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Gameday Magazine: Game 2 East Division Semifinals, Sat. April 18

Saturday, April 18th
Gameday Magazine: Game 2 East Division Semifinals, Sat. April 18

Who: Florida Everblades (1-0) vs Orlando Solar Bears (0-1)What:  Game 2 of the East Division Semifinals (Florida leads best-of-seven series 1-0) Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:00 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Century Link Prism Box OfficeRegular Season Series:  Florida won 10-4-0-1All-Time Series:  Florida leads 25-13-2-5 (first meeting in playoffs)Internet Radio:  The IslandFM.net  Internet Television: ECHLTV, courtesy of Neulion 

About Tonight’s Game: Tonight’s matchup features Game Two of the East Division Semifinal Playoff series between the Florida Everblades and the Orlando Solar Bears. The Sunshine State Showdown continues tonight as the Everblades currently hold a 1-0 series lead.

About Last Night’s Game: Nicholas Deschamps scored twice, including the game-winner on the power play in the second period to lift the Everblades to a tight 3-2 decision over the Solar Bears in Game 1 at Germain Arena Friday night.  Deschamps got the ‘Blades on the board first, but two quick strikes by Jacob Cepis gave Orlando the 2-1 lead after the first.  Steven Whitney and Deschamps scored in the second period to reclaim the lead, and the Everblades held off a relentless attack by Orlando in the third to secure the win.  Shots:  FLA – 33  ORL - 27

Everblades Team Leaders (Playoffs)Points:  Nicolas Deschamps (2)                          Plus/Minus:  Several tied (+1)Goals:  Nicholas Deschamps (2)                         Wins:  Allen York (1)Assists:  Several tied (1)                                     GAA:  Allen York (2.00)Penalty Minutes: Several tied (2)                       Save %:  Allen York (.926)

Solar Bears Team Leaders (Playoffs)Points:  Jacob Cepis, Brad Ross (2)                   Plus/Minus:  Several Tied (+2)Goals:   Jacob Cepis (2)                                     Wins:  N/A (0)Assists:  Brad Ross (2)                                      GAA:  Garret Sparks (3.07)Penalty Minutes: Brady Vail (4)                         Save %:  Garret Sparks (.909)

About the Everblades:  Nicholas Deschamps leads the Everblades in points and goals with two.  Corey Trivino logged an assist in his return to the ‘Blades lineup last night.  It was not a bad night for the Whitney family on Friday, as the Everblades’ Steven Whitney scored a goal in the second period against Orlando while his brother Joe scored for the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League in their game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

About the Solar Bears:  If you include the regular season, forward Jacob Cepis now has collected 19 points (8g, 11a) in 14 games played against the Everblades.  Brad Ross (2 assists) is tied with Cepis (2 goals) for the team lead in the playoffs after just one game played.  Expect Garret Sparks to once again man the goal for Orlando this evening.

2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs - First Round,  Florida Everblades vs. Orlando Solar Bears(Florida Leads 1-0) Game 1 : Friday, April 17, Orlando - 2  at Florida - 3 Game 2:  Saturday, April 18, Orlando at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:00 p.m.Game 3:  Tuesday, April 21, Florida at Orlando, Amway Center, 7:00 p.m.Game 4:  Thursday, April 23, Florida at Orlando, Amway Center, 7:00 p.m.Game 5:  Saturday, April 25, Florida at Orlando, Amway Center, 7:00 p.m. **Game 6:  Monday, April 27, Orlando at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:30 p.m. **Game 7:  Wednesday, April 29, Orlando at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:30 p.m. **** If Necessary 

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.

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.

Bus Trip to Orlando for Game 4 on Thursday, April 23!Cost is $60 which includes game ticket and round-trip transportation to Orlando! Bus will depart from Germain Arena approximately 2:00 p.m. on day of game (April 23) To reserve your spot, or for more information please call 239-948-7825.

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