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Everblades Bounce Back with Shutout Win Over Stingrays

Sunday, February 28th
Everblades Bounce Back with Shutout Win Over Stingrays

Game Recap written By Bryce Wright

ESTERO, FL- Kevin Lynch scored the go-ahead goal with five minutes left in regulation as the Florida Everblades (35-17-0-2, 72 pts) defeated the South Carolina Stingrays (32-18-4-2, 70 pts)  2-0 Sunday at Germain Arena. With the win, Florida reclaims sole possession of first place in the South Division.

It was a defensive battle for two-thirds of the game as the Everblades and Stingrays were scoreless through.

Florida’s Mark Nemec was assessed a five-minute major for boarding which sent the Stingrays on a crucial power play opportunity.  However, the Everblades penalty kill unit fended off the power play attempt to keep the game scoreless.

The Everblades were able to break the scoreless tie with 5:04 to play in the third as Kevin Lynch scored the go-ahead marker.

Kevin Lynch broke into the offensive zone with a burst of speed from the left wing side, moved right toward the net and flipped the puck on the forehand over the shoulder of Mark Dekanich giving the Everblades the 1-0 lead.

With a minute left in the game, the Stingrays pulled Dekanich to gain the extra attacker, but were unable to capitalize as Corey Cowick scored on the empty net and the Everblades take home the 2-0 victory.

Anthony Peters gets the win stopping all 15 shots faced, while Mark Dekanich takes the loss in a solid showing allowing one goal on 22 shots.

GAME NOTES:   Forward Mike Aviani returned to the Everblades lineup prior to Sunday's game, and did play against South Carolina.

The Everblades are back at home Wednesday March 2 as they take on the Toledo Walleye. Game time is set at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena.Upcoming Everblades Home GamesWednesday, March 2, vs. Toledo, 7:30 p.m.Joins us for the final $2 Wednesday of the season!  Enjoy $2 hot dogs, $2 drafts beers, $2 wines all night long! College students receive a $5 tickets with free parking when they present their college ID.

Friday, March 4 vs. Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub w/ purchase of adult entrée!

Saturday, March 5 vs. Toledo, 7:00 p.m. Youth Hockey / Junior Everblades Night! Pregame tailgate party featuring live music, bounces houses and face painting begins at 5:00 p.m.

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 at www.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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