Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 30, 2017


Who: Florida Everblades (21-5-1-2, 45 pts) vs. Orlando Solar Bears (13-14-4-1, 31 pts)
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 leads  3-1-0
All-Time Series: Florida leads 48-18-3
Radio Broadcast:  Online only broadcast tonight, details listed below
Internet Radio:  Free online stream courtesy of 99.3 ESPN Radio  CLICK HERE
Internet TV Broadcast:  ECHL.TV,  CLICK HERE
Tonight’s Promotions:  First 3,000 fans will receive an Everblades Calendar courtesy of Bokamper’s!  Live music and bounce houses for the kids from 5-7 p.m.
About Tonight’s Game: Tonight’s game is the fifth in the Wawa Sunshine Cup Series between the two intrastate rivals.  The Wawa Sunshine Cup is awarded to the team with the most points in the regular season head-to-head match-up between the two clubs.  The Everblades currently lead the Sunshine Cup six points to three…Last night the Solar Bears handed the Everblades their first regulation road loss of the season, with a 5-3 victory at the Amway Center.  Florida opened the season unbeaten in regulation in their first 13 road contests with a record of 11-0-1-1. Florida continues to hold a five-point lead for the top spot in the South Division.

About the Everblades:  A rash of call-ups and injuries this week have left the Everblades a little bit thin at the forward position.  Earlier in the week, forward Dave Dziurzynski was loaned to the AHL’s Utica Comets. Yesterday, forward Steven Lorentz was reassigned to the Charlotte Checkers (AHL), while defenseman Gus Young was loaned to the San Jose Barracuda (AHL).  In addition, forward Mitchell Heard was recalled by Charlotte earlier this morning. Despite the losses of these players, the Everblades did receive talented defenseman Matt Mackenzie from the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL).  Mackenzie appeared in 17 games for the Everblades last season, recording ten points (4g, 6a) in 17 games before earning an AHL contract with Springfield.

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Michael Kirkpatrick (33)
Goals:  Stephen MacAulay(14)
Assists: Michael Kirkpatrick (20)
Plus/Minus:  Michael Kirkpatrick, Stephen MacAulay (+12)
Penalty Minutes: Mitchell Heard (71)**
Power Play Goals:  Several tied (4)
Shorthanded Goals: John McCarron (2)
Shots: Clark Seymour (92)
Wins: Martin Ouellette (12)
Save %:  Martin Ouellete (.926)
GAA:  Martin Ouellette (1.99)
Power Play: 10th, 22-for-113 (19.5%)
Penalty Kill:  4th, 111-for-128 (87.5%)
** Player currently recalled to AHL

About the Solar Bears: The Solar Bears are led offensively by forward Josh Winquist’s 35 points (13g, 22a).  Winquist is coming off a five-point performance (2g, 3a) last night against the Everblades. Winquist also leads Orlando with nine points against Florida this season…Goaltender Cal Heeter was recalled to the AHL yesterday, and as a result Mackenzie Skapski was in action last night, and turned aside 31 of 34 shots to help guide Orlando to the win.

Solar Bears Team Leaders
Points: Joshua Winquist (35)
Goals:  Joshua Winquist (13)
Assists:  Joshua Winquist (22)
Plus/Minus:  J.C. Campagna (+8)
Penalty Minutes:  Mike Monfredo (58)
Power Play Goals:  Noaln Valleau (6)
Shorthanded Goals: J.J. Piccinich (2)
Shots: Nolan Valleau, Max Novak (103)
Wins:  Cal Heeter (8)**
Save %: Cal Heeter (.901)**
GAA:  Cal Heeter (3.02)**
Power Play: 16th 27-for-159 (17.0%)
Penalty Kill: 14th 127-of-153 (83.0%)
** Player currently recalled to AHL


Upcoming Home Games

Wednesday,  January 3, vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m.  $2 Wednesday!  Fans can enjoy $2 hot  dogs, beer and wine in the concourse!  College students receive a $ 5 ticket with valid college ID.

Friday,  January 12, vs. Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Faith & Family Night!  For every Friday night game this season, kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree!



Ticket Information

Purchase Single Game Tickets at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or online via Ticketmaster by CLICKING HERE

2017-18 Ticket Packages are Currently on Sale!  Flexible partial plans are available. These packages will best fit your schedule and budget!  To view pricing and benefits of all available ticket 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!

Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price!  Group tickets are available for all home games. Fundraising opportunities are also available. For more information on group tickets, 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.


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