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Elmira Rallies for 6-5 Overtime Win

Wednesday, February 4th
Elmira Rallies for 6-5 Overtime Win

ELMIRA, NY -- Lucas Bloodoff scored the game winning goal at 2:10 of overtime to lift the Elmira Jackals to a 6-5 victory over the Everblades Wednesday night at First Arena.

The Everblades took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission on goals from Matt Marquardt and Mike Aviani

Florida built its lead in the second as Patrick McEachen and Adam Brace lit the lamp to to extend the lead 4-1.  Elmira grabbed its second goal of the game on the power play when Mike Seidel poked the puck past Florida goaltender Andy Iles.

Elmira continued its comeback bid in the third, as Thomas Nesbitt tipped and redirected a shot into the net at 1:35 of the period to pull Elmira within one.

The Jackals tied the game at four at 12:53 on Nesbitt's second tipped shot goal of the game.

Elmira took the lead on its fourth unanswered goal of the game with 1:09 remaining.  Mike Seidel delivered the puck from behind the net to the crease area.  Florida's Chris Kushneriuk instinctively reached to grab the puck but accidentally tipped it into the net for the go-ahead goal.

Florida netted the equalizer with the extra attacker, when Cameron Burt unleashed a a shot into the back of the Elmira net with 48 seconds remaining to force overtime.

Elmira took advantage on a delayed penalty in the extra session.  The Jackals slid a pass across the crease to Lucas Bloodoff who backhanded the puck past Iles for the game winner at 2:07 of overtime.

Iles takes the loss allowing six goals on 35 shots.  Nick Niedert earns the wiin in a relie effort stopping 16 of 17 shots.  Chris Rawlings was pulled fom the game in the second period after allowing four goals on 17 shots.

The Everblades now travel to Reading on Friday to take on the Royals. Game time is set for 7:35 pm.Fans can tune in online at theislandfm.net

Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsWednesday, February 11, vs. Fort Wayne, 7:30 p.m.  – Enjoy $2 drafts, wines, and hot dogs all night long!  It’s also College Night, $5 tickets w/ free parking for all college students with college ID.Friday, February 13, vs. Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 14, vs. Kalamazoo, 7:00 p.m. Hearts & Hockey Ticket Packs are now on sale for just $50!*T-Shirt*Autographed Puck*4-Endzone Ticket Vouchers which can be redeemed for any ganme this season.

To order, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades main office at Germain Arena. Hearts & Hockey Packs are also available on game nights at the Everblades information table located in the concourse.

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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