News, Moves and Upcoming Events
Welcome to the ECHL Update for November 27, 2018 and what a weekend it was in the ECHL, Tons of action from Jacksonville as the Icemen had a great homestand and the fans LOVED IT. Big things are coming up and here is your news….
The Atlanta Gladiators announced on Monday the AHL’s Admirals have recalled forward Garret Ross from his loan back to Milwaukee. Ross, 26, heads to Milwaukee after the forward scored seven points (2g, 5a) in six games with Atlanta. The Michigan native started the season in Fort Wayne, amassing two assists in eight games before being dealt to South Carolina. The sixth-year pro signed an AHL contract with Milwaukee on November 13th and then had his ECHL rights traded to Atlanta by the Stingrays, where he was then loaned to the Gladiators by the Admirals. The former Chicago Blackhawks draft pick returns to the AHL where he has spent the majority of his pro career skating in 289 games notching 114 points (51g, 63a) and 399 penalty minutes.
The 16th season of Atlanta Gladiators hockey continues at the Infinite Energy Arena Friday, November 30th, against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at 7:35 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at www.atlantagladiators.com or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.
The Jacksonville Icemen, proud affiliate of the NHL Winnipeg Jets and AHL Manitoba Moose, announced a partnership with The DONNA Foundation in a family-friendly endurance event to be held at Veterans Memorial Arena prior to the Icemen game on December 28.
The ‘Puck & Stick Stair Challenge’, presented by Venus, features a multi-tiered endurance event throughout the arena in which participants can choose from four family-friendly levels of difficulty: Team Puck, Team Stick, Hat Trick Challenge, and the Goalie. Registration for the inaugural endurance event includes a street festival, parking, and admission to the Icemen game. Additional tickets are available for purchase.
Proceeds will benefit The DONNA Foundation, whose mission is to provide financial assistance and support to those living with breast cancer and fund ground-breaking breast cancer research. To date, the DONNA Foundation has served 12,000 families by providing more than $5 million dollars in relief and helped to develop and maintain the Mayo Clinic Translational Genomics Program.
The Jacksonville Icemen, announced that goaltender Ken Appleby has been assigned to Jacksonville, while Mikhail Berdin, along with defensemen Jacob Cederholm and Justin Woods, have all been recalled to the Moose.
Appleby, 23, joins the Icemen after five appearances with the Moose this season recording a 4.78 goals-against average and an 0.873 save percentage. The 6-foot-4, 209-pound netminder spent the majority of last season with the New Jersey Devils’ AHL club, Binghamton, where he posted a 2.76 goals-against average and 0.901 save percentage in 26 games. The North Bay, Ontario native appeared in three NHL games with New Jersey, stopping 52 of 55 shots and posting a 1.45 goals-against average and .945 save percentage in 124 minutes of action.
Berdin, 20, recorded his first professional shutout last week for the Icemen. In 12 games for Jacksonville, the 6-foot-2, 163-pound netminder recorded a 2.35 goals-against average and .916 save percentage, with a league-leading ten wins. On a previous recall to the Moose, the Ufa, Russia product went 3-0-0 with a 1.92 goals-against average and a .941 save percentage. Berdin was a sixth round selection, 157th overall, of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Woods, 24, has seven points (3G, 4A) and a minus-two rating in 19 games for the Icemen in his rookie campaign. Woods joined Jacksonville for the final eight games of last season following the culmination of his collegiate career at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
Cederholm, 20, started the 2018-2019 campaign with the Moose before being assigned to Jacksonville. In eleven-games, the stay-at-home rookie defenseman has one assist and a plus-nine rating. The Helsingborg, Sweden native was drafted by the Jets in round four, 97th overall, of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
The Jacksonville Icemen, announced that Sam Vigneault and Kole Sherwood have been recalled to Cleveland by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Vigneault recorded points in all three games with the Icemen, for a total of six (1G, 5A). Sherwood also contributed in his short stint with the Icemen recording an assist.
The Icemen head to Idaho for a pair of games this weekend, Friday and Saturday at 9:10 p.m. ET. They’ll spend the next two weeks on the road before returning home against Orlando on December 12.