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Gameday Magazine: Swamp Rabbits at Everblades Saturday, March 26, 2016

Saturday, March 26th
Gameday Magazine: Swamp Rabbits at Everblades  Saturday, March 26, 2016

Who: Florida Everblades (41-21-0-2, 84 pts.) vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits (28-28-8-1, 65 pts)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:00 p.m.  (Police & Fire Fighters Game starts at 5:00 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: Guns N' Hoses night. It's a hockey double-header as local police and fire fighters battle it out on the ice at 5:00 p.m. The Everblades will wear special Guns N' Hoses themed jerseys (pictured below) which will be auctioned off following the game to benefit the For the Kids Foundation.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 andSafeguard Shredding Services will shred for FREE from 5:00-7:00 pm!

About Today’s Game: The Everblades can once again attempt to clinch a playoff spot tonight with a win OR with an Elmira loss in regulation. The ’Blades can also clinch with a loss in overtime / shootout AND if Elmira loses.  Florida trails first place South Carolina (85 pts) by just one point in the South Division standings.   Greenville is winless in its last three games (0-2-0-1) and is now nine points out from the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Last Time Out: Greg Gibson recorded a hat trick in his professional debut to lift the Everblades to a 7-2 victory over the Swamp Rabbits last night at Germain Arena.   Kevin Lynch finished with three assists on the night.  It was a one goal game heading into the third period, but Florida grabbed a goal from Matt Willows and then scored three goals in a span of 1:53 late in regulation to pull away.

About the Everblades: Greg Gibson recorded the team’s first hat trick of the season.  Heading into last night’s game the Everblades had 18 two-goal performances on the year…Yesterday the Everblades added defenseman Danny New who had played 15 games this season with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. New recorded a goal in his Everblades debut last night…Matt Willows continues to leads all ECHL rookies with 57 points

Florida Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Matt Willows (57)Goals:  Matt Willows (22)Assists: Matt Willows (35)Plus/Minus:  Mark Nemec (+28)Penalty Minutes: Corey Cowick (102)Power Play Goals:  Matt Willows (5)Shorthanded Goals:  Brant Harris (2)*Shots: Matt Willows (208)Wins: Anthony Peters (25)Save %:Anthony Peters (.920)GAA: Anthony Peters (2.20)Power Play:  21st, 36-for-237, (15.2%)Penalty Kill:  6th, 181-of-210 (86.2%)** Denotes player currently in AHL

About the Swamp Rabbits:  Jack Combs extended his goal-scoring streak to four games last night.  Combs has totaled six goals during this four-game stretch, and a total of eight goals in the last six contests…Scott Fleming leads the Swamp Rabbits in points with 49.Greenville Swamp Rabbits Team LeadersPoints: Scott Fleming (49)Goals: Jack Combs (24)Assists: Scott Fleming (31)Plus/Minus: Scott Fleming (+18)Penalty Minutes: Tyler Elbrecht (136)Power Play Goals: Scott Fleming (6)Shorthanded Goals: Josh Nicholls (3)Shots: Garett Bembridge (187)Wins:  Mackenzie Skapski (5)Save %: Alain Valiquette (.913)GAA: Alain Valiquette (3.28)Power Play: 18th, 38-for-238 (16.0%)Penalty Kill:  25th, 194-of-242 (80.2%)

** Denotes player currently in AHL 

Upcoming Home Games

Friday, April 1 vs. Atlanta7:30 p.m. – Kids Eat Free in the Breakaway sports pub with the purchase of an adult Entree! 

Saturday, April 2 vs. Atlanta7:00 p.m. – Star Wars Night! 

  • The first 1,000 fans will receive FREE lightsabers!
  • The first 100 fans will receive a FREE movie ticket to Paragon Theaters
  • FREE popcorn for everyone from 6-7:00 p.m.
  • Join us for a pregame ceremony prior to the game as we honor two of our own as Craig Brush & Peter Karmanos Jr. and will recognized for their Hall of Fame inductions this year!
  • Following the game, Everblades Defenseman Rob Florentino will cut his long hair to benefit Wigs for Kids!

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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