It's official, the Evansville Icemen have secured a deal with the Ottawa Senators for the upcoming hockey season. In previous seasons the Icemen were the farm for the Blues and Predators, but starting the 2014 Season will feature talent from Ottawa.
Part of this new affiliate may be in part due to the new Icemen head coach Dwight Mullins. Dwight was the coach for the Elmira Jackals, which was a farm for the Senators as well.
What's most exciting for this Evansvillian is the prospect of the Ford Center hosting an NHL Exhibition Game. The Icemen owner had this to say; "I told them I wanted to do an exhibition game with the Senators and maybe the Blues, maybe the Predators, or the Blackhawks at the Ford Center."
The Senators are currently in a rebuilding phase and the Icemen may be the perfect fit for this program. After all it's a goal of AAA players to get a shot at playing in the NHL, what better place to be than a fresh farm? Last season the Senators went 37 and 31, but did not qualify for the Playoffs.
Ottawa Senator Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ottawasenators
Senator NHL Website: http://senators.nhl.com/
Tickets for the Evansville Icemen 14/15 Season went on sale last Monday, for single ticket sales only. Opening game is October 18th against the Gladiators.
Icemen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evansvilleicemen
Icemen Homepage: http://evansvilleicemen.com/
Let's make some NOISE EVANSVILLE!