Jacksonville Icemen-Atlanta Gladiators game Tuesday postponed

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Icemen goaltender Charles Williams (1) gloves a shot on goal against Greenville on Dec. 15.
Icemen goaltender Charles Williams (1) gloves a shot on goal against Greenville on Dec. 15.

The Jacksonville Icemen's scheduled Tuesday night game against the Atlanta Gladiators has been postponed under ECHL health protocols, the club announced Monday afternoon.

No makeup date has been announced. Tuesday's game is the first postponement of the season for the Icemen, who experienced multiple schedule adjustments under COVID-19 protocols in 2020-21. The Icemen said fans who purchased tickets for Tuesday's game will be able to reschedule those tickets for a later game.

Not affected at this time is the Icemen's following scheduled game, still set for 7 p.m. Wednesday against the South Carolina Stingrays.

The league did not specify how many individuals were involved or their degree of symptoms, if any.

The ECHL's first month and a half of 2021-22 had remained largely unaffected by COVID-19, but virus outbreaks have postponed nearly a dozen league games during the past two weeks, beginning with the Dec. 11 game between the Adirondack Thunder and Reading Royals. The NHL paused its season last Wednesday but intends to resume play later this week.

The Icemen, winners of their last eight, lead the ECHL in points fewer than three weeks from the ECHL All-Star Classic at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.

Clayton Freeman/Florida Times-Union

This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: ECHL hockey preview: Jacksonville Icemen-Atlanta Gladiators, December 28

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