ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades defeated the Norfolk Admirals in their first of three meetings this season by a score of 4-1 at Germain Arena Friday Night.
The 'Blades struck early with a slap-shot goal from defenseman Josh Wesley. The highly touted 20-year-old prospect who was recently assigned from the Carolina Hurricanes had a strong showing in his first game leading the team in ice-time with defensive partner Logan Roe. Both players finished the game with a plus-3 rating.
Before the game, 'Blades head Coach Brad Ralph said that he was impressed with the team’s quickness and passing ability so far this season and the players didn’t disappoint.
While on the power play early in the second period, the Blades were able to execute a breakout passing play and get the puck deep into the Norfolk zone. After recovering the puck in the corner, forwards John McCarron and Matt Berry cycled the puck down low eventually hitting defenseman Zach Kamrass at the point for the goal.
The goals did not stop in the second period as a barrage of shots from the Everblades forwards knocked Norfolk’s goaltender Eetu Laurikainen out of the game with two more goals in the second period off the sticks of Mike Ferrantino and Matt Berry.
Berry was named the first star of tonight’s game tallying two points, including his goal in the second, extending his scoring streak to six games.
There was a total of eight assists dished out by the Everblades who were equipped with their alternate camouflage uniforms that they are sporting for military weekend.
The winning goalie was Daniel Altshuller who allowed only one goal on 19 shots.
The Everblades will be back in action tomorrow night when the finish off Military weekend when they matchup again with Norfolk tomorrow night Saturday, November 5th with the puck drop at 7:00 p.m. Game details listed below
- Release written by Robby LlewellynUpcoming Home Games & PromotionsSaturday, 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 discounted tickets for the game while supporting our veterans!
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