Gameday Magazine: Icemen at Everblades Saturday, April 7, 2018

April 7, 2018


Who: Florida Everblades (52-13-2-4, 110 pts) vs. Jacksonville Icemen (26-38-4-3,59 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:  Everblades leads 12-0-1
All-Time Series: Everblades lead  12-0-1
Radio Broadcast:  Internet Only Broadcast on 99.3 ESPN Radio CLICK HERE
Internet Radio: CLICK HERE Courtesy of 99.3 ESPN Radio
Internet TV Broadcast: CLICK HERE Game is also FREE on Facebook Live via ECHL Facebook Page!
Tonight’s Promotions: Join us for the final home game of the regular season!. The game is Fan Appreciation Night as well as Blackout Night presented by the Passion Foundation.  The team will wear special black jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game!  There will also be a team awards ceremony prior to the start of the game. Fans will also receive a coupon voucher for free product at Wawa! Fans will also receive a team photo courtesy of FGCU and a team rally card courtesy of the Naples Daily News. Bounce houses and live music outside from 5-7 p.m.

About Tonight’s Game: The two teams will close out the regular season tonight in their 14th head-to-head meeting this season.  On Tuesday, the Everblades locked up the South Division to secure their third division title in the last four seasons. On Thursday, Florida secured the Brabham Cup which is awarded to the ECHL’s regular season champion for finishing with the best record.  The honor also secures home-ice advantage for the ‘Blades for the entire playoffs.  Last night, the Everblades set a new club record for points in a season with 110.  The previous mark was 108 points set back in the 1999-2000 season.  The Icemen will close out their inaugural season tonight with an opportunity to finish fifth in the division.

About the Everblades:  Last night, goaltending coach Josh Robinson stopped 19 of 21 shots in his first appearance in nearly a year, to help lead the ‘Blades to a 4-2 victory.  Robinson was thrust into action this week when Callum Booth was recalled to Charlotte….Should Martin Ouellette start in goal tonight, he will have an opportunity to break a club record for wins in a single season.  Ouellette tied the record of 32 wins originally set by Marc Magliarditi during the team’s inaugural season in 1998-99….In addition, the Everblades can also set another team record  for fewest goals allowed in a season.  Currently the Everblades have allowed just 170 goals against, and the standing record is 180 set back in 1998-99….Newcomer Sam Warning has recorded a goal in each of his first two games with the ‘Blades. Warning was acquired from Quad City prior to the trade deadline and joined the team on Thursday after being returned on loan from San Jose of the AHL.

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Mitchell Heard (67)
Goals:  Stephen MacAulay, John McCarron (28)
Assists: Mitchell Heard (42)
Plus/Minus:  Logan Roe (+40)
Penalty Minutes: Mitchell Heard (153)
Power Play Goals:  Mitchell Heard (8)
Shorthanded Goals:  John McCarron (5)
Shots: John McCarron (187)
Wins: Martin Ouellette (32)
Save %:  Martin Ouellette (.920)
GAA:  Martin Ouellette (2.05)

About the Icemen:  Goaltender Austin Lotz could be in line this evening to make his 19thconsecutive start. The rookie netminder has carried the workload this season for Jacksonville with 41 appearances…Jimmy Lodge leads the Icemen in scoring with 49 points…Captain Garret Hunt ranks third in the ECHL with 221 penalty minutes…The Icemen are 20-7-2-0 when leading after the first period.

Jacksonville Team Leaders
Points:  Jimmy Lodge (49)
Goals:  Tanner Eberle (22)
Assists:  Jimmy Lodge (32)
Plus/Minus:  Dajon Mingo (+7)
Penalty Minutes:  Garet Hunt (221)
Power Play Goals:  Several tied (4)
Shorthanded Goals:  Several tied (1)
Shots:  Tanner Eberle (182)
Wins:  Austin Lotz (19)
Save %:  Austin Lotz (.890)
GAA:  Austin Lotz (3.05)


2018 Playoff Tickets On Sale Now! 

The Florida Everblades will face the Atlanta Gladiators in the first round of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs beginning on Monday, April 16.  The following if the full first-round schedule:

Florida (1) vs. Atlanta (4) – Best-of-Seven Series
Game 1:  Monday, April 16th – 7:30pm, Germain Arena  PURCHASE TICKETS
Game 2:  Tuesday, April 17th – 7:30pm,  Germain Arena  PURCHASE TICKETS
Game 3:  Thursday, April 19th – 7:35pm, Infinite Energy Arena
Game 4:  Friday, April 20th – 7:35pm, Infinite Energy Arena
Game 5:  Sunday, April 22nd – 2:05pm, Infinite Energy Arena  (If necessary)
Game 6: Tuesday, April 24th – 7:30pm – Germain Arena (If necessary)
Game 7:  Wednesday, April 25th – 7:30pm – Germain Arena (If necessary)


Ticket Information

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

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.

Purchase Single Game Tickets at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or online via Ticketmaster by CLICKING HERE


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of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes