WHO: Florida Everblades vs Greenville Swamp Rabbits
WHERE: Hertz Arena - Estero, Fla.
WHEN: Friday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: Find tickets for tonight’s game HERE.
PROMOTIONS: Its Pink in the Rink presented by Radiology Regional! The Blades will wear specialty pink jerseys during the game. 4 Words Foundation, Inc. will be the recipient of the specialty jersey proceeds from the auction. Download the DASH Auction app to view the jerseys up for auction or visit HERE. Fan Appreciation Night will also happen with various giveaways throughout the night. It’s also a 239 Friday! Enjoy 2 Premium Tickets, 2 Pink Whitney cocktails AND 2 autographed programs for only $39! In addition, all frontline/essential workers receive a buy one, get one free ticket offer for all remaining Friday regular season home games. Find the Frontline Friday ticket offer HERE.
BROADCAST: Watch every Florida Everblades game on FloHockey.TV. Listen to the exciting game action on ESPN Southwest Florida on 770 AM, 101.5 FM, 104.3 FM and online athttps://espnswfl.com.
ESTERO, Fla. - The Florida Everblades (41-19-4-3) close out the regular season home schedule tonight against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (37-19-12-3) at Hertz Arena. The Everblades have secured the top seed in the Eastern Conference and will hold home-ice advantage in the first two rounds of the 2021 Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Everblades can secure the Brabham Cup as the top team in the regular season across the entire ECHL if they can win tonight.
Last Time Out: Marcus Vela put Florida on top in the first period when he picked up a rebound and buried a backhanded shot for his fifth tally of the season. Greenville evened the score at 1-1 in the second on a goal from Matt Bradley. With the Everblades skating with a four-on-three advantage in overtime, Myles Powell blasted a one-timer into the top right corner of the net to punctuate the 2-1 victory for Florida.
Scouting the Swamp Rabbits: Greenville enters tonight ranked second in the Eastern Conference. Matt Bradley (20g-25a), Samuel Jardine (3g-40a), and Garrett Thompson (17g-24a) lead a balanced attack for the Swamp Rabbits. Jardine was recently named to the All-ECHL First Team for his efforts on the Greenville blue line.The Swamp Rabbits sport a pair of rookies in Max Zimmer (18g-16a) and Ben Finklestein (11g-21a) that run eighth and ninth respectively in ECHL rookie scoring. Goaltender Ryan Bednard has helped carry the Swamp Rabbits up the conference rankings. Bednard leads the league with four shutouts and is tied for third in the ECHL with 20 wins.
McCarron and Hildebrand Named to All-ECHL First Team: John McCarron and Jake Hildebrand were both selected to the 2020-21 All-ECHL First Team per the league on Tuesday. The Everblades were the only team to be featured twice on the First Team slate.
McCarron’s 30 goals paced the ECHL circuit at the time of the league announcement. The Everblades captain will finish the season on at least a point-per-game average. Up until the All-ECHL selection, the forward had posted 67 points (30g-37a) in 65 games with Florida. McCarron’s goal, assist, and point totals this season are all career highs.
Hildebrand was named the top goaltender in ECHL during the regular season thanks to a 23-10-1-3 record, the league’s fourth best goals-against average (2.41), and the fourth best save-percentage (.924) in the ECHL leading up to his selection. Hildebrand is the only ECHL goaltender at the time of the league announcement to rank within the top four in wins, goals-against average, and save percentage.
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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 gift! To view the Blades 365 Membership savings, benefits and options click HERE.
2021 Kelly Cup Playoff Packages are now on sale. To view the Kelly Cup Playoff Package 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.
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