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Friend returns to Icemen

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Action photo of Jacob Friend of the Jacksonville Icemen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Icemen, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers and the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Jacob Friend for the 2021-22 season.

Friend returns to the Icemen where he recorded eight points (1g-7a) with 101 penalty minutes in 44 games during his rookie campaign last season.  riend quickly established himself as one the most physical defenders in the league with this gritty and rugged style of play. 

Prior to joining the Icemen, Friend logged 14 points (3g-11a) with 136 penalty minutes in 53 games played at St. Mary’s University from 2018-20.  The 24-year-old totaled 63 points (9g-54a) along with 266 penalty minutes in 166 appearances with the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League from 2015-18. The Bowmanville, Ontario resident captained Owen Sound during the 2017-18 season.