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Gameday Magazine: K-Wings at Everblades Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29th
Gameday Magazine: K-Wings at Everblades  Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Who: Florida Everblades (42-19-2-3) vs. Kalamazoo Wings  (36-27-1-3)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeSeason Series:  Kalamazoo leads 1-0-0-0All-Time Series:  Florida leads 12-2-5Radio 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: Tonight is 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.About Tonight’s Game:  The Everblades clinched their spot in the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs last Saturday, but can clinch the South Division title tonight with a win or with a loss in overtime/shootout.  Florida currently holds a ten point lead over second place Greenville (79 pts).  Kalamazoo also locked up a playoff spot in the Western Conference last weekend.  The Wings have won four straight and are 7-3-0-0 in their last ten games.   The Everblades have struggled against Western Conference opponents this season, holding a 1-5-0-1 record in those games.

Last Time Out:  The Everblades rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat the Fort Wayne Komets 6-4 at the Allen County War Memorial Sunday evening.  Michael Kirkpatrick scored twice in the contest as Florida closed its four-game road trip with a victory….On Saturday, the K-Wings knocked off the Norfolk Admirals by a 5-3 score.   Justin Taylor scored twice to help pace the Wings to the win and to a playoff berth.

About the Everblades: Forward Mitchell Heard has returned to the team from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.  Heard has recorded a balanced six points (3g, 3a) in five games with the ‘Blades this season.  On Tuesday, goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic was recalled by the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes.  As a result, the Everblades have added goaltender Steve Summerhays.  Anthony Peters is second in the league with 29 wins, and will get the start this evening.

Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Brant Harris (69)Goals:  Brendan O'Donnell (36)Assists: Brant Harris (42)Plus/Minus:  Michael Kirkpatrick (+28)Penalty Minutes: Curt Gogol (151)Power Play Goals:  Brant Harris (7)Shorthanded Goals: Brant Harris (3)Shots: Matt Berry (233)Wins: Anthony Peters (29)Save %:  Anthony Peters(.899)GAA: Anthony Peters (3.05)Power Play: 18th 38-for-244, (15.6%)Penalty Kill:  12th, 45-of-261 (82.8%)

About the K-Wings:  Former Everblades Peter Schneider is riding a nine-game point streak (7g, 6a).  Schneider scored two goals against the ‘Blades in Wednesday’s game at Kalamazoo…The K-Wings are 21-3-3 when scoring first….Long time K-Wing Justin Taylor leads the team in goals (31) and points (58)…Earlier this week, forward Josh Pitt was named the ECHL Player of the Week after collecting 8 pts (4g, 4a) last week.

K-WingsTeam LeadersPoints:  Justin Taylor (58)Goals:  Justin Taylor (31)Assists:  Eric Kattelus (33)Plus/Minus:  Kyle Bushee (+19)Penalty Minutes:  Brendan Miller (74)Power Play Goals:  Justin Taylor (8)Shorthanded Goals:  Lane Scheidl. Justin Taylor (2)Shots:  Justin Taylor (217)Wins:  Joel Martin (18)Save %:  Joel Martin, Nic Riopel (0.90)GAA:  Nic Riopel (2.89)Power Play:  24th, 40-for-278 (14.4%)Penalty Kill:  18th, 44-of-241 (81.7%)

Upcoming Home Games & Promotions 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!

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.com

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.  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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