Jacksonville Sports Day

ECHL: Icemen Play First Back to Back Games of the Season

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Icemen play their first back-to-back games for the season beginning Thursday night. Jacksonville hosts Atlanta on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Greenville on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Coming off a physical 6-2 win over Orlando last Friday, Alexis D’Aoust leads the Icemen with three goals and five points. Two goals came against the Solar Bears.

Jacksonville is 9-for-9 on the penalty kill.

COACH JASON CHRISTIE PREVIEWS THE NEXT TWO GAMES

The Icemen announced the addition of AHL free agent Kayle Doetzel.

Doetzel, 23, started his third professional season with the AHL’s Stockton Heat, playing in one game. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound defenseman spent the majority of last season with the Heat’s ECHL affiliate, the Kansas City Mavericks, where he notched 12 points (3G, 9A) and a -4 rating in 48 games.

In 67 games with the Heat over the past two seasons, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan product tallied 4 points (4A) and a +3 rating.

Jacksonville released forward Pier-Olivier Grandmaison.

GAME NOTES: Atlanta’s Olivier Galipeau is tied for first among defensemen with two goals…The Gladiators are 18-for-18 on the penalty kill….Greenville’s Dylan Vander Esch scored his first ECHL goal on Friday at Atlanta….the Swamp Rabbits have scored five of their 12 goals in the second period….Friday’s game will be followed by the first Florida-Georgia game of the weekend, when the schools’ club hockey programs face each other at Veterans Memorial Arena.

 

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