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GAMEDAY MAGAZINE: Stingrays at Everblades

Wednesday, October 28th
GAMEDAY MAGAZINE: Stingrays at Everblades

Who: Florida Everblades (4-2-0-0, 8 pts.) vs. South Carolina Stingrays (1-3-1-0, 3 pts)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeSeason Series: Tonight marks the first of 11 meetings this season.All-Time Series:  The Everblades lead 86-54-19Radio Broadcast: 770 AM (WJBX-AM) Internet Radio:  Free online stream available at ECHL.TV (once on page, click the headphone icon to access stream).  Internet Television: ECHLTV, courtesy of Neulion Special Promotions:  Fans can enjoy $2 drafts, $2 wines, & $2 hot dogs all night long! Tonight is also College Night. College students will receive a $5 ticket with free parking when they present their college ID at Germain Arena!About Tonight’s Game: Heading into the week, the Everblades (4-2-0-0, 8 pts) hold the top spot in the division.  The Stingrays (1-3-1-0, 3 pts) currently sit in fifth and are winless in their last four contests.  The Everblades are 3-0 this season on home ice at Germain Arena.

Last Time Out:  The Everblades grabbed a 2-0 lead after the first period, but Greenville’s Josh Nicholls scored twice in the second period, while Emerson Clark netted the eventual game-wining goal with less than four minutes remaining in regulation to lift the Greenville Swamp Rabbits to a 3-2  victory over the ‘Blades on Sunday afternoon….After falling behind 2-0 through 40 minutes of play, the Stingrays mounted a comeback bid in the third, but fell short to the Atlanta Gladiators by a 5-3 count at home on Sunday.

About the Everblades: Matt Marquardt leads the Everblades offensively with nine points (3g, 6a).  Both Marquardt and rookie forward Brendan O’Donnell had their five-game point and assists streaks snapped in Sunday’s loss at Greenville.  O’Donnell (1g, 7a) was placed on the 21-Day injured reserve list on Tuesday, after sustaining an injury against Greenville.  Rookie forward Jeff Jones will make his professional debut this evening in O’Donnell’s absence….Florida’s power play is currently ranked second in the league, and the ‘Blades have recorded a goal with the man advantage in each of their six games played this season…Ethan Werek currently leads the ECHL with 33 shots, while defenseman Mike Cornell leads the league in penalty minutes with 35…Daniel Altshuller (3-0-0-0) is expected to start in goal tonight for Florida.

Points: Matt Marquardt (9)Goals: Kevin Lynch (4)Assists: Brendan O’Donnell (7)Plus/Minus:  Mark Nemec (+4)Penalty Minutes: Mike Cornell (35)Power Play Goals:  Kevin Montgomery (2), Matt Marquardt (2)Shorthanded Goals:  N/AShots: Ethan Werek (33)Wins: Daniel Altshuller (3)Save %: Daniel Altshuller (.936)GAA: Daniel Altshuller (1.65)Power Play: 2nd, 8-for-26 (30.8%)Penalty Kill:  10th, 25-of-28 (89.3%)

About the Stingrays:  The reigning Eastern Conference Champions return to Germain Arena after a slow start to the 2015-16 season. However, Joe Devin, Andrew Johnston and Stephen Vigier have had productive starts to the season posting four points each…South Carolina has also proven to be a third-period team, scoring five of its ten goals scored in the final stanza of regulation…Goaltender Vitek Vanecek played well for the Washington Capitals in the recent Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Tournament which took place at Germain Arena in September…The Stingrays also received the services of forward Derek DeBlois who was assigned to the team today from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League.  DeBlois played a big part in South Carolina’s deep playoff run last spring, finishing third on the team in postseason scoring with 27 points.

Stingrays Team LeadersPoints: Andrew Johnson (4), Stephan Vigier (4), Joe Devin (4)Goals: Andrew Johnson (2), Stephan Vigier (2), Brett Cameron (2)Assists: Joe Devin (3)Plus/Minus: Andrew Johnson (+1), David Pacan (+1), Marcus Perrier (+1), Joey Leach (+1)Penalty Minutes: Wade Epp (19), Bobby Shea (19)Power Play Goals: Bobby Shee (1)Shorthanded Goals: Andrew Johnson (1)Shots: Stephan Vigier (16)Wins: Mark Dekanich (1)Save %: Mark Dekanich (.882)GAA: Mark Dekanich (3.12)Power Play: 26th, 1-for-19 (5.3%)Penalty Kill:  21st, 17-for-22 (77.3%)Next Home GameFriday, October 30  vs. South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. – Halloween Game!  Kids in costume can Trick-or-Treat in the luxury suites during the intermission, and selected kids will be able to take part in a costume contest!

Ticket Information

Game Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online atwww.ticketmaster.com

Discounted 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.

Full and Partial Season Ticket Packages: We off full and partial season ticket plans that will save your money and fit your budget and schedule. . For more information, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the team's main office located at Germain Arena from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Fans may also stop by our sales tables located in the concourse at Everblades games. .

The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes###

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