ESTERO, FL – The Florida Everblades are pleased to announced that goaltender Martin Ouellette has been selected to represent the Everblades at the 2018 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic, to be hosted by the Indy Fuel on Monday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. ET at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The game will air LIVE exclusively on NHL Network.
Ouellette will make his first ECHL All-Star game appearance after posting a 13-2-1 record with one shutout, a league best 1.93 goals-against-average and a 0.927 save-percentage this season. Ouellette, was recently named the ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Dec. 27-31.
For the first time in ECHL history, the All-Star Classic will feature not two, but four teams, representing each of the League’s divisions. In a format similar to those adapted by the NHL and AHL All-Star Games, the four teams will compete in a 3-on-3 tournament in order to crown a winner. The two semifinal matches will be played within the Eastern and Western Conferences; with the East Division taking on the South Division and the Central Division facing the Mountain Division. The 2018 CCM/ECHL All-Star Skills Competition will take place after the second semifinal game, with the championship round following immediately at the conclusion of the Skills Competition.
The 2018 rosters feature 27 first-time ECHL All-Star selections, 12 rookies and nine players who have been selected in the NHL Entry Draft.
The rosters were determined in a vote of coaches, team captains, media relations directors, broadcasters and members of the media. Each of the ECHL teams is represented by a player in the 2018 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic.
North Division All-StarsG – Etienne Marcoux, Indy FuelD – Matt Petgrave, Brampton BeastF – Woody Hudson, Worcester RailersF – Alex Krushelnyski, Reading RoyalsF – Ty Loney, Adirondack ThunderF – Joel Lowry, Manchester MonarchsF – Cody Wydo, Wheeling Nailers
South Division All-StarsG – Martin Ouellette, Florida EverbladesD – Christopher Dienes, Jacksonville IcemenD – Nolan Valleau, Orlando Solar BearsF – Grant Besse, Norfolk AdmiralsF – Taylor Cammarata, South Carolina StingraysF – Caleb Herbert, Greenville Swamp RabbitsF – Phil Lane, Atlanta Gladiators
Central Division All-StarsG – Pat Nagle, Toledo WalleyeD – Kyle Bushee, Kalamazoo WingsD – Willie Raskob, Quad City MallardsF – Justin Danforth, Cincinnati CyclonesF – Mike McMurtry, Kansas City MavericksF – Michael Neal, Indy FuelF – Artur Tyanulin, Fort Wayne Komets0Mountain Division All-StarsG – Shane Starrett, Wichita ThunderD – David Makowski, Allen AmericansD – Cliff Watson, Utah GrizzliesF – Conner Bleakley, Tulsa OilersF – Michael Joly, Colorado EaglesF – Justin Parizek, Idaho SteelheadsF – Dante Salituro, Rapid City Rush
Florida opens up a three-game weekend set tonight at South Carolina beginning at 7:05 p.m. Fans catch the game on WJBX (101.5 FM, 104.3 FM, 770 AM). Fans may also listen online by CLICKING HERE
Upcoming Home Games
Friday, January 12, vs. Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Faith & Family Night! For every Friday night game this season, kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree!
Purchase Single Game Tickets at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or online via Ticketmaster by CLICKING HERE
2017-18 Ticket Packages are Currently on Sale! Flexible partial plans are available. These packages 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.
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