Florida 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.

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