Wild Wednesday: A five-goal third period carried the Everblades past the Icemen on Wednesday at Hertz Arena. Florida’s Max Cook scored in the second period, but Jacksonville started the third frame ahead 2-1. At the onset of the third, Florida jumped ahead 4-2 with three quick goals from John McCarron, Myles Powell, and Luke Nogard. The tallies all came within the first two minutes and 19 seconds of the period.
Blake Winiecki stretched Florida’s lead to 5-2 eight minutes into the third, but then Jacksonville started to mount a surge. The Icemen grabbed two goals just two minutes and 11 seconds apart from Christopher Brown and Pascal Aquin to make it a 5-4 game with just under seven minutes left in the final period of regulation. The Jacksonville comeback ultimately fell short, and McCarron hit the empty net for Florida to seal a 6-4 victory.
Friday Falter: The Icemen struck first just three minutes into the first period with a Ryker Killins power-play goal. Florida responded later in the first with a tally from Alex Kile. Jacksonville took a 2-1 lead in the second with a goal from Jake Elmer, and then extended their advantage when Ara Nazarian scored late in the third. Kile grabbed his second goal of the night with just 30 seconds left in regulation, but the Everblades comeback fell short at 3-2.
Saturday Setback: Just as in Friday’s game, the Icemen scored in each frame against the Everblades. Abbott Girduckis punched in three goals for Jacksonville and recorded the first hat trick against Florida this season.
Max Cook scored the only goal for the Everblades when he deflected a Jordan Sambrook shot in the third period. With the primary assist on the play, the rookie Sambrook recorded his first professional point. The goal gave Florida life in the third, but Girduckis followed Cook’s tally with his second and third goals of the night to secure a 4-1 win for the Icemen.
Sunday Stumble: The Everblades lost their third game of the weekend on Sunday afternoon in a 3-1 decision against the Icemen. Jacksonville rookie goaltender Evan Moyse was solid in net for the home team and stopped 27 of 28 Florida shots. Alex Kile registered the only goal of the day for Florida with a slap shot in the third period. Jacksonville put up two goals in the second and one in the third to claim its third victory of the week.
Looking Ahead: The Everblades return to Hertz Arena this Wednesday, Apr. 14 at 7:30 p.m. against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Enjoy Hump Day Deals! $3 Bud Light Drafts, $3 Barefoot Wine, $3 John Morrell Hot Dogs, plus $4 New Amsterdam Vodka 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! Find tickets for the game on Apr. 14HERE.
The Everblades square off against the Swamp Rabbits again at Hertz Arena on Friday, Apr. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy 239 Fridays! Get two premium seats, two Labatt Blue beers, and two autographed programs for only $39! Take advantage of the 239 Fridays online only offer at FloridaEverblades.com/239. Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of an adult entree at Breakaway Sports Pub, located inside Hertz Arena. Find tickets for the game on Apr. 16HERE.
The week wraps up on Saturday, Apr. 17 when the Blades take on the Swamp Rabbits at 7:00 p.m. at Hertz Arena. Saturday is Nickelodeon Night presented by the Animal Refuge Center. The Blades will wear specialty jerseys themed after the hit Nickelodeon show, PAW Patrol! The jersey auction proceeds will be donated to the Animal Refuge Center. Download the DASH Auction App to bid on the jerseys! All the fun starts early with the Saturday Tailgate Party! Enjoy free Live Music from Rob Ziruolo outside Hertz Arena before the game from 5:00-7:00 p.m.! Find tickets to the game on Apr. 17HERE.
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