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Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades

Wednesday, December 21st
Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades

Who: Florida Everblades (16-5-1-2) vs. Orlando Solar Bears (16-8-3-0)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeSeason Series: Florida leads 2-1.  Tonight is the 3rd of 14 meetings this season.All-Time Series:  Florida leads 37-13-3Radio 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: Tonight marks another $2 Wednesday!  Enjoy $2 draft beers, $2 wines and $2 hot dogs all night long!  Tonight is also College Night, as college students receive a $5 ticket with free parking when they present their college ID at Germain Arena.About Tonight’s Game: The Wawa Sunshine Cup Series resumes tonight with Florida leading the Sunshine Cup Series four points to two points.  Tonight’s game opens up a pivotal home-and-home slate between the two teams that are currently tied for the top spot in the South Division.  Both teams will meet again on Thursday in Orlando.Last Time Out:  Atlanta used two goals from Eric Neiley and a 41-save performance from Kent Patterson to slip past the Everblades 3-2 on Saturday night at Germain Arena….On Sunday, the Fort Wayne Komets used three power play goals and a five-point performance (3g, 2a) from Mike Cazzloa to rout the Solar Bears 7-1.  Orlando was outshot in the game 46-22.About the Everblades:  John McCarron leads the Everblades with 27 points and is currently riding a six-game points scoring streak. McCarron has scored five of his 12 goals this season against the Solar Bears.  Brendan O’Donnell has scored in each of the last three games totaling four goals during this stretch.  O’Donnell, along with teammates Brant Harris, Michael Kirkpatrick and Matt Berry are tied for second on the team in scoring with 25 points each…Earlier this week, the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) reassigned defenseman Josh Wesley to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Everblades Team LeadersPoints: John McCarron (27)Goals:  Brendan O’Donnell (14)Assists: Matt Berry (18)Plus/Minus:  John McCarron, Matt Mackenzie** (+12)Penalty Minutes: Dalton Smith (31)Power Play Goals:  John McCarron (4)Shorthanded Goals: Several tied (1)Shots: Matt Berry (82)Wins: Anthony Peters (10)Save %:  Matt Skoff (.924)GAA: Matt Skoff (2.30)Power Play: 23rd, 10-for-83, (12.0%)Penalty Kill:  16th, 66-of-79 (86.1%)** Denotes player currently called up to AHLAbout the Solar Bears:  Earlier today, high-scoring forward Eric Faille was returned to the team from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. Faille has registered 29 points (12g, 17a) this season and is expected to play tonight. Orlando’s roster is comprised of two players with 30 or more points.  Denver Manderson leads the way with 32 points, while Brett Findlay boasts 31 points which includes a team best 22 assists…There very well could be a high number of shots the next two nights as the Solar Bears rank first in the ECHL with a 36.70 shots-per-game average, while the Everblades are ranked second at 35.58.  Subsequently, the ‘Blades are stingy in shots allowed, sporting a 27.33 shots-against-per-game average which is good for second best in the league.

Solar Bears Team LeadersPoints:  Denver Manderson (32)Goals:  Joe Perry (15)Assists:  Brett Findlay (22)Plus/Minus:   Denver Manderson (+17)Penalty Minutes:  Brendan Millers (39)Power Play Goals:   Joe Perry, Patrick Watling (4)Shorthanded Goals:  Eric Faille (2)Shots:  Eric Faille (108)Wins:  Ryan Massa (9)Save %:  Kasimir Kaskisuo (0.908)GAA:  Kasimir Kaskisuo (2.97)Power Play:  8th, 24-for-124 (19.7%)Penalty Kill:  23rd, 84-of-107 (78.5%)Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsWednesday, January 4 vs. Manchester7:30 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, January 6 vs. Manchester7:30 p.m. – Kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the  purchase of an adult entree!

Saturday, December 7 vs. Manchester7:00 p.m. – The Fur Circus (pictured below) will perform during the intermissions and entertain fans throughout the night.  Pregame tailgate from 5-7 p.m. featuring live music and bounce houses.  A great night to bring the kids!

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 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.

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