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‘Blades Weekly: Rivalry with Orlando starts up this weekend

Monday, October 21st
‘Blades Weekly: Rivalry with Orlando starts up this weekend

ESTERO, Fla. —  Following a win in their home opener on Saturday, the Florida Everblades (3-0-0-0, 6 pts.) will have their first look at an opponent other than the Norfolk Admirals this weekend when they play a home-and-home series with the Orlando Solar Bears.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTSOct. 19 | vs. Norfolk Admirals – W, 4-2RECAP | BOX SCORE

The Everblades bested the Admirals, 4-2, on Saturday at Hertz Arena, Florida’s third straight game and win against Norfolk to start the season. Though Florida fell behind in the first period, the ‘Blades again came back to win, this time thanks to a big spurt in the second period. Florida scored three times in a 6:48 span to take a lead that it wouldn’t relinquish.

THIS WEEK’S GAMESOct. 25 | at Orlando Solar Bears | 7 p.m. – Amway CenterOct. 26 | vs. Orlando Solar Bears | 7 p.m. – Hertz Arena

Florida transitions to a new opponent this weekend with two matchups against Orlando. The Solar Bears are the ‘Blades' most frequent foe this year, with 14 regular season games on the docket between the in-state rivals. The Everblades will host the Solar Bears eight times, while Florida plays in Orlando on six occasions. Florida has a 61-24-7 all-time record against Orlando and finished with a 6-3-2-1 mark in 12 meetings with the Solar Bears last season.

‘BLADES BIOS

  • Tanner Jeannot registered his first career ECHL game-winning goal on Saturday and has tallied at least one goal in every game to start the season. 
  • Second-year pro Zach Magwood tallied a pair of assists on Saturday for his first career ECHL multi-point game. He had three multi-point games, including two multi-goal outings, in his rookie season in the AHL last year.
  • Defenseman Aaron Harstad started the scoring for Florida on Saturday in just his second game of the season. Harstad’s goal was his first in the ECHL since the 2017-18 season after he played in Denmark all of last year.   
  • Justin Auger netted an assist on Saturday to push his point streak to three games. Including the final three regular season games last year, Auger has a six-game streak.  

QUICK HITS

  • Florida continued its success in home openers on Saturday night. With the victory, the ‘Blades are now 18-3-1 in their first home game of the season in their 22 years in the ECHL.
  • The Everblades have scored almost half of their goals in the second period, tallying six times in the middle frame over their first three games. Florida’s +3 goal differential in the second period is tied for second in the ECHL.
  • Florida fired 41 shots on Saturday against Norfolk and leads the ECHL in shots on goal per game, with an average of 37.7 shots per contest.
  • Conversely, the Everblades have suppressed opposing offensive attacks when it comes to scoring chances. Florida has yielded the fewest shots on goal per game at 23.3.  

SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS

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

‘BLADES LEADERSG: Tanner Jeannot (4)A: Cam Maclise (4)PTS: Jeannot (5)+/-: Ben Masella/Patrick McCarron (+5)SH: Jeannot (15)GAA: Cam Johnson (2.00)SV%: Johnson (.905)

UPCOMING PROMOTIONSSweets in the Suites (Oct. 26) – Celebrate Halloween with the Everblades! The first 500 fans in the door will receive an Everblades Zamboni bank courtesy of Waste Pro. Guarantee yourself a giveaway by purchasing a ticket package through floridaeverblades.com/zamboni. When the first period concludes, kids 12 & under will have the chance to score some sweets during Trick or Treat in the suites of Hertz Arena, while the second intermission will feature a costume contest.Swampee’s Birthday (Nov. 8) – Help celebrate the cake day of the meanest, greenest alligator around with Swampee’s Birthday presented by Arthrex! The first 500 fans will receive an Everblades jersey courtesy of Arthrex. 

Military Night (Nov. 9) – Pay tribute to our nation’s armed forces on Military Night presented by National Coalition for Patriots! The ‘Blades will wear special military-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off postgame to benefit National Coalition for Patriots. The night gets underway with a free pregame tailgate from 5-7 p.m., featuring live music, grilled-to-order food, bounce houses and more.

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Private tours of Hertz Arena are available to select your season seats! Call the Florida Everblades Front Office at 239-948-7825 to schedule your tour today!

The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Nashville Predators and AHL's Milwaukee Admirals

Upcoming Home Games

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Atlanta Gladiators
Florida Everblades
Friday, October 25th
Atlanta Gladiators @ Florida Everblades
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EDT
Hertz Arena
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Florida Everblades
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Atlanta Gladiators
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Saturday, October 26th
Atlanta Gladiators @ Florida Everblades
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Hertz Arena
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Orlando Solar Bears
Florida Everblades
Friday, November 8th
Orlando Solar Bears @ Florida Everblades
Puck Drops:
7:30 PM EST
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