Jacksonville Icemen welcome college standout Cameron Critchlow
The Jacksonville Icemen have announced the signing of the title winning University of New Brunswick (UNB) captain, Cameron Critchlow to an ECHL contract.
The versatile left winger will join the Icemen for their inaugural season opener on October 14 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Critchlow, 25, led UNB to two national titles (2013 & 2016), playing 109 games with 26 goals, 36 assists (62 points) and 153 penalty minutes. Prior to that he played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for four seasons for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, Lewiston MAINEiacs and Halifax Mooseheads.
“Cameron has enjoyed a successful Canadian college career for the powerhouse University of New Brunswick,” stated Icemen VP of Hockey Operations & Head Coach, Jason Christie. “He has not only been a major contributor to the University’s success on the ice, but has been a leader off the ice as well, serving as captain in the Juniors and University.”
The new Icemen player is remembered in Halifax for his infamous playoff series Game 7 performance where he scored four goals, leading the Mooseheads to victory from a three game deficit. This summer Cameron is polishing his skills, preparing for his first pro season, by starring for the Adelaide Adrenaline down under in Australia.
“Cameron is a complete winger,” added Coach Christie. “He can play full strength, lead a power play and kill penalties. He drives to the net and has a great toughness about his game.”
About Jacksonville Icemen: The Jacksonville Icemen, proud affiliate for the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose, announced they were awarded an ECHL membership in February 2017, beginning with the 2017-18 season. The Icemen begin their 72 game
season at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, October 14 against the Orlando Solar Bears. Season tickets, partial plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling 904-602-7825 or visiting JacksonvilleIcemen.com. Individual game tickets will go on sale in mid-September.