ESTERO, FL – Olivier Archambault scored twice including the game-winning goal at 1:11 of overtime to lift the South Carolina Stingrays (1-2-1-0, 3pts) to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Everblades at Germain Arena Friday night. Despite the loss, the Everblades (3-0-1-0, 7pts) do pick up a point in the standings.
After a scoreless first period, Olivier Archambault scored the first of his two goals of the game at 13:04 of the second period on the power play. Kelly Zajac delivered a pass from the right wing circle directly to an unguarded Achambault at the top of the crease who then slipped the puck behind Florida netminder Daniel Altshuller for the tally.
Just 49 seconds later, the Everblades evened the score when Brendan O’Donnell recorded his first goal of the season as he flexed a shot from the low slot past South Carolina goaltender Adam Carlson to put the score at 1-1 after two periods.
Both goaltenders came up with some big stops in the final stanza of regulation to send the game in overtime. However, a late Everblades penalty put the Stingrays on a 4-on-3 power play to start the extra session.
Just 1:11 into overtime Domenic Monardo hurled a shot from the high slot which was initially stopped by Altshuller. However, the rebound bounced right to Archambault at the top of the crease, and he was able to slip the puck into the net to seal the 2-1 overtime victory for South Carolina.
Carlson was solid in net earning the win by stopping 31 of 32 shots faced. Altshuller takes the loss allowing two goals on 20 shots.
The two teams will meet again on Saturday at Germain Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. Promotional details for the game listed below.Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsSaturday, October 29 vs. South Carolina, 7:00 p.m. – Zombie Night! Fans are encouraged to dress up in costumes for our Halloween theme. "Sweets in the Suites" is back! Children in costume will have the opportunity to Trick-or-Treat in the luxury suites during the first intermission. Pregame tailgate featuring live music and bounce houses starts at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 4 vs. Norfolk, 7:30 p.m. – Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree! Military & Veterans Weekend begins!CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for the game while supporting our veterans!
Saturday, November 5 vs. Norfolk, 7:00 p.m. – Military & Veterans weekend continues. There will be a game-worn specialty jersey auction following the game with the proceeds benefiting the National Coalition For Patriots (Jerseys pictured below). CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for the game while supporting our veterans!
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.
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