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Everblades host Kelly Cup fan celebration night at Hertz Arena

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Everblades Host Kelly Cup Fan Celebration Night at Hertz Arena

The Florida Everblades, a minor league ice hockey team in the ECHL, celebrated their third Kelly Cup Championship with a fan celebration night at Hertz Arena in Estero, Florida. This event was an opportunity for fans to celebrate with the team, meet the players, and take photos with the championship trophy. The Everblades have won three Kelly Cup Championships in their 22-year history, and this celebration was an opportunity for fans to share in the team’s success.

The Celebration Begins

The celebration started at 5:00 pm with a “Family Fun Fest” outside Hertz Arena. The festivities included live music, food trucks, bounce houses, face painting, and games for fans of all ages. Fans enjoyed the carnival-like atmosphere, as they ate, drank, and played together before the main event.

At 6:30 pm, fans were invited into the arena to witness the championship banner being raised to the rafters. The arena was filled with excitement as the championship banner, which reads “2019 Kelly Cup Champions,” was raised to the sound of cheering and applause from the stands.

Meet the Players

After the banner was raised, fans were given an opportunity to meet the players. The Everblades had set up tables on the concourse where fans could get autographs, take photos, and chat with their favorite players.

The players were incredibly gracious and took the time to interact with each fan individually. Some fans showed their appreciation by giving the players high-fives, while others gave them a hug. Many fans were thrilled to meet the players behind the team’s success and captured the moment with a photo.

The Championship Trophy

One of the highlights of the celebration was the opportunity to take photos with the championship trophy. The Kelly Cup was on display in the arena, and fans lined up to get their picture taken with the trophy. Many fans posed with the Stanley Cup-like trophy in creative ways, such as kissing it, hugging it, or raising it above their heads.

For some fans, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be photographed with a championship trophy. Fans reminisced about their favorite moments from the championship run and expressed their gratitude for the team’s success.

The Everbabes

Another highlight of the fan celebration was the appearance of the Everbabes, the official dance team of the Florida Everblades. The Everbabes performed a routine during the event, and fans had the opportunity to take photos with them and get their autographs.

The Everbabes energized the crowd with their performance, showing off their dance moves to popular songs. Fans were impressed with their athleticism and sexy choreography, praising the dancers for their dedication and commitment to the Everblades.

A Night to Remember

The fan celebration night was a night to remember for all Everblades fans. It was an opportunity for fans to celebrate with the team, meet the players, and take photos with the championship trophy. The event also served as a reminder of the team’s success, giving fans hope for another championship run in the future.

The celebration was a tribute to the team’s hard work, perseverance, and dedication to the sport. The Everblades have won three Kelly Cup Championships in their 22-year history, and this event showed just how much the team means to its fans.


In conclusion, the Florida Everblades’ fan celebration night was a huge success. Fans were able to celebrate the team’s third Kelly Cup Championship and appreciate the players who made it all possible. The event was well-organized, family-friendly, and fun-filled, providing fans with an unforgettable experience.

The Everblades and their fans have a unique bond, where the team’s successes and failures are shared equally. This fan celebration was a reminder of the strength of this bond and the Everblades’ commitment to their fans. We can be sure that fans of the Florida Everblades will continue to support their team with the same passion and enthusiasm in the years to come.


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