Gameday Magazine: Icemen at Everblades Saturday, February 24, 2018

February 24, 2018


Who: Florida Everblades (36-12-1-4, 77 pts) vs. Jacksonville Icemen (19-28-4-3, 45 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 7-0-0
All-Time Series: Florida Leads 7-0-0
Radio Broadcast:  99.3 FM ESPN RADIO
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Tonight’s Promotions: Canadian Night presented by TD Bank.  Fans can enjoy Labatt Blue and poutine specials throughout the game!   Tailgate party from 5-7 p.m. featuring live music and bounce houses for the kids.

About Tonight’s Game: After dropping a tough game on Friday to the Orlando Solar Bears, the Everblades will look to bounce back tonight against another Florida foe in the Jacksonville Icemen.  Florida maintains a three-point edge over second place South Carolina for first place in the South Division, while maintaining a one-point edge over Colorado for the top spot overall in the league.  The Icemen jumped to sixth place in the South Division with a victory last night over Norfolk.  The Everblades have taken all seven meetings against the Icemen this season, but the matchups have been tightly contested as six of the seven wins have been decided by two goals or less.

Last Time Out:  Orlando goaltender Cal Heeter made 30 saves to guide the Solar Bears to a 3-1 victory over the Everblades last night at Germain Arena.  Forward Justin Kea scored the lone tally for Florida in the contest…Jacksonville is coming off a 5-3 win at home against the Norfolk Admirals on Friday night.  The Icemen scored three goals in a 91-second span in the opening period to grab a commanding lead.

About the Everblades:  Martin Ouellette will start in goal tonight for Florida.  Ouellette owns the third best goals-against-average in the ECHL at 2.05…The Everblades are 21-1-1-0 when leading after two periods.  Subsequently, the ‘Blades own a league best six wins when trailing after two periods.

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Stephen MacAulay (48)
Goals:  Stephen MacAulay (22)
Assists: John McCarron (27)
Plus/Minus:  Logan Roe (+25)
Penalty Minutes: Brett Bulmer (115)
Power Play Goals:  Mitchell Heard (6)
Shorthanded Goals: John McCarron (4)
Shots: John McCarron (128)
Wins: Martin Ouellette (22)
Save %:  Martin Ouellette (.923)
GAA: Martin Ouellette (2.05)
Power Play: 12th, 35-for-202 (17.3%)
Penalty Kill:  5th, 205-for-239 (85.8%)

About the Icemen: As the season has progressed, Jacksonville has tightened up defensively, and is ranked fourth in the league with a 29.09 shots-against per game…Goaltender Austin Lotz is fifth among rookie goaltenders with a 2.83 goals-against-average…Captain Garrett Hunt is third in the league with 178 penalty minutes, and fifth in major penalties.

Icemen Team Leaders
Points:  Elgin Pearce (39)
Goals:  Tanner Eberle (16)
Assists:  Elgin Pearce (24)
Plus/Minus:  Jimmy Lodge (+19)
Penalty Minutes:  Garet Hunt (178)
Power Play Goals:  several tied (3)
Shorthanded Goals:  Everett Clark, Cameron Critchlow (2)
Shots:  Tanner Eberle (138)
Wins:  Austin Lotz (12)
Save %:  Austin Lotz (.986)
GAA:  Austin Lotz (2.83)
Power Play:  27th, 22-for-219 (10.0%)
Penalty Kill:  13th, 196-for-238 (82.4%)


Upcoming Home Games
Wednesday,  February 28, vs. Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. $2 Wednesday!  Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs, $2 draft beers and $2 wines all night long in the concourse!  College students receive a $5 ticket with valid college ID.

Friday,  March 2, vs. Greenville, 7:30 p.m. Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree, and fans can enjoy bottomless all-you-can-eat-popcorn. Both of these specials are valid for every Friday night game during the regular season.

Saturday,  March 3, vs. Greenville, 7:00 p.m. Lee County Schools Night  The Fur Circus mascots will be on hand to entertain the fans and kids throughout the night and in the concourse!  Tailgate party from 5-7 p.m. featuring live music and bounce 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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of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes