Gameday Magazine: Icemen at Everblades Friday, January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018


Who: Florida Everblades (25-6-1-2, 53 pts) vs. Jacksonville Icemen (10-19-3-2, 25 pts)
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:  Florida leads  5-0-0
All-Time Series: Florida leads 5-0-0
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:  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!

About Tonight’s Game: The two teams will open up a home-and-home set tonight, and will meet again in Jacksonville on Saturday night.  The Everblades will be looking for their third straight victory this evening. They will do battle against an improved Jacksonville team that is 5-4-1-0 in the last ten games.  Florida holds a seven-point lead over second place South Carolina for the top spot in the division.  The Everblades have a 5-0-0 record against Jacksonville this season.

Last Time Out: Florida is coming off a dramatic 4-3 shootout victory at Atlatna this past Sunday. Mitchell Head tied the game at three with 35 second remaining in regulation, while Nelson Armstrong netted the game-winner in the shootout.  Jacksonville is riding high after defeating Greenville 4-2 on Wednesday.

About the Everblades:  Another busy week of roster moves took place this week.  Forward Michael Kirkpatrick earned his first career call up with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Cleveland Monsters.  Kirkpatrick was tied for the league lead in scoring with 40 points at the time of his call up.  In a related move, Cleveland loaned forward Hayden Hodgson to the team, and he will make his Everblades debut tonight.  The rookie forward Hodgson has recorded five points (2g, 3a) in 23 appearances with the Monsters this season.  Additionally, forward Steven Lorentz has been returned to the team following a three-game call-up with the Charlotte Checkers…The Everblades enter the week as the top defensive team in the league with a 2.47 goals-against-per-game average.

Current Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Stephen MacAulay (32)
Goals:  Stephen MacAulay (17)
Assists: Clark Seymour (18)
Plus/Minus:  Joe Cox, Mitchell Heard (+15)
Penalty Minutes: Mitchell Heard (92)
Power Play Goals:  Mitchell Heard, Stephen MacAulay (5)
Shorthanded Goals: John McCarron (2)
Shots: Clark Seymour (98)
Wins: Martin Ouellette (14)
Save %:  Martin Ouellette (.919)
GAA:  Martin Ouellette (2.15)
Power Play: 8th, 26-for-136 (19.1%)
Penalty Kill:  3rd, 135-for-155 (87.1%)

About the Icemen: Elgin Pearce currently leads the Icemen in points (27), goals (11) and assists (16), Pearce also leads Jacksonville in scoring against the Everblades with four points (2g, 2a)…Jacksonville captain Garet Hunt leads the league in major penalties (12) and is second in penalty minutes (153).  Hunt also holds 11 points on the year and plays in all situations.

Current Jacksonville Team Leaders
Points: Elgin Pearce (27)
Goals:  Elgin Pearce (11)
Assists:  Elgin Pearce (16)
Plus/Minus:  Cameron Crtichlow (+8)
Penalty Minutes:  Garet hunt (131)
Power Play Goals:  Several tied (1)
Shorthanded Goals:  Several tied (1)
Shots:  Tanner Eberle (88)
Wins:  Austin Lotz (5)
Save %:  Austin Lotz (.894)
GAA:  Austin Lotz (3.21)
Power Play:  27th, 12-for-137 (8.8%)
Penalty Kill:  18th, 122-for-149 (81.9%)



Upcoming Home Games

Friday,  February 2, vs. Greenville, 7:30 p.m.  For every Friday night game this season, kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree!

Saturday  February 3, vs. Greenville, 7:00 p.m. From 5-7 p.m., join us for the pregame tailgate part featuring live music and bounces houses for the kids!



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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