Hutchings, Alex

ECHL Game Night: 3/4/11

South Carolina Stingrays 3 @ Florida Everblades1
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out until at least April - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (slashing), 2 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 10-12-22, -10, 31 PIM

Hutchings’ four-game point streak came to an end when the Blades lost their third straight game to the Stingrays, 3-1. Hutchings took a slashing penalty with under two minutes to go and Florida down 2-1 at the time. Bobby Geopfert was back in goal for Florida after being out for a few weeks due to injury. Geopfert, who is well worth a follow on Twitter @Geffman47, stopped 31 of 33 shots in his return for Third Star. With the win, the Stingrays upped their lead for second place in the South Division to six points over the Everblades.

ECHL Game Night: 2/27/11

Florida Everblades 3 @ South Carolina Stingrays 4 (OT)
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 10-12-22, -10, 29 PIM

The Everblades got some reinforcements with the return of Alex Imbeault and Francis Lemieux back from Connecticut of the AHL. Lemieux is second in the league’s scoring race. Mitch Fadden is tied for 14th despite not playing for the last two months. The two returnees combined for just two assists Sunday, but Florida was able to flirt with 30 shots again. Hutchings extended his season-high point streak to four games with a goal and an assist. The first year pro has battled injuries and inconsistency this season, but has eight points in his last eight games. Florida had a 3-0 lead Sunday before letting the game slip away. With Curtis McElhinney likely being sent to Norfolk from Tampa Bay, Jaroslav Janus should be returning soon to southwest Florida.

ECHL Game Night: 2/26/11

Florida Everblades 2 @ South Carolina Stingrays 3
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 9-11-20, -10, 29 PIM

A depleted Blades squad was outshot 39-18, including 17-5 in the second period, yet were three minutes away from gaining an overtime point Saturday. Due to injuries and Jaroslav Janus being called up to Norfolk, Florida had to play recently signed Adam Avramenko as their goaltender. Avramenko was just signed out of the SPHL. South Carolina used Shane Owen in net, who started the year with Moncton of the QMJHL and appeared in one game for Florida last month. Alex Hutchings extended his points streak to three games in the loss. The Everblades have taken a significant hit at forward, too, due to call-ups and injuries. Florida is fifth in the Eastern Conference, three points behind South Carolina for fourth and two in front of Wheeling.

ECHL Game Night: 2/19/11

Gwinnett Gladiators 3 @ Florida Everblades 7
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM (high sticking, holding), 3 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 9-10-19, -9, 29 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 48 saves on 51 shots, *Third Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 11-12-0-0, 3.03 GAA, .913 sv%, 0 SO

The Blades were outshot 51-43, but Janus stood tall and Florida scored four times in the third period to get their second win in a row. With South Carolina’s overtime loss, the Blades pull back into a fourth place tie with the Stingrays in the East.

ECHL Game Night: 2/18/11

Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 5
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 9-9-18, -9, 25 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 27 saves on 29 shots
Season totals: 24 GP, 10-12-0-0, 3.03 GAA, .911 sv%, 0 SO

Janus (pictured) stopped 27 of 29 shots and Hutchings broke a two game pointless streak as the Blades beat the Gladiators 5-2 in southwest Florida. Former Clarkson forward Matt Beca had a goal and two assists for Florida to earn First Star honors. Florida is tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference at 61 points with South Carolina, though the Stingrays have three games in hand on the Blades.

ECHL Game Night: 2/12/11

Florida Everblades 2 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 3
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (tripping), 1 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 9-8-17, -10, 25 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 21 saves on 23 shots
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-12-0-0, 3.08 GAA, .910 sv%, 0 SO

Janus and Florida went 1-2 vs. the Cyclones this week. Janus made 107 saves in the three games. The Everblades sit in fourth in the Eastern Conference, one point behind third and one point up on fifth.

ECHL Game Night: 2/11/11

Florida Everblades 1 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 6
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 9-8-17, -10, 23 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 48 saves on 54 shots
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-11-0-0, 3.09 GAA, .911 sv%, 0 SO

Janus started one game after stopping 46 of 48 shots and beating Cincinnati 4-2, but the results were far different Friday against the same Cyclones. Janus let in six goals on a whopping 54 shots and the Blades lost 6-1. Florida was outshot 54-21 in the game.

ECHL Game Night: 2/9/11

Florida Everblades 4 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 2
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 9-8-17, -7, 23 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 38 saves on 40 shots
Season totals: 21 GP, 9-10-0-0, 2.93 GAA, .913 sv%, 0 SO

Janus made a successful return to the Everblades from the Norfolk Admirals, stopping 38 of 40 shots to help Florida beat Cincinnati 4-2. The Cyclones outshot the Blades 40-23 in the game. Hutchings now has points in three of his last four games. (Naples News photo)

ECHL Game Night: 2/5/11

Greenville Road Warriors 4 @ Florida Everblades 3 (SO)
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 31 GP, 9-7-16, -8, 23 PIM

Florida came into this all-important three game series with Greenville two points behind the Road Warriors for the division lead. After beating Greenville Wednesday, the Blades surrendered the final two games Friday and Saturday and with the point earned for a shootout loss Saturday, find themselves three points behind now. Former Barrie star Alex Hutchings had two goals for Florida, but it was his miss as Florida’s 12th shooter that enabled Greenville to get the extra point in the shootout. Hutchings had scored in the fourth round of the shootout, which tied the extra-extra session at one goal apiece. Greenville won the shootout 4-3 in 12 rounds. Florida had a 3-1 lead midway through the third period after Hutchings' goals, but Greenville scored 32 seconds later to make it 3-2, and tied it on the power play with five minutes remaining in regulation.

Of Note: With Mike Smith being assigned to AHL Norfolk by Tampa Bay, speculation is Jaroslav Janus will return to the Everblades shortly. No announcement has been made as of Saturday night.

ECHL Game Night: 2/4/11

Greenville Road Warriors 3 @ Florida Everblades 2
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM (slashing), 2 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 7-7-14, -10, 23 PIM

Greenville took Game 2 of a three-game set with Florida and took back their division lead from the Everblades. The Road Warriors scored twice in the third period to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win. Former Quinnipiac star Brandon Wong scored the game winning goal for Greenville with just under four minutes left in the game. Lightning prospect Alex Hutchings was a team-worst minus-3 on the night. The teams will play again Saturday.

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