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Icemen Host Swamp Rabbits on Faith & Family Weekend

Friday, January 26th
Icemen Host Swamp Rabbits on Faith & Family Weekend

The Jacksonville Icemen (13-23-3-2, 31 pts) kick off Faith & Family Weekend against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (18-20-3-1,  40 pts) tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Tonight's meeting is the fifth between the two teams, with the Icemen winning the past two games against the Swamp Rabbits. Greenville has dropped to fifth place in the South Division as they have lost eight of their last nine games.

Additionally, the Swamp Rabbits are coming off their worst loss of the season, as they fell 8-1 at home to the Norfolk Admirals. In just 93 seconds, the Admirals scored three times on goalie Ty Rimmer. Zoltan Hetenyi quickly entered the game, eventually allowing five goals in his second appearance for the Swamp Rabbits this season.

Jacksonville faced one of its toughest offensive challenges on Wednesday against the Stingrays, but the team managed to pull through with a 1-0 win on only 10 shots on goal. Garet Hunt scored the game-winning goal on the power play against, statistically, the best penalty-killing club in the ECHL.

Now, the Icemen host the Swamp Rabbits, who have the worst penalty kill in the entire league. However, Jacksonville has gone 0-12 this season on the power play against Greenville. Look for special teams to play a large role in tonight's game.

Austin Lotz is coming off his second shutout in the 2017-18 season, presented by Community First Credit Union. His first shutout came against the Swamp Rabbits on the road on Dec. 22.

It's not too late to get your tickets to tonight's game and postgame concert with American Idol star, Colton Dixon. Click here to get your seats today!

*TRAFFIC ALERT*

Jacksonville’s Mathews Bridge will see an eastbound bridge closure from Friday, January 26 at 6 p.m. until Sunday, January 28 at 6 a.m. as crews continue to rehabilitate portions of the deck. Westbound drivers will see an inside lane closure on the bridge. During the closure, drivers will be detoured to the Hart Bridge.

Your 10&95 interchange operational improvements project will have an overnight double right lane closure on the Fuller Warren Bridge on Interstate 95 southbound between Park Street and San Marco Boulevard, from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., January 26 for bridge foundation construction from the top of the Fuller Warren Bridge, depending on weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Matchup Breakdown

Records:

Jacksonville Icemen: 13-23-3-2 (7th in South division)

Greenville Swamp Rabbits: 18-20-3-1 (5th in South division)

Power Play:

Icemen: 18/165 – 10.9% (27th in ECHL)

Swamp Rabbits: 35/182 – 18.9% (8th in ECHL)

Penalty Kill:

Icemen: 150/183 – 82.0% (17th in ECHL)

Swamp Rabbits: 137/183 – 74.9% (27th in ECHL)

Players to Watch:

#22 F Bobby MacIntyre (JAX)

9G, 6A – 15 Pts, 0 Rating

MacIntyre has two goals in two games against the Swamp Rabbits this season and leads all active players in points against Greenville.

#18 F Joe Basaraba (GRN)

11G, 20A – 31 Pts, +3 Rating

Basaraba leads all active Swamp Rabbits with three points (3g-0a) against the Icemen.

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