Jacksonville Sports Day

HOCKEY NOTES: Icemen’s ECHL Player of the Week D’Aoust Recalled by Manitoba

The Manitoba Moose Hockey Club announced today the team has recalled forward Alexis D’Aoust from the club’s ECHL affiliate, the Jacksonville Icemen.

D’Aoust, 22, has 12 points (6G, 6A) in five games with Jacksonville this season, ranking third in ECHL scoring. The Trois-Rivieres, Que. native was named the ECHL Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 22-28 after posting seven points (3G, 4A) in three games. In 2017-18, D’Aoust recorded 21 points (10G, 11A) in 57 games with the Utica Comets.

Former Icemen net minder Colton Phinney of the Adirondack Thunder has been named the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Oct. 22-28.

The Icemen’s Tanner Jaillet (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .933 save pct.) was a runnerup.

D’Aoust scored three goals, added four assists and was a +5 in three games last week as the Icemen improved to an ECHL-best 5-0-0 on the season.

The 22-year-old notched an assist in a 3-2 win against Atlanta on Thursday, tallied a goal and two assists in a 4-2 victory over Greenville on Friday and posted two goals and an assist in a 5-1 win at Greenville on Sunday.

A native of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, D’Aoust is tied for third in the ECHL with 12 points (6g-6a) in five games this season.

Phinney, who was traded to Atlanta on Monday, went 2-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and a save percentage of .962 in two appearances with the Thunder last week.

The 25-year-old made 27 saves in a 4-1 win against Worcester on Wednesday and turned aside 24 shots in a 3-1 victory against Maine on Friday.

A native of Chatham, New Jersey, Phinney is tied for the league lead with four wins this season while posting a 2.95 goals-against average and a save percentage of .896 in five appearances.

Phinney has appeared in 27 career ECHL games with Adirondack, Indy and Jacksonville posting an overall record of 9-9-4 with a 3.23 goals-against average and a save percentage of .890. He also has seen action in two career American Hockey League games with Manitoba and Binghamton.

Prior to turning pro, Phinney appeared in 110 career games at Princeton University.

Jacksonville remains the only unbeaten team in the ECH following a 5-1 thumping of the Greenville on the road Sunday. The Icemen outshot Greenville 19-8 with two goals in the first period.

They would add two more in the second period, to head into the final frame 4-0.

Austen Brassard capitalized on the man-advantage to spoil a perfect game for Jaillet who stopped 31 of 32 shots. Everett Clark had a two-point game, improving to five points in the series.

The Icemen host Florida Friday and Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Arena.


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