Jacksonville Sports Day

ECHL: Icemen Add Size with the Addition of Reichert; Florida Everblades Sold


JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Icemen, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and AHL’s Manitoba Moose has agreed to terms with forward Jakob Reichert.

Reichert, 25, registered 15 points (5g,10a) in 45 games played during his rookie campaign with Adirondack last season. The 6-5, 215-pound forward logged 11 points during his four collegiate seasons at Bowling Green State University from 2014-2018.

The Langley, BC native totaled 116 points (50g, 86a) in four BCHL seasons (2010-2014) with the Merritt Centennials and Langley Rivermen.

Dalton Thrower

Reichert joins Everett Clark, Chase Witala, and Dalton Thrower as players to have agreed to terms with the Icemen for the 2019-20 season.

Clark, 23, returns for his third season in Jacksonville after posting 24 points (11g, 13a) with 141 penalty minutes in 50 games played last season. The 5-9, 180-pound gritty forward has registered 49 points (21g, 28a) and 250 penalty minutes in 105 career ECHL games with the Icemen.

“Everett has had a great start to his professional career these past two seasons” said Icemen Head Coach Jason Christie. “He brings a lot to our team and we are looking for him to elevate his game and have a breakout season.”

Prior to his professional career, the Whitby, Ontario native totaled 111 Points (46g, 65a) with 274 penalty minutes in four Ontario Hockey League (OHL) seasons with the Mississauga Steelheads (2013-2016) and the Flint Firebirds (2016-17).

Clark becomes the third player to officially agree to terms with the Icemen for the 2019-20 season. Earlier this week, the team announced the addition of forward Witala.

Everett Clark

Thrower, 25, joins the Icemen after logging ten points and 95 penalty minutes in 48 games played with Allen last season. The 6-1, 203-pound blueliner has totaled 38 points (7g, 31a), with 402 penalty minutes in 190 ECHL games split between Allen (2017-2019) and the Brampton Beast (2014-2017).

Thrower made nine American Hockey League (AHL) appearances with the St. John’s IceCaps during the 2015-16 season. The North Vancouver, BC native was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the second-round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Defenseman Kayle Doetzel, heads to Allen after recording five points (2g, 3a) in 61 games with the Icemen last season.

MOOSE TRACKS – The Manitoba Moose Hockey Club announced today the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Adam Carlson on a one-year contract. Carlson, 25, spent the 2018-19 season with the ECHL’s Rapid City Rush, where he posted a 21-17-6 record with a 2.91 goals-against average, 0.916 save percentage and four shutouts. The Edina, Minn product tied for the ECHL lead in shutouts and finished third in the league with 1,382 saves. He was also named the CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the week for the period ending March 10, 2019. Carlson has appeared in 84 career ECHL games with a 36-30-12 record, supported by a 2.85 goals-against average, 0.909 save percentage and six shutouts. The three-year pro appeared in six AHL games with the Hershey Bears in 2017-18, while posting a 2-3-0 record, 2.85 goals-against average and 0.903 save percentage.Carlson was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Capitals in 2016.

2019-2020 Ticket Jacksonville Icemen Packages on Sale Now. Full and partial ticket plans for the 2019-2020 season are currently on sale. These flexible ticket packages include several benefits and saves you money from the box office pricing. Contact the Icemen office at 904-602-7825.

The Icemen open the 2019-2020 season at home on Oct. 12 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

EVERBLADES ANNOUNCE SALE –   The Hoffmann Family of Companies, one of the largest commercial property owners in Southwest Florida, has acquired the Florida Everblades, an ECHL based in Estero that’s affiliated with the Nashville Predators of the NHL. The purchase also includes the home of the Everblades, Hertz Arena. Hertz Arena was formerly Germain Arena, until the car-rental giant signed a naming rights deal in September 2018. .   “The team and the arena have been run well and provide much excitement for their loyal fan base for hockey as well as a myriad of special events,” David Hoffmann says in a statement. “We plan to bring more events and entertainment to Southwest Florida. We have had preliminary discussions with (Florida Gulf Coast University) sports promotion executives to host a nationally televised basketball tournament or major programs, and entertainment executives to bring more headlining musicians and events to the area. The response we have received makes us very optimistic.” Financial terms of the Hoffmann Family of Companies acquisitions weren’t disclosed.


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