Gameday Magazine: Eagles at Everblades Saturday, June 9, 2018 Kelly Cup Finals Game 7

June 9, 2018


Kevin Bires Photography 

Who: Florida Everblades (15-5) vs. Colorado Eagles (15-8)
Where: Germain Arena
When: 7:00 p.m.(Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.) 
Tickets:  Game is SOLD OUT
Regular Season Series:  No head-to-head meetings
All-Time Series: Florida Leads  4-3-1
Radio Broadcast:  99.3 FM ESPN Radio
Internet Radio: CLICK HERE Courtesy of 99.3 ESPN Radio
Internet TV Broadcast:  via ECHL.TV
Game 7 Watch Party:  Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill located at Coconut Point in Estero will host a game watch party for fans wishing to catch all of the action!
Tonight’s Promotional Information:   The first 4,000 fans will receive a FREE Everblades/Kelly Cup Finals rally towel courtesy of Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill.  Pregame tailgate from 5-7 p.m. featuring live music and bounce houses for the kids! Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

About Tonight’s Game: Tonight marks the 44th Game 7 in the ECHL’s 30-year history and just the fifth Game 7 in a Riley/Kelly Cup Finals series (1989, 1999, 2009, 2015, 2018).  It is a winner-take-all situation tonight for the two teams. The Everblades are 1-2 All-Time in Game 7s, while Colorado is 1-1. Of the five Game 7s in ECHL Finals history, the home team is 2-2.   To Watch a Game Preview CLICK H

About the Everblades:  Stephen MacAulay leads the Everblades in the series with seven points (4g,3a).  MacAulay had an impressive four-game goal scoring streak snapped in Wednesday’s Game 6 at Colorado….Meanwhile forward Justin Kea has recorded a goal in each of the last three games of the series….Michael Kirkpatrick leads the ‘Blades with 11 goals, while Mitchell Heard leads the team in scoring with 22 points….The Everblades have outscored their opponents 25-11 in the first period of the playoffs.

Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Mitchell Heard (22)
Goals:  Michael Kirkpatrick (11)
Assists: Mitchell Heard, Spencer Smallman (13)
Plus/Minus:  Zack Kamrass, Spencer Smallman (+12)
Penalty Minutes: John McCarron (62)
Power Play Goals:  Mitchell Heard, Joe Cox, Michael Kirkpatrick (3)
Shorthanded Goals:  Several tied (1)
Shots: Michael Kirkpatrick (65)
Wins: Martin Ouellette (14)
Save %:  Martin Ouellette (.919)
GAA:  Martin Ouellette (2.27)
Power Play: 2nd, 20-for-93 (21.5%)
Penalty Kill: 11th, 81-for-98 (82.7%)

About the Eagles:  Michael Joly leads the playoffs in scoring (28 pts) and in goals (12). Joly posted three points in Wednesday’s Game 6….  Matt Register leads the playoffs with 17 assists and leads all defensemen in scoring with 20 points….The Eagles power play is 10-for-31 (32.%) in the first six games of this series…..This will mark the second Game 7 for the Eagles in the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Colorado defeated the Fort Wayne Komets 4-3 in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals….Goaltender Joe Cannata  leads the playoffs with wins (15) and minutes played (1,374).

Colorado Team Leaders
Points:  Michael Joly (28)
Goals:  Michael Joly (12)
Assists:  Matt Register (17)
Plus/Minus:  Michael Joly (+12)
Penalty Minutes: Gabriel Verpaelst (75)
Power Play Goals:  Ryan Olsen, Matt Register (3)
Shorthanded Goals:  Matt Garbowsky (2)
Shots:  J.C. Beaudin (58)
Wins:  Joe Cannata (15)
Save %: Joe Cannata  (.911)
GAA: Joe Cannata  (2.58)
Power Play:  5th, 19-for-103 (18.4%)
Penalty Kill:  10th, 84-for-101 (82.7%)

2018 Kelly Cup Finals Schedule
All times Eastern; Best-of-Seven Series (Series tied 3-3) 

Game 1:  Friday, May 25, Florida – 1 at COLORADO – 3
Game 2:  Sunday, May 27, FLORIDA – 4 at Colorado – 3
Game 3:  Wednesday, May 30, COLORADO – 5 at Florida – 4 (OT)
Game 4:  Friday, June 1, Colorado – 6 at FLORIDA – 7 (OT)
Game 5:  Saturday, June 2, Colorado – 0 at FLORIDA – 5 
Game 6:  Wednesday, June 6, Florida – 2 at COLORADO – 4 
Game 7:  Saturday, June 9, Colorado at Florida,  7:00 p.m. (Germain Arena – SOLD OUT)


Ticket Information

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