes

0 3.42 0.888 0 2.84 0.901 0 3.33 0.907

Last played 11/24 at Florida 2-0 in 2 games played for Elmira earlier this season One of game's 3 stars in each of last 2 games

PTS +/- PIM Notes

1 11 9 21 3 4 18 31 0 9 0 21 6 7 19 5 13 19 41 4 23 21 0 11

-9 +1 +3 +6 -4 +2 +11 +6 0 +5 -1 +8 -3 -3 -12 -6 -2 -1 -8 +1 -1 +5 +1 +1

L OTL SOL SO GAA

12 2 9 21 10 6

Placed on 21-day IR, 12/17; Reactivated today

6 12 86 18 49 0 6 62 0 32 43 19 2 30 62 15 32 10 32 15 31 26 22 4

Returned from AHL-Worcester Sharks, 12/08 Drafted by Philadelphia, 4th round, '04 Leads team w/ 86 PIM Goal last game, 1/12 vs. Toledo Recalled by AHL-Houston Aeros, 01/08 Loaned to AHL-Syracuse Crunch, 01/02 Recalled by Hartford (now Connecticut), 11/25 5g, 6a vs. Trenton this season Signed by Elmira today; played four seasons at Yale Recalled by Syracuse Crunch, 1/10 751 PIM in 184 GP w/ AHL-Syracuse Loaned to Rochester Americans, 11/25 Drafted by NY Rangers, 3rd round, '06 Loaned from AHL-Binghamton Senators, 12/11 1st multi-goal game this season, 1/07 vs. Kalamazoo 3 games played since returning from IR Led ECHL w/ 114 points last season 2 hat tricks at Trenton this season 3rd in ECHL scoring Recalled by AHL-Syracuse, 01/02 2g, 2a Jan. 7 vs. Kalamazoo Teammates w/ Trevor Kell for London Knights (OHL) Loaned from AHL-Syracuse Crunch, 12/29 Loaned to AHL-Houston Aeros, 12/28

SV% Notes

0 3.79 0.881 0 3.37 0.889

Returned from AHL Binghamton Senators, 1/08 49 career wins w/ Baie Comeau (QMJHL)


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TRENTON DEVILS (13-17-0-3, 29pts) vs ELMIRA JACKALS (17-12-5-0, 39pts) Game 34 ◦ Friday, January 14, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ Eastern Conference Standings ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

