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Gameday Magazine: K-Wings at Everblades Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday, April 1st
Gameday Magazine: K-Wings at Everblades  Saturday, April 1, 2017

Who: Florida Everblades (43-20-2-3) vs. Kalamazoo Wings  (37-28-1-3)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:00 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeSeason Series:  Kalmazoo leads 2-1-0-0All-Time Series:  Florida leads 13-3-5Radio 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:  The first 500 fans (aged 12 and under) will receive a FREE Everblades Jersey courtesy of Wendy's!  The team will recognize its 4-Millionth fan prior to tonight's game!  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!

About Tonight’s Game: Florida can lock up the number one seed overall in the Eastern Conference with a win tonight as the ‘Blades hold the tiebreaker over the North Division’s Adirondack Thunder (85 points with 4 games remaining).   The K-Wings have already clinched their playoff spot and remain in fourth in the Central Division.

About Friday’s Game:  Kalamazoo raced out to a 3-0 lead in the second period to force the Everblades to play catch up for the remainder of the game.  In a wild third period, Florida eventually tied the game at 4-4 and again later at 5-5, but surrendered a goal by Brian Hart in the closing minutes of play to fall by a score of 7-5.   Kalamazoo’s Peter Schneider registered a hat trick in the game.   The game marked the Friday home regulation loss of the season for the Everblades (10-1-1-1).

About the Everblades:  Brant Harris enters tonight’s game having posting back-to-back three-point games…Brendan O’Donnell extended his league lead in goals on Friday netting his 38th tally of the season...Anthony Peters will once again start in goal for the Everblades this season.

Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Brant Harris (75)Goals:  Brendan O'Donnell (38)Assists: Brant Harris (45)Plus/Minus:  Michael Kirkpatrick (+30)Penalty Minutes: Curt Gogol (160)Power Play Goals:  Brant Harris (7)Shorthanded Goals: Brant Harris (3)Shots: Matt Berry (241)Wins: Anthony Peters (30)Save %:  Anthony Peters(.896)GAA: Anthony Peters (3.03)Power Play: 18th 40-for-253, (15.8%)Penalty Kill:  13th, 46-of-269 (82.9%)About the K-Wings:  After posting a four-point night (3g,1a) on Friday, former Everblade Peter Schneider continues his torrid hot streak and extended his point streak to 11 games (10g, 8a).  Schneider has now recorded seven points (5g, 2a) in just three games against his former team this season…The K-Wings are an impressive 22-3-3 when scoring the game’s first goal…Newcomer Tyler Heinonen who was signed earlier this week,  logged his first professional points and goal last night scoring a goal and adding two assists.

K-WingsTeam LeadersPoints:  Justin Taylor (59)Goals:  Justin Taylor (31)Assists:  Eric Kattelus (33)Plus/Minus:  Kyle Bushee (+18)Penalty Minutes:  Ben Wilson (72)Power Play Goals:  Justin Taylor (8)Shorthanded Goals:  Lane Scheidl. Justin Taylor (2)Shots:  Justin Taylor (222)Wins:  Joel Martin (18)Save %:  Nic Riopel, Joel Martin (0.902)GAA:  Nic Riopel (2.96)Power Play:  24th, 41-for-286 (14.3%)Penalty Kill:  18th, 46-of-250 (81.6%)Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsMonday, 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!

Saturday, April 8 vs. Orlando, 7:00 p.m. – Black Out Night and Fan Appreciation Night!  Fans will receive a FREE Everblades team photo courtesy of FGCU and a FREE Rally Card courtesy of the Naples Daily News. Fans will also receive giveaways from Wawa! The team will be wearing special black jerseys which will be auctioned off following the game to benefit the Passion Foundation. The team awards ceremony will take place prior to the game!

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.comPlayoff 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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