Florida Everblades

ECHL Game Night: 10/29/10

Kalamazoo Wings 2 @ Florida Everblades 6
C Mitch Fadden: 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), 1 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-7-9, -2, 6 PIM

LW Alex Hutchings: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (high sticking), 3 SOG, *First Star*
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 2 PIM

G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-2-0-0, 5.58 GAA, .800 sv%, 0 SO

Kalamazoo came into Southwest Florida with no losses, but will leave with at least 2 after the Everblades beat them for the second consecutive game. Fadden (pictured) returned to the Florida lineup to record another multi-point game and pro rookie Hutchings scored for the second straight game. Janus watched from the bench both games against the Wings. The teams will play again Saturday night.

ECHL Game Night: 10/27/10

Kalamazoo Wings 2 @ Florida Everblades 3
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play.
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-6-7, -1, 4 PIM

LW Alex Hutchings: 1-0-1, +1, 4 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -4, 0 PIM

G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-2-0-0, 5.58 GAA, .800 sv%, 0 SO

Florida scored three times in the third period to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 3-2 win over previously unbeaten Kalamazoo. Hutchings’ first professional goal was the game winner, scored at 13:20 of the third period. Mitch Fadden wasn’t in the lineup, and may have been recalled to Norfolk after Blair Jones was called up from the Admirals to the Lightning. Hutchings had 47 goals and 34 assists for 81 points in 68 games last year for Barrie of the OHL. Former Lightning second rounder Mike Egener was scoreless in the game. He is serving as captain of the Everblades.

Everblades Game Story

ECHL Update

The Tampa Bay Lightning have three prospects playing with the Florida Everblades, their new ECHL affiliate, so far this season.

The Everblades began the year with a 3-2 shootout win over Gwinnett (Mitch Fadden game winner) before dropping the second of back-to-back games with the Gladiators 5-3. This past weekend, Florida went 1-2, losing to Greenville and Gwinnett 4-1 and 5-2, respectively, and defeating Greenville 7-6 in overtime.

Everblades/Lightning prospect stats:

C Mitch Fadden: 5 GP, 1-6-7, -1, 4 PIM (5 assists in his last 2 games)
LW Alex Hutchings: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -5, 0 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: 3 GP, 1-2-0-0, 5.58 GAA, .800 sv%, 0 SO

Admirals Re-Assign Janus and Hutchings to ECHL

The Norfolk Admirals have announced the re-assignment of goaltender Jaroslav Janus and forward Alex Hutchings to Florida of the ECHL. The two Lightning prospects join Mitch Fadden in the Everblades lineup.

Janus' re-assignment was inevitable, with Dustin Tokarski and Cedrick Desjardins firmly implanted between the pipes in Norfolk. Hutchings and Fadden heading to the Coast is a mild surprise, however.

Lightning Claim Mattias Ritola; Admirals Reassign Mitch Fadden to Everblades

Bob McKenzie of TSN is reporting the Tampa Bay Lightning has claimed prospect left winger Mattias Ritola off of waivers from the Detroit Red Wings. The 5'11" and 205 lb winger was a 2005 4th round pick of the Red Wings and has scored 41 goals and added 65 assists in 211 games for the AHL's Grand Rapid Griffins, and has one assist in 7 games for Detroit.

In other news, the Norfolk Admirals cut prospect Mitch Fadden from their training camp on Monday, reassigning the forward to the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. Fadden, slowed by a shoulder injury sustained during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament in September, has yet to show the progress he made as a rookie in the last half of the 2009-10 season.

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