ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Greg Poss announced today that goaltender Jaroslav Janus has been recalled by the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League and that the team has signed a pair of players from the Augusta RiverHawks of the Southern Professional Hockey League.
The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League and the Norfolk Admirals and Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.
For Janus the call-up is his fourth to the Admirals this season. During his last stint with Norfolk the 21 year old made his first AHL appearance, earning a tie in a 7-6 overtime loss against the Charlotte Checkers on Feb. 3.
With the Everblades this season Janus has seen action in 25 games, posting an 11-12-0 record with a 3.03 goals against average.
The Everblades also announced today that they have signed goaltender Adam Avramenko and defenseman Joe Tolles to contracts.
Avramenko joins the Everblades having split the 2010-11 season between Fayetteville and Augusta in the SPHL. The 24 year old is a combined 9-7-0 with a 3.68 goals against average and a .884 save percentage in 16 games with Fayetteville and Augusta.
Most recently with the RiverHawks the Strathmore, Alberta native saw action in 10 games posting a 6-4-0 record with a 3.51 GAA and a .875 save percentage. Prior to turning pro this season Avramenko finished up a three-year collegiate career at Niagara University.
Tolles joins the Everblades having seen action in eight games with the RiverHawks this season posting one goal and four assists. The 22 year old made his professional debut this season after skating last year at the collegiate level in Canada with Brock University where he notched eight points (5g-3a) in 28 games.
Prior to last season the 6-foot, 180 pound native of Toledo, Ohio spent five seasons at the junior level with Helena of the NAHL, Moncton of the QMJHL and Omaha of the USHL from 2004-09.