Perfect Week At HomeNovember 16, 2009 - ECHL (ECHL) Florida Everblades
Florida continues their six-game homestand this week with three games against another North Division foe, Reading. The Blades and Royals will tangle for three games this week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in Germain Arena. These three games mark the first meetings of the season between these two clubs.
Wednesday, November 11 vs Toledo Germain Arena 7:30PM
RECAP: Defenseman Elgin Reid (1g, 3a) led the way for Florida as the Everblades knocked off the Toledo Walleye 6-1 in the first-ever meeting between these two teams in Southwest Florida. Four other Everblades posted multiple-point efforts including; Rob Hennigar (2g), Jacob Micflikier and Ernie Hartlieb (1g, 2a) and Scott Hotham (2a). Mike Morrison posted his fourth victory of the season stopping 22 of 23 shots.
Friday, November 13 vs Toledo Germain Arena 7:30PM
RECAP: Goaltender Barry Brust, in his first appearance with Florida, stopped 34 of 37 shots and four of five shooters in the shootout to lead the Everblades to a 4-3 shootout win. Jacob Micflikier and Ahren Spylo scored in the shootout for Florida. Mickflikier (3a) and Rob Hennigar (1g, 1a) led Florida scorers, while Ryan Lang and AJ Thelen each added tallies for the Blades.
Saturday, November 14 vs Toledo Germain Arena 7:30PM
RECAP: With just 40-seconds remaining Scott Hotham (2g) fired in the game winner. The Everblades converted three of eight chances on the power play, while Toledo scored on two of seven chances. Rob Hennigar led the way for Florida with four assists, while four other Everblades registered multiple-point games. Ahren Spylo (1g, 1a), defenseman Peter Metcalf (2a), Jacob Micflikier (2a), and Scott Hotham (2g) were the multiple scorers.
Wednesday, November 18 vs Reading Germain Arena 7:30PM
GAME NOTES: The Everblades and Royals meet for the first time this season in Germain Arena. The two clubs will play three times this week and five times overall this season. Florida will travel to Reading in 2010 for a pair of games on January 10 and 13th.
Friday, November 20 vs Reading Germain Arena 7:30PM
GAME NOTES: Reading has won their last two games prior to arriving in Florida. Reading has won back-to-back one-goal games over Trenton. The Royals won 3-2 last Friday in Reading and 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday night in Trenton. The Royals have won six of their last eight games.
Saturday, November 21 vs Reading Germain Arena 7:30PM
GAME NOTES: The Royals are led by Stefano Giliati who has seven goals and 15 points in 13 starts this season. Defenseman Scott Langdon leads the team with a +6 rating.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Quick Stats Leading Scorers Leading Goaltenders
Overall Record: 7-5-2 Jacob Micflikier 7-15-22 Mike Morrison 2.79 GAA, 5-4-1
Home Record: 5-3-0 Rob Hennigar 7-14-21 Chris Beckford-Tseu 2.59 GAA, 1-1-1
Road Record: 2-2-2 AJ Thelen 4-6-10 Barry Brust 2.77 GAA, 1-0-0
Overtime Record: 1-1
Shootout Record: 1-1
Penalty Kill: 72/85 84.7% (7th) Plus/Minus Leaders
Power Play: 14/92 15.2% (13th) Jacob Micflikier +11
Rob Hennigar +7
Most goals: Jacob Micflikier & Rob Hennigar (7) (several tied) +3
Most assists: Jacob Micflikier (15)
Most power play goals: Scott Hotham & AJ Thelen (3)
Most power play assists: Jacob Micflikier (8)
Most power play points: Jacob Micflikier (10)
Most shorthanded goals: Rob Hennigar (1)
Most Game winners: Jacob Micflikier (2)
Most Wins: Mike Morrison (5)
Most PIMs: Brad Zanon (50)
ECHL GOALTENDER & PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
#30 Mike Morrison 2GP RECORD: 2-0-0 GAA: 2.37 SPCT: .915% TEAM RECORD: 3-0-0
Goaltender Mike Morrison posted a perfect week of 2-0-0. Wednesday night Morrison stopped 22 of 23 shots in the Everblades 6-1 win. Saturday night the veteran netminder stopped 32 of 36 shots in regulation and overtime to help the Blades win their third straight game, 5-4.
MIKE MORRISON 6'3" 202LBS HOMETOWN: MEDFORD, MA DOB: 7-11-79
LAST YEAR: JAPANESE ELITE LEAGUE AMATEUR CLUB: UNVERSITY OF MAINE
DRAFT STATUS: 1998 - EDMONTON OILERS - 7TH ROUND, 186TH OVERALL
#17 Rob Hennigar 3GP 3G, 5A = 8PTS (EVEN) TEAM RECORD: 3-0-0
Rob Hennigar has scored in seven straight games, an Everblades high this season (6-8=14). Hennigar scored two goals in the 'Blades 6-1 win on Wednesday. Over the weekend, Hennigar scored a goal and an assist in Florida's 4-3 overtime win and four helpers in the Everblades 5-4 overtime win over Toledo.
ROB HENNIGAR 6'0" 205LBS HOMETOWN: JORDAN, ON DOB: 4-4-83
LAST YEAR: BRIDGEPORT (AHL)/ UTAH (ECHL) AMATEUR CLUB: WINDSOR (OHL)
11/13/09 Add Ahren Spylo, F signed contract
11/13/09 Add A.J. Thelen, D activated off IR
11/13/09 Delete Anthony Aiello, D placed on the 3-day IR
11/13/09 Delete Matt Duffy, D recalled by Rochester (AHL)
The Everblades have scored in three straight games on the power play...The 'Blades sizzling power play has scored seven power play chances in their last 23 chances (30.4%) and are 11 of their last 41 chances in the last five games (26.8%)
The 'Blades penalty killers have been just as good stopping their opposition in 22 of 25 chances last week (88%)
The Everblades have a season-high three game winning streak dating back to 11/11/09
#17 Rob Hennigar...has scored in seven straight games dating back to Halloween (6-8=14)
TICKETS AND INFORMATION: The TIB Bank Box Office at Germain Arena is open from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Individual tickets can be purchased at the TIB Bank Box Office, at any TicketMaster location or at www.TicketMaster.com. To order tickets by phone, call 239-334-3309. To book a group to a Everblades game call 239-948-7825.
IN THE COMMUNITY: The Everblades face off at Shoeless Joe's tonight with Everblades Weekly. Everblades Weekly can be heard live on Fox Sports Radio, 1200/ 1460AM from the Shoeless Joe's Sports Café, off Daniels Parkway and US-41 (Tamiami Trail), from 7:00-8:00 p.m. #30 Mike Morrison will be our special guest. Coach Malcolm Cameron will join us, as well
EVERBLADES ON THE AIRWAVES: All Florida Everblades games, home and away, are broadcast on Fox Sports Radio, 1200/ 1460AM and on the Everblades website at www.everbladeshockey.com via Sportsjuice. Join the voice of the Everblades, John Curtis for all the play-by-play action. The pre-game show comes your way approximately 25 minutes before the drop of the puck with the Shoeless Joe's Sports Café pre-game show on the Everblades Radio Network presented by Blu Sushi.
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