JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In their second season since moving to Jacksonville, the Icemen are going to the ECHL playoffs.
After defeating the Atlanta Gladiators 4-3 on Saturday, Jacksonville clinched a spot in the post-season on the strength of a 4-2 victory by the South Carolina Stingrays over Atlanta Sunday afternoon.
Jacksonville holds the third seed in the playoffs but could move up to second before the end of the regular season. The top four teams in each division make the playoffs. The Florida Everblades and Orlando Solar Bears have also clinched spots in the South Division.
"We are thrilled to bring playoff hockey to our incredible fans," said Bob Ohrablo, Icemen president. "I am so proud of our organization, especially Coach Christie who has led us to the Kelly Cup Playoffs despite more than our fair share of injuries and call ups. The First Coast should brace itself for the excitement of playoff hockey."
The Icemen are back in action at 7 p.m. Tuesday when they play at the Orlando Solar Bears