Game Preview: Everblades at Admirals, November 24, 2018
Who: Norfolk Admirals (9-7-0-1, 19 pts) vs. Florida Everblades (9-5-2-0, 20 pts)
Where: Norfolk Scope Arena
When: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase Now Online CLICK HERE, or at the Scope Box Office
Regular Season Series: Florida leads 3-1-0
All-Time Series: Florida leads 12-1-2
Game Broadcast: Free audio stream on Mixlr CLICK HERE
Internet TV Broadcast: Available on ECHL.TV
Tonight's Promotions: Witches & Wizards Night!
About Tonight's Game: Tonight marks the third and final meeting between the two teams this week at Scope. Florida jumped ahead of the Admirals with a decisive win at Scope last night. However, the Admirals have an opportunity to jump back ahead of Florida and South Carolina tonight, but will need a regulation win. The Everblades have now won four straight games and have outscored their opponents 25-11 during this stretch.
About Friday's Game: Kyle Platers and Blake Winiecki scored twice to help pace the Everblades to a 7-3 victory over the Admirals at Scope. Norfolk scored first in the game on a tally by Jake Wood, but Florida took a 3-1 edge into the first break. Twice the Admirals managed to pull within one on goals from Zane Schartz and John Gustafsson, but Florida held off Norfolk from ever tying the game. Shots: FLA - 37 NOR - 25.
About the Admirals: Forward Domenic Alberga is currently riding a four-game points streak. Alberga has seven points (3g, 4a) during this four-game stretch. Alberga leads the Admirals in points (16), goals (6- tied), assists (10) and tied for plus/minus (+3)....With an assist in last night's game, newcomer Avery Peterson registered the first point of his professional career. Peterson made his Admirals debut last night after being acquired from Idaho last weekend. Peterson won a national championship with the University of Minnesota-Duluth last season....Jalen Smerek leads all league defensemen with 51 shots on goal.
Admirals Team Leaders
Points: Domenic Alberga (16)
Goals: Domenic Alberga, Chris Crane (6)
Assists: Domenic Alberga (10)
Plus/Minus: Several tied (+3)
Penalty Minutes: Daniel Maggio 45)
Power Play Goals: TJ Melancon (2)
Shorthanded Goals: n/a
Shots: Jalen Smereck (51)
Wins: Ty Reichenbach (6)
Save %: Brad Barone (0.896)
GAA: Brad Barone (3.08)
Power Play: 21st, 9-for-66 (13.6%)
Penalty Kill: 22nd, 11-on-62 (82.3%)
About the Everblades: Kyle Platzer has now recorded multi-point games in his last four contests. Platzer has 11 points (4g, 7a) in his last 10 games and has recorded a tally in his last three games....Forwards Steven Lorentz and Joe Cox are each riding a four-game point streaks. Cox leads Florida in scoring and leads the ECHL with a plus-minus rating of +14....Goaltender Jamie Phillips is tied for the league lead with a 2.01 goals-against-average.
Everblades Team Leaders
Points: Joe Cox (19)
Goals: Joe Cox (9)
Assists: Jordan Southorn (11)
Plus/Minus: Joe Cox (+14)
Penalty Minutes: Mitch Vandergunst (37)
Power Play Goals: Derek Sheppard (2)
Shorthanded Goals: Nathan Perkovich, Kyle Platzer (1)
Shots: John McCarron (46)
Wins: Jamie Phillips (6)
Save %: Jamie Phillips (.923)
GAA: Jamie Phillips (2.01)
Power Play: 5th, 10-for-49 (20.54)
Penalty Kill: 7th, 7-on-49 (85.7%)
Upcoming Home Games & Promotions
Wednesday, December 5 vs. Manchester Monarchs, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 7 vs. Manchester Monarchs, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 8 vs. Manchester Monarchs, 7:00 p.m. Teddy Bear Toss game, featuring a postgame skate and performances by the Fur Circus mascots! Fans are encouraged to bring a new teddy bear or stuffed animal to the game to throw out onto the ice when the Admirals score their first goal. The teddy bears will be rounded up and distributed to children's charities for the holidays! The night is also Jewish Heritage Night.
Admirals Ticket Information
Single Game Tickets may be purchased at the Scope Box Office, or online at Ticketmaster.com
Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price! Group tickets are available for all home games. Fundraising opportunities are also available.
2018-19 Ticket Packages are Currently on Sale! The Admirals offer full season and flexible partial plans that will best fit your schedule and budget!
For more information regarding ticket options, or Norfolk Admirals Hockey, visit NorfolkAdmirals.com or call the Admirals office at (757) 640-1212!
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Norfolk Admirals forward Domenic Alberga takes a shot against the Florida Everblades
(Kris Shamber Photography)
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