Florida Everblades

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.

ECHL Game Night: 1-3-15

Florida Everblades 5 at Greenville Road Warriors 4

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, 4 GA, 30 SV, 34 SH
Season totals: 18 GP, 14-3-0-1, 2.54 GAA, 0.903 SV%, 2 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 21 GP, 7-7-14, +1, 24 PIM, 49 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 22 GP, 5-8-13, +1, 11 PIM, 43 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Allen York returned to the Everblade lineup Saturday night after being reassigned from Syracuse and stopped 30 of 34 shots for his 14th win of the season. Greenville put on another 3rd period clinic, following up Friday night's 4-goal final period with a 3-goal rally from a 4-1 deficit. Florida needed Adam Brace's 3rd period marker to split the weekend series with the Road Warriors. Jeff Costello continues a bit of hot streak with a goal and a short-handed assist in the Everblade victory. Lightning prospect Artem Sergeev did not play for the Everblades and there is no indication that he has been recalled to Syracuse with Nikita Nesterov still in Tampa. However, earlier Saturday Florida acquired defenseman Rob Florentino from the Elmira Jackals as completion of the future considerations of the October 15th trade that sent forward Kevin Hart from Florida to Elmira. The Everblades return home next weekend for back-to-back games against Orlando.

Quad City Mallards 2 at Wichita Thunder 3

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 31 GP, 14-16-30, +4, 37 PIM, 100 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: 31 GP, 0-6-6, -10, 68 PIM, 31 SOG

The Thunder rallied with two 3rd period goals to extend their win streak Saturday night against the Mallards. Wichita has only a shootout loss blemish in their last 8 games of otherwise 7 victories. The win against Quad City tied them with the Mallards for 2nd on the Central Division board. Both Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier and Daniel Milan assisted on RG Flath's game-winning goal in the 3rd period. The Thunder play the division-leading Americans Sunday.

ECHL Game Night: 1-2-15

Florida Everblades 4 at Greenville Road Warriors 8

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-8-14, +7, 10 PIM, 36 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, Recalled to Syracuse
Season totals: 17 GP, 13-3-0-1, 2.45 GAA, 0.905 SV%, 2 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 20 GP, 6-6-12, E, 24 PIM, 45 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 21 GP, 5-8-13, +2, 11 PIM, 40 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

A two-eyebrow raiser Friday night in Greenville, SC, first with a rare Everblades loss and then a snowman to boot. Greenville broke open a 4-4 knot at the 2nd intermission with four third period goals. Lightning prospect Artem Sergeev along with Jeff Costello and Mike Aviani all notched helpers on three of Florida's four goals. The Everblades seek revenge Saturday night and it will be interesting to see if Allen York rejoins the team now that Vasilevskiy has been returned to Syracuse.

ECHL Game Night: 12-31-14

Florida Everblades 2 at South Carolina Stingrays 0

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 6-7-13, +7, 10 PIM, 35 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, Recalled to Syracuse
Season totals: 17 GP, 13-3-0-1, 2.45 GAA, 0.905 SV%, 2 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 19 GP, 6-5-11, +3, 24 PIM, 40 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 20 GP, 5-7-12, E, 11 PIM, 38 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

A night after a 2nd Star effort, Blades goalie Andy Iles pitched a 28-shot shutout. Lightning camper Mike Aviani got the only assist on Florida's first goal, and Jeff Costello added the unassisted empty netter with under a minute remaining to seal the victory. The Everblades next stop on the road trip is Greenville on Friday night.

Wichita Thunder 4 at Missouri Mavericks 3

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals (ECHL): 30 GP, 14-15-29, +3, 37 PIM, 98 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 0-5-5, -11, 66 PIM, 31 SOG

The Thunder closed out 2014 by completing the home-and-home sweep of the Mavericks with a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier notched a couple of assists in the victory, earning Third Star honors. Fellow prospect Daniel Milan registered a game worst -3 and falls to a team worst -11 on the season. Wichita heads back home to take on Quad City on Saturday night.

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