ESTERO, Fla. - The Kelly Cup is now at Germain Arena, and the Florida Everblades are hoping to keep it here. The Blades resume their best of seven finals series with the Las Vegas Wranglers tonight at 7:30. The Everblades have seized home ice advantage with a 1-1 split in the first two games in Las Vegas. Now, they could close out the series with three more wins at Germain. The Blades are a perfect 8-0 at home in the playoffs this year.
This is the first Kelly Cup finals game at Germain since June1, 2005 when the Everblades fell to the Trenton Tritans. At that point, Florida had been to the ECHL's championship series in back-to-back seasons, but haven't made it this far since.
The team is looking for Everblades fans to be the 7th man when they take to the ice tonight and are hoping for a “White Out” for Friday’s game. All fans are encouraged to wear white to the game, and the first 2,500 fans will receive a white, Everblades Kelly Cup finals T-shirt.
Win or lose tonight, the series resumes Tuesday, May 22 with game four. The first 2,500 fans for game four will receive an Everblades rally towel.
Tickets for the finals games can be purchased at the Box Office at Germain, Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or order online at ticketmaster.com
2012 Kelly Cup Finals Schedule and Results (Series tied 1-1)
Game 1 – Monday, May 14 Florida – 1 at Las Vegas – 2
Game 2 – Tuesday, May 15 Florida – 7 at Las Vegas - 2
Game 3 – Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida
Game 4 – Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida
Game 5 – Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida
Game 6 – Friday, May 25 at 7:05 p.m. PT at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada *
Game 7 – Saturday, May 26 at 7:05 p.m. PT at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada *
* If necessary.