Reading Elmira Trenton

33 34 33

22 17 13

9 12 17

Greenville South Carolina Florida Gwinnett

36 37 41 40

24 21 21 18

10 14 18 17

Wheeling Cincinnati Kalamazoo Toledo

35 35 33 33

19 15 14 13

14 13 15 17

SOUTH

NORTH

GP

GP

W

W

Western Conference Standings MOUNTAIN

GP

W

Utah Alaska Idaho Victoria

37 33 38 37

22 21 16 14

11 10 15 20

Las Vegas Bakersfield Stockton Ontario

32 35 32 34

20 18 15 11

9 16 11 22

PACIFIC

GP

W

2 5 0

1 1 0 1

0 5 2 2

3 2 2 1

2 1 2 0

0 0 3

1 1 2 4

2 2 2 1

1 0 5 2

1 0 4 1

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

46 39 29

0.697 0.574 0.439

108 119 104

93 113 121

509 755 536

9-5-1-0 9-8-3-0 7-9-0-2

13-4-1-0 8-4-2-0 6-8-0-1

50 44 44 41

0.694 0.595 0.537 0.512

127 104 132 107

85 97 124 126

529 489 697 710

14-4-1-0 14-5-1-1 10-7-0-1 11-7-0-1

10-6-0-1 7-9-0-0 11-11-0-1 7-10-1-3

40 37 32 29

0.571 0.529 0.485 0.439

118 99 111 92

104 111 126 111

614 671 561 597

11-8-0-1 6-8-1-1 7-8-0-0 7-9-0-1

8-6-0-1 9-5-4-1 7-7-2-2 6-8-2-0

PCT

PCT

PCT

GF

GF

GF

GA

GA

GA

PIM

PIM

PIM

HOME

HOME

HOME

48 44 39 31

0.649 0.667 0.513 0.419

110 105 106 103

97 77 108 118

767 404 564 802

7-7-2-0 13-4-2-0 7-6-0-4 6-11-1-1

15-4-1-1 8-6-0-0 9-9-2-1 8-9-0-1

43 37 36 23

0.672 0.529 0.562 0.338

100 105 95 88

87 109 97 129

466 710 647 659

9-4-1-0 10-7-1-0 7-5-1-2 3-14-0-1

11-5-1-1 8-9-0-0 8-6-1-2 8-8-0-0

PCT

GF

GA

Today in the ECHL Elmira Jackals (17-12-5) at Trenton Devils (13-17-3) 7 p.m. ET · Yannick Tifu leads Elmira against the Devils with 11 points (5g-6a). · Trenton’s Ryan Ginand leads the league with 212 shots. · Jackals are second on the penalty kill on the road at 91.3 percent (63-for-69). · Devils are 9-2-0 when leading after two periods. Gwinnett Gladiators (18-17-5) at Greenville Road Warriors (24-10-2) 7:05 p.m. ET · Michael Forney leads Gwinnett against the Road Warriors with 14 points (5g-9a). · Greenville’s Marc-Olivier Vallerand is tied for third among rookies with 15 goals. · Gladiators are 10-5-4 when outshooting their opponent. · Road Warriors are tied for second with eight shorthanded goals. Toledo Walleye (13-17-3) at Reading Royals (22-9-2) 7:05 p.m. ET · Toledo’s Zack Torquato is fifth among rookies with 19 assists. · Reading’s Ben Gordon is second in plus-minus with a +18. · Walleye are 9-1-1 when leading after two periods. · Royals are 13-2-2 when scoring first. Florida Everblades (21-18-2) at South Carolina Stingrays (21-14-2) 7:05 p.m. ET · Florida’s Francis Lemieux is second with 45 points (17g-28a). · South Carolina’s Rob Ricci is on a four-game goal streak since Jan. 4 (7g). · Everblades lead the league with nine shorthanded goals. · Stingrays are third with 28.65 shots-against per game. Wheeling Nailers (19-14-2) at Cincinnati Cyclones (15-13-7) 7:30 p.m. ET · Nick Petersen leads Wheeling against the Cyclones with six goals and 11 points. · Cincinnati’s T.J. Fast is tied for second among defensemen with five power-play goals. · Nailers are 15-5-1 when scoring first. · Cyclones are 11-1-3 when leading after two periods. Stockton Thunder (15-11-6) at Utah Grizzlies (22-11-4) 7:05 p.m. MT · Stockton’s Bretton Cameron has six goals in his last six games. · Utah’s Kevin Deeth is tied for the lead among rookies with 21 assists. · Thunder are 11-3-4 when scoring first. · Grizzlies are first on the power play at 22.9 percent (43-for-188). Victoria Salmon Kings (14-20-3) at Idaho Steelheads (16-15-7) 7:10 p.m. MT · Victoria’s David Shantz is first in minutes played (1,616) and saves (796). · Kael Mouillierat leads Idaho against the Salmon Kings with eight goals and 16 points. · Salmon Kings are 13-1-0 when leading after two periods. · Steelheads are second on the penalty kill at home at 92.5 percent (62-for-67). Alaska Aces (21-10-2) at Bakersfield Condors (18-16-1) 7 p.m. PT · Alaska’s Scott Howes is on a seven-game point streak since Dec. 29 (6g-9a). · Pascal Morency leads Bakersfield against the Aces with three points (3g-0a). · Aces are 13-3-1 when scoring first. · Condors are 9-3-1 in one-goal games. Ontario Reign (11-22-1) at Las Vegas Wranglers (20-9-3) 7:05 p.m. PT · Dusty Collins leads Ontario against the Wranglers with four points (1g-3a). · Las Vegas’ Ryan Huddy is tied for third with 17 goals. · Reign are 7-1-1 when leading after two periods. · Wranglers are tied for second on the penalty kill at 86.6 percent (110-for-127).

