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Icemen Win Fifth Straight with 4-3 Overtime Win Over Greenville

Saturday, February 15th
Icemen Win Fifth Straight with 4-3 Overtime Win Over Greenville

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Chase Lang’s goal at 1:37 of overtime lifted the Jacksonville Icemen to 4-3 victory over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at Veterans Memorial Arena Friday night.  The Icemen extended their win streak to five games which ties a club record for longest win streak in team history.  

Following a scoreless first and some clutch saves by Jacksonville Icemen goaltender Adam Carlson, the Icemen finally broke the ice on the scoring at 13:04 of the second period.  

Rookie Bobby Lynch snapped a shot from the left circle that was initially stopped by Greenville netminder Jeremy Helvig.  However, the rebound bounced to the slot and Wacey Rabbit scooped up the puck and curled a backhanded shot into the net to put Jacksonville on top 1-0. 

After a low-scoring first 40 minutes of play, the two teams combined for three goals in a 1:15 span early in the third period. 

The first came when Bobby Lynch tipped and redirected a Chase Harrison shot from the point to put the Icemen in front by a 2-0 count. 

Greenville countered just 37-seconds later, when Kamerin Nault skated to the low slot, collected a pass, and cut a backhanded shot at full speed around Carlson to pull the Swamp Rabbits within one

However, the Icemen quickly responded 38-seconds later.  When newcomer Zach Hall kicked the puck to his backhand and flipped a pass across the slow to a wide-open Craig Martin.  Martin gathered the puck and shoved it into the net for the goal to give the Icemen the 3-1 edge.

Greenville pulled back within one on a power play strike from Cedric Lacroix who scored off the rebound from a Brian Diffley shot.  

Despite being outhsot 17-10 in the third period, the Swamp Rabbits refused to go away, and netted the game-tying goal with nearly two and a half minutes remaining in regulation.   Mike Pelech centered a feed to the slot to Liam Pecararo who tapped the puck high over the shoulder of Carlson to even the game at three to force overtime. 

The Icemen received a power play opportunity in the extra session when Greenville’s Cedric Lacroix was assessed a charging penalty.  On the ensuing power play, Chase Lang held the puck at the half boards and was given a lot of space on the left wing.  Lang skated to the circle and snapped a shot that clipped into the shortside of the Greenville net to secure the game 4-3 victory for Jacksonville.

The Icemen continue their four-game homestand on Saturday when they face the Adirondack Thunder.   Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.  Saturday is Hockey Registers to Vote Night!  Fans will be able to register to vote, while the Icemen will wear special patriotic/go vote themed jerseys that will be auctioned following the game.

Broadcast Information: Fans can catch all game broadcasts at www.mixlr.com/jaxicemen

 

Upcoming Home Game & Promotions

Sunday, February 16, vs.  South Carolina, 3:00 p.m. -  Publix Family Fundays!  The Icemen will wear special Publix Jerseys, and fans will be invited down to the ice following the game.   

Wednesday, February 19 vs.  Worcester, 7:00 p.m.  – Fans can enjoy $2 select beer & wine throughout the night!

---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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