13 May Thank You from The Everblades
Dan & Mike,
First and foremost, a special thank you goes out to National Coalition for Patriots.org and all of our corporate partners for their continued support and partnership throughout this season and many more successful seasons moving forward. Although not quite how we saw the 2016-2017 coming to a close, we are definitely proud of the accomplishments, efforts, and hard work that were put forth on and off the ice.
Off the ice, as a team we were able to continue the attendance increase to see the largest fan base in eight seasons! Along with that increase we, welcomed our four millionth fan into Germain Arena on Saturday April 1st, four sell out games, the ECHL’s award for best Group Sales, and Lee County Chrysalis award for top sales staff in the area. We really do have a great team off the ice to really boost the support and fan base for the team on the ice. We are already looking forward to and making big plans for the Florida Everblades 20th season and all of the celebrations to come with that milestone.
What more can we say about this group of guys on the ice? They were consistently keeping this season exciting, with some great goals, stellar saves, and even the always popular fights. The Everblades ended the regular season being the South Division Champions. Playoffs were nothing short of exciting as well, down three to one in the first round series with the interstate rival Orlando Solar Bears, and coming back to win in Game 7! The guys played hard but came up just short in the second round against another tough rival South Carolina Stingrays. Overall a great first season for Head Coach Brad Ralph and his group of staff and players. I for one am excited to see what kind of progress and accomplishments we achieve next season as a team.
I have enjoyed working with each and every partner this season and look forward to continuing to work with each and every one of them next season. As the off season moves along, I will be reaching out at some point with information for next season and gearing up for another exciting season of ‘Blades hockey!
Enjoy a great summer, and as always GO ‘BLADES!