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ECHL: Florida Everblades vs. Orlando Solar Bears Game 4 Recap | 5/9/2024

FIRST PERIOD: It was game four of the south division finals as the Solar Bears hosted the Everblades at the Kia Center, as the Bears faced elimination for the first time in the playoffs. Early in the first period, the Everblades were able to put some pressure on the Solar Bears’ defense. They stood tall […]

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ECHL Playoffs: Florida Everblades vs. Orlando Solar Bears Game 2 | 05/04/2024

Estero, Fla.- The Orlando Solar Bears looked to bounce back from a lackluster performance against the Florida Everblades on Friday night. The home-team Everblades won game one, beating Evan Fitzpatrick five times to win 5-1. The Solar Bears seemed sluggish and a step behind all night. At the same time, the Everblades carried the energy and […]

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ECHL Playoffs: Florida Everblades vs. Jacksonville Icemen Game 5 | 04/27/2024

Estero, Fla.- The Jacksonville Icemen and Florida Everblades entered Saturday night’s game at Hertz Arena with different objectives. The Icemen wanted to win the game and close out the two-time Kelly Cup Champions, and the Everblades wanted a win to extend the series to game six. Game four saw both teams play a physical, constrictive style […]

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ECHL Playoffs: Florida Everblades vs. Jacksonville Icemen Game 4 | 04/26/2024

 Estero, Fla.- Matt Vernon continued to play incredible in net on Friday night. His 31 saves on 31 shots moved his save percentage for the four-game series to 0.959, giving him his second shutout. His performance was supported by defensive pairings and a scheme that clogged the shooting lanes, blocked shots and passes, and prevented the […]

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ECHL: Florida Everblades Announce 2024 Kelly Cup Playoff Roster

The Florida Everblades announced their Playoff Roster on Tuesday. Each playoff team can have a maximum of 24 players, 20 active players, and four on reserve. Each team, however, must have at least 17 active players and at least two eligible goaltenders. Players on loan to the NHL or AHL can be placed on a […]

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ECHL : Florida Everblades Transactions | 03/18/2024

The Florida Everblades changed their goaltending and defense on Monday ahead of their game against the Orlando Solar Bears. Goaltender Evan Cormier was reassigned to the Everblades on Monday after backing up Florida Panther goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for one game. Cormier was back on the bench, backing up Cam Johnson tonight in Orlando. With Cormier’s […]

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On the Bench with the Everblades | 03/06/2024

The Florida Everblades have 15 games in March, all within the South Division, and all are critical in determining the playoff picture. They kicked off the month with a rare victory against the South Carolina Stingrays in North Charleston on March 1st. However, they ended that three-game series against the Stingrays on two tough losses. […]

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Jonny Evans for South Carolina Stingrays with the puck

ECHL Recap: South Carolina Stingrays vs. Florida Everblades | 03/02/2024

The South Carolina Stingrays returned to home ice for the second of three meetings in their series against the Florida Everblades. Coming off last night’s 5-1 loss, as well as Garet Hunt’s one-game suspension kicking in, a few lineup changes were expected. With Ethan Strang getting his first professional start, he would slide into the […]

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ECHL Recap: South Carolina Stingrays vs. Florida Everblades | 03/01/2024

The South Carolina Stingrays were back in the North Charleston Coliseum to take on the Flordia Everblades in the first of a three-game weekend series. Two new faces joined the club, with one joining the ice tonight, Sean Ross and Ethan Strang. Ross joined the third line with Garet Hunt and Ryan Leibold, with Mitch […]

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ECHL Game Recap: Florida Everblades vs. Worcester Railers | 02/23/2024

ESTERO, Fla.- The Force was strong with the Everblades Friday night as they defeated the Worcester Railers 3-1. Wearing Star Wars-themed specialty jerseys, the Everblades took game two in the series before a sell-out crowd of 7,231. The win and an Orlando Solar Bears loss moved the Everblades five points ahead of the Solar Bears […]

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