Jacksonville Sports Day

ECHL: Icemen Can’t Cool Off Rookie Goalie in 1-0 Home Loss

JACKSONVILLE – In his professional hockey debut, Logan Flodell stopped all 23 shots he saw, posting a shutout and backstopping the South Carolina Stingrays (10-14-3-0) to a 1-0 victory over the top-seeded Jacksonville Icemen (18-9-1-1) on Saturday night before 8,096 at Veterans Memorial Arena.

With time winding down in the opening period, Stingrays’ Justin Florek found the back of the net for his 10th goal of the season and the only goal of the game.

Andrew Cherniwchan set up the play with a feed to Lawton Courtnall as they broke into the offensive zone.

Jacksonville netminder Charles Williams saved Courtnall’s initial shot but left a rebound in front of the net for Florek to clean up, leading to a 1-0 lead with seven seconds left in the period.

Flodell wowed in his pro hockey debut, halting all 23 shots he faced in his first career win. Williams finished the night with 19 saves of his own for Jacksonville.

The loss snaps a club record nine-game win streak by the Icemen. Despite the loss, the Icemen remain atop the South Division.

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