Ice hockey in the Sunshine State? Absolutely! Come to Germain Arena to chill out, have fun, and root for our Southwest Florida team. The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. Since their inception in 1998, the Florida Everblades have hosted more than 3.6 million fans in over 600 regular season games. The Everblades have earned a post-season berth in 16 of 17 seasons of their existence in the ECHL. The team has amassed more than 700 wins in its 17-year history, and have helped place 31 players to the National Hockey League. Everblades hockey is one of the most popular Germain Arena events, so if you haven’t been yet, bring your noisemakers, a sweater, and go give Florida ice hockey and the Everblades a try!