Who: Orlando Solar Bears (22-16-1-2, 47 pts, 3rd South Division) vs. Florida Everblades (24-15-1-2, 51 pts, 2nd South Division)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30pmSeason Series: Everblades lead 6-4-0-2All-Time Series: Everblades lead 15-8-5Radio: 98.1 FM The Island and FloridaEverblades.com, 7:15pm pre-gameInternet Radio: http://www.swfllocalnews.comSmart Phone: TuneIn Radio (iOS & Android)Internet Television: http://www.americaonesports.com
Estero, FL – The Florida Everblades’ six game home stand keeps rolling Tuesday as the Blades welcome their arch rivals, the Orlando Solar Bears, to Germain Arena for a one-off divisional contest at 7:30pm.
It will be the second-to-last meeting of the season between Florida’s ECHL franchises; each team has won six of the first twelve matchups. Orlando claimed the last two rounds in the Battle of Florida at the Amway Center, each by one goal.
Florida enters Tuesday’s mid-week tilt with home momentum for the first time since early November, having claimed consecutive games at Germain Arena—back-to-back 5-4 shootout wins over Greenville Friday and Saturday.
Blueliner Joe Stejskal’s recent hot streak has paced the Blades’ offensive resurgence: in his last nine games, the native of Grand Rapids, Minn., has two goals and seven assists. Brandon MacLean chipped in three assists and a shootout goal in his return to the Florida lineup last weekend.
Charles Landry returns to action Tuesday for the Everblades after serving a four-game suspension for an elbowing major at South Carolina on January 25.
Losers of three straight after topping the Blades in Orlando on January 26, the Solar Bears reinforced their front line, acquiring forward J.T. Barnett from the Pacific Division-leading Ontario Reign in exchange for future considerations.
Orlando will also be without the services of Mickey Lang—the league’s top goal-scorer—and Mike Ullrich, who are both recalled to Orlando’s AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild. C.J. Severyn will also be out of the Solar Bears’ lineup as the center serves a one-game suspension for being assessed his third misconduct penalty of the season Saturday at Gwinnett.
Tickets are now on sale at the Capital Bank Box Office, open Monday through Friday, 10:00am until 6:00pm.
Tuesday’s installment of the Battle of Florida 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 7:15pm.
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For more information call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades main office located at Germain Arena.
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.