ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with forward Matt Hatch and goaltender Matt Skoff on a professional tryout contracts (PTO).
Hatch, 26, spent the previous two seasons with the Reading Royals where he totaled 27 points (15g, 12a) in 84 games. The 5-11, 191-pound forward also appeared in two games with the American Hockey League’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms during the 2014-15 season. The Massena, New York native accumulated 73 points during his four-year collegiate career at Union College.
Skoff, 25, posted an 8-5-3 record, a 3.26. goals-against-average, and .902 save percentage at Penn State University last season. The 6-1, 191-pound netminder totaled a 23-24-7 career record and one shutout with the Nittany Lions from 2012-2016. The McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania native also appeared in two games with the Reading Royals last season posting a 1-1-0 record.
Hatch and Skoff are expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Everblades battle the Adirondack Thunder to open up a four-game northern road trip. Fans can catch the game on WJBX (101.5 FM, 104.3 FM, 770AM) or online by CLICKING HEREUpcoming Home Games & PromotionsSaturday, December 3 vs. Orlando, 7:00 p.m. – Join us from 5-7 p.m. for the pregame tailgate featuring live music and bounce houses for the kids!
Wednesday, December 7 vs. Elmira, 7:30 p.m. – $2 Wednesdays! $2 Beers, Wines & Hot Dogs all night long! Wednesday's are also College Night. College students receive a $5 ticket w/ free parking when they present their College ID at Germain Arena.
Friday, December 9 vs. Elmira, 7:30 p.m. – Kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree!
Saturday, December 10 vs. Elmira, 7:00 p.m. – Annual IBERIABANK Teddy Bear Toss! Fans are encouraged to bring a new teddy bear or stuffed animal to the game to throw onto the ice when the Everblades score their first goal. All of the teddy bears will be rounded up and delivered to local children's charities for the holidays!
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.com2016-17 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.
This release courtesy of Fort Myers Technical College & Cape Coral Technical College
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