Weekend split as Elmira Jackals host Evansville IceMen and Cornell alum Kennedy

January 13, 2013

A little something for everyone? Elmira fans and Cornell fans each got something to be happy about with this weekend's hockey doubleheader between the Elmira Jackals and the visiting Evansville IceMen. The pair of overtime games ended in a 3-2 Elmira win on Friday night and a 4-3 Evansville win on Saturday night.

Cornell alum Patrick Kennedy skating for the Evansville IceMen in Elmira this weekend. 14850 Photo.Cornell alum Patrick Kennedy skating for the Evansville IceMen in Elmira this weekend. 14850 Photo.Former Cornell player Patrick Kennedy has been playing for the southwest Indiana ECHL team, a minor pro affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kennedy has seven goals and eight assists on the season to date.

Both teams have been affected by the impending end of the NHL lockout, with each losing players to their AHL affiliates this weekend. An Evansville goalie was recalled on Saturday morning to the Springfield Falcons, the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate, and six Elmira players were called up to the Binghamton Senators.

Elmira is on the road for two games at Cincinnati and Kalamazoo this Tuesday and Wednesday, before returning home to host Trenton at First Arena on Friday, January 18th. Cornell fans have to wait until Friday the 25th for a home men's ice hockey contest. The Big Red women are home this Tuesday against Syracuse at 7pm, then host St. Lawrence and Clarkson on Friday at 7 and Saturday at 4, respectively.

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