Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades Friday, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017


Who: Florida Everblades (0-1) vs. Orlando Solar Bears  (1-0)
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 won 10-4-0-0
All-Time Series: Florida leads 45-19-3; Florida is also 1-0 in playoff series vs.Orlando
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: Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree! 
About Tonight’s Game:  Orlando leads this best-of-seven series 1-0, and will be looking to take a 2-0 series lead before heading home to the Amway Center for the next three contests beginning next Thursday (April 20).  On Wednesday, the Solar Bears earned a 4-2 win in Game 1 of the series, The win marked the first time in club history that Orlando won the opening game of a playoff series.

About Wednesday’s Game 1: Taylor Doherty scored twice and added an assist while goaltender Ryan Massa made 30 saves to lead the Solar Bears to a 4-2 victory over the ‘Blades in the opening game of the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs.  Despite the loss, Matt Berry pieced together a sold outing, scoring both Florida goals.  Florida registered 16 of its 32 shots in the third period. Shots on goal:  FLA –  32  ORL – 30

About the Everblades:  Matt Berry leads the way for the Everblades in the postseason with two goals…Goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic will once again get the start tonight. Nedeljokovic has faired well against Orlando this season, and made 26 saves on Wednesday….Curt Gogol and Logan Roe who were both healthy scratches in Game 1, will return to the lineup this evening.

About the Solar Bears:  Defenseman Taylor Doherty scored just three goals in the regular season, but currently leads Orlando in the postseason with two.  Doherty is tied with forward Chris Crane in scoring with three points.  Crane has been a thorn in the side for the Everblades, as he posted nine points (5g, 4a) in the regular season and three in Game 1….Ryan Massa is once again expected to start in goal tonight.

South Division Semifinal Playoff Schedule
 Best-of-Seven Series
(Orlando leads 1-0)

Game 1:  Wednesday, April 12, Orlando – 4 at Florida – 2 
Game 2:  Friday, April 14 vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m. (Germain Arena)  
Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree! 

Game 3:  Thursday, April 20 at Orlando, 7:00 p.m. (Amway Center)
Game 4:  Saturday, April 22  at  Orlando, 7:00 p.m. (Amway Center)
Game 5:  Sunday, April 23 at Orlando, 4:00 p.m. (Amway Center)**
Game 6:  Tuesday, April 25 vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m. (Germain Arena)** 
Game 7:  Wednesday, April 26 vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m.  (Germain Arena)**
**If Necessary

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

Playoff Tickets Now on Sale: Playoff game tickets may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or online by CLICKING HERE

Discounted 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

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