ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades announced Monday that the team has received a pair of defensemen from American Hockey League (AHL) training camps. Alexander Kuqali has returned from the Albany Devils, while Chase Golightly rejoins the ‘Blades from the Bakersfield Condors. Both players agreed to terms with the Everblades earlier this summer.
Kuqali (pronounced KOO-call-EEE), 25, logged a goal and two assists in six games played with the Everblades late last season. Kuqali recorded a goal in his professional debut with Florida in a game at Orlando on March 30. Prior to joining the Everblades, the 6-2, 235-pound defenseman concluded his four-year collegiate career at R.I.T. totaling 59 points (13g, 46a) from 2012-2016.
Golightly, 24, recorded six points (1g, 5a) in nine regular season appearances with the ‘Blades last spring. Golightly also chipped in four assists in six postseason contests. The 5-10, 180-pound blueliner joined the Everblades late last season after concluding his senior campaign at Robert Morris University where he recorded a career high 24 points (5g, 19a) in 39 games played. The Temecula, CA native totaled 60 career points during his four-seasons at Robert Morris from 2012-2016.
As a result of today’s transactions, the Everblades have released goaltender David Donzanti from their training camp roster.
The Everblades open the 2016-17 regular season at home this Friday and Saturday against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Full opening weekend details listed below.
----Opening Weekend is October 14 & 15! The Florida Everblades open up their 19thseason of hockey at home at Germain Arena on Friday, October 14 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits beginning at 7:30 p.m. The first 5,000 fans will receive a free Everblades magnet schedule courtesy of Jack's Cleaning. The two teams will meet again on Saturday, October 15 with a 7:00 p.m. start time.
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.
For more information, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the team’s main office located at Germain Arena from Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This release Courtesy of Fort Myers Technical College & Cape Coral Technical College
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