ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades announced Tuesday that defenseman Mike Little has returned to the team from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. In addition, the team also announced that goaltender Allen York has been recalled by the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).Little, 27, returns to the Everblades after going scoreless in four games played with Charlotte. The 5-9, 185-pound blueliner has registered 18 points (2g, 16a) in 20 games played with the Everblades this season.The Enfield, CT native totaled 22 points (4g,18a) and a +14 rating in 44 games with Florida last season, and was the recipient of the team’s Brandon Coalter Unsung Hero Award.
York, 25, heads to Syracuse having posted a 13-3-1 record, with a 2.45 goals against average, a .905 save percentage, and two shutouts this season with Florida. This is York’s second call up with Syracuse, but has yet to make an appearance with the Crunch this season.
Last season, York registered 4-4-2 record, a 2.65 goals against average, and a .912 save percentage in 12 AHL appearances last season split between stints with the Charlotte Checkers, Rockford IceHogs, Texas Stars, and Syracuse Crunch.
The 6-3, 194-pound netminder made 11 National Hockey League appearances with the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2010-11 season netting a 3-2 record, 2.30 goals against average, and a .919 save percentage. York was selected by Columbus in the sixth round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
The Everblades continue their road trip this evening at Gwinnett. Andy Iles is expected to start in goal tonight for the Everblades. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.
Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsFriday, January 9, 7:30 p.m. vs. Orlando .Saturday, January 10, 7:00 p.m. vs. Orlando - The Fur Circus will be performing and it's Heroes and Villains Night! Ticket InformationGame Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Century Link Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online atwww.ticketmaster.comDiscounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825.12 & 24 Game Ticket Packages are currently on sale! All packages save you money from the box office price, and come with many great benefits. For more information call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades Main Office located at Germain Arena, Monday—Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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