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Gameday Magazine: K-Wings at Everblades Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31st
Gameday Magazine: K-Wings at Everblades  Friday, March 31, 2017

Who: Florida Everblades (43-19-2-3) vs. Kalamazoo Wings  (36-28-1-3)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeSeason Series:  Tied at 1-1-0-0All-Time Series:  Florida leads 13-2-5Radio 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 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.

About Tonight’s Game: On Wednesday, the Everblades locked up their second South Division title in the last three seasons which guarantees the team home-ice advantage for the first two rounds of the playoffs.  Florida now strives to lock up the first overall seed in the Eastern Conference, holding an eight-point lead over the North Division’s Adirondack Thunder (83 pts).   Kalamazoo has already clinched a playoff spot in the Central Division, but is five points back of Quad City for third place.

About Wednesday’s Game:  Brant Harris, Brendan O’Donnell and Matt Berry each finished with three-points to lead the Everblades to a 6-2 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings at Germain Arena.

About the Everblades:  Forward Mike Aviani makes his return to the lineup tonight after missing time due to an injury he sustained back on January 27…On Wednesday, Brendan O’Donnell scored his league leading 37th goal of the season….With two goals on Wednesday, Brant Harris moved into 8th All-Time in team history in goals with 67... Anthony Peters will start in goal tonight.  Peters earned his 30th win of the season which is good for the second most in the ECHL.

Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Brant Harris (72)Goals:  Brendan O'Donnell (37)Assists: Brant Harris (43)Plus/Minus:  Michael Kirkpatrick (+30)Penalty Minutes: Curt Gogol (158)Power Play Goals:  Brant Harris (7)Shorthanded Goals: Brant Harris (3)Shots: Matt Berry (238)Wins: Anthony Peters (30)Save %:  Anthony Peters(.899)GAA: Anthony Peters (3.03)Power Play: 20th 39-for-249, (15.7%)Penalty Kill:  12th, 45-of-264 (83.0%)

About the K-Wings:  After picking up an assist on Wednesday, former Everblade Peter Schneider is riding a ten-game points streak (7g, 7a).  Longtime K-Wing Justin Taylor leads the team in points (58), goals (31), power play goals (8), and shots (220)…Kalamazoo received a boost to the line up today as forward Stefan Fournier was assigned to the team from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League….Kalamazoo is the fifth least penalized team in the league at 12.10 minutes per game.

K-WingsTeam LeadersPoints:  Justin Taylor (58)Goals:  Justin Taylor (31)Assists:  Eric Kattelus (33)Plus/Minus:  Kyle Bushee (+19)Penalty Minutes:  Ben Wilson (72)Power Play Goals:  Justin Taylor (8)Shorthanded Goals:  Lane Scheidl. Justin Taylor (2)Shots:  Justin Taylor (220)Wins:  Joel Martin (18)Save %:  Nic Riopel (0.904)GAA:  Nic Riopel (2.89)Power Play:  24th, 40-for-281 (14.0%)Penalty Kill:  18th, 45-of-246 (81.6%)

Upcoming Home Games & Promotions 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!

Monday, April 3:  Black Out Jersey Reveal at Ford’s Garage!Join us at Ford’s Garage at Miromar Outlets from 4-6 p.m. as we reveal the design for the Black Out jerseys which will be worn on the April 8 game against Orlando.  The jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit the Passion Foundation.  Several of the Everblades players will be on hand to meet with fans and sign autographs.  So come join the fun and enjoy the great food and drinks at Ford’s Garage!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.com

Playoff Tickets Now on Sale:  Playoff ticket packages and single game tickets for Playoff Game A & B are currently on sale.  Playoff package may be purchased through the team's administrative offices located at Germain Arena or by calling 239-948-7825.  Single game tickets for Games A & B may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office or online by CLICKING HERE

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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