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Florida Everblades Weekly: Oct. 22, 2018

Tuesday, October 23rd
Florida Everblades Weekly: Oct. 22, 2018

The Florida Everblades (2-2-0, 4 PTS) split their first home weekend of the season, dropping a 1-0 contest to the Norfolk Admirals on Friday at Hertz Arena before earning a convincing 6-1 win on Saturday night in the series finale.

The 'Blades finish the month of October this weekend with a home-and-home series against the Orlando Solar Bears. 

WEEKEND RECAPSecond-year pro Steven Lorentz, who is currently under contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, stole the show on Saturday with the first five-point night by a ‘Blades skater since the 2016-17 season. Lorentz potted his second goal of the year in the second period and assisted on four other scores.

Joe Cox also had an impressive offensive showing on Saturday and recorded the first multi-goal game of the season for a Florida player. Cox also had an assist, giving him a three-point night.

Florida outshot Norfolk 32-24 on Friday night, including a 14-4 advantage in the third period, but Merrick Madsen stopped every shot to earn his first career shutout in his professional debut for the Admirals.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTSOct. 19 | vs. Norfolk Admirals – L, 1-0     - RECAP | BOX SCORE

Oct. 20 | vs. Norfolk Admirals – W, 6-1     - RECAP | BOX SCORE

THIS WEEK’S GAMESOct. 26 | at Orlando Solar Bears | 7 p.m. – Amway Arena

Oct. 27 | vs. Orlando Solar Bears | 7 p.m. – Hertz Arena

BLADES BITES

  • Florida forward Steven Lorentz’s five-point game on Saturday night against Norfolk was the first five-point night in two seasons for an Everblades skater. The single-game high for a Florida player in 2017-18 was four points, which was achieved seven total times by seven different players. Lorentz’s performance is also an individual game high for an ECHL player this season.
  • The last ‘Blades player to tab five points in one game was Brant Harris, who had a goal and four assists on April 8, 2017, in a 10-0 win over Orlando.
  • Everblades goaltender Jamie Phillips has won both of his first two starts of the season and allowed only one goal on Saturday, the fewest goals allowed by a Florida goaltender in a game this season.
  • Phillips is fourth in the ECHL in goals-against-average and fifth in the league in save percentage with 1.50 and .943 marks, respectively.
  • Phillips and goaltending counterpart Jeremy Helvig have combined to allow the fewest goals per game this season in the ECHL, yielding only seven goals in four games, an average of 1.75 tallies per tilt.
  • Florida allowed only two total goals in two games this weekend and has allowed more than two goals in a game just once in four games this season.
  • Phillips is fourth in the ECHL in goals-against-average and fifth in the league in save percentage with 1.50 and .943 marks, respectively.

SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS

  1. South Carolina Stingrays: 3-2-0-0, 6 PTS
  2. Jacksonville Icemen: 2-0-0-0, 4 PTS
  3. Florida Everblades: 2-2-0-0, 4 PTS
  4. Atlanta Gladiators: 2-2-0-0, 4 PTS
  5. Norfolk Admirals: 2-1-0-0, 4 PTS
  6. Orlando Solar Bears: 2-3-0-0, 4 PTS
  7. Greenville Swamp Rabbits: 1-2-1-0, 3 PTS

‘BLADES LEADERSG: Kyle Platzer (3)A: Steven Lorentz (4)PTS: Lorentz (6)+/-: Lorentz (+6)SH: Lorentz (6)GAA: Jamie Phillips (1.50)SV%: Phillips (.943)

UPCOMING PROMOTIONSThis Saturday night is Nickelodeon Night with the Everblades, featuring Sweets in the Suites. Fans can be part of an exclusive VIP Pineapple Party on Saturday that includes a pregame Meet & Greet with SpongeBob characters, all-you-can-eat burgers, potato wedges, and beverages, and trick-or-treating on the suite level of Hertz Arena. To purchase a Pineapple Party Package, contact Ali O’Connor at 239-948-7825 ext. 1500 or email alio@floridaeverblades.com.

EVERBLADES 2018-19 BROADCAST INFORMATION Catch all the exciting action of Everblades hockey on WJBX News, Talk & More on 101.5-FM, 104.3-FM, 770-AM on the radio waves, or listen for FREE online here.

Fans can also watch the games on a subscription basis on ECHL.TV.

Single-game tickets for all regular season games are on sale now!

Ticket packages for the 2018-19 season are on sale now! Become part of the Everblades Family with a Full Season, Partial Season or a Flexible Voucher Package that fits your schedule and budget! All Ticket & Voucher Packages provide savings and special benefits!  To view the Ticket & Voucher Package options CLICK HERE. Ask about the payment plan options too!

SPECIAL OFFER!  Purchase a new ticket package for the 2018-19 season and receive a $20 gift card to Ford’s Garage and an Everblades T-Shirt!

Private Arena Tours are also available to select your 2018-19 season seats! Call the Everblades office at 239-948-7825 to schedule your tour today!

The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Jacksonville Icemen @ Florida Everblades
Wednesday, March 6th
Jacksonville Icemen @ Florida Everblades
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EST
Hertz Arena
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
at
Florida Everblades
FLA Florida Everblades
Hertz Arena
St. Patty's Day
Friday, March 8th
St. Patty's Day
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EST
Hertz Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Florida Everblades
FLA Florida Everblades
Hertz Arena
Savannah Ghost Pirates @ Florida Everblades
Wednesday, March 20th
Savannah Ghost Pirates @ Florida Everblades
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EDT
Hertz Arena
Savannah Ghost Pirates
SAV Savannah Ghost Pirates
at
Florida Everblades
FLA Florida Everblades
Hertz Arena

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