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Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday, December 3rd
Gameday Magazine: Solar Bears at Everblades  Saturday, December 3, 2016

Who: Florida Everblades (12-3-1-2) vs. Orlando Solar Bears (11-5-2-0)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:00 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeSeason Series: Tied 1-1.  Tonight is the 2nd of 14 meetings this season.All-Time Series:  Florida leads 36-13-3Radio 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: Join us from 5-7 p.m. for the pregame tailgate featuring live music and bounce houses for the kids!About Tonight’s Game: The Sunshine Cup series is currently tied at two points apiece.  The team with the most points in the head-to-head regular season series will be awarded the Sunshine Cup.  The Everblades return to Germain Arena ice after a five-game road slate in which the team posted a 2-3-0 record.  On November 14, the Solar Bears parted ways with head coach Anthony Noreen and brought back Drake Berehowksy, who originally coached the team in the 2012-13 season.  Since the coaching change was made, the Solar Bears are unbeaten in their last seven games (6-0-1-0) and are one of the hottest teams in the ECHL.

Last Night’s Game:  Denver Manderson scored twice while Chris Crane and Brock Montgomery each finished with a goal and an assist to lead the Solar Bears to a 5-2 victory over the Everblades Friday night at the Amway Center.  Danny New and Adam Brace each scored in their returns with the Everblades.   Florida was outshot for the second time all season (36-27).

About the Everblades:  While the ‘Blades enjoyed a week away from game action it was still a busy week for the team from a transactions standpoint. On Monday the team lost three defensemen as Kevin Raine, Josh Wesley and Matt Mackenzie all received call-ups to the AHL.  Later in the day, the team acquired Adam Brace in a three-team deal that sent Peter Schneider to the Kalamazoo Wings and Corey Syvret to Atlanta Gladiators.  Brace returns for his third stint with the Everblades. Brace led the team in scoring during the 2014-15 season with 72 points.  In the past couple of days the team also added defenseman Evan Moore and forward Collin MacDonald from the SPHL.  As a result of the recent moves, Florida is currently skating with five healthy defensemen.

Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Matt Berry (19)Goals:  Brendan O’Donnell (8)Assists: Matt Berry, Michael Kirkpatrick (13)Plus/Minus:  Matt Mackenzie (+12)**Penalty Minutes: Dalton Smith (26)Power Play Goals:  Several players tied (1)Shorthanded Goals:  Brendan O’Donnell (1)Shots: Matt Berry (59)Wins: Anthony Peters (8)Save %:  Daniel Altshuller (0.923)**GAA: Daniel Altshuller (1.80)**Power Play: 22nd, 6-for-54, (11.1%)Penalty Kill:  15th, 43-of-52 (82.7%)** Denotes player currently called up to AHL

About the Solar Bears:   Brett Findlay and Denver Manderson lead the Solar Bears with 21 points.  Findlay has been a consistent performer for Orlando having recorded a point in 14 of the 18 games played this season… Forward Chris Crane enters tonight riding a four-game point streak…On Friday Ryan Massa was named the ECHL Goaltender of the Month for November…Orlando is first in the ECHL with a 38.67 shots-for per game average.  The Everblades are right behind them in second in the league at 35.67.

Solar Bears Team LeadersPoints:  Brett Findlay, Denver Manderson (21)Goals:  Joe Perry (10)Assists:  Brett Findlay (16)Plus/Minus:   Brett Findlay (+12)Penalty Minutes:  Brett Findlay (18)Power Play Goals:   Joe Perry (3)Shorthanded Goals:  Eric Faille (2)Shots:  Eric Faille (80)Wins:  Ryan Massa (8)Save %:  Ryan Massa (0.911)GAA:  Ryan Massa (2.61)Power Play:  8th, 16-for-77 (20.8%)Penalty Kill:  23rd, 51-of-64 (79.7%)Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsWednesday, December 7 vs. Elmira7:30 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. Elmira7:30 p.m. – Kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the  purchase of an adult entree!

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 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.

The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes###

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