Frozen in Time-The Weekly IceMen Update
Last week's record 2-2-0-0 Wednesday, Nov. 19 vs. Greenville W 3-0. Friday, Nov. 21 At. Cincinnati L 4-0 Saturday Nov. 22 at Toledo L 6-2, Sunday Nov. 23 Vs. Greenville W 6-2
Wednesday, Nov. 19 vs. Greenville W 3-0
Chris Driedger and Jason Missiaen engaged in a goaltending battle for the first two periods of play as both teams entered the second intermission scoreless. The IceMen netminder turned away 24 shots through two periods. His counterpart kept the pace by stopping 21 Evansville attempts.
The IceMen broke the tie just 44 seconds into the third period as Jarret Lukin weaved through two defenders and roofed the puck to put the Evansville up 1-0. Driedger made 34 saves to earn his first professional shutout and the ninth shutout in IceMen history. Brandon Wong and Peter Sakaris both scored later in the third for Evansville as the IceMen came away with a 3-0 win. Both Wong and Sakaris posted two point games.
IceMen Goals: Jarret Lukin (4), Peter Sakaris (2) Brandon Wong (3)
Friday, Nov. 21 At. Cincinnati L 4-0
The Evansville IceMen could not overcome the Cincinnati Cyclone defense and Goaltender Rob Madore as they were blanked by a score of 4-0 at the US Bank Arena.
Saturday Nov. 22 at Toledo L 6-2.
On superhero night in Toledo, the Evansville IceMen were upended by Toledo Walleye by a score of 6-2 in front of a sell out crowd at the Huntington Center. Dressed as The Riddler, the IceMen, like Frank Gorshin or Jim Carrey had their plans foiled by the Batman jersey wearing Walleye as Evansville remains winless on the road.
IceMen Goals: Wong (4), Kevin Harvey (3)
Sunday Nov. 23 vs. Greenville W 6-2.
The Evansville IceMen, demolished the Greenville Road Warriors in a 6-2 win. Over 4,000 fans flocked to the Ford Center and watched as the IceMen matched their season high in goals and set a new season high with six fights.
With their win the IceMen (6-7-0-1, 13 points) improved to 6-2-0-0 on home ice. Zack Currie, Kevin Harvey, Andre Bouvet-Morrissette, Peter Sakaris, and Brandon Wong all had multi-point games as the IceMen beat the Road Warriors (10-7-0-0, 20 points) for the second time in five nights.
IceMen Goals: Wong (5), Sakaris (3), Morrissette, (1,2), Kerbashian (5), Currie (1)
This Week's Games (Wednesday Nov. 26 At. Cincinnati 6:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Elmira 7:05 p.m, Saturday Nov. 29 at Elmira 7:05 p.m.
The IceMen will hit the road again Wednesday Nov.26 to battle the Cincinnati and the meet the Elmira Jackals in a black Friday contest in New York. They will wrap up their road trip on Saturday night against Elmira.
- Evansville is 6-1-0-1 when scoring 3 or more goals.
-The IceMen are 6-0 when holding opponents to 3 goals or less.
-Evansville averages four goals per game at home.
-The IceMen have outscored opponents 11-3 in the third period at the Ford Center.
-Donnie Harris is 2 games away from 100 in an IceMen uniform. Harris has played the 7th most games in IceMen history.
-Dwight Mullins is 2 wins away from the 200th of his
professional coaching career.
IceMen in the News
The Evansville IceMen, along with the Toledo Walleye made national headlines with Walleye's Super Hero Night jerseys. The IceMen dressed up as the Riddler to face off against the Walleye's Batman jerseys. ESPN's Sportscenter even tweeted out video highlights of a fight between Kevin Harvey and Cody Lampl. Although ESPN ignored the fact that Harvey won the fight, the video can be seen at kes-riddler-minor-league-hockey-fight?ex_cid=sportscenterTW
The jerseys have also attracted a big following on comic book sites.
IceMen in the Community
IceMen Live Monday, Nov. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Beef O' Brady's
Catch another exciting episode of IceMen Live at Beef O'Brady's on Monday night from 6-8 p.m. Brian Vaal and co-host Jim Riggs will interview Assistant Coach Josh Beaulieu, Forwards Myles Bell and Andre Bouvet-Morrissette. Plus Beaulieu, Bell, and Morrissette will answer questions from the fans.
Deaconess No Shave November at IceMen office all week.
In an effort to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer the Evansville IceMen have partnered with Deaconess Hospitals for their No Shave November Campaign. Six IceMen players (Randy Cure, Zach Currie, Kevin Harvey, Matt Lowry, Jarret Lukin, and Zach Sternberg) have been growing facial hair all month long. Assistant Coach Josh Beaulieau is also participating in the campaign.
Fans can vote for which IceMen player has the best facial hair by donating $1 in that players name at the Deaconess table during all IceMen home games in November. Donations can also be made at the IceMen office from 9-5 Monday through Friday through the rest of the month, except Thanksgiving Day.
Kalamazoo will come calling to Evansville in the IceMen's next home game on Friday Dec. 5. It will be Mascot Night at the Ford Center so drop by and watch area mascots take the ice in a game of broom ball. Plus season ticket holders will be able to enjoy a post game skate.
Single game tickets are on sale now for all games, including mascot night, at the Ford Center Box Office Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Get your season tickets now to watch every exciting minute of IceMen hockey during the 2014-15 season at a discounted price. To learn more about becoming a season ticket holder, please call an IceMen Account Executive at (812) 421-GOAL (4625) or go to www.evansvilleicemen.com.
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