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Icemen Make First Trip to Duluth Sunday

Sunday, November 26th
Icemen Make First Trip to Duluth Sunday

Today, the Jacksonville Icemen (3-10-1-0, 7 pts) travel to Duluth, Georgia, for the first time in the 2017-18 season presented by Community First Credit Union to take on the Atlanta Gladiators (9-6-1-1, 20 pts) at 2:05 p.m.

This is the third overall meeting between the two clubs and is the second straight. One thing is for certain, these two teams don't like each other at all. In the previous two meetings, both teams have combined for 107 penalty minutes, including four fighting majors. Fans can expect a physical matchup today as the Icemen look to avenge Friday's 2-1 loss.

What is more difficult to expect is whether the defenses will dominate or the offenses will ignite. In the first matchup, the Icemen set a franchise record for most goals combined in one game with 11. On Friday, Jacksonville tied its franchise record for fewest combined goals with three goals in the game. In all three of Jacksonville's wins, the Icemen have scored at least four goals.

Jimmy Lodge is bringing a two-game goal streak with him to Infinite Energy Arena today after notching the game-winning goal on Wednesday and the Icemen's lone goal on Friday. On the blue line, Dajon Mingo and Christopher Dienes have been able to get on the scoresheet the past two games.

Fans can catch all the action today on ECHL TV as the puck drops at 2:05 p.m. Also, don't miss out on the Icemen's three-game homestand next week, starting Tuesday as the Orlando Solar Bears return to Veterans Memorial Arena at 7:30 p.m. Click here to get your tickets!

Matchup Breakdown

Records:

Jacksonville Icemen: 3-10-1-0 (7th in South division)

Atlanta Gladiators: 9-6-1-1 (4th in South division)

Power Play:

Icemen: 3/57 – 5.3% (27th in ECHL)

Gladiators: 12/74 – 16.2% (14th in ECHL)

Penalty Kill:

Icemen: 58/68 – 85.3% (7th in ECHL)

Gladiators: 60/75 – 80.0% (21st in ECHL)

Players to Watch:

#14 F Jimmy Lodge (JAX)

4G, 5A – 9 Pts, +2 Rating

Currently, there’s no player on the roster that has as much momentum as Jimmy Lodge does right now. He’s scored three of his four goals this season in the past two games alone.

#19 F Alex Gacek (ATL)

6G, 7A – 13 Pts, -2 Rating

The forward scored the game-tying goal against the Icemen on Friday and now has three points against Jacksonville in two games.

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Orlando Solar Bears
Jacksonville Icemen
Saturday, March 2nd
Orlando Solar Bears @ Jacksonville Icemen
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
Jacksonville Icemen
Sunday, March 3rd
Orlando Solar Bears @ Jacksonville Icemen
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EST
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Florida Everblades
Jacksonville Icemen
Friday, March 15th
Florida Everblades @ Jacksonville Icemen
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Florida Everblades
FLA Florida Everblades
at
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

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