Division Notes: Jackals Lose, Courchaine Shipped Out

With Trenton not picking up play again until this weekend — they’re in Johnstown to play Wheeling later tonight (since, you know, that makes so much sense) and head to Wheeling for a 5:05 PM game on Sunday — there’s not too much to report.

Looking at what’s going on around the massive, three-team division Trenton’s in, the Elmira Jackals suffered a 3-2 overtime defeat to the Wheeling Nailers last night.  Justin Donati scored both Jackals goals, but Patrick Kileen continued his hot start between the pipes for the Nailers and shut the door long enough until Andrew Orpik beat Marco Cousineay at 1:26 of the extra session.

As for the Royals, who host Elmira later tonight, they were clearly so impressed with Adam Courchaine’s four goals allowed in seven minutes performance on Saturday night, they jettisoned him as far across the country as they could.  Well, not quite.  But Courchaine was assigned to the Alaska Aces by the AHL’s Providence Bruins, as they needed to find a place for him to play with Matt Dalton having been sent back to the Royals.

ECHL alum Nolan Schaefer (Fresno, 2003-04) and Michael Hutchinson are currently manning the pipes in Providence.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

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