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Gameday Magazine: Jackals at Everblades, February 12, 2016

Friday, February 12th
Gameday Magazine: Jackals at Everblades, February 12, 2016

Who: Florida Everblades (31-14-0-1, 63 pts.) vs.Elmira Jackals (25-21-1-0, 51 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 two meetings this season.All-Time Series:  Florida leads 11-6-2Radio 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: Kids eat FREE in the Breakway Sports Pub located at Germain Arena with the purchase of adult entree.About Tonight’s Game: Florida enters tonight having lost back-to-back games for only the third time this season, but still maintains a seven-point lead over second place Atlanta (51 pts) for the top spot in the South Division.  The Jackals hail out of the East Division and have won each of their last two games. Tonight marks the first of five straight games that the Everblades will play against East Division foes.   Florida will entertain the Jackals again on Saturday, before traveling to Norfolk, Virginia next week for a three-game set against the Admirals.Last Time Out: Florida took a 1-0 lead heading into the third period of Wednesday’s game against Orlando, but the Solar Bears scored two goals in a 21-second span to take a quick 2-1 edge.  Garrett Sparks was stellar down the stretch, turning aside several quality scoring chances by the Everblades.  Orlando eventually added two empty-net markers to preserve the 4-1 win…Elmira blasted Adirondack 8-0 on Tuesday, while Alan McPherson finished the game with four points (1g, 3a).  C.J. Motte stopped all 28 shots to earn his second shutout of the season.

About the Everblades:  Wednesday’s loss to Orlando marked the first time this season the Everblades lost a game when taking the leading into the third period.  Florida was 23-0-0-0 when leading after two periods heading into Wednesday’s contest…Matt Willows continues to lead the way for Florida with 41 points (16g, 25a), while ranking second in the league among all rookies…Anthony Peters is once again expected to start in goal for Florida tonight.

Florida Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Matt Willows (41)Goals:  Matt Willows (16)Assists: Matt Willows (25)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 (137)Wins: Anthony Peters (18)Save %: Anthony Peters (.923)GAA: Anthony Peters (2.14)Power Play: 18th, 28-178 (15.7%)Penalty Kill:  1st, 147-of-165 (89.1%)

About the Jackals:  Cason Hohmann is currently riding a 10-game point streak which began back on January 2.  Hohmann is tops on the Jackals in points (36), goals (16), and assists (20)…Jacob MacDonald leads the league with four shorthanded goals…Elmira is 14-3-0 when scoring first.

Elmira Jackals Team LeadersPoints: Cason Hohmann (35)Goals: Cason Hohmann (16)Assists: Cason Hohmann (19), Chris Langkow (19)Plus/Minus: Allan McPherson (+14)Penalty Minutes: Colin Jacobs (124)Power Play Goals: Spiro Goulakos (4)Shorthanded Goals: Jacob MacDonald (3)Shots: Zach Tolkinen (110)Wins:  C.J. Motte (12)Save %: C.J. Motte (.907)GAA: C.J. Motte (2.91)Power Play:  21st, 26-for-176 (14.8%)Penalty Kill:  28th, 129-of-165 (78.2%)

Upcoming Home Games

Saturday, February 13, vs. Elmira, 7:00 p.m.    Laces of Love Night. Bring a new pair of shoes/sneakers to donate to children in need in Lee and Collier counties!  To purchase special $15 fundraising tickets to the game benefiting Lace of Love, please contact Alex Reed at 239-948-7825, ext. 1024. Deadline to order fundraising tickets is Sat. (Feb. 13 at 1:00 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 atwww.ticketmaster.comDiscounted 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. .

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