The 23-year-old forward currently ranks second in the ECHL in points (31), goals (14) and is tops among all ECHL players with six power-play goals, earning ECHL Player of the Week award for the week of October 21 - 27. He's no stranger to the AHL, though, having skated in 175 AHL games over the previous three seasons as a member of the Peoria Rivermen.
The transition from college to the pros doesn't seem to be an issue for Jackson. On Saturday, he broke the team record with 49 points against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. But there is still a difference between the two levels.
Mercier's winner improved Idaho's overall record to 13-6-4, good for 30 points in the ECHL's Western Conference. The back-and-forth affair was played in front of 3,917 fans.
Teams combine for 128 minutes in 4-3 Thunder win.
Five different players scored Wednesday night, including a pair of goals from Anthony Nigro, as the Idaho Steelheads defeated the visiting Stockton Thunder, 6-3, at CenturyLink Arena in Boise.
The 23-year-old posted 17 points (6 goals, 11 assists) in just eleven games during November - he missed three games while on loan in the American Hockey League - and picked up at least one point in each game he played during the month. He had six multi-point games, including a two-goal outing against San Francisco on November 15.
Defenseman Patrick Cullity notched his first two-goal game as a professional and Josh Robinson stopped 23 of 24 shots Tuesday night as the Idaho Steelheads kicked off an 11-game homestand with a 4-1 victory over the Las Vegas Wranglers at CenturyLink Arena in Boise.
The visiting Alaska Aces scored three times in a seven-minute span of the second period and goaltender Mark Guggenberger made it stand up as the Aces shut out the Idaho Steelheads, 3-0, in front of 3,615 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise.
The Chicago Bears have a better insurance policy than Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
A rare obstruction call by an umpire let Craig score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, finishing off a mad-cap play that sent the St. Louis Cardinals over the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night for a 2-1 lead in the World Series.
Miguel Cabrera hobbled through a stop sign, gently colliding with the catcher for an easy out at home.
Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Brad Ralph announced Monday that the Idaho Steelheads have agreed to terms with forward Tommy Grant and Justin Mercier. Both reported to Boise in time for the start of training camp.
Jimmy Graham and Drew Brees take advantage of Jamar Taylor in the former Bronco's NFL debut
Boise native NASCAR driver Brian Scott will make his Sprint Cup Series debut October 12 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Anthony Nigro scored late in regulation to force overtime and then knocked home the game-winning tally in the extra session Wednesday night as the Idaho Steelheads won their home opener, 3-2, over the San Francisco Bulls at CenturyLink Arena.