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Blades Ready to Return to Winning Ways

Wednesday, March 10th
Blades Ready to Return to Winning Ways

WHO: Florida Everblades vs.South Carolina Stingrays

WHERE: Hertz Arena - Estero, Fla.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS: Find tickets for tonight’s gameHERE.

PROMOTIONS: Enjoy Hump Day Deals at Wednesday’s game! $3 Bud Light Drafts, $3 Barefoot Wine, $3 John Morrell Hot Dogs, and $4 New Amsterdam and Pink Whitney Vodka! Calling all College Students – Show your College ID at the Hertz Arena Box Office and receive $5 tickets at every Blades Wednesday Night home game!

BROADCAST: Watch every Florida Everblades game on FloHockey.TV. Listen to tonight’s exciting game action on ESPN 99.3 FM and online at993espn.com.

GAME NOTES

ESTERO, Fla. -  The Florida Everblades (21-8-0-2) look to get back to their winning ways tonight against the South Carolina Stingrays (12-10-6-2) at Hertz Arena. The last time these two teams met, Florida had their nine-game win streak snapped in a 4-3 shootout loss on Feb. 27. South Carolina broke a 10-game losing streak in that same game. The Stingrays have dropped their last two matchups and currently hold fifth place in the Eastern Conference (.533). Florida is second in the conference with a .710 points percentage.

Florida is winless its last four contests (0-3-0-1), including the shootout loss to South Carolina on Feb. 27. The current winless skid is the longest of its kind this season for the Everblades. 

Captain John McCarron leads Florida with 26 points (14g-12a). Michael Huntebrinker is close behind with 24 points on the season (14g-10a). Logan Roe leads all Everblades blueliners in scoring with 12 points (3g-9a). 

The Stingrays are headlined by Cole Ully and his 25 points (12g-13a). The forward had four goals and two assists across his last two games against the Blades.

Last weekend’s series against Orlando saw the return of Blake Winiecki for Florida. Winiecki missed the last seven games of February and scored a goal in his second game back to the lineup on Saturday. The forward was returned to the top line with John McCarron and Alex Kile by the end of last weekend.

Florida goaltender Evan Buitenhuis saw his first action of the year for the Blades on Sunday against the Solar Bears. Buitenhuis made 28 saves on 32 shots and was handed his first regulation loss of the season. The goaltender came over from the Utah Grizzlies in a trade last week and now holds a 1-1-3 record on the season. 

On Tuesday, the Everblades announced the signing of forward Max Cook. Cook, 30, played most recently with the Macon Mayhem of the Southern Professional Hockey League. In 13 appearances with the Mayhem this season, Cook averaged a point per game with five goals and eight assists. The forward played the last two seasons under Everblades assistant coach Jesse Kallechy with the SPHL’s Fayetteville Marksmen. Cook posted career highs in scoring in the two campaigns under Kallechy. Last year with Fayetteville, Cook ranked second in the SPHL with 38 assists and third in the league with 53 points (15g-38a). 

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JOIN THE FUN 

Become a member of the Florida Everblades family by securing a great seat location and big savings with a Blades 365 Membership!

Purchase a new Ticket Package or Flexible Voucher Package for the Blades 2020-21 season and receive a $20 gift card to Ford’s Garage along with an Everblades tote bag! To view the Blades 365 Membership savings, benefits and options click HERE.

Discounted Group Packages are also available for Groups of 10 or more! To reserve your group for an upcoming home game, call or text the Everblades Front Office at (239) 948-7825.

Make it a Suite Night with the Everblades! A Luxury Suite and Party Suite are available at a limited number of Everblades home games this season. For the latest availability on Suites, call or text the Everblades Front Office at (239) 948-7825.Everblades put the FUN in FUNdraising! There is no handling of money or tickets and no limit to the amount of money your group can make with the Everblades easy-to-run online Fundraiser! For more information, or to reserve a Fundraiser Night at an Everblades regular season home game, call or text (239) 948-7825.

JOIN THE BROADCASTS

Watch every Florida Everblades game on the new home for ECHL hockey atFloHockey.TV.Listen to the exciting game action on WJBX News, Talk & More on 104.3 FM, 101.5 FM and AM 770, plus online at wjbxnewstalk.com. In addition, some Blades Broadcasts can be heard on 99.3 ESPN or online at993espn.com.

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

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