Who: Florida Everblades (30-9-2-4, 66 pts.) vs Kalamazoo Wings (20-18-2-3, 45 pts.)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Century Link Prism Box OfficeSeason Series: Florida leads 1-0All-Time Series: Florida leads 13-1-5Internet Radio: The IslandFM.net Internet Television: ECHLTV, courtesy of Neulion About Tonight’s Game: Tonight the Everblades tangle with its second North Division foe this week in Kalamazoo. Florida defeated Fort Wayne 3-2 on Wednesday to maintain second place in the East Division. Kalamazoo sits in fourth in the North, and are winless in their last four road games. The Wings make their first trip to Germain Arena since the 2011-12 season.
About the Everblades: It has been a busy couple of days on the transaction wire for the Everblades. Defenseman Mike Little was loaned to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, while the Falcons returned defenseman Mike Cornell to the Everblades. In addition, the Everblades acquired defenseman Steven Kaunisto from the Rapid City rush, while also agreeing to terms with forward Steven Whitney. Kaunisto joins the ‘Blades with five assists on the season, and is coming off a career best 37-point campaign with the Denver Cutthroats (CHL) last season. Whitney won two national championships with Boston College in 2010 & 2012, and posted 23 points in 65 games played with Norfolk (AHL) last season. Both Kaunisto and Whitney are expected to be in the lineup tonight. Goaltender Andy Iles will make his third consecutive start this evening. Mitch Wahl had his nine-game point streak snapped in Wednesday’s game, but has recorded 15 points in the last ten games.
About the Wings: The Wings are led by Erik Kattelus’ 33 points. Fans should keep an eye on veteran defenseman Sam Ftorek, who is close to moving up the K-Wings all-time list of assist leaders. Ftorek needs one more assist (187) to pass Kevin Evans (1985-91) for 8th place all-time in team history. Forward Ray Kaunisto is the cousin of newly acquired Everblades defenseman Steven Kaunisto.
Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsSaturday, February 14, vs. Kalamazoo, 7:00 p.m. “Laces of Love” shoe drive. Fans may donate new children’s sneakers/shoes when they arrive at the game. The shoes will be redeemed for a red stress ball which can be thrown onto the ice when the Everblades score their first goal! McDonald's Tailgate starts at 5:00 p.m. featuring live music, bounce houses and more!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 game 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 Prism 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.