Gameday Magazine: Gladiators at Everblades Saturday, February 11, 2017

February 11, 2017

Who: Florida Everblades (32-9-2-2) vs. Atlanta Gladiators  (17-23-6-1)
Where: Germain Arena
When: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box Office
Season Series: Florida leads 8-1-0-0.
All-Time Series:  Florida leads 77-52-14.
Radio Broadcast:  WJBX (101.5-FM, 104.3-FM, 770-AM)
Internet Radio:  Free online stream courtesy of WJBX  CLICK HERE 
Internet TV Broadcast:  ECHL.TV,  CLICK HERE
Special Promotions: Pink in the Rink night, present by Radiology Regional Center.  The team will wear special pink jerseys (pictured below) which will be auctioned off following the game.  First 1,000 fans will receive a free chip clip courtesy of Radiology Regional, and the first 3,000 fans will receive an Everblades flash light courtesy of Gerber Collision & Glass. The Mobile Mammogram will also be on hand and available for tours.About Tonight’s Game:  With a win last night, and a loss by Toledo in Brampton, the Everblades enter tonight’s play as the top team in the ECHL.  Florida remains unbeaten in its last six games (5-0-1-0), and currently holds a 13-point lead over Orlando (55 pts) and Greenville (55 pts) for the top spot in the South Division.  Atlanta remains in sixth place in the division, and will be looking to snap a four game losing streak this evening.

About Last Night’s Game:  Brant Harris and Stephen MacAulay each finished with three-point nights to help guide the Everblades to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Gladiators.   Special teams played a big role in the game as both teams combined for three power play goals and a shorthanded goal.  In addition, Florida scored a goal with an extra attacker during a delayed penalty on Atlanta.  Shots:  FLA – 37  ATL – 30

About the Everblades:  Florida captain Brant Harris is currently riding a five-game goal scoring streak, and with a goal tonight, he will match a league high set by three other players in the ECHL this season.  Harris leads Florida against the Gladiators with 13 points (7g, 6a)….Daniel Altshuller who returned to the team from AHL Charlotte on Wednesday, is expected to start in goal tonight for Florida…The ‘Blades are 12-2-1 in their last 15 games.

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Brendan O’Donnell**, Brant Harris (55)
Goals:  Brendan O’Donnell** (29)
Assists: Brant Harris (33)
Plus/Minus:  Michael Kirkpatrick (+31)
Penalty Minutes: Curt Gogol (104)
Power Play Goals:  Brant Harris (5)
Shorthanded Goals: Evan Bloodoff, Brant Harris (2)
Shots: Brendan O’Donnell** (166)
Wins: Anthony Peters (22)
Save %:  Anthony Peters(.900)
GAA: Anthony Peters (2.97)
Power Play: 20th, 25-for-171, (14.6%)
Penalty Kill:  5th, 156-of-184 (84.8%)
** Player currently called up to AHL 
About the Gladiators:  Justin Buzzeo (48 pts) collected two more points in last night’s game, and continues to lead Atlanta against the Everblades this season with ten points (4g, 6a). Eric Neiley also logged a goal and an assist on Friday, and boasts a team best 20 goals….Atlanta’s power play ranks first in the league on the road at 26.1 percent, and represents ten of the 28 power play goals surrendered by the Everblades.

Gladiators Team Leaders
Points:  Justin Buzzeo (48)
Goals:  Eric Neiley (20)
Assists:  Justin Buzzeo (32)
Plus/Minus:  Connor Gaarder (+6)
Penalty Minutes:  Drew Baker (67)
Power Play Goals:  Derek Nesbitt (7)
Shorthanded Goals:  Several Tied (1)
Shots:  Derek Nesbitt (157)
Wins:  Matt Ginn (11)
Save %:  Matt Ginn (0.892)
GAA:  Matt Ginn (3.72)
Power Play:  11th, 33-for-177 (18.6%)
Penalty Kill:  24th, 125-of-159 (78.6%)
Upcoming Home Games & Promotions
Wednesday, February, 15 vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m. – $2 Wednesday!  Fans can enjoy $2 draft beers, $2 wines and $2 hot dogs all night long!  College students receive a $5 ticket with free parking when they present their college ID at Germain Arena.


Ticket Information

Game Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at
Special Offer!  Purchase any new ticket package for the 2016-17 season, and receive an Everblades jersey t-shirt and a $20 gift card from Ford’s Garage!  Locations include Cape Coral, Downtown Fort Myers and Miromar Outlets in Estero.  We offer several tickets packages designed to help fit your budget and scheduleDiscounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and you may also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825.

This release courtesy of Fort Myers Technical College & Cape Coral Technical College
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate
of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes