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'Blades Edge Stingrays 2-1 to Win Fifth Straight Game

Friday, January 13th
'Blades Edge Stingrays 2-1 to Win Fifth Straight Game

ESTERO, FL – Anthony Peters turned aside 26 of 27 shots faced to help pace the Florida Everblades (25-8-1-2, 53 pts) to a 2-1 victory over the South Carolina Stingrays (20-13-1-1, 42 pts) Friday night at Germain Arena.  Florida extends its win streak to five games.

The Stingrays struck first, with a power play strike at 5:44 of the opening frame.   Colton Saucerman hammered a shot from the left wing circle that was stopped off the pad of Florida goaltender Anthony Peters.  However, the rebound jumped right to Rob Flick at the right of the crease and Flick immediately tapped the puck into the net for the tally to give the Stingrays a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.

In the second period, Florida tied the game on a power play goal of its own.   During a 5-on-3 advantage, the Akim Aliu delivered a blistering one-timed shot that ripped past South Carolina goaltender Parker Milner to even the game at one.

Exactly one minute later, Florida claimed the lead.   Matt Berry executed a perfect no look pass between his legs to Clark Bishop at the top of the crease.  Bishop batted the puck into the Stingrays net for the go-ahead marker as the ‘Blades took a 2-1 lead into the third period.

In the final stanza, Peters again took control and turned aside all 11 shots faced in the period to preserve the tight 2-1 victory.

Peters earns his 16th win of the season stopping 26 of 27 shots, while, Milner also played well despite taking the loss, allowing two goals on 32 shots faced.

Florida’s Brant Harris saw his point streak end at 13 games.   The streak tied a league best this season, previously set by Atlanta’s Justin Buzzeo in November.  Harris registered 17 points (7g, 10a) during the 13-game streak which began back on December 10.

BOX SCORE

The two teams will meet again on Saturday at Germain Arena with a 7:00 p.m. start time. Promotional information listed below.Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsSaturday,  January 14 vs. South Carolina7:00 p.m. –  Canadian Night presented by TD Bank.  Poutine and Labatt Blue specials will also be available!  Pregame tailgate from 5-7 p.m. featuring live music and bounce houses.

Friday,  January 20 vs. Orlando7:30 p.m. – Americana Night, present by Thompson Family Law!  Kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree!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 an Everblades jersey t-shirt and 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 may 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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