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

March 3, 2018


Who: Florida Everblades (38-12-2-4, 82 pts) vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits (20-31-5-1, 46 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:  Tied at 2-2
All-Time Series: Greenville Leads 40-32-14
Radio Broadcast:  99.3 FM ESPN Radio
Internet Radio:   CLICK HERE Courtesy of 99.3 ESPN Radio
Internet TV Broadcast:  CLICK HERE 
Tonight’s Promotions:  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.

About Tonight’s Game:   On Friday, the Everblades rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Swamp Rabbits by a 3-2 score in overtime.   The win, coupled by a South Carolina loss at Toledo, extended Florida’s lead in the division to five points.  The Swamp Rabbits earned a point last night in the loss, but still remain winless in their last 11 games (0-9-2-0). The season series is tied at 2-2, while three of the four meetings between the two teams have been decided in overtime, or the shootout.

To watch a game preview CLICK HERE

About the Everblades:  Both Brett Bulmer and Zack Kamrass have scored in each of the past two games.  In addition, Bulmer has scored four goals in the last six games…The Everblades did not allow a single shot against in the third period of last night’s win over Greenville.  It marked just second time in club history, that the ‘Blades did not surrender a shot in a period.  The first time took place in the third period of a game on January 7, 2005 at South Carolina…John McCarron scored the game-winning goal just 38 seconds into overtime of last night game. McCarron has now taken the team lead in scoring with 50 points, while also leading the ‘Blades in scoring against Greenville with nine points (6g, 3a) in four games…The Everblades have been able to manufacture numerous shots on goal in games against Greenville this season.  Florida has outshot the Swamp Rabbits 187-109 in the four meetings this season

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: John McCarron (50)
Goals:  Stephen MacAulay, John McCarron (22)
Assists: John McCarron (28)
Plus/Minus:  Logan Roe (+26)
Penalty Minutes: Brett Bulmer (121)
Power Play Goals:  Mitchell Heard (6)
Shorthanded Goals: John McCarron (4)
Shots: John McCarron (142)
Wins: Martin Ouellette (23)
Save %:  Martin Ouellette (.920)
GAA: Martin Ouellette (2.11)
Power Play: 13th, 37-for-211 (17.5%)
Penalty Kill:  5th, 217-for-251 (86.5%)

About the Swamp Rabbits: Local product and defenseman Daniel Echeverri who played five seasons for FGCU’s hockey team, recorded an assist in his return to Germain Arena last night.  In addition to FGCU, Echeverri has played for the Junior ‘Blades and has appeared in two preseason outings with the Everblades during the past two years….Greenville continues to receive quality goaltending in games against the Everblades this season.  Ty Rimmer has stopped a plethora of shots in the first three meetings with the ‘Blades this season. Rimmer was expected to start Friday’s game, but was a late scratch due to an injury. As a result, former Everblade Brad Barone started and turned aside 40 of 43 shots faced. Barone played in a playoff game for the Everblades back on May 1, 2015 in a relief effort…Forward Evan Jasper and Joe Basaraba continue to lead Greenville in scoring with 38 points.

Swamp Rabbits Team Leaders
Points:  Evan Jasper, Joe Basaraba (38)
Goals: Evan Jasper, Joe Basaraba, Brendan Trook (16)
Assists:  Evan Jasper, Joe Basaraba (22)
Plus/Minus:  J.T. Henke (-1)
Penalty Minutes:  Jack Nevins (137)
Power Play Goals:  Evan Jasper (4)
Shorthanded Goals:  Joe Houk, Evan Jasper (1)
Shots:  Joe Basaraba (177)
Wins:  Ty Rimmer (12)
Save %:  Greg Dodds (.924)
GAA:  Greg Dodds (3.27)
Power Play:  9th, 43-for-235 (18.3%)
Penalty Kill:  25th, 181-for-234 (77.4%)
Upcoming Home Games
Friday,  March 16, vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pubwith the purchase of an adult entree!  Fans can also enjoy bottomless all-you-can-eat popcorn from the concession stands all night long!

Saturday,  March 17, vs. Orlando, 7:00 p.m. Annual Gun ‘n Hoses game!  The team will wear special police and fire fighter themed jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game to benefit MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association).  In addition, local police and fire fighters will do battle on the ice beginning at 4:15 p.m.

Try Goalie Day also takes place on March 17 from 12;30-2:30 p.m. on the main rink at Germain Arena.  This FREE event is open to kids aged 5-13 interested in the opportunity to try playing goalie.  Everblades Goaltending Coach Josh Robinson in conjunction with Phil Osaer with USA Hockey will be hosting the event for interested kids to have fun and give the goaltending position a try. Goalie equipment will be provided.
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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