Gameday Magazine: Stingrays at Everblades

December 13, 2017


Who: Florida Everblades (18-2-1-2) vs. South Carolina (14-4-3-1)
Where: Germain Arena
When: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box Office
Regular Season Series:  First meeting this season
All-Time Series: Florida leads 96-63-21
Radio Broadcast:  WJBX (101.5 FM, 104.3 FM, 770-AM)
Internet Radio:  Free online stream courtesy of WJBX Radio  CLICK HERE
Internet TV Broadcast:  ECHL.TV,  CLICK HERE
Tonight’s Promotions:  $2 Wednesday!  Fans can enjoy $2 beers, wine and hot dogs all night long!  College students receive a $5 ticket with valid college ID.  There will also be a postgame skate with the Everblades players as well as Santa! Fans may bring their own skates, or skate rentals will be made available on the recreation side of the arena for $3.

About Tonight’s Game:  The top two teams in the South Division open up a three-game head-to-head set this week, and four-point swings will certainly be in play. The Everblades hold a seven-point lead over the Stingrays for the top spot in the division.  The ‘Blades are unbeaten in regulation in their last 12 games (10-0-1-1), while the Stingrays are unbeaten in their last five contests (4-0-1-0).

Last Time Out:  Martin Ouellette made 30 saves and stopped all four shooters in the overtime shootout to lead the Everblades to a 3-2 victory over the Jacksonville Icemen in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday night Germain Arena…On Sunday, the Stingrays received a 31-save performance from goaltender Jeff Jakaitis to earn a 4-1 road win at Atlanta.

About the Everblades:  Michael Kirkpatrick is tied for fifth in the league in scoring with 27 points…Forward Justin Kea has recorded goals in each of the past two game…The Everblades have outscored their opponents 31-14 in the third period.

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Michael Kirkpatrick (27)
Goals:  Stephen MacAulay (12)
Assists: Michael Kirkpatrick (17)
Plus/Minus:  Michael Kirkpatrick (+13)
Penalty Minutes: Mitchell Heard (61)
Power Play Goals:  Several tied (3)
Shorthanded Goals: John McCarron (2)
Shots: Clark Seymour (78)
Wins: Martin Ouellette (10)
Save %:  Martin Ouellete (.926)
GAA:  Martin Ouellette (2.15)
Power Play: 4th, 19-for-90 (21.1%)
Penalty Kill:  4th, 95-for-109 (87.2%)

About the Stingrays:  Joe Devin leads Stingrays in scoring with 19 points, while forward Andrew Cherniwchan is second in scoring along with a team best nine goals.,,,South Carolina’s roster features former Everblade Steven Whitney.  Whitney played in Southwest Florida during the 2014-15 season…The Stingrays are first in the league on the penalty kill on the road at an impressive 97.7%.

Stingrays Team Leaders
Points: Joe Devin (19)
Goals:  Andrew Cherniwchan (9)
Assists:  Kelly Zajac, Joe Devin (12)
Plus/Minus:  Danny Federico (+11)
Penalty Minutes:  Trevor Gillies (71)
Power Play Goals:  Steven Whitney, Kelly Zajac (3)
Shorthanded Goals: Andrew Cherniwchan (2)
Shots: Dylan Margonari (63)
Wins:  Jeff Jakaitis (7)
Save %: Parker Milner (.927)
GAA:  Parker Milner (2.13)
Power Play: 19th 13-for-82 (15.9%)
Penalty Kill: 2nd 86-for-97 (88.7%)
* Player not currently on roster
Upcoming Home Games
Friday,  December 15, vs. South Carolina, 7:30 p.m.  Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree.

Saturday,  December 16, vs. South Carolina, 7:00 p.m.  Star Wars Night! The first 1,000 fans receive a FREE lightsaber.  Star Wars characters will be in the concourse and available for photos.  Santa will also be in attendance!

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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of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes