Frozen in Time- 2014-15 IceMen Season Rewind
EVANSVILLE, Ind.- Here's a look back at the IceMen's 2014-15 season, but first some here's some upc oming Events
IceMen Post Season Jersey Auction Apr. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at Backstage Bar & Grill
Say goodbye to the 2014-15 IceMen at the season wrap up party at Backstage Bar & Grill, beginning at 6 p.m. Fans can also bid on the IceMen's black jerseys in an auction at the event.
Driedger and Senators Going to the Playoffs
Congratulations to the Ottawa Senators for making it to the NHL playoffs as a wild card team. The IceMen's NHL affiliate will open the postseason on Wednesday when they play the Montreal Canadiens at 6 p.m. on the NHL network. IceMen Goaltender, Chris Driedger has made the Senators playoff roster as the team's third goalie and will be a part of the Senators quest for the Stanley Cup Finals. Congratulations to Driedger on his first postseason experience.
Tri-State Business Expo, Thursday from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Old National Bank Events Plaza
Visit the IceMen booth at the Tri-State Business Expo this Thursday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Old National Events Plaza. The IceMen staff will be there with some prizes for fans and an enter to win sweepstakes.
IASF Walk for Autism Saturday 7 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center
Help the IASF and the fight against Autism here in the Evansville by joining the Walk For Autism/ 5k at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center. Cold Stone Blizzard will be there to cheer on racers.
2014-15 Season Highlights
Oct. 18- IceMen beat Gwinnett 3-1 on opening night. Kale Kerbashian scored twice in 26 seconds.
Nov.5- IceMen celebrated Education Day with 7,600 kids. They became last team in the ECHL to lose in regulation.
Nov.7- Myles Bell netted a hat trick to lead the IceMen in a 6-3 hammering of Wheeling.
Nov.19- Chris Driedger earned his first ECHL shutout in a 3-0 win Greenville.
Nov.23- The IceMen destroyed Greenville 6-2 in a game that featured six fights at the Ford Center.
Nov. 26- Down 3-1 in the third, the IceMen rallied to defeat Cincinnati 5-3 on Matt Lowry's buzzer beater.
Nov. 29- Driedger blanks Elmira in a 1-0 defensive struggle.
Dec. 26- Brandon Wong scored a hat trick to give the IceMen a 6-4 win over Fort Wayne.
Dec. 31- A crowd of 8,054 enjoys post-game fireworks on New Year's Eve.
Jan. 9-The IceMen won the first game of the Al Sims era 4-1 against Missouri. Scott Greenham made 44 saves.
Jan.17 - Star Wars Night sells out with 9,391 fans packed into the Ford Center.
Jan. 30- The IceMen killed 10 penalties to earn a 4-1victory over Gwinnett.
Feb.21- Evansville scores a season-high seven goals to throttle Kalamazoo, 7-3. Seven different players lit the lamp for the IceMen.
Mar. 8 Branden Komm made 40 saves and kept Wheeling scoreless for 59:55 in a 2-1 win.
Apr. 3-The IceMen crushed Wheeling, 6-1, in their largest margin of victory this season.
Franchise Records- The IceMen set a franchise record with 23 consecutive penalties killed from Jan.24-30. This included a franchise ECHL best 10 kills in one game against Gwinnett.
-Over 180,680 fans passed through the doors of the Ford Center this season. Thank you all for your support.
IceMen players set numerous milestones this season.
Chris Driedger became the first IceMen player to receive an NHL call up on Feb. 17. On Mar. 26, Driedger became the first IceMen players to appear in an NHL game making 10 saves on 10 shots in relief against the New York Rangers.
The rookie from Winnipeg also set several records in Evansville. He matched the franchise record with two shutouts this season. Driedger's 40 appearances in net for the IceMen are the third most in franchise history.
IceMen Assistant Coach, Josh Beaulieu became the first player in franchise history to have his jersey number retired. Beaulieu leads the IceMen in games played and ranks second in goals and points. His number 20 now hangs from the rafters of the Ford Center.
Here's a list of some other accomplishments.
Mark Anthoine- 1st ECHL Goal (Jan.17 vs. Cin), 1st pro fight (Apr. 3 at Wheeling)
Myles Bell - 1st Pro Goal (Oct.31 at Indy), 1st Hat trick (Nov.7 vs. Wheeling), ECHL All-Star Classic MVP (Jan. 21)
Andre Bouvet- Morrissette- Set a career high in points with 11 in just 14 games.
Randy Cure- 1st pro goal (Nov.15 at Elmira), 1st Multi-point game (3 assists on Dec.26)
Zack Currie- Set career highs in goals, assists, and points. 2014-15 Player's Player Award Winner
Cody Freeman- 1st pro goal (Mar. 28 at Toledo )
Travis Granbois- Recorded his final pro points with two assists on Apr.3 at Wheeling.
Luke Greiner- Had a six-game goal streak including his first two IceMen games on Mar.27-28
Donnie Harris- Set the IceMen franchise's record for games played by a defenseman with 145. That number gives Harris the 2nd most games played in franchise history behind only Josh Beaulieu (159).
Kevin Harvey- Picked up 2nd highest single season PIM total in franchise history (187).
Patrick Kennedy- Moved into 8th place in franchise history in Assists, Points and Games played.
Branden Komm- Posted the 4th highest save percentage (.902) and 7th best goals against average (3.36) in franchise history (minimum 10 games played).
Guy Lepine- Signed AHL deal with Binghamton Senators. Has accumulated the seventh most penalty minutes in franchise history (163).
Matt Lowry- Moved into 10 th place on the franchise's assist leaderboard.
Jarret Lukin - Collected the 300th point of his career with an assist against Toledo (Mar.28). Second highest point total in an IceMen jersey this season with 38 points. Led the team in assists (26).
Colin Murray- Tallied his first pro assist on Dec.12. Had a three-game point streak from Jan.3- Jan.10
Brandon Martell- Set career highs in goals, assists, and points.
Justin MacDonald- 1st ECHL goal (Feb. 25 at Fort Wayne). Led FHL in goals with 44. Scored 51 goals and had 63 assists this season for 114 total points.
Jim McKenzie- Recorded the 100th point of his ECHL career on Dec. 21. Four-game point streak Jan.2 -Jan.10
Braden Pimm- Recorded 20 goals and 20 assists for 40 points in his rookie season. Had a seven game point streak from Feb.14- Mar.3
Chris Rumble- Picked up his first career point on Apr. 8.
Troy Rutkowski- Set career highs in goals, assists, and points.
Peter Sakaris- 2014-15 Fan Favorite. Has played the ninth most games in franchise history (103).
Kyle Shapiro- Picked up his first career points with three assists on Apr. 3.
Jordan Sims- Scored his first ECHL goal on Mar. 14.
Robin Soudek- Had a four-game point streak from Jan.28- Feb.6.
Dan Sova- 1st ECHL point Feb.25.
Brandon Wong- Led the 2014-15 IceMen in goals (16) and points (39). Scored his 100th pro goal Nov.19. Earned 200th ECHL point on Feb.21.
Joe Zarbo- Scored his first pro goal on Mar. 27.
2015-16 Season Tickets on Sale Now
2015-16 season tickets are on sale now. Plans start at just $10 per ticket and range from nine-game plans to full season packages. Call an IceMen ticket executive at 812-421-GOAL to get your discounted season and group packages.
GEAR UP for the 2015-16 season
The Evansville IceMen Igloo, the official source for IceMen merchandise, is open Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm. Fans can also get merchandise at the online igloo at http://www.theevansvilleicemen.com/shop/
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