“We’re very pleased to continue our relationship with the Jackals,” said Randy Lee, the Senators’ director of hockey operations and player development. “The close proximity between the cities of Binghamton and Elmira, in addition to the positive relationship we’ve maintained over the last number of years, provides us with the level of support and flexibility we need to have in the best interests of our prospects.”
Ottawa draftees Corey Cowick
and Mike Hoffman
both spent time playing for the Jackals, as well as in Binghamton, last season.
Playing out of First Arena in Elmira, N.Y., the Jackals have been in existence since their inception as a United Hockey League franchise in 2000. The team is coached by Pat Bingham, who will begin his first season behind the Jackals bench when they open their 2011-12 regular-season schedule on Friday, Oct. 8, at home against Trenton at 7:35 p.m.