Everblades Sign Naples Native for Playoff Run
FORT MYERS, Fla.–Being inside Hertz Arena for an Everblades game is nothing new for Zach Solow.
“I came to the games my whole life. Season ticket holder section 111,” Solow said. “We would come here and we would play mini hockey in the concourse during the intermissions.”
Now he is going to have to trade those mini sticks in the concourse for the real action on the ice, something that will take some getting used to.
“It’s going to sink in once that puck drops on Friday night and I’m going to soak up every second of it,” Solow said.
Solow signed this week with the team after initially beginning his pro-career with the Blades AHL affiliate in Milwaukee.
“Well I think he is going to be an offensive threat for our team we think he’s going to give us a boost,” Florida Everblades CEO and General Manager Craig Brush said.
By joining the Blades, Solow will become the fourth Southwest Florida native to suit up for the local team as the game continues to grow in the region.
“It says a lot for hockey in Florida. I mean I think people underestimate how good development is here right now in Florida,” Florida Everblades Executive VP of Business Development Chris Palin said.
This move is about getting the Everblades the best available players to make another run at a Kelly Cup. Solow is ready to contribute to history.
“I mean I am coming into this team and we have a great chance to win the Kelly Cup. So we are going to make a deep playoff run and play some really meaningful games,” Solow said.
The Everblades will have puck drop tonight at 7:30 and again Saturday at 7:00 pm against Jacksonville.