Gameday Magazine: Swamp Rabbits at Everblades Saturday, February 3, 2018

February 3, 2018


Who: Florida Everblades (30-9-1-4, 65 pts) vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits (20-22-3-1, 44 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:  Greenville leads  2-0-0
All-Time Series: Greenville leads 40-31-13
Radio Broadcast:  99.3 FM ESPN Radio
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Tonight’s Promotions: From 5-7 p.m., join us for the pregame tailgate part featuring live music and bounces houses for the kids!

About Tonight’s Game: The Swamp Rabbits have claimed each of the first two meetings with the Everblades this season via the shootout following a 4-3 win last night at Germain Arena.  The ‘Blades managed to pick up a point in the loss, but now only lead second place South Carolina by four points for the top spot in the division.   Florida has outshot Greenville 104-67 in the two games played this season. Additionally, the ‘Blades hold a combined 47-12 shots on goal advantage in the second period of the two meetings.  Friday’s win was a big for Greenville, as they now are tied with Orlando for fourth place in the division standings with 44 points.

About the Everblades:  Forwards Justin Kea and John McCarron are each riding a four-game point streak.  In addition, McCarron has recorded a goal in each of the last three games and has six goals in the last seven contests.  McCarron also scored the lone goal for the Everblades in last night’s overtime shootout… Rookie Callum Booth is expected to start in goal tonight for the Everblades. Booth ranks third in the league among rookie goaltenders with 13 wins.

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Stephen MacAulay (40)
Goals:  Stephen MacAulay (20)
Assists: John McCarron (21)
Plus/Minus:  Logan Roe (+19)
Penalty Minutes: Mitchell Heard (107)
Power Play Goals:  Mitchell Heard, Stephen MacAulay (5)
Shorthanded Goals: John McCarron (3)
Shots: Clark Seymour (116)
Wins: Martin Ouellette (17)
Save %:  Martin Ouellette (.911)
GAA: Martin Ouellette (2.32)
Power Play: 11th, 32-for-174 (18.4%)
Penalty Kill:  4th, 168-for-196 (85.7%)

About the Swamp Rabbits: Forward Caleb Herbert’s 45 points continues to lead the way for Greenville…Herbert leads the Swamp Rabbits in scoring against the Everblades with four points (2g, 2a) in two games…Rookie forward Garrett Clemment had a memorable ECHL debut on Friday.  Just nine seconds after the Everblades assumed a 3-1 lead in the third period, Clemment recorded his first ECHL goal. Just 14 second later, he scored his second goal to tie the game at three and eventually force the overtime shootout. Clemment was added to the Greenville roster prior to Friday’s game after 13-game stint with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the SPHL…Goaltender Ty Rimmer has made 97 saves in two appearances against Florida this season.

Swamp Rabbits Team Leaders
Points:  Caleb Herbert (45)
Goals:  Caleb Herbert (19)
Assists:  Caleb Herbert (26)
Plus/Minus:  Caleb Herbert (+9)
Penalty Minutes: Jack Nevins (133)
Power Play Goals:  Caleb Herbert (4)
Shorthanded Goals: Evan Jasper, Joe Houk (1)
Shots:  Branden Troock (136)
Wins:  Ty Rimmer (12)
Save %:  Ty Rimmer (.907)
GAA:  Ty Rimmer (3.66)
Power Play:  8th, 38-for-197 (19.3%)
Penalty Kill:  27th, 154-for-198 (76.6%)


Upcoming Home Games
Friday,  February 9, vs. Allen, 7:30 p.m.  Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entrée. Bottomless all-you-can-eat popcorn is also available tonight!  Both of these offers are good for every Friday game for the remainder of the regular season! The team will wear special pink jerseys for Pink in the Rink Weekend!

Saturday,  February 10, vs. Allen, 7:00 p.m. Pink in the Rink, presented by Radiology Regional Center continues as the team will wear the special pink jerseys.  The jerseys will be auctioned off following the game to benefit local cancer charities.  Also from 5-7 p.m., join us for the pregame tailgate party 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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of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes