Who: Florida Everblades (15-6-1-1, 32 pts, 2nd South Division) vs. Reading Royals (10-7-1-0, 21 pts, 2nd Atlantic Division)Where: Santander ArenaWhen: 7:05pmSeason Series: Tied 0-0-0-0All-Time Series: Blades lead 12-8-1Radio: 98.1 FM The Island and FloridaEverblades.com, 6:50pm pre-gameInternet Radio: http://www.swfllocalnews.comSmart Phone: TuneIn Radio (iOS & Android)Internet Television: http://www.americaonesports.com
Reading, PA – The Florida Everblades’ December trip through the Atlantic Division continues Friday with a playoff rematch as the Blades travel to Pennsylvania to take on the defending Kelly Cup champion Reading Royals at 7:05pm.
It will be the Blades’ first trip back to Santander Arena since a 4-1 loss in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals ended their hopes of back-to-back league titles this past May.
Florida enters the game on the heels of edging the Elmira Jackals 2-1 Wednesday, leaning on Trevor Cann for 22 saves while rookie Will MacDonald provided the game-winner in the defensive struggle. Matthew Pistilli, who leads the league in scoring with 32 points (13g, 19a) added a helper on MacDonald’s tally.
Reading, meanwhile, comes into Friday’s contest looking to bounce back from a 7-2 defeat at the hands of the Fort Wayne Komets last Saturday. The Royals were loaned reigning Kelly Cup MVP Riley Gill Friday; in nine games earlier this season with Reading, Gill posted a 6-3-0-0 record with a 2.20 GAA and a .913 SV%.
Friday’s matchup of the last two Kelly Cup champions will be broadcast live online at FloridaEverblades.com and on the Everblades’ app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, with a video webcast available through America ONE, the official broadband and mobile broadcaster of the ECHL, at www.americaonesports.com. Pregame coverage will get under way at 6:50pm.
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Office hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning.