Ice Hockey: Florida Everblades
The Florida Everblades have reached the playoffs in all 11 seasons since joining the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) in 2009.
Since their inception, the Everblades (often referred to as just the ‘Blades) have combined their consistent performance on the ice with an entertaining environment for the fans at Germain Arena in Estero.
The Everblades reached the ECHL’s Kelly Cup Finals twice in 2003-04 and 2004-05. They’ve also won the Brabham Cup twice. The trophy is awarded to the regular-season point champion. They accomplished this feat in 1998-99 and 2008-09.
The Everblades are affiliated with the Albany River Rats in the American Hockey League, the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League and the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League.
The ECHL season runs from October through April.
Germain Arena is located at 11000 Everblades Parkway in Estero.
For ticket information call (239) 948-7825.