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IceMen Weekly Notes

December 3, 2012 - ECHL (ECHL) Evansville IceMen

--THE ICEMEN RECORD FOR THE WEEK: 4(2-2-0) GF: 8 GA: 14

--THIS WEEK, THE ICEMEN CONTINUE THEIR SPAN OF 9-CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITHIN THEIR OWN NORTH DIVISION WITH 3-GAMES IN 4-NIGHTS WITH THE FIRST ONE ON THE ROAD AND THE LATTER TWO AT HOME AT THE FORD CENTER.

--WED. DEC. 5TH EVANSVILLE AT CINCINNATI 6:30 PM CST

--FRI. DEC. 7TH TOLEDO AT EVANSVILLE 7:15 PM CST

--SAT. DEC. 8TH CINCINNATI AT EVANSVILLE 7:15 PM CST

--RETURNING HOME AFTER 5-CONSECUTIVE GAMES ON THE ROAD AND A 2-WEEKS ABSENCE FROM THE FORD CENTER, THE ICEMEN ASSEMBLED THEIR FIRST SET OF BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES ON HOME ICE THIS SEASON AS THEY DEFEATED FELLOW NORTH DIVISION OPPONENTS KALAMAZOO ON SATURDAY NIGHT, 3-2 BEFORE ENDING FIRST PLACE TOLEDO'S 8-GAME UNDEFEATED STREAK ON THE ROAD ON SUNDAY, BY THE REPLICA RESULT OF 3-2.

--ON SATURDAY NIGHT, THE ICEMEN ATTRACTED THEIR THIRD LARGEST CROWD OF THE SEASON, 8,019, ON STAR WARS NIGHT AND PACK THE HOUSE NIGHT AT THE FORD CENTER.

--IN ADDITION TO THEIR CURRENT 2-GAME WIN STREAK, THE ICEMEN HAVE POSTED A RECORD OF 11(6-5-0) IN THEIR LAST 11-GAMES AND 16(8-8-0) IN THE LAST 16-OUTINGS DESPITE STILL HAVING 10-PLAYERS ON THE INJURED LIST.

--WHEN THE ICEMEN DEFEATED KALAMAZOO SATURDAY NIGHT, 3-2, IT REPRESENTED EVANSVILLE'S 5TH VICTORY IN A ROW ON SATURDAY NIGHT, LIMITING THEIR OPPOSITION TO A MINUSCULE 6-GOALS IN THAT TORRID SPAN. THE VICTORY ALSO AVENGED THE ICEMEN LAST SATURDAY NIGHT LOSS WHICH WAS INCURRED IN KALAMAZOO AGAINST THE WINGS, 4-1 BACK ON OCTOBER 27TH.

--IN THE SPAN OF 8-DAYS, THE ICEMEN HAVE KNOCKED OFF TWO FIRST PLACE TEAMS WITH CLUB RECORD STREAKS; SAT. NOV. 24TH, THEY UPENDED THE ROYALS IN READING, ENDING THEIR CLUB RECORD 11-GAME WIN STREAK, 4-2. THIS PAST SUNDAY AT HOME, THEY HALTED TOLEDO'S CLUB RECORD 8-GAME UNDEFEATED STREAK ON THE ROAD WITH A 3-2 TRIUMPH.

--ON NOVEMBER 15TH, THE ICEMEN DEFEATED ANOTHER FIRST PLACE AT THE TIME, THE CINCINNATI CYCLONES IN A 4-3 VERDICT WHICH ENDED THE CYCLONES UNBEATEN 5-0 HOME STREAK TO BEGIN THE CURRENT CAMPAIGN.

--THE ICEMEN HAVE LAUNCHED DECEMBER AS THEY DID IN NOVEMBER WITH 2-CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES; 2(2-0-0).

--AFTER BEGINNING THE SEASON YIELDING THE GAME'S FG IN THEIR FIRST 10-CONSECUTIVE GAMES, THE ICEMEN HAVE NOW SCORED THE GAME'S FG IN 9 0F THEIR LAST 13-OUTINGS, POSTING A 9(6-3-0) MARK IN THAT SPAN.

--THE ICEMEN HAVE BEEN EXCELLING IN 1-GOAL DECISIONS THUS FAR THIS SEASON. THEY ARE 9(5-3-1) OVERALL AND 5(4-1-0) IN THEIR LAST 5-SUCH VERDICTS.

