GREENVILLE, SC – Cameron Breton’s goal with 2:01 remaining in regulation lifted the Greenville Road Warriors to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Everblades at the Bons Secours Wellness Arena Saturday night. The ‘Blades finish the six-game road trip with a 3-3 record,
Greenville struck first at 2:01 of the first period, on a tally by their leading scorer Andrew Rowe. After a turnover in the neutral zone, Sean Berkstresser broke into the zone and delivered a pass across the ice to Rowe who flexed a shot past Everblades netminder Trevor Cann.
After a shaky start, the Everblades seized control of the second half of the opening frame with consistent offensive pressure Philip-Michael Devos grabbed the puck in the corner and carried to the left wing circle. Devos backhanded a pass across the slot to Kyle Bonis who buried the puck into the net past goaltender Jason Missiaen to tie the game at 1-1.
Florida grabbed the lead in the second period on the power play on a wrist shot by A.J. Jenks who wristed a shot from the left wing circle past Missiaen to put the ‘Blades on top by a 2-1 count.
Late in the second, the Road Warriors evened the game at two. Andrew Yogan carried the puck to the bottom of the circle and flipped a backhanded pass across the slot to Caleb Suderman on the backside of the crease. Suderman chipped the puck softly in the air behind Cann. Suderman’s goal was the first of his pro career.
Greenville’s Marc-Olivier Vallerand put his team back on top on a shot from the left wing circle. Vallerand’s shot deflected off the stick of Cann and then clipped into the net for the go-ahead marker.
The Everblades were bale to strike back at 10:11 of final stanza, after a shot from Matthew Pistilli in the slot. Pistilli’s shot missed the net wide and bounced off the end wall and back in front. Mathieu Roy immediately slapped the puck on the shortside past Missiaen to tie the game three.
Despite the goal, Greenville once again was able to grab a late goal. Berkstresser bulldozed his way to the crease and steered a pass across to Cameron Bretton. Bretton slipped the puck into the net past an outstretched Cann for the eventual game winning goal.
Cann takes the loss allowing four goals on 28 shots, while Missiaen takes the win stopping 31 of 34 shots faced.
The ‘Blades return home to open up a nine-game homestand on Wednesday, March 26 against Evansville. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs, $2 Bud Light drafts, and $2 Barefoot Wines for the game. The Everblades will also face the Cincinnati Cyclones next Friday (March 28) and Saturday (March 29).
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