Everblades Agree to Terms with Cox & Armstrong

July 15, 2017


ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Thursday that the team has agreed to terms with forward Joe Cox and defenseman Nelson Armstrong for the 2017-18 season.

Cox, 23, appeared in five games with the Everblades after concluding his senior season at Michigan State University in 2016-17.  The 5-11, 173-pound forward recorded 14 points (7g, 7a) in 35 games with the Spartans.  Cox captained the Spartans for two seasons, totaling 69 points (27g, 42a) during his four-year collegiate career (2013-2017).  The Chelsea, Michigan native also totaled 60 points in two seasons with the USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks 2011-2013.

Armstrong, 23, returns to the ‘Blades where he logged four assists in 12 appearances this past spring.  The 6-0, 200-pound blueliner registered 29 points (5g, 24a) during his two seasons at the University of Prince Edward Island (2014-2016). The Peterborough, Ontario native played two seasons with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), posting 58 points (13g, 45a).  Armstrong also played two seasons at St. Lawrence University from 2011-2013.

The Everblades have now agreed to terms with three players for the 2017-18 season.To view the team’s current roster CLICK HERE

2017-18 Ticket Packages are Currently on Sale! 
Everblades ticket packages are now on sale for the 20th season of Everblades Hockey. We offer full season and flexible partial plans that will best fit your schedule and budget! To view pricing and benefits of all available tickets packages CLICK HERE

SPECIAL OFFER! Purchase a new ticket package for the 2017-18 season and receive a $20 gift card to Ford’s Garage!

For more information call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades offices at Germain Arena Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Check out the Everblades for opening weekend on Friday, October 13 & 14 against the Atlanta Gladiators at Germain Arena!

This release courtesy of Fort Myers Technical College & Cape Coral Technical College

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