ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Greg Poss announced Tuesday that center Ryan Martindale has been returned to the team from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. Martindale was initially loaned to Syracuse on January 28 on an amateur tryout agreement, but was signed by the Crunch to an AHL contract on Monday. He was then assigned back to the Everblades.
Martindale, 24, returns to Florida after recording three assists in 12 games with the Crunch. Martindale has posted 17 points (5g, 12a) in 22 appearances with the Everblades this season.
Last season, Martindale registered 14 points (8g, 6a) in 19 games with the Crunch and 13 points (8g, 5a) in 45 appearances with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL). The 6-3, 207-pound center has totaled a balanced 67 points (30g, 37a) in 180 career AHL games, while logging 17 points (9g, 8a) in 39 ECHL contests with the Stockton Thunder from 2011-2012. The Oshawa, Ontario native was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the third round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
The Everblades return to action this Thursday when they battle the Atlanta Gladiators in Duluth, Georgia beginning at 7:05 p.m. Fans can catch the game broadcast on 770 AM or online by CLICKING HEREUpcoming Everblades Home Games
Friday, March 25 vs. Greenville, 7:30 p.m. – Kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree!
Saturday, March 26 vs. Greenville, 7:00 p.m. – Guns N' Hoses night. It's a hockey double-header as local police and fire fighters battle it out on the ice at 5:15 p.m. Then at 7:00 p.m. the Everblades will wear special Guns N' Hoses themed jerseys which will be auctioned off following the game. A ticket to the Everblades game gets you into the Guns N' Hoses game for free. Pregame tailgate party featuring live music, bounce houses and face painting begins at 5:00 p.m.
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###