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Florida Everblades Weekly Release: February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8th
Florida Everblades Weekly Release: February 8, 2017

Overall Record: 31-9-2-2 (66 pts) 1st in the South DivisionLast Week’s Record: 3-0-0-0 (6 pts.)Last 10: 7-2-1-0Home: 17-4-1-2Road:  14-5-1-0League Standings: CLICK HERE Last Week’s ResultsWednesday, February 1:  Greenville - 4  at  Florida – 5 (Overtime)Evan Bloodoff capped off a three-point night when he scored the game-winning goal at 3:10 of overtime. The game featured wild swings in momentum as Florida took a 2-0 lead after the first period, only to surrender four unanswered goals to Greenville in the second period.  The 'Blades countered with two goals in the third period from Logan Roe and Brendan O'Donnell to force overtime.

Friday, February 3:  Florida - 4 at Atlanta - 1 Anthony Peters made 36 saves, including 16 saves in the first period to help pace the Everblades to a 4-1 road win in Atlanta.  The Everblades exploded for three goals in the second to pull away with the road win.

Saturday, February 4:  Florida - 5 at Atlanta - 3 Antony Peters made 36  saves for the second straight game, while Michael Kirkpatrick finished with 3 points (1g, 2a) to lift the Everblades to a two-game weekend sweep of the Gladiators.'Blades Bites

  • Brendan O'Donnell enters the week riding a 14-game point streak (22 pts, 11g, 11a) which began on January 4. Brendan O'Donnell is second in the league with 29 goals.  He trails Alaska's Peter Sivak who has scored 32 goals.
  • Michael Kirkpatrick leads the league with a +30 rating.
  • Brant Harris enters the week riding a four-game goal scoring streak (Jan. 28) and a nine-game point streak (Jan. 14).
  • Anthony Peters is second in the ECHL with 21 wins.   Peters finished as a runner-up for this week's Goaltender of the Week voting.

Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Brendan O'Donnell (55)Goals:  Brendan O'Donnell (29)Assists: Brant Harris (32)Plus/Minus:  Michael Kirkpatrick (+30)Penalty Minutes: Curt Gogol (102)Power Play Goals:  Brant Harris, John McCarron (4)Shorthanded Goals: Evan Bloodoff (2)Shots: Brendan O'Donnell (166)Wins: Anthony Peters (21)Save %:  Anthony Peters(.900)GAA: Anthony Peters (2.97)Power Play: 20th, 24-for-168, (14.3%)Penalty Kill:  4th, 153-of-179 (85.5%)

The Past Week's Roster Moves 

January 30, 2017DELETE  Mitch Melling (G) – Released as Emergency Backup GoaltenderADD  Daniel Altshuller (G) – Reassigned by Carolina (NHL) from Charlotte (AHL)February 1, 2017ADD Jake Baker (D)  - Traded from Quad CityDELETE Alexander Kuqali (D) – Traded to Quad CityADD  Louis Belisle (F) – Signed SPCFebruary 2, 2017DELETE  Louis Belisle (F) – Released from SPCDELETE Daniel Altshuller (G) – Reassigned by Carolina (NHL) to Charlotte (AHL)ADD  Tyler Ganly (D)  - Assigned by Carolina (NHL) to Florida (ECHL)

February 3, 2017ADD, John McCarron (F) – Returned on loan from St. John’s (AHL)ADD,  Greg Ozubko (G) – Added as Emergency Backup Goaltender

February 5, 2017DELETE,  Greg Ozubko (G) – Released as Emergency Backup Goaltender

This Week's Opponent

Atlanta Gladiators (17-22-6-1, 41 pts)Atlanta at Florida on Friday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.Atlanta at Florida on Saturday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.

The Gladiators enter this weekend's two-game set at Germain Arena looking to get back into the win column after dropping their last three games. Atlanta has one win against the Everblades this season and it came back on Dec. 17 in Estero.   Despite their recent struggles, the Gladiators bring a hard-working mindset, and are led by Justin Buzzeo's 46 points.  Add goal scoring forward Eric Neiley and Derek Nesbitt, and the Gladiators are always a threat to score.   Atlanta's roster features a pair of familiar faces on the blue line in Rory Rawlyk and Akim Aliu.  Both players played with the Everblades earlier this season.

Gladiators Team LeadersPoints:  Justin Buzzeo (46)Goals:  Eric Neiley (19)Assists:  Justin Buzzeo (31)Plus/Minus:  Connor Gaarder (+5)Penalty Minutes:  Drew Baker (67)Power Play Goals:  Derek Nesbitt (7)Shorthanded Goals:  Several Tied (1)Shots:  Derek Nesbitt (156)Wins:  Matt Ginn (11)Save %:  Matt Ginn (0.892)GAA:  Matt Ginn (3.72)Power Play:  12th, 31-for-172 (18.0%)Penalty Kill:  23rd, 123-of-156 (78.8%)

Everblades 2016-17 Broadcast Information 

Catch all of the exciting action of Everblades hockey on WJBX News, Talk & More on 101.5-FM, 104.3-FM, 770-AM on the radio waves, or listen for free online CLICK HERE

Fans may also watch the games on a subscription basis on ECHL.TV

Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsFriday, February, 10 vs. Atlanta7:30 p.m. – Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports pub with the purchase of an adult entree.

Saturday, February, 11 vs. Atlanta7:00 p.m. – Pink in the Rink night, present by Radiology Regional.  The team will wear special pink jerseys which will be auctioned off following the game.

Wednesday, February, 15 vs. Orlando7:30 p.m. – $2 Wednesday!  Fans can enjoy $2 draft beers, $2 wines and $2 hot dogs all night long!  College students receive a $5 ticket with free parking when they present their college ID at Germain Arena.

Ticket InformationGame 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.comSpecial 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.  Fans will also receive an Everblades jersey T-Shirt with every new package package purchased. We offer several tickets packages designed to help fit your budget and schedule.

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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Upcoming Home Games

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Jacksonville Icemen @ Florida Everblades
Wednesday, March 6th
Jacksonville Icemen @ Florida Everblades
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EST
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Wednesday, March 20th
Savannah Ghost Pirates @ Florida Everblades
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