Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017


Who: Florida Everblades (32-9-2-3) vs. Orlando Solar Bears  (24-18-5-2)
Where: Germain Arena
When: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box Office
Season Series: Florida leads 6-2-0-0.
All-Time Series:  Florida leads 41-17-3.
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: $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.About Tonight’s Game: Tonight’s Wawa Sunshine Cup Series match-up features the Florida Everblades (32-9-2-3, 69 pts) and the Orlando Solar Bears (24-18-5-2, 55 pts).  Florida leads the Sunshine Cup Series 12 points to 4 points.  The Everblades are unbeaten in their last seven games 5-0-1-1, and continue to maintain a 12-point lead for the top spot in the South Division.  The Solar Bears have lost three straight contests and sits in fourth place, just two points behind second place South Carolina (57 pts).Last Time Out:  Despite a two-goal performance by Matt Berry, the ‘Blades dropped a 3-2 decision in the overtime shootout to the Atlanta Gladiators on Saturday.  Atlanta’s Derek Nesbitt scored the lone goal in the shootout to snap a four-game slide for the Gladiators…Orlando’s Patrick Watling posted a goal and an assist, but it would not be enough as the Solar Bears fell to the South Carolina Stingrays Sunday evening in North Charleston.

About the Everblades:  Brant Harris continues to lead the Everblades with 56 points and a team best 34 assists.  Harris saw his five-game goal scoring streak snapped this past Saturday against Atlanta.  Meanwhile forward Matt Berry is currently riding a three-game goal scoring streak….The Everblades and Solar Bears enter tonight’s game tied for second in the ECHL with 11 shorthanded goals.

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Brant Harris (56)
Goals:  Brendan O’Donnell** (29)
Assists: Brant Harris (34)
Plus/Minus:  Michael Kirkpatrick (+30)
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: 21st, 25-for-175, (14.3%)
Penalty Kill:  4th, 160-of-184 (85.1%)
** Player currently called up to AHL 

About the Solar Bears:  Joe Perry leads Orlando against the Everblades this season with seven points (4g, 3a).  Overall, Perry leads the Solar Bears with 25 goals….Highlighting Orlando’s roster is Chad LaRose who recently returned to hockey after sitting out the last season and a half. LaRose played for the Everblades during the 2003-04 season before playing in over 500 NHL games with the Carolina Hurricanes.  LaRose won a Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes in 2006…Orlando is first in the league with a 36.78 shots-per-game average.  The Everblades are just behind them in second at 35.28.

Solar Bears Team Leaders
Points:  Denver Manderson (42)
Goals:  Joe Perry (26)
Assists:  Denver Manderson (31)
Plus/Minus:  Auston Block, Denver Manderson (+11)
Penalty Minutes:  Brendan Miller (64)
Power Play Goals:  Joe Perry (7)
Shorthanded Goals:  Eric Faille **, Brett Findlay** (1)
Shots:  Joe Perry  (135)
Wins:  Ryan Massa (13)
Save %:  Ryan Massa (0.905)
GAA:  Ryan Massa (3.32)
Power Play:  14th, 38-for-222 (17.1%)
Penalty Kill:  26th, 153-of-200 (78.6%)
** Player currently called up to AHL 
Upcoming Home Games & Promotions
Friday, March 3 vs. Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. – Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the Purchase of an Adult Entree.

Saturday, March 4 vs. Atlanta, 7:00 p.m. – From 5-7 pm. join us for the tailgate featuring live music and bounce houses for the kids.

Wednesday, March 8 vs. Utah, 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