Promotion
  1. Home
  2. News
  3. Late rally helps 'Blades earn point in overtime loss to Icemen

Late rally helps 'Blades earn point in overtime loss to Icemen

Saturday, March 7th
Late rally helps 'Blades earn point in overtime loss to Icemen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Darik Angeli scored with 4:32 left in regulation to help the Florida Everblades force overtime, but Dajon Mingo found the back of the net with 3:51 gone in the extra session to push the Jacksonville Icemen to a 3-2 win on Friday night at Veterans Memorial Arena.

BOX SCORE

Facing the Icemen (23-29-5-1, 52 pts.) for the fifth time in the last 15 days, Florida (42-13-4-2, 90 pts.) had both a shorthanded goal and power-play goal to extend its point streak to six games (5-0-1-0).

The Icemen struck for the first goal, as Mike Hedden deflected Cole MacDonald’s pass inside Jacksonville’s defensive zone and managed to step ahead on a breakaway. Hedden then beat Everblades goaltender Cam Johnson (29 saves) through the five-hole on the ensuing rush to give the Icemen a 1-0 lead at the 6:38 mark of the first.

Florida tied the game on a shorthanded strike by Michael Huntebrinker with 2:18 gone in the second period. Huntebrinker picked up a loose puck in his own zone and skated ahead with Hunter Garlent on a two-on-one rush. From the left-wing circle, Huntebrinker then roofed his shot over the blocker of Jacksonville goalie Adam Carlson.

The Icemen went back ahead on Hedden’s second goal of the game at 8:50 of the second frame. An extended in-zone sequence for Jacksonville finally proved fruitful when Mingo dished a feed from the right point to the slot for Hedden. He lifted the puck past a sliding Johnson to make it 2-1.

Jacksonville’s Adam Dauda hauled down Hugo Roy in the last five minutes of regulation to give the ‘Blades a chance to tie the game with their fourth power play of the night. Florida won the ensuing faceoff, and Derek Sheppard blasted a shot from the slot. Angeli got a piece of the shot initially and then tracked down the rebound at the side of the net to shovel it in for his second goal in as many games.

Johnson turned up his play in net once the game hit overtime and had breakaway saves against Bobby Lynch and Hedden to keep the game going. But Jacksonville’s Mingo’s managed to locate a loose puck behind Johnson and tap it in to give Jacksonville its first win against Florida in nine games.

NEXT UPThe ‘Blades return home on Saturday to close out their sixth straight three-game week, hosting the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at 7 p.m. at Hertz Arena.

— 

2020 KELLY CUP PLAYOFF PACKAGESThe 'Blades are headed to the postseason for the 21st time in 22 seasons, and packages for the 2020 Kelly Cup Playoffs are now on sale! For more information on Everblades Playoff Packages, click HERE.

BLADES 365 MEMBERSHIPS Blades 365 Memberships are now on sale for the 2020-21 season! Get great seat locations, big savings and exclusive year-round experiences with a Blades 365 Membership!

Purchase a new Blades 365 Membership for the 2020-21 season and receive a $20 gift card to Ford’s Garage and an Everblades tote bag! To view the Blades 365 Membership savings, benefits and options click HERE.

FOLLOW THE 'BLADESStay up to date with all the latest in news, scores, and promotions by following the 'Blades on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter

The Florida Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Nashville Predators and AHL's Milwaukee Admirals

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Atlanta Gladiators
Florida Everblades
Friday, October 25th
Atlanta Gladiators @ Florida Everblades
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EDT
Hertz Arena
Atlanta Gladiators
ATL Atlanta Gladiators
at
Florida Everblades
FLA Florida Everblades
Hertz Arena
Atlanta Gladiators
Florida Everblades
Saturday, October 26th
Atlanta Gladiators @ Florida Everblades
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Hertz Arena
Atlanta Gladiators
ATL Atlanta Gladiators
at
Florida Everblades
FLA Florida Everblades
Hertz Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
Florida Everblades
Friday, November 8th
Orlando Solar Bears @ Florida Everblades
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EST
Hertz Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Florida Everblades
FLA Florida Everblades
Hertz Arena

Latest News

More News
Everblades Agree to Terms with Jesse Lansdell
Everblades Agree to Terms with Jesse Lansdell
EVERBLADES ENTER MULTI-YEAR AFFILIATION AGREEMENT WITH ST. LOUIS BLUES
EVERBLADES ENTER MULTI-YEAR AFFILIATION AGREEMENT WITH ST. LOUIS BLUES
Florida Everblades Secure Two Prestigious ECHL League Awards
Florida Everblades Secure Two Prestigious ECHL League Awards

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!