|Due to the travel requirements for hockey in Florida, most of
the games are scheduled as double-headers. That meant that Drew and
his Jr. Everblades teammates would be playing a second game today,
this time against the Florida Jr. Panthers.
After a positive start
in the previous game today, the Everblades struggled at the start
today. It was the Jr. Panthers who scored two goals in the first
period - one early, just over a minute in, and once late, with just
over four minutes remaining - to take a 2-0 lead into the first
The start of the second period wasn't much better, as the
Everblades took an early penalty. Thankfully they were able to kill
that one off, but a turnover led to another Panthers goal, and a 3-0
deficit. The Everblades players didn't give up, as they would find
an answer 2 minutes later, scoring on a 1 on 1 opportunity. That
would be it for the scoring, as the Everblades were able to kill off
the only penalty of the game so far. The period would come to a
close with a 3-1 score and the Everblades on the wrong end of it.
The third period was all Panthers, as they would score midway
through the period on a breakaway, widening their lead to 4-1. They
would tack on an empty net goal as time expired to finalize the
scoring, winning by a 5-1 score.