Kirkpatrick Loaned to AHL Cleveland; Lorentz Returns

January 10, 2018


ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Wednesday that forward Michael Kirkpatrick has been loaned to the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, forward Steven Lorentz has been reassigned to Florida from the Charlotte Checkers (AHL).

Kirkpatrick, 27, is currently tied for the ECHL lead in scoring with 40 points (15g, 25a).  The 5-11, 182-pound center has totaled 158 points (65g, 93a) in 168 career ECHL games split between the Everblades and the Adirondack Thunder. Prior to his professional career, Kirkpatrick accumulated 102 points in four seasons at St. Francis Xavier University from 2011-2015.  The North Sydney, Nova Scotia native also totaled 251 points (108g, 143a) during his four seasons with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Kirkpatrick was a member of Saint John’s 2011 Memorial Cup Championship team.

Lorentz, 21, returns to the Everblades after making three appearances with Charlotte (AHL) during his recent recall.  The 6-4, 201-pound rookie forward has logged 13 points (4g, 9a) in 25 appearances with the Everblades this season. Lorentz had a productive junior career totaling 164 points in 247 games played with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes from 2013-2017.  The Waterloo, Ontario native is a seventh-round draft selection of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

The Everblades battle the Jacksonville Icemen this Friday night at Germain Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Tickets for the contest can be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at

Fans can also catch the game broadcast on WJBX News, Talk & More on 101.5-FM.104.3-FM, 770-AM or by CLICKING HEREFans can also watch the game online at ECHL.TV



Upcoming Home Games

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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