ESTERO, FL -- The Florida Everblades announced Tuesday that defenseman Justin Agosta has returned to the team from the Charlotte Checkers of American Hockey League (AHL), while forward Carter Sandlak has been recalled by the Checkers as well. Additionally, forward Mike Aviani has been released from this professional tryout contact (PTO) with the San Jose Barracuda (AHL), but has been signed by the Iowa Wild (AHL) to a PTO.
Agosta, 24, returns to the Everblades from Charlotte where he has logged an assist in eight games played this season. Agosta has posted eight points (4g, 4a) in ten games played with the Everblades in his rookie campaign. Last season, Agosta posted 22 points (3g, 19a) in 39 games played during his senior season at Quinnipiac University (EXAC). The 6-3, 205-pound blueliner totaled 45 points (9g, 36a) in three seasons at the University of of New Hampshire from 2011-2014. The East Meadows, New York native is currently under an AHL contract with Charlotte.
Sandlak, 22, returns to Charlotte where he has gone scoreless in five games played this season. Sandlak recorded four points (1g, 3a) in six appearances in his recent stint with the Everblades. Last season, he registered four points (2g, 2a) with 69 penalty minutes in 44 appearances with the Checkers. In addition, the 6-2 205-pound winger logged three assists in three appearances with the Everbtades last spring as well. The Vancouver, BC native posted 48 points (24g, 24a) in 61 games played with the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) last season. Sandlak totaled 122 points during his five seasons played in the Ontario Hockey League (2010-2014) in stints with Guelph, Belleville, and Plymouth.
Aviani, 22, joins Iowa (AHL) after registering an assist in four games with San Jose (AHL). The second-year pro has racked up 15 points (8g, 7a) in 15 games played with the Everblades this season.
The Florida Everblades return to the ice Wednesday night when they travel to the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho to take on the Idaho Steelheads. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. Eastern time. Fans can catch the game broadcast on 770 AM or online by CLICKING HEREAway 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 at Cantina 109 located at Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers.
Upcoming Home Games
Wednesday, December 9 vs. Reading Royals, 7:30 p.m. – $2 drafts, $2 wines, $2 hot dogs all night long! Wednesday is also College Night! College students receive a $5 game ticket with free parking when they present their college ID at Germain Arena.
Friday, December 11 vs. Reading Royals, 7:30 p.m. – Kids eat free in Breakaway Sports Pub with purchase on an adult entree!
Saturday, December 12 vs. Reading Royals, 7:00 p.m. The Annual IBERIABANK Teddy Bear Toss Game! Don't miss the biggest game of the year! Bring a new teddy bear or stuffed animal to the game. When the Everblades score their first goal, you can throw the teddy bears onto the ice to celebrate! We will round up all of the teddy bears and stuffed animals and distribute them to local children's charities for the holidays. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. we will have the tailgate party featuring live music along with bounce houses and face painting for the kids!
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###