ESTERO, FL – Eamon McAdam stopped 24 of 25 shots faced while the Icemen used four different goal scorers to defeat the first place Florida Everblades 4-1 Wednesday evening at Hertz Arena. The Icemen earn their first win road win of the season and snap a 15-game home winning streak for the Everblades.
The Everblades grabbed the lead in this game on the power play when Alex Kile wristed a shot through traffic that provide to be the only blemish on Eamon McAdam’s night. Florida took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
The Icemen exploded in the second period for three goals to take a commanding lead in the contest. The first of the goals came when Nick Saracino picked up a rebound off a Mike Szmatula shot to even the score at 1-1 at 4:22 of the period.
Three minutes later the Icemen grabbed the lead, on a long-ranged shot from Joel Messner. Messner’s point shot clipped past Everblades netminder Devin Cooley for the go-ahead marker.
Later in the period, Craig Martin tipped and redirected a Kevin McKernan shot from the point to give Jacksonville a 3-1 advantage.
The Icemen controlled play for the remainder of the contest, and put a stranglehold on the game later in the third period when Ara Nazarian finished off a 2-on-1 opportunity to secure the 4-1 victory.
Icemen on the road tonight in Estero….We jump to the second period, Everblades leading 1-0, but Jacksonville’s Nick Saracino puts this one home on the rebound to even the score at 1-1.
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