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Gameday Magazine: Jackals at Everblades Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9th
Gameday Magazine: Jackals at Everblades  Friday, December 9, 2016

Who: Florida Everblades (14-3-1-2) vs. Elmira Jackals (5-11-4-0)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeSeason Series:  Florida leads 1-0-0All-Time Series:  Florida leads 14-6-2Radio Broadcast:  WJBX (101.5-FM, 104.3-FM, 770-AM)Internet Radio:  Free online stream courtesy of WJBX  CLICK HEREInternet TV Broadcast:  ECHL.TV,  CLICK HERESpecial Promotions: Kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the  purchase of an adult entree!

About Tonight’s Game: Tonight marks the second of three meetings between the two teams this week.  Florida continues to hold a five-point lead in the South Division as Orlando lost last night in Greenville.  On Wednesday Florida snapped Elmira’s five-game unbeaten streak, but the win didn’t come easy and the Jackals will look for a little revenge this evening.

About Wednesday’s Game: The Jackals assumed a 3-0 second period lead, but the Everblades rallied to score five unanswered goals to walk away with a 7-4 victory at Germain Arena.  Michael Kirkpatrick recorded his first career hat trick, while Brant Harris and Brendan O’Donnell finished with career high five-point nights.

About the Everblades:  Coming off a four-point night in which he recorded a hat trick and an assist, Michael Kirkpatrick enters tonight’s contest on an eight-game point and assists streak.  Kirkpatrick’s eight-game streak is now the highest on the team this season. Florida has now had a player register a hat trick in back-to-back games.  John McCarron recorded four goals in Saturday’s win over Orlando…On Wednesday a pair of newcomers had impressive outings in their Everblades debut.  Akim Aliu logged an assist, while fellow defenseman Rory Rawlyk recorded the game’s first goal…In the second period of Wednesday’s contest the Everblades scored three goals in a 1:49 span. This marked the second time this season the team has netted three goals in the exact same time span of 1:49.  On opening weekend (Oct. 14) the ‘Blades erased a 2-0 deficit by rattling off three goals in the final 2:07 of regulation to defeat the Greenville Swamp Rabbits 3-2.

Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Michael Kirkpatrick (22)Goals:  John McCarron, Brendan O'Donnell (10)Assists: Michael Kirkpatrick (15)Plus/Minus:  Matt Mackenzie (+12)**Penalty Minutes: Dalton Smith (26)Power Play Goals:  John McCarron (3)Shorthanded Goals:  Three players tied (1)Shots: Matt Berry, Brendan O'Donnell (63)Wins: Anthony Peters (10)Save %:  Daniel Altshuller (0.923)**GAA: Daniel Altshuller (1.80)**Power Play: 19th, 9-for-67, (13.4%)Penalty Kill:  13th, 52-of-62 (83.9%)** Denotes player currently called up to AHL

About the Jackals:   With a goal on Wednesday, Sebastien Sylvestre now leads the Jackals in scoring with 13 points…Elmira’s 211 penalty minutes is the fewest in the ECHL…Steven Kaunisto leads all league defensemen with a 21.1% shooting percentage (4-of-21).

Jackals Team LeadersPoints:  Sebastien Sylvestre (13)Goals:  Kenton Miller (7)Assists:  Sebastien Sylvestre, (8)Plus/Minus:   J.P. LaFontaine (+9)Penalty Minutes:  Sebastien Sylvestre (27)Power Play Goals:   Kenton Miller, Kyle Rankin (2)Shorthanded Goals:  Kenton Miller (2)Shots:  Mike Radja (46)Wins:  Jason Kasdorf, John Muse (2)**Save %:  John Muse (0.925)**GAA:  John Muse (2.78)**Power Play:  8th, 12-for-57 (21.1%)Penalty Kill:  19th, 50-of-62 (81.3%)** Denotes player currently called up to AHLUpcoming Home Games & Promotions

Saturday, December 10 vs. Elmira7:00 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!

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 at www.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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