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Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 10th
Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades  Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Who: Florida Everblades (31-13-0-1, 63 pts.) vs. Orlando Solar Bears (18-19-4-2, 46 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 6-2-0All-Time Series:  Florida leads 31-14-2Radio 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 draft beers, $2 wines all night long!   College students receive a $5 ticket with FREE parking when they present their College ID at Germain Arena!About Tonight’s Game: Tonight marks the 9th of 14 meetings between the two in-state rivals. The Everblades lead the Wawa Sunshine Cup Series 12 points to 4.  Florida remains atop the South Division, holding a seven-point lead over second place Atlanta (56 pts).  The Solar Bears stand in fifth place in the division

Last Time Out: South Carolina used eight different goal scorers and three power play markers to hand the Everblades an 8-1 loss at the North Charleston Coliseum last Saturday…Orlando’s Ryan Massa turned aside 38 of 40 shots faced to lead the Solar Bears to a 5-2 win over Greenville Saturday night at the Amway Center.

About the Everblades: Center Kevin Lynch recorded his league best third overtime-winning goal last Friday in Atlanta.  Lynch finished with two goals and an assist in two games played last week…Due to an injury to goaltender Rasmus Tirronen in Saturday’s game at South Carolina, the Everblades added netminder Brad Barone to the roster on Tuesday.  Barone made one appearance with the Everblades in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against South Carolina on May 1, 2015.  Barone stopped all five shots faced in 17 minutes of play in a relief effort.  He joins the team from the Louisiana Ice Gators (SPHL) where he has logged a 7-6-1 record…Despite the addition of Barone, Anthony Peters is expected to start in goal tonight. Peters leads all rookie goaltenders with a 2.14 goals-against-average…Forward Carter Sandlak was recalled to the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) earlier today.

Florida Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Matt Willows (40)Goals:  Matt Willows (16)Assists: Matt Willows (24)Plus/Minus:  Mark Nemec (+21)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 (135)Wins: Anthony Peters (18)Save %: Anthony Peters (.923)GAA: Anthony Peters (2.14)Power Play: 18th, 28-177 (15.8%)Penalty Kill:  2nd, 144-of-162 (88.9%)

About the Solar Bears: Goaltender Garret Sparks is expected to start tonight for the Solar Bears. Sparks has posted a 3-1-0 record with one shutout in five appearances with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs this season…Forward Jack Rodewald leads Orlando in points against the Everblades with seven (3g, 4a)…The Solar Bears are ranked first in the league on the power play on the road at 23.6%.

Orlando Solar Bears Team LeadersPoints: Eric Faille (44)Goals: Eric Faille (18)Assists: Eric Faille (26), Brady Vail (26)Plus/Minus: Eric Faille (+9)Penalty Minutes: Mark Louis (87)Power Play Goals: Johnny McInnis (5)Shorthanded Goals: Brady Vail (2), Eric Baier (2)Shots: Johnny McInnis (121)Wins:  Ryan Massa (11)Save %: Ryan Massa (.913)GAA: Ryan Massa (2.92)Power Play: 9th, 25-for-139 (18.0%)Penalty Kill:  13th, 128-of-151 (84.8%)

Upcoming Home Games

Friday, February 12, vs. Elmira, 7:30 p.m.  Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree!

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 our area!  To purchase special $15 fundraising tickets to the game benefiting Lace of Love, please contact Alex Reed at 239-948-7825, ext. 1024.

Ticket InformationGame 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. .

The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes###

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