Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades Friday, February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018


Who: Florida Everblades (36-11-1-4, 77 pts) vs. Orlando Solar Bears (23-25-5-1, 52 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 8-2-0
All-Time Series: Tied 53-19-3
Radio Broadcast:  WJBX (101.5, 104.3, 770-AM)
Internet Radio:   CLICK HERE Courtesy of WJBX
Internet TV Broadcast:  CLICK HERE 
Tonight’s Promotions: Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entrée! Fans can also enjoy all-you-can-eat bottomless popcorn all night long!

About Tonight’s Game: Tonight’s game is the 11th game in the Wawa Sunshine Cup Series between the two intrastate rivals.  On Wednesday, the Everblades clinched the Sunshine Cup for a third consecutive season with a 4-0 victory over the Solar Bears. The Wawa Sunshine Cup is awarded to the team that finishes with the most points in the head-to-head regular season series. Florida leads the series 16 points to 6 points…The Everblades continue to hold the top spot in the South Division and overall in the league with (77 pts).  The Solar Bears currently hold the fourth and final playoff spot in the South Division with 52 pts). However, a late season push by the Norfolk (48 pts.) has the Admirals just four points back of Orlando.

About Wednesday’s Game:  Goaltender Martin Ouellette stopped all 38 shots faced to lead the Everblades to a sound 4-0 victory over the Solar Bears at the Amway Center.  Brett Bulmer, Quentin Shore and Steven Lorentz each posted multi-point games in the win.

About the Everblades:  Stephen MacAulay leads the Everblades in scoring (48 pts) and goals (22), and also leads the Everblades in scoring against Orlando with six goals and 13 points…Brett Bulmer has scored in each of the past two games, scoring a total of three goals and an assist during that stretch…The Everblades lead the league with 13 shorthanded goals….On Monday, forward Spencer Smallman and goaltender Callum Booth returned to the team from Charlotte of the American Hockey League (AHL). Booth is expected to start in goal this evening.

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Stephen MacAulay (48)
Goals:  Stephen MacAulay (22)
Assists: John McCarron, Stephen MacAulay (26)
Plus/Minus:  Logan Roe (+24)
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 (2.03)
Power Play: 10th, 35-for-198 (17.7%)
Penalty Kill:  5th, 230-for-232 (86.2%)

About the Solar Bears: The Solar Bears are led offensively by forward Josh Winquist’s 53 points (17g, 29a). Winquist also leads the Solar Bears in scoring against the Everblades with ten points…J.J. Piccinich is close behind with nine points against Florida this season….The Solar Bears are 14-4-1 when scoring first.

Solar Bears Team Leaders
Points:  Joshua Winquist (46)
Goals:  Hunter Fejes (22)
Assists:  Joshua Winquist (29)
Plus/Minus:  Chris Crane (+9)
Penalty Minutes:  Darryl Bootland, Mike Monfredo (95)
Power Play Goals:  Hunter Fejes (7)
Shorthanded Goals:  J.J. Piccinich (2)
Shots:  Hunter Fejes (201)
Wins:  Cal Heeter (13)
Save %:  Mackenzie Skapski, Cal Heeter (.903)
GAA:  Cal Heeter (2.96)
Power Play:  22nd, 39-for-249 (15.7%)
Penalty Kill:  12th, 222-for-266 (83.5%)


Upcoming Home Games
Saturday,  February 24, vs. Jacksonville, 7:00 p.m. 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.

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 tickets with valid college ID.


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