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Military Weekend Starts vs Icemen

Friday, May 21st
Military Weekend Starts vs Icemen

WHO: Florida Everblades vs. Jacksonville Icemen

WHERE: Hertz Arena - Estero, Fla.

WHEN: Friday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS: Find tickets for tonight’s game HERE.

PROMOTIONS: Salute our nation's Armed Forces with the annual Military Night presented by the National Coalition for Patriots. The Blades will wear specialty military-themed jerseys. These jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the National Coalition for Patriots. Download the DASH Auction App to bid on the jerseys! To view the auctions that are currently live, please visit HERE. Enjoy 239 Fridays! 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. All frontline/essential workers receive a buy one, get one free ticket offer for all remaining Friday regular season home games. Find the Frontline Fridays ticket offer HERE. Friday is also Swampee’s Half Birthday! Come out to celebrate your favorite gator and watch the Everblades take on Jacksonville at Hertz Arena. 

BROADCAST: Watch every Florida Everblades game on FloHockey.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

GAME NOTES

ESTERO, Fla. -  The Florida Everblades (37-18-3-2) get back to action against the Jacksonville Icemen (31-25-3-3) tonight at Hertz Arena. The Everblades hop back into the fray tonight after four days of rest. The two sides met twice last week with Florida winning 3-2 on Wednesday, May 12 and Jacksonville taking home a 4-3 overtime victory on Sunday, May 16. 

Last Time Out: Florida fell 4-3 in overtime to Jacksonville on Sunday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Myles Powell and Joe Pendenza both recorded power-play goals for the Blades, but Jacksonville’s Christopher Brown notched two power-play tallies on his own. One of Brown’s goals tied the game at 3-3 in the third, and then Pascal Aquin scored the game-winner in overtime for the Icemen. 

Scouting the Icemen: Jacksonville is wrapped up in a tight playoff race in the Eastern Conference. The Icemen currently sit at sixth in the standings with a .548 points percentage, only a few ticks away from the fourth-place Orlando Solar Bears at a .557 mark. Ara Nazarian (19g-24a) and Nick Saracino (17g-26a) lead the Icemen with 43 points each. Christopher Brown has been hot for the Icemen recently with two goals in each of his last two games against the Blades

Solow Returns Home: Florida Everblades General Manager Craig Brush along with Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Tuesday that rookie forward Zach Solow has agreed to terms for the remainder of the 2020-21 season. Solow, 22, signed with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League on Apr. 17, and proceeded to join the AHL’s Chicago Wolves on an Amateur Try-Out (ATO) agreement. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound forward posted two goals and three assists in 13 games with the Wolves, including his first professional goal on Apr. 24.

Defending the Swamp: The Blades have been a tough team at Hertz Arena all season, and Florida has earned the second most points on home ice with 48. The Everblades have outscored opponents 109-82 in Estero for a +27 rating. Florida has won its last three games at home, including two wins against the South Carolina Stingrays and one victory against the Jacksonville Icemen. The longest home winning streak of the season for the Blades spanned five games from Feb. 6 to Feb. 26. 

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Purchase a new Ticket Package or Flexible Voucher Package for the Blades 2021-22 season and receive a $20 gift card to Ford’s Garage along with an Everblades bag! Check out next season’s home dates by visiting the 2021-22 Everblades Schedule. To view the Blades 365 Membership savings, benefits and options click HERE.

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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.

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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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