Florida Everblades

ECHL Game Night: 1-16-15

Tulsa Oilers 2 at Florida Everblades 4

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: DNP
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-9-15, +6, 10 PIM, 39 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, DNP
Season totals: 21 GP, 15-3-0-3, 2.59 GAA, 0.903 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 25 GP, 8-6-14, -1, 26 PIM, 62 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 26 GP, 5-10-15, +2, 22 PIM, 48 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

After returning to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the visiting Tulsa Oilers, Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev was out of the lineup for Friday's closing series match with the Oilers. With the domino effect of defensive injuries in Tampa, Sergeev has not been recalled to Syracuse so he *must* be hurt. Goalie Allen York sat backup to Andy Iles who allowed just 2 Oilers shots through, and former Tyler Johnson teammate Mitch Wahl scored points in all four of Florida's goals. After long winning streaks after another in 2014, the Everblades have dropped 4 of their last 10. When you've been playing at an 85% clip, a 60% streak feels a bit worse than it really is. The Everblades finish up their home stand against Gwinnett Saturday night, before hitting the road for a three-in-three next weekend.

Wichita Thunder 2 at Allen Americans 8

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 37 GP, 15-18-33, -1, 37 PIM, 116 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: Recalled to Syracuse
Season totals: 36 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 82 PIM, 35 SOG

The Central Division leading Allen Americans served noticed on the Thunder, putting up a snowman on the scoreboard Friday night. Lightning defensive prospect Dan Milan, sporting a 3-game point streak, missed his first game of the season with Wichita after getting recalled by Tampa Bay to Syracuse. The Thunder will try to even the weekend series Saturday night in a rematch with the Americans.

ECHL Game Night: 1-14-15

Tulsa Oiler 6 at Florida Everblades 5 SO

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-9-15, +6, 10 PIM, 39 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, L, 65:00 MIN, 5 GA, 28 SV, 33 SH
Season totals: 21 GP, 15-3-0-3, 2.59 GAA, 0.903 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 24 GP, 8-6-14, E, 26 PIM, 58 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 25 GP, 5-10-15, +3, 20 PIM, 45 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev was back in the lineup Wednesday night after missing 3 games, as the Tulsa Oilers made their first ever visit to Germain Arena in Estero. Lightning camper Mike Aviani twice notched the primary assist on critical equalizers. The Everblades were playing catch up all night, and early in the 3rd period Aviani assisted on the goal that knotted the game at 4-4, capping off a 2-goal deficit rally. The Oilers would go back ahead midway through the 3rd, but Aviani once again assisted on the 5-5 equalizer a few minutes later. Sergeev was credited with the primary assist on Florida's 2nd goal. Tulsa sealed the win 1-0 in the shootout, as Jeff Costello and four other failed to convert. The Oilers and Florida play again Friday night.

ECHL Game Night: 1-11-15

Evansville IceMen 3 at Wichita Thunder 4

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 36 GP, 15-18-33, +3, 35 PIM, 113 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 82 PIM, 35 SOG

Lightning prospect Daniel Milan assisted on the game winning goal just past the midpoint of the 3rd period to propel the Thunder to a 4-3 victory over the visiting IceMen. Milan now sports a season-high three-game point streak with 4 assists during that span. Fellow Bolt prospect Danick Gauthier unleashed a game-high six shots on Evansville goalie Scott Greenham, but was unable to hit the scoreboard. Wichita takes on the Central Division leading Allen Americans next weekend in an important back-to-back series.

ECHL Game Night: 1-10-15

Orlando Solar Bears 5 at Florida Everblades 4 SO

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-8-14, +7, 10 PIM, 36 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, W, 65:00 MIN, 4 GA, 24 SV, 28 SH
Season totals: 20 GP, 15-3-0-2, 2.48 GAA, 0.907 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 23 GP, 8-6-14, +2, 26 PIM, 57 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 24 GP, 5-8-13, E, 20 PIM, 44 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

The Everblades and Solar Bears battled to a 4-4 tie through regulation and overtime before the Solar Bears scored 2-0 in the shootout to take the 5-4 win. Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev once again was not in the lineup for the Everblades. The Tulsa Oilers roll into Estero Wednesday for a 2 game tilt with Florida, the first ever meeting between these two teams.

Evansville IceMen 5 at Wichita Thunder 3

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 35 GP, 15-18-33, +3, 35 PIM, 107 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-2-2, +1, 6 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 0-9-9, -7, 82 PIM, 33 SOG

Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier got the only assist on the game-opening goal just 90 seconds into the contest, but Evansville would reel off four straight by midpoint in the game. Fellow Bolt prospect Daniel Milan assisted on Wichita's 2nd and 3rd goals, the latter being a short-handed marker to draw the Thunder within one goal, but Evansville goalie Chris Driedger stymied all 10 of Wichita's 3rd period shots. The two teams play again Sunday to complete the back-to-back.

ECHL Game Night: 1-9-15

Orlando Solar Bears 0 at Florida Everblades 2

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-8-14, +7, 10 PIM, 36 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, W, 60:00 MIN, 0 GA, 31 SV, 31 SH, *First Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 15-3-0-1, 2.40 GAA, 0.909 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals (ECHL): 22 GP, 8-6-14, +1, 24 PIM, 52 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 23 GP, 5-8-13, +1, 13 PIM, 44 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Allen York stopped 31 Solar Bear shots Friday night for his 3rd shutout of the season along with First Star honors for the game. Mitch Wahl, former Memorial Cup champion and Spokane Chief teammate of Tyler Johnson, broke open a scoreless game less than 2 minutes into the final frame. Jeff Costello added a power-play insurance marker 73 seconds later, earning a Third Star for his efforts. Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev once again was not in the lineup for the Everblades. Florida and Orlando square off again Saturday night for the final frame of the back-to-back.

Wichita Thunder 4 at Quad City Mallards 1

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals (ECHL): 34 GP, 15-17-32, +3, 35 PIM, 106 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 0-7-7, -8, 76 PIM, 32 SOG

Once again, the Thunder poured on three third-period goals as Wichita were victorious in the back-end of a home-and-home with the Mallards. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier celebrated being named to the ECHL All-Star game by assisting on the go-ahead goal by former Blackhawk draft pick Jared Walker, and then tallying the Thunder's fourth goal, an empty-netter with just less than 2 minutes remaining. Gauthier earned First Star honors, and fellow Bolt prospect Daniel Milan was credited with an assist on Gauthier's empty-netter. With Friday night's road win, the Thunder flipped back ahead of the Mallards for 2nd on Central Division board behind the Allen Americans. Wichita returns home for a back-to-back Saturday and Sunday against the Evansville IceMen.

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