Jacksonville Sports Day

ECHL: Carlson Named Keeper of Week; Icemen Add Defenseman

PRINCETON, N.J. – Adam Carlson of the Rapid City Rush has been named the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of March 4-10.

Carlson went 3-0-0 with two shutouts, a 0.65 goals-against average and a save percentage of .980 in three appearances against Utah last week.

The 25-year-old stopped all 24 shots he faced in a 1-0 win on Wednesday, turned aside 41 shots in a 3-0 victory on Friday and made 32 saves in a 3-2 shootout win on Saturday.

A native of Edina, Minnesota, Carlson has appeared in 36 games for the Rush going 17-13-5 with a 2.90 goals-against average and a save percentage of .915. He is tied for the ECHL lead with four shutouts and ranks fourth with 1,083 saves.

Carlson has seen action in 75 career ECHL games with Rapid City, Kansas City, Indy and South Carolina with an overall record of 32-27-11 with six shutouts, a 2.85 goals-against average and a save percentage of .908. He has also appeared in six career games with Hershey of the American Hockey League.

Prior to turning pro, Carlson played one season at Mercyhurst University where he went 7-7-3 in 17 games with a 2.85 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.

Runners up included Florida’s Jeremy Helvig (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .969 save pct.). Orlando’s Connor Ingram was also nominated.

Greg Betzold of the Kansas City Mavericks has been selected as the Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week for the week. Betzold scored five goals, added four assists and was a +7 in three games last week.

The 24-year-old tallied four and goals and had an assist in a 6-0 win at Allen on Wednesday, picked up a pair of assists in a 9-3 victory against the Americans on Friday and had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.

A native of West Chester, Ohio, Betzold has posted 41 points (22g-19a) in 57 games with the Mavericks this season. Betzold has recorded 78 points (38g-40a) in 149 career ECHL games with Kansas City, Cincinnati and Elmira.

Runners ups included Blake Winiecki of Florida (3 gp, 4g, 2a, 6 pts.). Orlando’s Troy Bourke was also nominated.

ICEMEN ROSTER MOVES: The Jacksonville Icemen have acquired defenseman Clay Anderson off waivers from the Kansas City Mavericks.

Anderson, 25, joins the Icemen after making seven appearances with the Mavericks this season. Anderson opened the 2018-19 season with the Milton Keynes Lightning of the EIHL posting nine points (1g, 8a) with 55 penalty minutes in 52 games played.

The 6-0, 195-pound blueliner played last season in Denmark, where he recorded 24 points (7g, 17a) in 50 games played with the Aalborg Pirates. Anderson helped lead Aalborg to a Danish Cup Championship. The Omaha, Nebraska native played four seasons at Harvard University from 2013-2017 winning two ECAC championships and totaling 44 career points (7g, 37a) in 126 career games.

Fans can now follow the team on the road on the Icemen Broadcast Network for free on Mixlr and on ECHL.TV on a subscription basis.

PLAYOFF CLINCHERS: Idaho can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Sunday if they win.  Florida can clinch the South Division title on Sunday if they and and Orlando loses or lose in overtime/shootout AND Orlando loses in regulation

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