Gameday Magazine: Icemen at Everblades Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February 28, 2018


Who: Florida Everblades (36-12-2-4, 78 pts) vs. Jacksonville Icemen (21-28-4-3, 49 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 7-0-1
All-Time Series: Florida Leads 7-0-1
Radio Broadcast:  WJBX (101.5 FM, 104.3 FM, 770-AM)
Internet Radio:   CLICK HERE Courtesy of WJBX Radio
Internet TV Broadcast:  CLICK HERE 
Tonight’s Promotions: $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.

About Tonight’s Game: The Everblades can become the first team in the ECHL to clinch a playoff spot with a win in regulation this evening.  However, the Icemen are unbeaten in their last four games (3-0-1-0) including a 4-3 overtime victory over the Everblades on Saturday. The win against the ‘Blades was the first for Icemen in their inaugural season.  Florida leads the series 7-0-1-0. The Everblades hold a slim two-point edge over South Carolina for the top spot in the South Division.

About Saturday’s Game: Jacksonville’s Austin Lotz pieced together a stellar performance making 40 saves to help guide the Icemen to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Everblades at Germain Arena.  Florida rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to earn a point in the loss. Mitchell Heard had a hand in all three Florida tallies, finishing with three points (1g, 2a).

About the Everblades:  Martin Ouellette is expected to start in goal once again this evening.  Ouellette is fifth in the league with a 2.12 goals-against-average.  Additionally, Ouellette is third in the league with 22 wins…Joe Cox is coming off his ninth multi-point game of the season on Saturday.  Cox leads all league rookies with seven game-winning goals….The Everblades have outscored their opponents 68-42 in the third period.

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Stephen MacAulay (48)
Goals:  Stephen MacAulay (22)
Assists: John McCarron (27)
Plus/Minus:  Logan Roe (+24)
Penalty Minutes: Brett Bulmer (119)
Power Play Goals:  Mitchell Heard (6)
Shorthanded Goals: John McCarron (4)
Shots: John McCarron (136)
Wins: Martin Ouellette (22)
Save %:  Martin Ouellette (.920)
GAA: Martin Ouellette (2.12)
Power Play: 11th, 36-for-204 (17.6%)
Penalty Kill:  6th, 207-for-241 (85.9%)

About the Icemen: Elgin Pearce opened the scoring in Saturday’s game with his first period tally. Pearce leads the team in scoring with 42 points, and has a team best six points (4g, 2a) against the Everblades this season….Goaltender Austin Lotz has carried the workload in net for the Icemen as of late having played in 12 of the past 16 games.  Lotz has won his last three starts.

Icemen Team Leaders
Points:  Elgin Pearce (42)
Goals:  Elgin Pearce (18)
Assists:  Elgin Pearce (24)
Plus/Minus:  Jimmy Lodge (+20)
Penalty Minutes:  Garet Hunt (187)
Power Play Goals:  several tied (3)
Shorthanded Goals:  Everett Clark, Cameron Critchlow (2)
Shots:  Tanner Eberle (143)
Wins:  Austin Lotz (14)
Save %:  Austin Lotz (.899)
GAA:  Austin Lotz (2.84)
Power Play:  27th, 22-for-224 (9.8%)
Penalty Kill:  14th, 201-for-244 (82.4%)


Upcoming Home Games
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.


The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate
of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes