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ECHL: Jacksonville Icemen Agree to Terms with Forward Shane Walsh

Shane Walsh / Photo by KimSmith

JACKSONVILLE – – The Jacksonville Icemen announced Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms with forward Shane Walsh for the 2019-20 season.

Walsh, 27, joins the Icemen after posting 24 points in 50 ECHL games last season split between the Florida Everblades and Reading Royals.

The 5-10, 180-pound forward has collected 91 points (38g, 53a) in 165 career ECHL games in stints with Florida, Reading, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Cincinnati Cyclones and Utah Grizzlies.

The West Roxbury, MA native played four collegiate seasons at UMass-Amherst (Hockey East) where he compiled 67 points (36g, 31a) from 2012-2016.

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

The Icemen open the 2019-2020 season at home on Friday, October 12 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. 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.

ECHL APPROVES TRANSFER – The ECHL announced on Wednesday that the League’s Board of Governors has approved the Transfer of Controlling Interest in the Florida Everblades’ Membership from a group led by Peter Karmanos to a group led by David Hoffmann.

“On behalf of the League, I’d like to thank Peter Karmanos for bringing ECHL hockey and Hertz Arena to Southwest Florida over 20 years ago,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. “The Everblades have been one of the most successful ECHL teams both on and off the ice during his ownership, and we look forward to the expansion of that success with the Hoffmann family and their commitment to the Southwest Florida region.”

MOOSE TRACKS – The AHL Manitoba Moose Hockey Club announced the team has agreed to terms with defenceman Charles-David Beaudoin on a one-year contract.

Beaudoin, 25, appeared in 57 games with the Moose in the 2018-19 season where he collected seven points by scoring one goal and adding six assists. The Drummondville, Que. native spent the past two seasons with the Moose after making his AHL debut with the Binghamton Senators in 2016-17. Beaudoin has collected 17 points (2G, 15A) in 99 career AHL games.

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