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Gameday Magazine: Walleye at Everblades Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wednesday, March 2nd
Gameday Magazine: Walleye at Everblades  Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Who: Florida Everblades (35-17-0-2, 72 pts.) vs. Toledo Walleye (35-14-2-3, 75 pts)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeSeason Series:  Tonight marks the first of three meetings.All-Time Series:  Florida leads 14-5-3Radio 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:This is the final $2 Wednesday of the season!  Enjoy $2 hot dogs, $2 drafts beers, $2 wines all night long! College students receive a $5 tickets with free parking when they present their college ID.About Today’s Game: Tonight the two first place teams open up a three-game set this week at Germain Arena. The Everblades hold a slim two-point lead for the top spot in the South Division and are trying to fend off second place South Carolina (70 pts).  Toledo sits a little more comfortably in the North Division holding an 18-point lead over second place Wheeling.  The Walleye are winners of five straight games and are bidding for the top spot overall in the Eastern Conference.  This week’s home slate will feature two of the top defensive teams in the league as the Everblades are third in the league with a 2.35 goals against per game, while Toledo is tied for fourth in the ECHL at 2.43 goals per contest played.Last Time Out: Kevin Lynch broke up a scoreless game with five minutes remaining in regulation, while Anthony Peters earned his third shutout of the season to lead the Everblades to 2-0 win over South Carolina on Sunday….Toledo picked up a 2-1 home win over the Indy Fuel on Sunday.  A.J. Jenks & Josh Shalla posted goals.

About the Everblades: Kevin Lynch leads the ‘Blades with six-game-winning goals this season, which is tied for third most in the ECHL…The Everblades have allowed a total of 32 shots against in the last two games.  On Saturday the ‘Blades limited South Carolina to a season best 17 shots against, only to beat that mark the following day on Sunday holding the Stingrays to just 15 shots against…. Anthony Peters is expected to start in goal this evening.

Florida Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Matt Willows (49)Goals:  Matt Willows (18)Assists: Matt Willows (31)Plus/Minus:  Mark Nemec (+22)Penalty Minutes: Corey Cowick (100)Power Play Goals:  Brant Harris (4)Shorthanded Goals:  Brant Harris (2)Shots: Matt Willows (166)Wins: Anthony Peters (21)Save %: Anthony Peters (.923)GAA: Anthony Peters (2.12)Power Play: 20th. 32-for-204 (15.7%)Penalty Kill:  3rd, 161-of-186 (86.6%)

About the Walleye:  Shane Berschbach leads the Walleye in points (56) goals (22) and assists (34)…Former Everblade A.J. Jenks is second on the team with 21 goals… Toledo’s roster also features two other former Everblades in defensemen Beau Schmitz and Joe Sova...The Walleye have found plenty of success when scoring first this season. Toledo is an impressive 24-3-2 when recording the game’s first goal.

Toledo Walleye Team LeadersPoints: Shane Berschbach (56)Goals: Shane Berschbach (22)Assists: Shane Berschbach (34)Plus/Minus: Ralfs Freibergs (+18)Penalty Minutes: Jared Nightingale (79)*Power Play Goals: Shane Berschbach (8)Shorthanded Goals:Several Tied at 1Shots:A.J. Jenks (197)Wins:  Jeff Lerg (22)Save %: Jeff Lerg (.927)GAA: Jeff Lerg (2.10)Power Play: 3rd, 40-for-190 (21.1%)Penalty Kill:  19th, 144-of-175 (82.2%)Upcoming Everblades Home Games

Friday, March 4 vs. Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub w/ purchase of adult entrée!

Saturday, March 5 vs. Toledo, 7:00 p.m. Youth Hockey / Junior Everblades Night! Pregame tailgate party featuring live music, bounces houses and face painting begins at 5:00 p.m.

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 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. .

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