Everblades return to the ice after winning back-to-back championships

Author: Haley Zarcone Writer: Rachel Murphy
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Statue at Hertz Arena (CREDIT: WINK News)

The Florida Everblades returned after winning back-to-back championships and met the Jacksonville Iceman on the ice at Hertz Arena.

In June, the Everblades celebrated winning the Kelly Cup twice in a row after defeating the Idaho Steelheads, becoming back-to-back ECHL champions.

The Everblades’ first game of the season began at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Before the puck meets the ice, a banner for last season’s win went up.

Everblades banner for Kelly Cup Championship (CREDIT: WINK News)

Despite a 4 – 3 loss, the Everblades Head Coach Brad Ralph has high hopes for the team, “It’s a new season. It’s never been done in the ESHL.”

The fans sold out the arena with tickets selling for standing room only in some sections. Many are excited at the idea of a 3rd Kelly Cup win, which has never been done before in the league.

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