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Gameday Magazine: Thunder at Everblades Friday, May 11, 2018, Eastern Conference Finals Game 1

Friday, May 11th
Gameday Magazine: Thunder at Everblades  Friday, May 11, 2018, Eastern Conference Finals Game 1

Who: Florida Everblades (8-1) vs. Adirondack Thunder (8-4)Where: Germain ArenaWhen: 7:30 p.m.Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Florida Community Bank Box OfficeRegular Season Series:  Adirondack won 2-0-1All-Time Series: Adirondack Leads  3-1-1Radio Broadcast:  99.3 FM ESPN RadioInternet Radio: CLICK HERE Courtesy of 99.3 ESPN RadioInternet TV Broadcast:  via ECHL.TVTonight's Promotional Information:  Kids eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of an adult entrée.  Fans can also enjoy bottomless all-you-can-eat popcorn!

About Tonight’s Game: The Everblades will open their fifth Conference Finals appearance this evening and their first since the 2012 season.  Adirondack will make its first Conference Finals appearance in club history. Tonight’s game will mark the first ever meeting between the two teams at Germain Arena, as all five of the previous meetings have taken place in Glens Falls. To watch a game preview CLICK HERE

About the Everblades:  Forward Mitchell Heard ranks second in scoring in the playoffs with 13 points. Meanwhile Michael Kirkpatrick is second in the playoffs with seven goals....Both Heard and Kirkpatrick, along with defenseman Keegan Kanzig, all have played for the Thunder at some point during their careers....Goaltender Martin Ouellette ranks second in the playoffs with a 1.42 goals-against-average….The Everblades have outscored their opponents 16-5 at home in the playoffs.

Everblades Team LeadersPoints: Mitchell Heard (13)Goals:  Michael Kirkpatrick (7)Assists: Mitchell Heard, Zack Kamrass (9)Plus/Minus:  Zach Zamrass, Logan Roe (+8)Penalty Minutes: Brett Bulmer (28)Power Play Goals:  Mitchell Heard, Michael Kirkpatrick (2)Shorthanded Goals:  David Dziurzynski, John McCarron (1)Shots: Michael Kirkpatrick, Zach Kamrass (34)Wins: Martin Ouellette (7)Save %:  Martin Ouellette (.947)GAA:  Martin Ouellette (1.42)Power Play: 7th, 8-for-51 (15.7%)Penalty Kill:  5th, 33-for-37 (89.2%)

About the Thunder:  Adirondack received a big boost to the lineup on Thursday with the addition of forward Troy Bourke, who returned to the team from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL). Bourke posted an impressive 32 points in 22 games played with the Thunder this season….Goaltender Drew Fielding has been solid in net for the Thunder throughout the playoffs.  Fielding ranks second with a 0.955 save-percentage and is coming off a 53-save performance on Monday at Manchester….Adirondack is led by former Everblades assistant coach Brad Tapper. Tapper helped guide the Everblades to their first Kelly Cup Title in 2012.

Adirondack Team LeadersPoints:  James Henry (12)Goals:  Ryan Schmelzer (6)Assists:  James Henry (12)Plus/Minus:  Mathieu Brodeur (+7)Penalty Minutes:  Brian Ward (24)Power Play Goals:  Shane Conacher (3)Shorthanded Goals:  Paul Rodrigues, Conor Riley (1)Shots:  Shane Conacher, Brian Ward (32)Wins:  Drew Fielding (4)Save %:  Mackenzie Blackwood (.964)GAA:  Mackenzie Blackwood (1.00)Power Play:  4th, 10-for-56 (17.9%)Penalty Kill:  9th, 40-for-48 (83.3%)

2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs Schedule – Eastern Conference FinalsBest-of-Seven Series 

Game 1:  Friday, May 11, Adirondack at Florida, 7:30 p.m. (Germain Arena)  PURCHASE TICKETSGame 2:  Saturday, May 12, Adirondack at Florida, 7:00 p.m. (Germain Arena) PURCHASE TICKETSGame 3:  Wednesday, May 16, Florida at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. (Cool Insuring Arena)Game 4:  Friday, May 18, Florida at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. (Cool Insuring Arena)Game 5:  Saturday, May 19, Florida at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. (Cool Insuring Arena)**Game 6:  Monday, May 21, Adirondack at Florida, 7:30 p.m. (Germain Arena)** Game 7:  Wednesday, May 23, Adirondack at Florida, 7:30 p.m. (Germain Arena)**** If Necessary

Ticket Information

2018-19 Ticket Packages are Currently on Sale!  Full season as well as 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 Playoff Tickets at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or online via Ticketmaster by CLICKING HERE

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