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Icemen goalie called, sign defense men


The Evansville IceMen have announced goaltender Allen York has been called up by the Charlotte

Checkers of the American Hockey League. Charlotte is the AHL affiliate of the Caroline Hurricanes. The team has also signed defenseman Brendan Rempel for the 2013-14 season.


York, 24, has played in the AHL for upwards of three seasons (2010-12,13) all with the Springfield Falcons. The Wetaskiwin, Alberta native has a 2.39 goals against average and a .907 save percentage in his AHL career. He also owns a 17-8-0 record in the league.

York also has 11 games of NHL experience with the Columbus Blue Jackets, where he has a 2.30 save percentage, a .919 save percentage and a 3-2-0 record.

The 6'3", 195-pound net-minder had not yet appeared in-net for the IceMen this season, but had a 2.72 goals against average and a .

919 save percentage last season with the team. He achieved a 3-1-1 record in Evansville in 2012-13.

Rempel, 22, comes to Evansville after spending five games with the Trenton Titans, formerly of the ECHL, at the end of the 2012-13

season. There, he notched two assists and earned a +4 rating.

The 6'3", 220-pound blue-liner appeared in 81 games at Harvard University from 2009-13, tallying 11 points on one goal and 10 assists.

Rempel, a native of Willington, Conn., played in 79 games in 2008-09 in Under-18 leagues. Collectively, he recorded 15 points on five goals and 10 assists.

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