PIM

HOME

STREAK

7-1-2-0 4-6-0-0 4-5-0-1

6-0-2-0 1-0-0-0 0-3-0-1

6-4-0-0 8-1-0-1 3-6-0-1 6-4-0-0

1-0-0-0 6-0-0-1 0-5-0-1 4-0-0-0

5-3-0-2 5-4-0-1 4-5-1-0 4-5-1-0

2-0-0-1 4-0-0-0 1-0-1-0 0-2-0-0

STREAK

STREAK

STREAK

7-3-0-0 8-1-1-0 4-5-0-1 3-7-0-0

0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 2-0-0-0 0-3-0-0

6-3-1-0 7-3-0-0 3-5-1-1 3-7-0-0

2-0-0-0 0-2-0-0 2-0-0-0 1-0-0-0

STREAK

Recent ECHL Scores TUE, JANUARY 11 Florida 1 at Gwinnett 2 Las Vegas 6 at Victoria 4 WED, JANUARY 12 Elmira 2 at Toledo 1 Wheeling 4 at Trenton 1 Kalamazoo 2 at Cincinnati 3 (OT) Idaho 4 at Utah 2 Alaska 2 at Ontario 3 Bakersfield 3 at Stockton 5 Las Vegas 5 at Victoria 3 THU, JANUARY 13 Florida 1 at Greenville 4 Upcoming ECHL Schedule SAT, JANUARY 15 Ontario at Bakersfield - 12:00 PM PST Toledo at Trenton - 7:00 PM EST Kalamazoo at Greenville - 7:05 PM EST Florida at Gwinnett - 7:05 PM EST Reading at Elmira - 7:35 PM EST Cincinnati at Wheeling - 8:05 PM EST Stockton at Utah - 7:05 PM MST Victoria at Idaho - 7:10 PM MST Alaska at Las Vegas - 7:05 PM PST SUN, JANUARY 16 Kalamazoo at South Carolina - 4:00 PM EST Toledo at Elmira - 4:05 PM EST Alaska at Las Vegas - 2:05 PM PST Victoria at Idaho - 7:10 PM MST MON, JANUARY 17 South Carolina at Gwinnett - 12:30 PM EST Kalamazoo at Greenville - 1:05 PM EST Trenton at Reading - 1:05 PM EST Stockton at Utah - 7:05 PM MST TUE, JANUARY 18 Wheeling at Cincinnati - 7:30 PM EST Alaska at Las Vegas - 7:05 PM PST WED, JANUARY 19 Reading at Florida - 7:30 PM EST Utah at Idaho - 7:10 PM MST Bakersfield at Ontario - 7:00 PM PST


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TRENTON DEVILS (13-17-0-3, 29pts) vs ELMIRA JACKALS (17-12-5-0, 39pts) Game 34 ◦ Friday, January 14, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

STREET PAVES THE WAY FOR WHEELING 4-1 WIN Trenton, NJ – Three different Nailers registered multiple points and Peter Delmas made 32 saves on 33 shots as Wheeling earned its fourth win in five games against the Devils this season, a 4-1 victory Wednesday at Sun National Bank Center. The loss extends the Devils’ season-high losing streak to four games, as Trenton’s record drops to 13-17-0-3. By winning their second straight, the Nailers improve to 19-14-0-2, widening Wheeling’s lead in the North Division to five points over the second place Cincinnati Cyclones. With Dave Caruso recalled to AHL-Albany, Shane Connelly started for the second time in the last three games, and took the loss after stopping 25 of the Nailers’ 29 shots against him. Connelly’s record drops to 2-7-1-1, 0-3-0-1 for the Devils, with the Cheltenham, PA native still in search of his first win in a Trenton uniform. A bright spot for the Devils in their loss Wednesday was their captain, Trevor Kell, who netted his sixth goal of the season in the second period, playing for Trenton for the first time since November 13. Ryan Ginand broke a three-game pointless streak by earning a helper on Kell’s marker, moving Ginand into a three-way tie for fifth place in ECHL scoring with 36 points. The story of the game though was the Nailers’ balanced attack, which saw Ben Street (2g, 2a), Mikael Bedard (2g, 1a) and David Urquhart (2 assists) compile multi-point games. Ben Street’s four points move him into a tie with Kael Mouillierat of the Idaho Steelheads atop the ECHL rookie-scoring race with 36 points. Earlier in the day, Street had been reassigned to the Nailers from AHL-Wilkes-Barre Scranton and Urquhart from AHL-Hamilton. But while Street was the offensive headliner, the Nailers’ strong supporting cast which entered the game with the league’s fourthranked offense, also made big contributions in the club’s first visit to Sun National Bank Center this season. Mikael Bedard scored two goals to earn him his first-career two-goal game in the ECHL, potting his first of the night 5:13 into the first period to open the scoring on an impressive setup from Street and Nick Petersen. Street made the score

2-0 10:22 later by scoring past Shane Connelly on a great fake though Devils defenders. Although it appeared as if Trevor Kell’s score - which narrowed Wheeling’s lead to 2-1 in the second period - was Trenton’s ticket back into the game, Street scored his second goal 29 seconds after Kell struck for Trenton, restoring Wheeling’s two-goal lead and putting a damper on Trenton’s comeback plans. Mikael Bedard capped the scoring at even strength 14:44 into the third period to make the score 4-1. The Devils attempt to halt their losing streak Friday night when they hose the Elmira Jackals at 7:00 p.m. This will be the eighth of 16 meetings between Trenton and Elmira this season, with the Devils having won three of the last four matchups.

