After starting their first season with five consecutive losses, the Jacksonville Icemen hockey team now has their first win in franchise history. The Icemen defeated the Brampton (Ontario) Beast 5-0 on Wednesday in Canada in a game that started at 10:30 AM local time.
The Icemen jumped out to an early lead on a goal by Jan Kostalek, his first as a member of the Icemen. The Winnipeg Jets prospect was just added to Jacksonville's roster on a move from the Manitoba Moose, the other minor league team in the Jets system.
The Icemen were up 2-0 after the second period then poured it on in the third, adding three goals including an empty netter to get the victory.
The Icemen are now 1-4-1 (last column is overtime losses) in the ECHL.
Their next home game at Veterans Memorial Arena is Tuesday at 10:30 AM for a school day tilt against the South Carolina Stingrays.