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Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades Jan. 22, 2016

Friday, January 22nd
Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades  Jan. 22, 2016

Who: Florida Everblades (28-11-0-1, 57 pts.) vs. Orlando Solar Bears (17-15-2-3, 39 pts)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeSeason Series: Florida leads 5-2-0All-Time Series:  Florida leads 31-13-2Radio 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:  “Frozen Night”  present by RMC Group! There will be a postgame Jersey Auction! of the special Frozen-themed jerseys benefiting theFoundation for Lee County Public Schools!  Jerseys pictured below:

The first 100 kids will receive a free ticket to Disney’s Frozen on Ice to be performed at Germain Arena in March! Olaf hats will also be given away!  Kids will also have the opportunity to meet some of the characters from 'Frozen"  Kids also can eat free in theBreakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree!

About Tonight’s Game: Tonight marks the the eighth game of the Wawa Sunshine Cup Series.  Florida leads the Sunshine Cup Series ten points to four.  Florida enters tonight’s game unbeaten in regulation in their last seven games (6-0-0-1) and hold a five-point lead over second place Atlanta (52 pts.) in the South Division.  The Solar Bears conclude their eight-game road slate this evening and are 7-3-0-0 in their past ten games.

Last Time Out: Kevin Lynch’s goal at 1:12 into overtime sealed a tight 2-1 victory over the Brampton Beast at Germain Arena Saturday night. Anthony Peters earned the win stopping 29 of 30 shots faced, while Brampton netmidner Jordan Ruby took the loss despite a stellar performance in goal….Orlando’s Ryan Massa stopped all 38 shots faced to lift the Solar Bears to a 2-0 road victory over the Indy Fuel on Saturday.

About the Everblades: Matt Willows leads the team offensively with 37 points, and is tops in scoring against Orlando this season with six points (2g, 4a)… Ryan Martindale enters the week after posting six-points (1g, 5a)  in three games last week against the Brampton Beast…Florida will be without defenseman Tyler Ganly who was recalled to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.

Florida Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Matt Willows (37)Goals:  Matt Willows (14)Assists: Matt Willows (23)Plus/Minus:  Mark Nemec (+22)Penalty Minutes: Corey Cowick (91)Power Play Goals:  Corey Syvret (3), Matt Willows (3), Justin Agosta (3), Brant Harris (3)Shorthanded Goals:  Brant Harris (2)Shots: Matt Willows (118)Wins: Anthony Peters (16)Save %: Rasmus Tirronen (.946)*GAA: Rasmus Tirronen (1.50)*Power Play: 18th, 26-for-161 (16.1%)Penalty Kill:  1st, 133-of-148 (89,9)** Denotes player currently in AHL

About the Solar Bears:  The Solar Bears received a big boost to their lineup on Thursday when forwards Eric Faille (39 points), Jack Rodewald (22 points), and defenseman Eric Baier (22 points) all returned from the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.  Faille leads Orlando in points (39) and in goals (17)…Orlando’s goaltending tandem features former Everblade Rob Madore and Ryan Massa who is 5-0-0 in the month of January with one shutout, a 1.80 goals-against-average and a .942 save percentage.

Orlando Solar Bears Team Leaders Points: Eric Faille (39)Goals: Eric Faille (17)Assists: Brady Vail (23)Plus/Minus: Eric Baier (+10)Penalty Minutes: Mark Louis (66)Power Play Goals: Johnny McInnis (4)Shorthanded Goals: Brady Vail (2), Eric Baier (2)Shots: Johnny McInnis (107)Wins:  Ryan Massa (10)Save %: Rob Madore (.913)GAA: Rob Madore (2.94)Power Play: 9th, 22-for-123 (17.9%)Penalty Kill: 7th, 115-of-134 (85.8%)** Denotes player currently in AHL 

Spots Still Available for This Sunday's Golf Tournament!

Sunday, January 24,  Everblades Charity Golf Tournament!  The Florida Everblades will host a full-team appearance golf classic at the Forest Country Club in Fort Myers this Sunday.  Proceeds support "For the Kids Foundation" and its efforts in bringing joyful elements and healing through laughter to patients at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. Everblades players and former Major League Baseball star and Champion Derek Lowe will be participating. The community can register to play in the golf classic via a donation of $150 or attend just the dinner and auction portion for $50 by calling 239-707-8738. Click the graphic below for more information.

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.

Partial Season Ticket Packages:  Flexible partial season ticket plans are available to help 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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