ESTERO, Fla. – In front of a sold out, standing room only crowd, Cam Johnson pitched his first shutout of the season to help the Florida Everblades defeat the Jacksonville Icemen 2-0 in their home opener.
Johnson stopped all 28 shots after watching the 2022 Kelly Cup banner be raised to the rafters at Hertz Arena, outdueling his tandem partner from that championship team, Parker Gahagen. Cole Moberg and Brandon Hickey each scored their first goals with Florida in the second period to pick up the win. Dominic Franco and Cam Morrison each gathered a pair of helpers in the win.
SCORING SUMMARY – Click for Full Box Score
1st PeriodNo scoring
2nd Period9:52 Florida C. Moberg 1 (D. Franco, C. Morrison) 18:31 Florida B. Hickey 1 (D. Franco, C. Morrison)
3rd PeriodNo scoring
GOALTENDERSJAX – Parker Gahagen, 24 SavesFLA – Cam Johnson, 28 Saves
Shots on Goal – Jacksonville 28, Florida 26Power Plays – Jacksonville 0/4, Florida 0/4Shorthanded Goals – Jacksonville 0, Florida 0Penalties (Minutes) – Jacksonville 10 (23), Florida 9 (32)
NEWS AND NOTES
- The Everblades won their home opener.
- Cam Johnson earned his seventh ECHL shutout.
- Bobo Carpenter had a two-game goal streak snapped.
- The Everblades have now won two straight while the Icemen have lost their last two games.
- Michael Neville was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct at 1:48 of the first period.
The Florida Everblades will host a rematch with the Jacksonville Icemen on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. It’s the first of two meetings between the two teams at Hertz Arena next week, as they will face off again the next night at 7:00 p.m.
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