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Montreal Reassigns Goaltender McNiven to Icemen; Helvig Recalled

Wednesday, November 13th
Montreal Reassigns Goaltender McNiven to Icemen; Helvig Recalled

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Jacksonville Icemen announced Wednesday that the Montreal Canadiens (NHL) have reassigned goaltender Michael McNiven to the Icemen.  In addition, the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) have reassigned goaltender Jeremy Helvig to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL) 

McNiven, 22, joins the Icemen after posting a 3-1-0 record with two shutouts, a 1.75 goals-against-average and a 0.941 save percentage with Adirondack this season.  McNiven is currently riding a 127-minute shutout sequence following back-to-back shutouts in his most recent outings with the Thunder.   

The 6-1, 198-pound netminder has spent the past two seasons with the American Hockey League’s Laval Rocket where he totaled a 17-31-4 record with two shutouts, a 3.01 goals-against-average and a 0.892 save percentage.  The Winnipeg, MN native has also made appearances with the ECHL’s Brampton Beast.   McNiven is currently under an NHL contract with Montreal. The Icemen open up a three-game homestand this week beginning on Thursday (Nov .14) against the Atlanta Gladiators.   Game time is set for 10:30 a.m. Fans can catch all game broadcasts at www.mixlr.com/jaxicemen or watch the game online at ECHL.TV---

Upcoming Home GamesThursday, November 14, vs. Atlanta, 10:30 a.m.  – Annual School Day Game!Friday, November 15, vs, Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.  – Wendy’s 4-Pack Fry-Days!  4 tickets, 4 Icemen mini sticks and 4 small Dave’s Single Combos at Wendy’s. 

Saturday, November 16, vs. Orlando, 7:00 p.m.  – Marvel Super Hero Night!  The Icemen will wear special Marvel themed jerseys for the game. 

Flexible ticket packages and discounted group tickets are on sale now.  Contact 904-602-7825 for more information. 

The 2019-20 Jacksonville Icemen Season is Presented by Community First Credit Union

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