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ECHL: Jacksonville IceMen Add Three Players to Training Camp Roster

The Jacksonville Icemen have received three players from the Winnipeg Jets/Manitoba Moose: ECHL All-Star goalie Jamie Phillips, defenseman Chris Dienes and forward Elgin Pearce. Each player will make their Icemen debut during this week’s training camp.

Phillips (6’3”, 175 lbs), played most of last season (his rookie season) with Icemen coach, Jason Christie’s Tulsa Oilers. He had a 19-10-0 record with the Oilers, where he earned a 2.63 goalagainst average (GAA), and saved .913 percent of shots. The Ontartio native’s GAA put him in the league’s top ten goalies for the season.

During the 2017 All-Star Classic, Phillips gave up only one goal in 25 minutes (2.00 GAA), which lead all goalies. He’s played 11 games with the Moose (AHL) and accumulated a 2-4-1 record (2.97 GAA and .096 save percentage).

Elgin Pierce (6’0”, 175 lbs) is a forward and played in three games with the Moose last season (01-1) following a stellar career at University of Calgary (CWUAA).

Dienes (6’3”, 195 lbs) is a big defenseman who starred at Western Michigan University before playing the end of the season with Adirondack (ECHL) for five games (1-1-2).

The Jacksonville IceMen, an affiliate for the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose, announced they were awarded an ECHL membership in February 2017, beginning with the 2017-18 season.

The IceMen begin their 72 game season at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, Oct. 14 against the Orlando Solar Bears. Season tickets, partial plans, and group & single game tickets are on sale now by calling 904-602-7825 or visiting JacksonvilleIceMen.com.

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