Written by Keaton Hanley
ESTERO, FL – Anthony Peters stopped all 23 shots faced to earn his second shutout of the season and help lead the Florida Everblades to a 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Gladiators Saturday night at Germain Arena.
Florida thought it had an early lead, when it appeared John McCarron had scored a goal, but after a lengthy discussion among the officiating crew, the goal was waived off. Moments later, Mike Ferrantino got the Blades on the board after Brant Harris found him streaking through the slot, as he dished it from behind the net and Ferrantino fired it by Ginn’s blocker side.
There wouldn’t be another score in the game until there was 2:44 remaining in the second period, when Brendan O’Donnell fired the puck into the back of the net for the 32nd time this season. O’Donnell was rewarded for an incredible individual effort where he skated around the outside of the left circle on his backhand before getting into the slot and quickly switching to his forehand and putting it by Ginn’s blocker giving the Blades a 2-0 lead.
Dalton Smith added to the Blades lead with 12:23 left in the third when he was given a pass from down low by Evan Bloodoff in the bottom of circle before ripping it past Ginn to make it a 3-0 game.
John McCarron would get his disallowed goal from the first period back with 8:33 remaining in the third as he got the puck in front and roofed a shot from a tough angle past Ginn, giving the Blades their final goal on the night and capping off a 4-0 shutout for Anthony Peters.
The Everblades will now have a few days off before their first ever matchup with the Utah Grizzlies on Wednesday at Germain Arena at 7:30 p.m.Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsWednesday, March 8 vs. Utah, 7:30 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.
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
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes###