Who: Florida Everblades (1-0-0-0) vs. Atlanta Gladiators (0-1-0-0)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:00 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeRegular Season Series: Tonight marks the first of ten meetings this season.All-Time Series: Florida leads 82-51-15Radio 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 HERETonight's Promotions: Opening weekend continues as the first 3,000 fans will receive a 20th Anniversary Commemorative poster presented by Bud Light! The throwback jerseys worn by the team will be auctioned off following tonight's game to benefit youth hockey. There will also be another pregame ceremony as we honor past players and Hurricane Irma first responders.
Additionally, $1 of each individual game ticket purchased for tonight's game will be donated to the Naples Zoo hurricane relief efforts. Tickets may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or online at Ticketmaster.
About Tonight’s Game: Florida opened its 20th Anniversary season on Friday night with a 4-3 win over Atlanta. The Everblades have now won 11 consecutive home openers. The last time the Everblades lost a home opener was back on October 20, 2006, in a 5-2 loss to the Texas Wildcatters. The win last also marked the 11th straight year that the 'Blades opened the regular season with a win. Tonight, the Everblades have an opportunity to earn regular season win number 800 in club history.
The Gladiators brought forth a solid effort out of the gates in Friday night’s game, but ran into trouble halfway through the second that eventually did them in. Atlanta will look to grab the weekend split tonight, before returning home next weekend to face the Everblades for a pair of games at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth.
About the Everblades: Rookies Nelson Armstrong and Joe Cox recorded their first career goals in Friday night’s win. In addition, Steven Lorentz logged an assist in his professional debut….Also last night, forward John McCarron recorded the first goal of the season, netting a shorthanded tally at 9:10 of the first period… Goaltender Callum Booth is expected to make his professional debut tonight. Booth is a 2015 fourth-round draft selection of the Carolina Hurricanes.
About the Gladiators: In the first period of Friday’s game, Atlanta Captain Derek Nesbitt snapped a wicked shot high into the net past Florida netminder Martin Ouellette, but the goal was waived off due to an offside whistle. However, it was a reminder of the quick strike ability that Nesbitt brings to the table and the ‘Blades will need to be aware of his presence on the ice…Darby Llewellyn netted his first professional goal last night.
Upcoming Home Games
Wednesday, October 25 vs. Indy, 7:30 p.m. $2 Hot Dogs, Beer and Wins all night long!
Friday, October 27 vs. Indy, 7:30 p.m. Kids 12 and under eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree. (Promo good for every Friday game this season)
Saturday, October 28 vs. Indy, 7:00 p.m. "Sweets in the Suites" Kids in Halloween costumes can trick-or-treat in the luxury suites during the intermission!
2017-18 Ticket Packages are Currently on Sale! We offer full season and flexible partial plans that will best fit your schedule and budget! To view pricing and benefits of all available ticket packages CLICK HERE
SPECIAL OFFER! Purchase a new ticket package for the 2017-18 season and receive a $20 gift card to Ford's Garage!
Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price! Group tickets are available for all home games. Fundraising opportunities are also available. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the Everblades offices at Germain Arena Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes###