‘Blades Bolster Goaltending Unit with Andy Iles

March 25, 2014


ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Andy Iles.

Iles (pronounced like aisles), 22, joins the Everblades after posting a 16-10-5 record, a 2.17 goals against average, and a .919 save percentage in 31 appearances during in his senior year this season at Cornell University. The 5-9, 180-pound netminder was recently named the ECAC Hockey Men’s Student Athlete of the Year.

The Ithaca, N.Y. native made 80 consecutive starts in net for the Big Red, marking the fifth longest streak in NCAA Division I history. Iles has rewritten the record books during his time at Cornell, now standing as the program’s all-time leader in career saves with 2,988.

He finished his four-seasons at Cornell (2010-14) totaling a 58-42-15 career record. which includes nine shutouts, a 2.26 goals against average, and .a 917 save percentage. Iles posted a 10-4-0 record for the U.S. National Under-18 Team during the 2009-10 season.

Iles is expected to be available to play on Wednesday when the Eveblades play host to the Evansville IceMen at German Arena. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs, $2 Bud Light drafts, and $2 Barefoot Wines for the game. Wednesday is also College Night! Ladies get in free and guys can purchase a $5 ticket when they present their College I.D. to the Capital Bank Office.

The Everblades will also face the Cincinnati Cyclones this Friday (March 28) and Saturday (March 29).
Game Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Capital Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com
Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825.

2014-15 Ticket Packages are currently on sale! Full season and 12-game, and 24-game options are also available! All packages save you money from the box office price, and come with many great benefits. For more information call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades Main Office located at Germain Arena, Monday—Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Broadcast Information: All ‘Blades games will be broadcast live online at www.floridaeverblades.com and on the Everblades’ app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, with a video webcast available through America ONE, the official broadband and mobile broadcaster of the ECHL, at www.americaonesports.com

The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate
of the Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning.