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GAMEDAY MAGAZINE: Stingrays at Everblades

Wednesday, February 24th
GAMEDAY MAGAZINE:  Stingrays at Everblades

Who: Florida Everblades (34-15-0-2, 70 pts.) vs. South Carolina (30-17-4-2, 66 pts)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeSeason Series:  Tied 3-3-0All-Time Series:  Florida leads 89-57-19Radio 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: The top two teams in the South Division will open up a key three-game set this evening which will continue on Saturday and Sunday.  The Everblades enter tonight with a four-point lead over the second place Stingrays.  South Carolina is 8-1-1-0 in its last ten games and have won three straight contests.

Last Time Out: Norfolk forward Jonathan Lessard scored twice while adding the game-winner in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the Admirals to a 5-4 home win over the Everblades on Saturday night. The Everblades surrendered a 4-1 lead in the game….South Carolina received a power play marker from Stephen Vigier with a 1:27 remaining in regulation pick up a 2-1 decision over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on Sunday afternoon.

About the Everblades: On Tuesday, goaltender Anthony Peters returned to the team from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.  Peters is expected to start in goal this evening…Matt Willows continues to be a consistent source of offensive production for the ‘Blades, leading the team with 47 points which is good for third best among ECHL rookies.

Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Matt Willows (47)Goals:  Matt Willows (18)Assists: Matt Willows (29)Plus/Minus:  Mark Nemec (+23)Penalty Minutes: Corey Cowick (100)Power Play Goals:  Several Tied at 3Shorthanded Goals:  Brant Harris (2)Shots: Matt Willows (160)Wins: Anthony Peters (20)Save %: Daniel Altshuller (.934)*GAA: Daniel Altshuller (1.76)*Power Play: 18th, 31-for-191 (16.2%)Penalty Kill:  1st, 155-of-177 (87.6%)

About the Stingrays:  Forward David Pacan leads the Stingrays in scoring with 47 points. In addition, Pacan leads the Rays in points against the Everblades this season with six (2g, 4a)…Forward Stephan Vigier is currently riding a five-game point streak (3g, 2a)… South Carolina’s power play has been heating up as of late, recording at least one power play goal in each of the last six games. The Rays will face a Florida penalty kill which is ranked first overall

Stingrays Team LeadersPoints: David Pacan (47)Goals: Brett Cameron (18)Assists: David Pacan (31)Plus/Minus: Paul Rodrigues (+19)Penalty Minutes: Bobby Shea (129)Power Play Goals: Brett Cameron (5), Stephan Vigier (5), Joe Devin (5)Shorthanded Goals: David Pacan (2)Shots: Brett Cameron (131)Wins:  Mark Dekanich (14)Save %: Mark Dekanich (.921)GAA: Vitek Vanecek (2.17)Power Play:  7th, 38-for-206 (18.4%)Penalty Kill:  7th, 180-of-209 (86.1%)Upcoming Everblades Home GamesSaturday, February 27, vs. South Carolina, 7:00 p.m.  Pink in the Rink  presented by Radiology Regional Center. The Everblades will wear special jerseys which will be auctioned off following the game to benefit local cancer charities!  Pregame tailgate featuring live music, bounces houses and face painting for the kids. Radiology Regional's Mobile Mammogram will be on hand providing screenings.Sunday, February 28, vs. South Carolina, 5:00 p.m.The first 100 kids to walk through the gates will receive a FREE ticket to Disney's Frozen performance at Germain Arena in March and a Disney coloring book!

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 at www.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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