ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms with forward Joe Cox on an amateur tryout contract (ATO).
Cox, 23, recently concluded his senior season at Michigan State University. The 5-11, 173-pound forward recorded 14 points (7g, 7a) in 35 games with the Spartans this season. Cox has captained the Spartans the past two seasons, and has totaled 69 points (27g, 42a) during his four-year collegiate career (2013-2017). While at Michigan State, Cox was a teammate of current Everblades forwards Michael Ferrantino and Matt Berry.
The Chelsea, Michigan native also totaled 60 points in two seasons with the USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks 2011-2013.
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Cox is expected to be in the lineup this evening when the Everblades battle the K-Wings in Kalamazoo at 7:00 p.m. Florida can clinch a spot in the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs tonight with a win OR a loss in overtime/shootout.
Fans can catch the game broadcast on WJBX (101.5 FM, 104.3 FM and 770-AM), or online by CLICKING HERE. Fans can also watch the game online at ECHL.TVUpcoming Home Games & PromotionsWednesday, March 29 vs. Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m. – The final $2 Wednesday of the season! Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs, $2 beers, $2 wines all night long! Wednesday is also College Night. College students receive a $5 tickets with free parking when they present their College ID at Germain Arena.
Friday, March 31 vs. Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m. – Joins us for dinner & hockey, as kids eat FREE in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree! The first 400 fans will receive FREE passes to the Naples Zoo! There will also be a Jason's Deli giveaway as well! We will be celebrating youth hockey throughout the night with the Junior Everblades Hiockey Association.
Saturday, April 1 vs. Kalamazoo, 7:00 p.m. – First 500 fans (aged 12 and under) will receive a FREE Everblades Jersey courtesy of Wendy's! It is also Storybook Prince & Princess Night, featuring themed characters and photo booth in the concourse! From 5-7 p.m. there will be live music and bounce houses for the kids!
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.comSpecial 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. 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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