An Update From the Swamp

Editor’s Note:  Thanks again to Ms. Swamp Hockey for her second installment updating Checkers fans on “our” guys in Florida.  If you aren’t following her on Twitter, you should be…. @SwampHockey, and definitely check out her blog that chronicles the Everblades at

Hey kiddos! It’s that time again. Let me just start off by saying, this post is all good news. The Everblades have bounced back and put together a three game win streak. It’s not just any win streak either. The Blades are beating some of the best teams in the East right now and it feels good.

The source of these wins is pretty much one guy.


Checkers prospect John Muse has been tearing it up since he was sent down. He’s started thee games and over the course of those games has faced 79 shots. How many has he let in? Three. Included in there is a shut-out of the top team in the entire Conference. His play has earned him the third best GAA in the entire league too. Needless to say, he’s been absolutely amazing and pretty much has the starting gig locked down. He will probably sit for one of the back to back home games we’re having on Friday and Saturday. Which is sad, but you can only ride a hot goalie so much I guess.

Now that my gushing is over, on to the rest of our Canes and Checkers prospects.

– Remember me mentioning my belief that Mike McKenzie would score? He did. The very next game. He’s now up to one goal and three assists so far this season.

– McKenzie’s sometimes line mate Matt Beca still hasn’t found the back of the net, but he has managed four assists. He did get into what is his first professional fight.

– Defenseman Chris Murray has been tearing it up lately. He’s netted three power play goals in the last three games. He’s also upped his assist totals to seven. That’s good enough to tie him for first in points for the Everblades.

– The most recent player the Everblades have received, defenseman Ryan Donald, currently has one goal and one assist. He also is in possession of the best beard on the team.


No one can compete with that beard. No one.

– Kyle Lawson’s been having injury issues of late, so he’s currently sitting at 0 points on the season. He did come back last night, and he managed a +1 his first game back.

The Everblades will play two more games against the Wheeling Nailers Friday and Saturday. They will then host the Greenville Road Warriors next Friday and Saturday, before heading off on a quick, one week road trip.


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