WHO: Florida Everblades vs.Orlando Solar Bears
WHERE: Hertz Arena - Estero, Fla.
WHEN: Saturday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m.
TICKETS: Find tickets for tonight’s gameHERE.
PROMOTIONS: Enjoy the Saturday Tailgate Party featuring free live music from 3 Hour Tour from 5:00-7:00 p.m. outside of Hertz Arena!
It's the second and final night of First Responders Weekend presented by Cape Coral Firefighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Blades will don specialty first responders’ jerseys again tonight, and net proceeds from the virtual jersey auction will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To bid on a jersey today, visit HERE!
BROADCAST: Watch every Florida Everblades game on FloHockey.TV. Listen to the exciting game action on the Everblades Broadcast Network at WJBX News, Talk & More on 104.3 FM, 101.5 FM and AM 770, plus online at wjbxnewstalk.com.
ESTERO, Fla. - The Florida Everblades (23-8-0-2) meet the Orlando Solar Bears (17-10-3-0) for the 17th time this season tonight at Hertz Arena. Florida holds a 10-5-0-1 advantage in the season series. The Blades also command the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a .727 points percentage while Orlando maintains third place with a .617 mark.
Last Time Out: The Everblades held the South Carolina Stingrays (12-12-6-2) scoreless last night in a 4-0 shutout victory. Jake Hildebrand recorded his first shutout of the season by making 29 saves for Florida. Michael Huntebrinker (2g-1a), Colby Sissons (1g-2a), and Joe Pendenza (0g-2a) all finished the evening with multiple points.
Scouting the Solar Bears: Orlando enters Hertz Arena tonight having won their last four games, including three against the Blades. The Bears are led by their top line of Aaron Luchuk (8g-28a), Tristin Langan (9g-16a), Jake Coughler (14g-7a). Orlando is also getting solid goaltending from Clint Windsor. Windsor has won his last five starts and has not allowed more than two goals in a game during that stretch.
Power Play Comes to Life: Last night the Everblades scored a pair of power-play goals against the Stingrays. Florida’s specialty unit was previously 0 for their last 13 until Colby Sissons broke through with a power-play tally in the second period against the Rays. Michael Huntebrinker also scored on the power play last night and now leads the ECHL with six power-play goals.
Huntebrinker Breaks Through: With two goals and an assist last night, Huntebrinker recorded his first points in the last six games. The forward had previously not gone more than a game this season without recording a goal or an assist. After last night’s effort, Huntebrinker is tied for seventh in the league with 27 points (16g-11a).
Last Meeting with Orlando: The Solar Bears took a 5-2 victory when the two teams last met in Orlando on Mar. 7. The loss for the Everblades was part of a weekend sweep that Florida suffered at the hands of the hosts. The Blades will have revenge on their minds tonight after being outscored 13-4 through three games last weekend against the Bears.
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.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Stay up to date by following the Florida Everblades on Social Media with all the latest news, scores and promotions on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tiktok, and Twitter.
The Florida Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Nashville Predators and the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals.