Florida Everblades

ECHL Game Night: 10-17-14

South Carolina Stingrays 3 @ Florida Everblades 4

C Mike Aviani (TB Preseason Tryout), FLA: Did not play

W Jeff Costello (AHL Contract), FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG

W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-0-1, +2, 4 PIM, 1 SOG, *Third Star*

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: Did not play

G Allen York (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play (backup)

Florida opened their season by hanging on for a 4-3 win over visiting South Carolina on Friday. The Stingrays made things interesting when they cut the Everblades lead to one with just over three minutes remaining, but Daniel Altshuller (25 saves on 28 shots) stood tall in net for Florida.

ECHL Game Night: 10-11-14 (Preseason)

Orlando Solar Bears 1 @ Florida Everblades 4

C Mike Aviani (TB Preseason Tryout), FLA: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 4 PIM

W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 2 GP, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM

D Dan Milan, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 5 PIM, 2 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 7 PIM

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

G Allen York (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play (injured)

Alex Lavoie had two goals and Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier had one, helping Florida to a revenge win over Orlando, who beat the Everblades on Friday night. Artem Sergeev, who played Friday, was not in the lineup Saturday. Allen York remains out with a groin injury. Dan Milan had a big fight and scored his first point since two seasons ago when he spent most of the year with Florida. He spent the majority of last year in CHL Brampton. Mike Aviani had his first ECHL points tonight.

ECHL Game Night: 10-10-14 (preseason)

Orlando Solar Bears 3 @ Florida Everblades 2

C Mike Aviani (TB Preseason Tryout), FLA: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG

W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

D Dan Milan, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG

G Allen York (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play (injured)

Florida dropped their preseason opener, 3-2, to the rival Solar Bears. Syracuse assigned forward Danick Gauthier to the Everblades earlier in the week and he registered one of the two Florida goals. Mike Aviani, who was an impressive tryout player with the Lightning in the offseason and later signed to an ECHL contract, was scoreless in the match. Artem Sergeev, wearing No. 77, was scoreless in his first ECHL game. He spent all of his rookie pro season last year in Syracuse. Dan Milan, who played one game with Syracuse last year, three with Florida, and 50 with CHL Brampton (who is now in the ECHL), was also scoreless. Allen York, who is on an AHL contract with Syracuse, was not dressed for the Everblades. Ryan Toohey reported York tweaked his groin in practice a week ago.

Who's Trending? (Part 1)

The NHL Entry Draft and Free Agency Frenzy are tiny blips in the rearview mirror and the next event – the Nashville prospects tournament – is still a few weeks away (and we’ll be there). August is the low-point of the hockey year and the Bolt Prospects staff has been using this lull to re-charge their batteries in preparation for another long season of daily reports and constant updates and commentary.

Editor’s Note: Batteries is a figurative term. We’re not robots, though we feel like it sometimes.

The prospects themselves are hard at work preparing for the season and/or dumping ice buckets over their respective heads for a good cause. Some, like Jonathan Drouin, have aspirations to make the big club. Others, like Daniel Milan, are hoping to stay in the organization beyond this season.

It’s time to take a look at who’s trending in what direction as camp approaches. The great part about hockey, and especially developmental hockey – is this is subject to change. There are few things more exciting than watching someone turn their career around. This is the Afanasenkov Rule. You never know.

The following 4-part series includes current prospects and players that started last season as prospects who remain in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.

ECHL Game Night: 3-7-14

Gwinnett Gladiators 3 @ Florida Everblades 2

W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 5-11-16, +2, 51 PIM

D Jordan Henry (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 26 GP, 8-13-21, +9, 33 PIM

W Carl Nielsen (AHL Contract), FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 4-5-9, -11, 49 PIM

Florida dropped two of three games at division cellar-dwelling Gwinnett last weekend, then dropped a home game to the Gladiators on Friday night. That’s not good when you’re falling out of playoff position. The ‘Blades are clinging to the eighth spot in the East.

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