Promotion
  1. Home
  2. News
  3. Icemen Fall to Ghost Pirates in Preseason Opener

Icemen Fall to Ghost Pirates in Preseason Opener

Friday, October 14th
Icemen Fall to Ghost Pirates in Preseason Opener

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Savannah Ghost Pirates used a two-goal first period and a sound outing by goaltender Jordan Papirny to defeat the Jacksonville Icemen 4-1 in preseason action at the Community First Igloo Friday evening.  

In their first ever action, the expansion Savannah Ghost Pirates raced out to a 2-0 first period lead on strong net front play.  Spencer Dorowicz redirected a shot at the crease that looped over the shoulder of Icemen goaltender Talyn Boyko to give Savannah a 1-0 edge.

Later in the period, Spencer Naas crashed the net and found the puck to the left of the crease.   Naas shoved the puck into the net to extend the lead for his club 2-0. 

Jacksonville found its stride in the third period and started to mount offensive pressure before finding the back of the net at the halfway point of the period.  Rookie blue liner Brendan Less delivered a shot from the point that was tipped and redirected into the net by Matt Salhany to pull the Icemen with one. 

Moments later, Savannah quickly quelled the Icemen momentum on a pair of tallies scored by Hawkinson and Carson Rose to secure a 4-1 Ghost Pirates victory to open up preseason play. 

The two teams will meet again on Saturday at the Community First Igloo at 4:00 p.m.

###

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Florida Everblades
Jacksonville Icemen
Saturday, October 19th
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
Atlanta Gladiators
Jacksonville Icemen
Friday, November 8th
Atlanta Gladiators @ Jacksonville Icemen
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Atlanta Gladiators
ATL Atlanta Gladiators
at
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
South Carolina Stingrays
Jacksonville Icemen
Saturday, November 9th
South Carolina Stingrays @ Jacksonville Icemen
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
South Carolina Stingrays
SC South Carolina Stingrays
at
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Latest News

More News
Icemen Announce 2024 Protected List of Players
Icemen Announce 2024 Protected List of Players
Icemen Named Finalists for Six ECHL Team Awards for 2023-24
Icemen Named Finalists for Six ECHL Team Awards for 2023-24
Icemen Announce 2024-25 Regular Season Game Scheudule
Icemen Announce 2024-25 Regular Season Game Scheudule
Boldly Jacksonville, Presented by Swisher: Recapping the Jacksonville Icemen’s 2023-24 Season.
Boldly Jacksonville, Presented by Swisher: Recapping the Jacksonville Icemen’s 2023-24 Season.
Everblades Force a Game 6 in Jacksonville with 3-1 Win Over Icemen
Everblades Force a Game 6 in Jacksonville with 3-1 Win Over Icemen
Icemen Take 3-1 Series Lead with 5-0 Win in Game 4
Icemen Take 3-1 Series Lead with 5-0 Win in Game 4

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!