A Deeper Roster

No Curtailing the Captain Through the first nine games this season, Trenton’s leading scorer, and arguably its best player, was its captain Trevor Kell. With Trenton, Kell tallied five goals and nine assists, and was a plus-six, a rating that has kept Trevor the Devils’ team leader in that category all season. Kell scored Trenton’s only goal in his return to the lineup Wednesday, after he spent 21 games with AHLAlbany, where his most noted performance was a two-point, one goal and one assist effort against goaltender Michael Leighton and the Adirondack Phantoms,

at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall December 5. A graduate of head coach Dale Hunter’s vaunted junior program with the London Knights with whom Kell won the Memorial Cup championship in 2004-05, Kell is a fourth-year pro who brings back with him to Trenton the added experience of a quarter-season tenure in the AHL. Upon his return to Trenton, besides being expected to contribute offensively, Kell brings leadership back to Trenton, as the Devils never replaced Kell as captain during his two-month absence.

Both Darcy Zajac and Myles Stoesz returned to the lineup on Wednesday night and Friday vs. Elmira, defenseman T.J. Miller will dress for the first time since December 11. Winnipeg native Darcy Zajac returned to Trenton after a 15-game stint in AHL-Albany, after playing 14 games for the T-Devils earlier this season. With Trenton, Zajac recorded his first professional goal, October 28 vs. the Gwinnett Gladiators at Sun National Bank Center. With Albany, Zajac’s lone goal came in Binghamton against the Senators on December 31. If Zajac, a former three-time member of the WCHA All-Academic team while at the University of North Dakota, can learn from his time in the AHL, Trenton will receive an improved version of a player who was already one of its best allaround forwards in the season’s first two months. Myles Stoesz’s return to Trenton came after the Steinbach, Manitoba native appeared in action with Trenton in each of the last two seasons. With the T-Devils, Stoesz has always been a physical presence, accumulating 129 penalty minutes in 30 games, including his two against Wheeling Wednesday.. Stoesz’s tendency to play the body worked in conjunction with an ability to chip in the occasional goal last season, prompting his first promotion to the AHL in his professional career. With the Devils’ AHL affiliates in Lowell last season, and Albany this season, Stoesz continued to show the attributes which earned him his call-up, registering 178 penalty minutes in 42 games. Miller, 24, is in his first season of professional hockey as a Trenton Devil in 2010-11, having played the past four seasons collegiately for Northern Michigan University (CCHA). In four seasons as a Wildcat, Miller was regularly one of his team’s top defensmen, winning the Don Waddell Award as his team’s top freshman player in 2006-07. In Miller’s first season at Northern Michigan in 2006-07, he also was first on his team among freshmen in scoring with 14 points (2g, 12a). Before his college career, the Placentia, California native played junior hockey in the BCHL for two seasons with the Surrey Eagles and the Penticton Vees, being named the league’s Defenseman of the Year in the 2005-06 season, when he netted 16 goals and 32 assists in 60 games. Originally drafted in the fourth round (107th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils, the 6-4 210lb. blue liner was born on September 15, 1986.


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TRENTON DEVILS (13-17-0-3, 29pts) vs ELMIRA JACKALS (17-12-5-0, 39pts) Game 34 ◦ Friday, January 14, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

