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GAMEDAY MAGAZINE: Swamp Rabbits At Everblades, Oct. 14, 2016, Opening Night!

Friday, October 14th
GAMEDAY MAGAZINE: Swamp Rabbits At Everblades, Oct. 14, 2016, Opening Night!

Who: Florida Everblades (0-0-0-0.) vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits (0-0-0-0)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 nine meetings this season.All-Time Series:  Greenville leads 36-23-9Radio Broadcast:  WJBX (101.5-FM, 104.3-FM, 770-AM)Internet Radio:  Free online stream courtesy of WJBX  CLICK HERESpecial Promotions: .The first 5,000 fans will receive a FREE magnet schedule courtesy of Jack's Cleaning!   The Everblades will debut their brand new white jerseys this evening! Fans are encouraged to wear white tonight for our White Out theme!  Kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree!

About Tonight's Game:  The Everblades open their 19th season in club history this evening. The Brad Ralph era begins tonight after Greg Poss accepted a coaching position in Austria after coaching the ‘Blades the past six seasons.   Ralph became the fifth head coach in team history in July.  Ralph has six years of coaching experience, including three seasons serving as the bench boss for the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads. Ralph was 132-64-20 as Idaho’s coach from 2012-15….The Everblades have won nine straight season openers, and have won their last eight home openers.

About the Everblades:  The Everblades will open the year with 11 returning players from last season, including goaltenders Anthony Peters who led all ECHL rookies with 27 wins in 2015-16, and Daniel Altshuller who posted a 10-4-0 record with the ‘Blades before spending most of the season with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers….Forward Brendan O’Donnell returns after ending the regular season on a nine-game goal scoring streak which tied a club record set by Keith Anderson in 2003….The Everblades received seven players from AHL camps in the past two days including ECHL Rookie of the Year finalist Michael Kirkpatrick and reliable defenseman Kevin Raine who spent last season with the AHL’s Ontario Reign.

About the Swamp Rabbits:  Second-year coach Brian Gratz will be looking to return Greenville to the Kelly Cup Playoffs this season after a two-year hiatus…Bretton Cameron returns for his sixth season in Greenville.  The veteran winger recorded 30 points and 112 penalty minutes last season…Garrett Noonan is expected to anchor the blue line for the Swamp Rabbits, after totaling 43 points last season with the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Upcoming Home Games & Events

Saturday, October 15 vs. Greenville7:00 p.m. – Opening Weekend Continues!The Everblades will debut their brand new green jerseys on Saturday.  Joins us from 5 to 7 p.m. for our pregame tailgate party featuring live music and bounce houses!

Sunday, October 16, 1:00 p.m.  - Everblades Celebrity Golf TournamentSpots and teams are still available! CLICK HERE for more information.

Tuesday, October 18 - Meet the Everblades at Jason's Deli Join us for a fun evening and meet this year's team at Jason's Deli located off Alico Road near Gulf Coast Town Center.  CLICK HERE for more details. 

October 28 & 29 Everblades vs South Carolina Stingrays at Germain Arena!

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

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.

Special Offer!  Purchase any new ticket package for the 2016-17 season, and receive a $20 gift card from Ford's Garage!  Locations include Cape Coral, Downtown Fort Myers and Miromar Outlets in Estero.

Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and you ma also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825.

The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes###

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