Photo: TeeJay Crawford
ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Monday that goaltender Callum Booth has been reassigned by the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). As a result, the Everblades have agreed to terms with goaltender Tyler Parks (pictured above).
Booth, 20, has posted a 16-6-2 record, with one shutout, a 2.46 goals-against-average and a 0.908 save percentage with the Everblades this season. Booth went 0-1-0 with a 2.66 a GAA and a .900 save percentage during his AHL call up with Charlotte last month. The 6-3, 187-pound rookie netminder was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fourth-round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The Montreal, QC native played four seasons split between the Quebec Remparts and Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2013-2017.
Parks, 25, rejoins the Everblades where he made 37 saves in one appearance at Tulsa back on February 17, before being traded to the Tulsa Oilers two days later. Prior to his stint with Florida and Tulsa, Parks served as one of the top goaltenders in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) boasting a 10-3-1 record with one shutout, a 2.64 goals-against-average and a 0.918 save-percentage with the Peoria Rivermen this season. The 6-7, 215-pound netminder has also made one appearance with the Reading Royals (ECHL) this season as well
The Everblades will now conclude their road swing this Thursday night as they head to the Amway Center to take on the Wawa Sunshine Cup rival Orlando Solar Bears. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Fans can catch the game broadcast on WJBX News, Talk & More on 101.5-FM.104.3-FM, 770-AM or by CLICKING HERE. Fans can also watch the game online at ECHL.TV
Upcoming Home Games & EventsMonday, March 12, Full Team Event at Il Primo Pizza & Wings, 6:00-7:00 p.m. The full Everblades team will be on hand signing autographs and will be available for photos. The Guns 'N Hoses jersey design will also be unveiled. So join us for good times and great food at Il Primo Pizza & Wings, located at 13401 Summerlin Road, #110, Fort Myers, FL 33919.
Friday, March 16, vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entree! Fans can also enjoy bottomless all-you-can-eat popcorn from the concession stands all night long!
Saturday, March 17, vs. Orlando, 7:00 p.m. Annual Guns 'n Hoses game! The team will wear special police and fire fighter themed jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game to benefit MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association). In addition, local police and fire fighters will do battle on the ice beginning at 4:15 p.m.
Try Goalie Day also takes place on March 17 from 12;30-2:30 p.m. on the main rink at Germain Arena. This FREE event is open to youth hockey players aged 5-13 interested in the opportunity to try playing goalie. Everblades Goaltending Coach Josh Robinson in conjunction with Phil Osaer with USA Hockey will be hosting the event for interested youth players to have fun and give the goalie position a try. Goalie equipment will be provided, but interested players should bring their own hockey equipment and skates.
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.
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes###