Jacksonville, Fla. – On Saturday night the Jacksonville Icemen faced off against the Florida Everblades, who are their current division points leader.
The Icemen, sporting their Ugly Christmas Sweater jerseys, spent most of the night playing defense, with the Everblades outshooting them 52-17. The Icemen’s netminder Ken Appleby gave a stellar performance between the pipes, fending off fifty of those shots on goal, even without his stick at one point of the game.
With all of those shots by the Everblades, the Icemen still were able to prevail with a 4-2 victory.
An empty net goal by Kris Newbury with four seconds left on the clock more than sealed the deal. The referees had to usher the Everblades players off of the ice, with them clearly upset with the outcome of the game.