--ALL 4 OF THE ICEMEN HOME VICTORIES THIS SEASON HAVE BEEN BY IDENTICAL 1-GOAL MARGINS.

--WHEN THE ICEMEN SCORE 4 OR MORE, THEIR RECORD IS 5(5-0-0) AND WHEN THEY ALLOW 2-GA OR LESS, THEIR RECORD IS ALSO PERFECT AT 6(6-0-0).

--THE ICEMEN ARE 9(7-1-1) WHEN ENTERING THE THIRD PERIOD WITH THE LEAD.

--THE ICEMEN CLOSED THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER WITH A RECORD OF 14(6-8-0); AT HOME: 5(2-3-0) AND ON THE ROAD: 9(4-5-0). THEY ARE 2(2-0-0) THUS FAR FOR DECEMBER.

--GOALTENDER ALLEN YORK, ON LOAN FROM NHL PARENT CLUB COLUMBUS, REGISTERED HIS FIRST ICEMEN VICTORY, EARNING THE GAME'S #3 STAR WITH 37-SAVES IN HIS TEAM'S 3-2 TRIUMPH SUNDAY OVER TOLEDO.

--FIRST YEAR DEFENSEMAN SEAN WHITNEY SCORED HIS FIRST-EVER PRO GOAL WHICH WAS THE GAME'S FG IN SUNDAY'S 3-2 TRIUMPH OVER VISITING TOLEDO.

--RECENTLY-ACQUIRED CENTER DYLAN CLARKE FASHIONED TWO CONSECUTIVE 2-POINT PERFORMANCES IN HIS CLUB'S DUEL 3-2 TRIUMPHS AT HOME AGAINST KALAMAZOO SATURDAY NIGHT AND TOLEDO ON SUNDAY. CLARKE GATHERED 2-ASSISTS SATURDAY NIGHT AND 1-GOAL (GWG) AND 1-ASSIST ON SUNDAY, EARNING THE #2 STAR SATURDAY AND THE GAME'S #1 STAR ON SUNDAY.

--LEFT WING JOSH BEAULIEU BECAME THE FIRST ICEMEN PLAYER THIS SEASON TO CONNECT ON TWO 2-GOAL PERFORMANCES, EARNING THE GAME'S #1 STAR ON SATURDAY NIGHT WITH HIS LATEST 2-GOAL EFFORT WHICH INCLUDED THE GAME'S FG AND THE GAME'S ULTIMATE GWG. IN HIS LAST 17-GAMES, BEAULIEU IS 17(9-8-17). HIS 10-TOTAL GOALS ARE FOREMOST ON THE ICEMEN CLUB.

--THE ICEMEN ARE 1(0-1) IN THE OTSO THUS FAR THIS SEASON WITH THEIR 8-OTSO DATING BACK TO LAST SEASON, ALL OCCURRING ON THE ROAD. THE ICEMEN HAVE NOT YET HAD AN OTSO GAME IN THEIR HOME OF THE FORD CENTER SINCE MOVING THERE AT THE START OF THE 2011-12 CAMPAIGN.

--FIVE OF THE ICEMEN 8-TOTAL VICTORIES HAVE BEEN ATTAINED AGAINST TEAMS WITH RECORDS ABOVE THE .500 MARK; NAMELY CINCINNATI, FORT WAYNE, READING AND TOLEDO TWICE.

--THE ICEMEN 2-GOALS IN :53 LATE IN THE OPENING PERIOD TO SPARK THEIR 3-2 HOME ICE WIN OVER KALAMAZOO ON SATURDAY NIGHT, REPRESENTED THEIR THIRD FASTEST 2-GOALS IN A SINGLE GAME THUS FAR THIS SEASON.

--THE ICEMEN WERE PRESENTED A TOTAL OF ONLY 2-POWER PLAY ADVANTAGES IN THEIR 2-GAME HOMESTAND THIS WEEKEND AGAINST KALAMAZOO (0-1) AND TOLEDO (0-1) AS THE WINGS AND THE WALLEYE ARE THE TWO LEAST PENALIZED TEAMS IN THE ECHL.

--THE ICEMEN HAVE PLAYED THE MOST GAMES OF ANY TEAM IN THE 23-TEAM ECHL, A TOTAL OF 23-GAMES.

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