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GAMEDAY MAGAZINE: Royals at Everblades

Wednesday, December 9th
GAMEDAY MAGAZINE:  Royals at Everblades

Who: Florida Everblades (16-8-0-0, 32 pts.) vs. Reading Royals (10-10-0-1, 21 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 three meetings.All-Time Series:  Florida leads 16-12-2Radio 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:   $2 hot dogs, $2 drafts, $2 wines all night long!  It's also College Night! College students receive a $5 ticket with free parking with valid college ID. About Tonight’s Game: With heated battles last season as division foes, and a hard-fought seven-game second round playoff series in 2013, the two clubs have displayed some dislike for one another over past couple of years which has translated into a bit of a rivalry.  The Everblades continue to hold the top spot in the South Division, just four points ahead of second place South Carolina. The Royals currently sit fourth in the East Division.

Last Time Out: The Everblades wrapped up a six-game western conference road swing with a gutsy 3-1 victory at Idaho on Saturday.  Matt Willows scored twice for Florida, while Anthony Peters was stellar in goal making 33 saves.  The ‘Blades finished the 12-day road trip with a 4-2 mark….The Royals dropped a 4-2 decision at Manchester on Sunday.  Despite grabbing the first goal of the game, the Royals surrendered two power play tallies in the loss.

About the Everblades:  Matt Willows leads all ECHL rookies in scoring with 25 points (10g, 15a), which is also good for fourth overall in the league.  Willows recorded his third two-goal performance of the season in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Idaho.  He also enters tonight’s game riding a six-game point streak (5g, 3a) which began back on November 30…With a suspension to Rob Florentino and recent injuries to Matt Stanisz (21-Day IR) and Justin Agosta, Florida entered the week with just four active defensemen. However, the Everblades did receive some help on the backend on Tuesday with the addition of rookie Tyler Ganly who was assigned to the team from the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL…Daniel Altshuller will start in goal tonight for Florida. Last week, Altshuller was named the ECHL Goaltender of the Month for November.

Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Matt Willows (25)Goals: Matt Willows& Brant Harris (10)Assists: Matt Willows (15)Plus/Minus:  Ethan Werek (+15)Penalty Minutes: Corey Cowick (60)Power Play Goals:  Several tied (2)Shorthanded Goals:  Brant Harris (2)Shots: Ethan Werek (92)Wins: Daniel Altshuller (9)Save %: Daniel Altshuller (.943)GAA: Daniel Altshuller (1.51)Power Play:  8th, 20-for-102 (19.6%)Penalty Kill:  1st, 91-of-101 (90.1%)

About the Royals:  Reading’s Roster features three of the top 15 scorers in the league with Justin Crandall (22 pts), Mike Pereira (21 pts), and Adam Comrie (20 pts). Pereira is third overall in the league with 11 goals...The Royals roster also features former Everblades forward Yannick Tifu & goaltender Connor Knapp.

Royals Team LeadersPoints: Justin Crandall (22)Goals: Mike Pereira (11)Assists: Justin Crandall (15)Plus/Minus: Mike Pereira (+13)Penalty Minutes: Ian Watters (43)Power Play Goals: Robbie Czarnik (5)Shorthanded Goals: Mike Pereira (1), Matt Hatch (1), Jordan Heywood (1)Shots: Robbie Czarnik (72)Wins:  Connor Knapp (5)Save %: Connor Knapp (.892)GAA: Connor Knapp (3.08)Power Play: 6th, 19-for-92 (20.7%)Penalty Kill:  8th, 67-of-79 (84.8%)Upcoming Home GamesFriday, November 11 vs. Reading Royals7:30 p.m. – Kids eat free in Breakaway Sports Pub with purchase on an adult entree!

Saturday, November 12 vs. Reading Royals7:00 p.m. – The Annual IBERIABANKTeddy 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!

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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