Who: Florida Everblades (0-0) vs. Atlanta Gladiators (0-0)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeRegular Season Series: Everblades won 10-0-0All-Time Series: Everblades lead 91-51-15Radio Broadcast: WJBX (101.5 FM, 104.3 FM, 770-AM)Internet Radio: CLICK HERE Courtesy of WJBXInternet TV Broadcast: via ECHL.TVTonight's Promotions: Fans will receive rally cards courtesy of the Naples Daily News....The Brabham Cup will be on display in the concourse. The Everblades won their third Brabham Cup for finishing the regular season with the league's best record.
About Tonight’s Game: The two teams will meet in the postseason for just the third time, with each team earning a series win. The Everblades ended the regular season as the ECHL’s top team and have reach the playoffs for the 19th time in the club's 20 seasons. The Everblades own home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. The Gladiators return to the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2013. Atlanta will host Games 3, 4 and 5 of the series at home beginning on Thursday.
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Series Information: Florida took all ten head-to-head meetings during the regular season and lead the All-Time regular season series with the Gladiators 91-51-15…The Everblades defeated the Gladiators 4 games to 1 in the 2009 South Division Semifinals, while the Gladiators defeated the Everblades in the South Division Finals 3 games to 1.
About the Everblades: Florida has set 22 of its 23 playoff roster spots and can fill the final opening on the roster with one of the following eligible players: Matt Finn (D), Josiah Didier (D), Tyler Ganly (D), Josh Wesley (D) and Dave Dziurzynski (F)…Newcomer Sam Warning closed the regular season riding a three game goal scoring streak. Subsequently, all three goals scored resulted as the first goal of each game...Everblades Head Coach Brad Ralph recorded his 350th career coaching win in the regular season finale on April 7 against Jacksonville.
About the Gladiators: Chuck Weber is in his first season as head coach of the Gladiators. Weber is tied for fifth in ECHL history with 45 postseason wins and led Cincinnati to Kelly Cup titles in 2008 and 2010…Atlanta’s lineup has changed quite a bit since the two teams met in the first four games of the regular season back in October. In fact, there are currently 11 players on the current Gladiators playoff roster that did not appear in those first four games of the season….Leading goal scorer Phil Lane (32 goals) returned to the Gladiators from the AHL this past week. Lane led Atlanta in points against the Everblades with eight (4g, 4a).
2018 Playoff Tickets On Sale Now!
The Florida Everblades will face the Atlanta Gladiators in the first round of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs beginning on Monday, April 16. The following if the full first-round schedule:
Florida (1) vs. Atlanta (4) Best-of-Seven SeriesGame 1: Monday, April 16th – 7:30pm, Germain Arena PURCHASE TICKETSGame 2: Tuesday, April 17th – 7:30pm, Germain Arena PURCHASE TICKETSGame 3: Thursday, April 19th – 7:35pm, Infinite Energy ArenaGame 4: Friday, April 20th – 7:35pm, Infinite Energy ArenaGame 5: Sunday, April 22nd – 2:05pm, Infinite Energy Arena (If necessary)Game 6: Tuesday, April 24th – 7:30pm – Germain Arena (If necessary)Game 7: Wednesday, April 25th – 7:30pm – Germain Arena (If necessary)
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
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.
Purchase Single Game Tickets at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or online via Ticketmaster by CLICKING HERE
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