Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades, Oct. 7, 2017

October 7, 2017


Who: Florida Everblades (0-0-0) vs. Orlando Solar Bears  (0-0-0)
Where: Germain Arena
When: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box Office
Regular Season Series:  Florida & Orlando will meet 14 times during the regular season.
All-Time Series: Florida leads 45-19-3; Florida is also 2-0 in playoff series vs.Orlando.
Radio Broadcast: None
Internet Radio:  Free online stream (Orlando Broadcast) CLICK HERE
Internet TV Broadcast:  None 
Tonight’s Promotions:  $1 of each ticket purchased for tonight’s game, tomorrow’s preseason game (5:00 p.m.) and Opening Weekend (Oct. 13 & 14) will be donated to the Naples Zoo Hurricane relief efforts.  

About Tonight’s Game:  The two in-state rivals will meet for the first time since their heated first-round playoff match-up last spring.  The Everblades rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the series to defeat the Solar Bears in seven games.  However, Florida’s run in the Kelly Cup Playoffs ended in the second round to the South Carolina Stingrays who wrapped up the series 4-1. The series included a pair of double-overtime wins by the Rays.

The Everblades open the preseason with a full complement of players, which has made the early part of training camp very competitive.  Goaltender Martin Ouellette will get the start tonight.   Ouellette enters the season on an AHL contract with the Charlotte Checkers, and has played the past three seasons with the Reading Royals (ECHL) and the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

During the summer, the Solar Bears added former NHL goaltender Matt Hackett to their roster for the 2017-18 season.  Hackett has made 26 career NHL appearances split between the Minnesota Wild and Buffalo Sabres.  Other notable returnees include forwards Chris Crane and Joe Perry.

The two teams will meet again on Sunday at Germain Arena beginning at 5:00 p.m.
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.

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