Recap: Icemen Fall Behind Early, Unable to Recover

The Jacksonville Icemen were unable to snap the Florida Everblades’ seven-game win streak tonight, falling to the league-leaders 5-1 at Veterans Memorial Arena. With the win, the Everblades claim the Brabham Cup as champions of the regular season.

The Icemen were tasked with an uphill climb early in the game when Sam Warning put the ‘Blades on the board just over one minute into the first period. Shortly after, Logan Roe would add another tally for Florida. Joe Cox and Justin Kea also notched goals for the ‘Blades making it 4-0 at the end of the first frame.

Early in the second period, Everett Clark was able to put Jacksonville on the board with a feed from Cody Fowlie and Dajon Mingo at 5:12. Florida would answer back when Kyle Neuber became the fifth ‘Blade with a goal on the night. The third period would end scoreless.

The Icemen take on the ‘Blades again Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET in the final home game of the 2017-18 inaugural season, presented by Community First Credit Union. Over 30 prizes will be awarded throughout the game for Fan Appreciation Night. A specialty jersey auction and player meet and greet for all fans will follow the game. Click here to get your tickets for Fan Appreciation Night!