Who: Florida Everblades (31-10-2-4, 68 pts vs. Orlando Solar Bears (24-20-3-0, 51 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 6-2-1-0All-Time Series: Florida leads 21-10-2Internet Radio: The IslandFM.net Internet Television: ECHLTV, courtesy of Neulion GAME TICKET NOTICE: Tonight's game was originally scheduled for Sunday. Feb. 22. Fans who currently hold tickets with a Feb. 22 date on it, may use those tickets for tonight's game (Feb. 20).About Tonight’s Game: Tonight marks the 10th of 15 meetings between the two in-state rivals. Florida remains in second place in the East Division just 3 points behind first place Reading. The Solar Bears will be looking to snap a four-game skid this evening. Orlando is currently sixth in the division, but certainly in the mix in the divisional playoff race.
The Everblades suffered their first shutout loss of the season to Kalamazoo last Saturday at Germain Arena. Despite outshooting the K-Wings 36-27, the Everblades were unable to beat goaltender Joel Martin who stopped everything thrown his way to snap the Everblades’ 5-game home win streak…The Solar Bears are coming off back-to-back losses to the South Carolina Stingrays on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Amway Center. Orlando surrendered a combined 91 shots against to the Stingrays in the two games played earlier this week.
About the Everblades: Forward Brant Harris leads the Everblades in scoring against Orlando with ten points (5g, 5a). It has been another busy week for the Everblades on the transaction wire. Earlier this week, the team traded defenseman Steven Kaunisto to the Kalamazoo Wings for future considerations. Additionally, the Everblades blue line was bolstered today as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) assigned defensemen Kevin Czuczman and Jessie Graham to the ‘Blades. Czuczman brings some NHL experience to the lineup, having logged two assists in 13 games played with the New York Islanders last season. Graham has recorded 19 points in 38 games played with Bridgeport this season. Tonight will mark the return of Jordan Henry and Jeff Costello to the lineup. Both players were activated off the 21-Day IR.
About the Solar Bears: Goaltender Garrett Sparks leads the ECHL with a .935 save percentage. Forward Jacob Cepis leads Orlando in scoring with 40 points and a team best 30 assists. Former Everblade Johnny McInnis makes his return to Germain Arena tonight. McInnis was traded to Orlando on January 29 in exchange for defenseman Gleason Fournier, and has posted six points (1g, 5a) in ten games played with Orlando.
Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsSaturday, February 21, vs. Orlando, 7:00 p.m. Scout Night! It is also Pucks & night, which is a fundraiser for the Gulf Coast Humane Society! $10 off each ticket sold through the fundraiser will be donated to the animals at the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Fundraising tickets may be purchased by CLICKING HEREMcDonald'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.