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Gameday Magazine: Royals at Everblades

Saturday, December 12th
Gameday Magazine: Royals at Everblades

Who: Florida Everblades (18-8-0-0, 36 pts.) vs. Reading Royals (10-10-1-2, 23 pts)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:00 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeSeason Series: Florida Leads 2-0-0All-Time Series:  Florida leads 18-12-2Radio 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:   Tonight is 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!...There will also be a skate with the Everblades players and Santa following the game. Fans are encouraged to bring their own skates if they have then, but there will be a limited number of skates available for rent on a first-come-first-serve basis.About Tonight’s Game: The Everblades will be looking for their fourth straight win this evening, while the Royals will be looking to snap at three-game winless streak.  Florida currently sits atop the South Division and the Eastern Conference with 36 points in the standings.

About Friday’s Game: The similarities between Wednesday and Friday’s games were nearly a carbon copy.  On Wednesday, the Royals took a 2-0 lead into the third period, but the Everblades scored twice to tie the game to force overtime and eventually win in the shootout.  On Friday, the roles were reversed, as the Everblades took a 2-0 lead into the final stanza of regulation, but this time the Royals scored twice in the third to force overtime. However, the Everblades prevented a similar outcome from occurring, as Mark Nemec scored the game-winner just 31 second into the extra session to seal a 3-2 victory.  Nemec finished the night with a three points (1g, 2a) and had a hand on each Everblades goal scored in the contest.

About the Everblades:  Rookie Matt Willows collected the lead assist on last night’s game-winning overtime goal. Willows has recorded 26 points this season which is good for fourth best overall in the ECHL… Daniel Altshuller is expected to start in goal this evening for Florida.  The second-year pro is ranked second in the league with a 1.54 goals-against-average…Defenseman Rob Florentino is eligible to return to the lineup this evening having served his five-game suspension for leaving the bench in an altercation at Colorado on November 28.  The return of Florentino will give the Everblades a full complement of blueliners for the first time in three games.

Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Matt Willows (26)Goals: Matt Willows & Brant Harris (10)Assists: Matt Willows (16)Plus/Minus:  Ethan Werek & Mark Nemec (+15)Penalty Minutes: Corey Cowick (85)Power Play Goals:  Several tied (2)Shorthanded Goals:  Brant Harris (2)Shots: Ethan Werek (99)Wins: Daniel Altshuller (10)Save %: Daniel Altshuller (.942)GAA: Daniel Altshuller (1.54)Power Play:  13th, 21-for-110 (19.1%)Penalty Kill:  1st, 97-of-108 (89.8%)

About the Royals:  Forward Justin Crandall has recorded at least one point in nine of the last ten games, and is tied for second amongst rookies with 24 points…Adam Comrie continues to remain tied for first in scoring for league defensemen with 20 points…Robbie Czarnik leads the Royals with six power play goals which is good for second most in the league.

Royals Team LeadersPoints: Justin Crandall (24)Goals: Mike Pereira (11)Assists: Justin Crandall (17)Plus/Minus: Mike Pereira (+12)Penalty Minutes: Derek Mathers (47)Power Play Goals: Robbie Czarnik (6)Shorthanded Goals: Mike Pereira (1), Matt Hatch (1), Jordan Heywood (1)Shots: Robbie Czarnik (78)Wins:  Connor Knapp (5)Save %: Connor Knapp (.898)GAA: Connor Knapp (2.96)Power Play: 8th, 20-for-99 (20.2%)Penalty Kill:  9th, 74-of-87 (85.1%)Upcoming Home GamesWednesday, December 16 vs. Orlando7:30 p.m. (Wawa Sunshine Cup Series Game) Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs, $2 draft beers, $2 wines all night long!   Wednesday is also College Night! College students receive a $5 ticket with FREE parking when they present their college ID at Germain Arena. Santa will also be on hand on Wednesday!

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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