ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida goaltender Anthony Peters made 41 saves to backstop the Everblades to a 3-1 victory and weekend sweep over the Orlando Solar Bears at Amway Center. Everblades take a four points to none lead in the instate season series battle against Orlando for the “Wawa Sunshine Cup”.Florida opened the score at 5:16 of the first period as defenseman Mark Nemec’s pointshot was tipped in by forward Brant Harris. Defenseman Logan Roe, a Fort Myers native and second-ever Southwest Florida native to play for the Everblades, also collected his first professional point by collecting an assist on goal.Midway through the first, Everblades’ Mike Cornell unleashed a shot from just inside the blueline that beat Orlando goaltender Ryan Massa for his first of the campaign. Veteran Jon DiSalvatore had the helper.Florida added to its lead in the second period. Mike Aviani netted his team-leading 6th goal of the season and second in as many nights making it 3-0 for the Everblades. Rob Florentino picked up the lone assist.Solar Bears solved Everblades’ Peters on their 25th shot of the game. Rookie Jack Rodewald deposited a rebound shot at 17:02 of the middle stanza to cut the margin to 3-1 Florida.Orlando peppered 11 more shots in the third period, but Peters made several fantastic saves to preserve the victory. The Everblades wrap-up their five-game road trip against the Atlanta Gladiators on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. before returning home to face Idaho at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at Germain Arena. Fans can catch the game broadcast on AM 770 and online at ECHL.TV.
Away Game Watch Parties: Fans are welcome to watch all away games at New York Pizza & Pasta in North Naples, located at 11140 Tamiami Trail. North Naples, and atCantina 109 located at Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers.Next Home GamesFriday, November 13 vs. Idaho Steelheads, 7:30 p.m. – Swampee’s Birthday! Bring the kids to celebrate Swampee’s Birthday with all of his mascot friends! Kids once again can eat free at Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entrée.
Saturday, November 14 vs. Idaho Steelheads, 7:00 p.m. – Military & Veterans Night.The Everblades will be wearing special military themed jerseys which be auctioned off following the game with the proceeds benefiting the National Coalition for Patriots.
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###