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Everblades Receive Werek & Cornell From AHL Charlotte

Saturday, April 16th
Everblades Receive Werek & Cornell From AHL Charlotte

ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Greg Poss announced Saturday that forward Ethan Werek (pictured left)and defenseman Mike Cornell (pictured right) have been returned to the Everblades from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.

Werek, 24, returns to the ‘Blades where he has posted a balanced 26 points (12g, 14a) and a plus-17 rating in 25 appearances this season.  The 6-2, 200-pound center tallied 16 points (9g, 7a) in 40 games played with the Checkers this season.  Werek has registered 92 points in 275 regular season games in the AHL in stints with the Checkers,  Portland Pirates (2011-2014) and Providence Bruins (2014-15).  The Markham, Ontario native accrued 180 points during his three seasons played with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL (2008-2011).  Werek was selected by the New York Rangers in the second-round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft,

Cornell, 27, returns to Florida after registering nine points (3g, 6a) with 132 penalty minutes in 51 games with the Checkers this season.  Cornell has recorded four points (1g, 3a) with a +6 rating and 49 penalty minutes this season with the Everblades. The 5-11, 185-pound blueliner has totaled 30 points (10g, 20a) with 351 penalty minutes in 130 career AHL games split between Charlotte, Bridgeport, Springfield, and St. John’s.

With the additions of Werek and Cornell, the Everblades' playoff roster is now set at the maximum 23 players.

Both Werek and Cornell are expected to play tonight when the Everblades play host to the Wheeling Nailers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Germain Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The following is a complete schedule the of the best-of-seven series:(Wheeling Leads 1-0)Game 1:Friday, April 15, Wheeling - 6  at Florida - 3Game 2: Saturday, April 16, Wheeling at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:00 p.m. Game 3:  Wednesday, April 20, Florida at Wheeling, WesBanco Arena, 7:05 p.m.Game 4:  Friday, April 22, Florida at Wheeling, WesBanco Arena, 7:35 p.m.Game 5:  Saturday, April 23, Florida at Wheeling, WesBanco Arena, 7:35 p.m.**Game 6:  Monday, April 25, Wheeling at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:30 p.m.**Game 7:  Wednesday, April 27, Wheeling at Florida, Germain Arena, 7:30 p.m.**** If Necessary

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.

2016-17 Season Ticket Plans Now Available:  Full  and flexible partial season ticket plans are  currently available for the 2016-17 season. We offer several tickets packages designed 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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