The Florida Everblades' regular-season game schedule for next season shows the Kelly Cup Champions face a 72-game schedule, comprised of 36 home and 36 road games, for 2012-13.
The Everblades begin defending their ECHL title on home ice at Germain Arena at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 against the expansion Orlando Solar Bears. The game will mark the first of 16 meetings between the in-state franchises during the season.
The franchise's 15th anniversary season schedule features one six-game homestand and two five-game homestands. On Feb. 22 & 23 at Germain Arena, fans have the opportunity to see the Evansville Icemen, who joined the ECHL from the Central Hockey League just a couple of weeks ago.
The Blades also play new opponents for the first time in franchise history with road games against the Colorado Eagles on Nov. 21, 23, 24, and the Fort Wayne Komets on March 8 & 9.
Forty-eight of the 72 games are against South Division opponents. The Blades play 14 of their home games on Saturdays, 13 on Fridays, seven on Wednesdasy, and two on Tuesdays.
Season tickets packages are currently on sale for the 2012-13 season. For more information on all available packages, call the Everblades office at (239) 948-7825.