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Gameday Magazine: Swamp Rabbits at Everblades Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday, March 25th
Gameday Magazine: Swamp Rabbits at Everblades  Friday, March 25, 2016

Who: Florida Everblades (40-21-0-2, 82 pts.) vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits (28-27-8-1, 65 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 5-3-0-1All-Time Series:  Even at 30-30-12Radio 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 NIGHT presented by Wendy's! Kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree! The first 200 kids through the gates will receive an Everblades /Wendy's giveaway! Options include jerseys, coolers, and back packs!The team will also wear special jerseys (pictured below) which will honor Saturday's Gun N' Hoses game (details listed below). The jerseys will be auctioned off following Saturday's game with the proceeds benefiting the For the Kids Foundation.

About Today’s Game:   The Everblades can clinch a playoff spot this evening with a win AND an Elmira loss in regulation tonight against Brampton.  The Everblades return home after taking two of three on the road last weekend in South Carolina and Atlanta. Florida picked up its 40th win of the season on Sunday, which marks the seond time in as many seasons the team has reached 40 or more wins, and the ninth time in club history...The 'Blades trail first place South Carolina by three points in the South Division. Greenville sits in fifth place in the division, and is fighting for a spot in the playoffs.  The Swamp Rabbits are seven points out from the final playoff position in the Eastern Conference.

Last Time Out: Kevin Lynch scored twice and added an assist to help pace the Everblades to a 5-4 road victory over the Atlanta Gladiators on Sunday.  Lynch’s two goal performance marked the 18th two-goal performance by an Everblades players this season....Despite a two-goal performance from Jack Combs, the Swamp Rabbits suffered a 6-3 loss to the Orlando Solar Bear at the Amway Center on Wednesday.

About the Everblades: Rookie forward Matt Willows leads the Everblades in points against Greenville with nine (4g, 5a). Willows leads all ECHL rookies with 55 points this season… Earlier this week, the Everblades added a pair of Robert Morris University skaters in forward Greg Gibson and defenseman Chase Golightly.  Gibson recorded a career best 29 goals and 51 points this season with the Colonials, while Golightly posted 24 points.

Florida Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Matt Willows (55)Goals:  Matt Willows (21)Assists: Matt Willows (34)Plus/Minus:  Mark Nemec (+28)Penalty Minutes: Corey Cowick (102)Power Play Goals:  Matt Willows (5)Shorthanded Goals:  Brant Harris (2)*Shots: Matt Willows (202)Wins: Anthony Peters (24)Save %:Anthony Peters (.920)GAA: Anthony Peters (2.20)Power Play:  21st, 35-for-233, (15.0%)Penalty Kill:  6th, 180-of-209 (86.1%)** Denotes player currently in AHL

About the Swamp Rabbits:  Jack Combs enters tonight riding a three-game goal scoring streak.  Combs has totaled five goals during this three-game stretch, and a total of seven goals in the last five contests.Greenville Swamp Rabbits Team LeadersPoints: Scott Fleming (48)Goals: Jack Combs (23)Assists: Scott Fleming (30)Plus/Minus: Scott Fleming (+19)Penalty Minutes: Tyler Elbrecht (131)Power Play Goals: Scott Fleming (6)Shorthanded Goals: Josh Nicholls (3)Shots: Garett Bembridge (183)Wins:  Mackenzie Skapski (5)Save %: Alain Valiquette (.931)GAA: Alain Valiquette (2.55)Power Play: 16th, 38-for-237 (16.0%)Penalty Kill:  25th, 191-of-238 (80.3%)

** Denotes player currently in AHL 

Upcoming Home Games

Saturday, March 26 vs. Greenville7:00 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....Safeguard Shredding Services will also be bringing a truck on-site to Germain Arena. Fans can bring anything that needs to be shredded before the game and Safeguard Shredding Services will shred for FREE from 5:00-7:00 pm!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.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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