Rolling with the Punches: Devils v. Jackals Round 8

The Devils take on the Jackals for the eighth time this season Friday at SunCenter. After dropping the first three meetings, the Devils have won three of the last four matchups with their division rival. The Jackals are second in the Atlantic Division, seven points behind the Reading Royals, but 10 points ahead of third-place Trenton. Elmira is led offensively by Justin Donati who is third in the ECHL with 41 points (11g, 30a). Although the Jackals have won only four of their last 10 games, Elmira comes to Trenton fresh off a 2-1 Wednesday night victory in Toledo in which Justin Donati potted his first goal since December 18 when he scored twice, also against Toledo. Trenton’s lineup got a boost Wednesday with forwards Trevor Kell, Myles Stoesz and Darcy Zajac coming down from AHL-Albany, and Trenton’s defense gets a shot in the arm Friday with the return of T.J. Miller from 21-day injured reserve. Miller was placed on IR in mid December and has missed the last 11 games after appearing in 20 of Trenton’s first 22 contests. Goalie Dave Caruso remains in Albany. Elmira has made several transactions in the last week, including Friday’s signing of former Yale defeneman David Inman and the return of forward Brock McBride from AHL-Houston. Meanwhile, the Jackals are without defenseman John de Gray, forward Jamie Fraser and Trenton’s #18 Ryan Hayes battles with Elmira’s #5 Patrick Coloumbe. goalie Mike Broduer who were each reassigned to AHL clubs. Wheeling Scouting Report * Elmira’s offense has scored 119 goals, which is the fourth most in the Eastern Conference. Trenton has 104, which is tied for seventh most. * The Jackals have given up 113 markers, which is seventh in the conference, while the Devils’ 109 goals-against are eighth. * Against each other, the Jackals have scored 31 times, and the Devils 23 times against Elmira, translating into a season series which has seen the Jackals win four of the first even meetings. Trenton however has won three of the last four head-to-head contests. * Elmira holds slight edges over the Devils in both special teams’ categories, with the Jackals’ power play sitting ninth (17%) and penalty kill eighth (84.4%). Trenton’s PP ranks 11th, but at 16.7%, is only .3% behind Elmira’s. The Devils PK trails the Jackals’ PK by only .9%, with its 83.5% ranking 11th in the ECHL. * The Jackals’ leading point scorer is Justin Donati, whose 41 points (11g, 30a) rank third in the ECHL, a season after he finished second in ECHL scoring with 104 points (42g, 62a). Lasts easin, Justin Donati trailed only his brother and teammate, Tyler, who led the ECHL in scoring with 114 points (38g, 76a) in 2009-10. This season, Tyler Donati has six goals and seven assists in 13 games with Elmira, having missed a huge portion of the Jackals’ games due to injuries, and a stint in the AHL with the Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale. * Marco Cousineau has been the Jackals’ top goaltender all season. Cousineau is 1-1 against Trenton, and 10-6-4 overall. Daren Machesney and Zane Kalemba have also seen action in the season series, with the pair of puck-stoppers having been traded for each other on December 7, when Elmira received Machesney from Victoria for Kalemba, a native of Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

Trenton Scouting Report * Ryan Ginand leads Trenton scorers with 36 points (15g, 21a) in 32 games. Ginand has three goals and two assists in the last two games against the Jackals, including a hat trick at Elmira December 17. After three-game drought in South Carolina, Ginand picked up an assist vs. Wheeling Wednesday. * Ginand leads the ECHL in shots on goal (212) besting the second most frequent shooter in the league, Wheeling’s Ben Street (155). * Shane Connelly has started two of the last three games for the Devils, and is expecting to get the nod Friday. Trenton’s usual starter, Dave Caruso, was called up to AHL-Albany earlier in the week to fill in for a sidelined Jeff Frazee. * Trenton’s Myles Stoesz recorded 47 of his 97 penalty minutes last season against the Elmira Jackals over a span of five games. * Justin Coutu appeared in the first 30 games of the season for Trenton, but has been out for the last three with an injury. The defenseman leads the Devils in penalty minutes with 59. The only player to dress for every Trenton game this season is forward Jeff Prough. * Trevor Kell has recorded points in his last four games for Trenton, a streak that began November 5 and was put on hold while he was promoted to AHL-Albany. In his first game back in Trenton Wednesday vs. Wheeling, Kell scored fifth goal of the season. * Dan Charleston did not record a point in Wednesday’s game vs. Wheeling, only the second time in 11 games this year he’s been scoreless. * The Devils play their 19th home game of the season Friday, marking the beginning of the second half of their 36-game home schedule. Trenton reaches the halfway point of the season overall on Monday vs. Reading, the team’s 36th of 72 games this regular season.

A Rematch of Enforcers

Friday night’s game re-news a rivalry between two of the toughest pugilists in minor league hockey: Trenton’s Myles Stoesz and Elmira’s Jon Mirasty. Stoesz and Mirasty had one of the most ferocious battles in hockey last March 12 while both were in the AHL, and tonight will be the first time the two will be on the same ice since that battle nearly ten months ago. When Albany hosted Syracuse November 12 of this season, Stoesz made his season debut, but Mirasty was scratched for the Crunch. On Wednesday, Stoesz played his first game with Trenton this season, and his two penalty minutes against Wheeling gave him 129 in 30

career games for the T-Devils. Among Stoesz’s 169 games as a pro, 42 came with the Devils’ affiliates in Lowell and Albany over the last two seasons. A total of 756 career penalty minutes averages to 5.9 per game. Jon “Nasty” Mirasty arrived in Elmira from the Syracuse Crunch December 31, and in four games with the Jackals, he has accumulated 43 penalty minutes and received a two-game suspension for his actions in Saturday’s game in Kalamazoo; Friday is his first game back. Mirasty has spent the last four seasons with Syracuse, amassing a total of 751 minutes in the sin-bin over 184 games, 4.1 per game.

Devils Extra 2011_01_14 Game 34 vs Elmira  

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