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Mike Aviani Returns from AHL Rochester

Thursday, December 29th
Mike Aviani Returns from AHL Rochester

ESTERO, FL –  Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Thursday that forward Mike Aviani has returned to the team from loan to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Aviani, 23, returns to the ‘Blades after recording five points (2g, 3a) in 13 games played during his call up with Rochester.  Aviani has registered 11 points (3g, 8a) in 11 appearances with the Everblades this season.

Aviani posted 16 points (8g, 8a) in 23 games played with Florida last season. In addition, Aviani logged an assist in seven AHL appearances last season split between the San Jose Barracuda and the Iowa Wild.

The 5-11, 195-pound center totaled 25 points (10g, 15a) in 54 games during his rookie campaign with the ‘Blades during the 2014-15 season.  Aviani opened the 2014-15 season appearing in two games with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers.

The Surrey, BC native amassed 205 points during his five seasons with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 2009-2014. Aviani recorded a career-best 81 points (38g, 43a) campaign in 2013-14.

Aviani is expected to be available tonight when the Everblades battle the Atlanta Gladiators in Duluth, Georgia.  Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. Fans can catch the game broadcast on WJBX News, Talk & More on 101.5-FM.104.3-FM, 770-AM or by CLICKING HEREUpcoming 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.

This release courtesy of Fort Myers Technical College & Cape Coral Technical College

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