LISTEN LIVE To UF vs. FIT Hockey Play-By-Play Action From the IcePlex In Rockledge

By  //  January 24, 2016

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PUCK DROP SET FOR 10 A.M. FROM ICEPLEX

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE: Lee Hathaway and Alan Zlotorzynski will call the play-by-play of the University of Florida vs. Florida Tech hockey game live from the IcePlex in Rockledge on Sunday at 10 a.m. The pregame show will begin at 9:55 p.m.

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Lee Hathaway and Alan Zlotorzynski will call the play-by-play of the University of Florida vs. Florida Tech hockey game live from the IcePlex in Rockledge on Sunday at 10 a.m. The pregame show will begin at 9:55 p.m.

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – With temperatures expected to reach the mid 30s and wind chills making the temperature feel like 25 degrees on Saturday night, winter has arrived on the Space Coast.

The good news is the winter weather brought its favorite sport with it to the IcePlex as Sunday morning at 10 a.m. collegiate hockey takes center stage with the Florida Tech Panthers taking on the Florida Gators.

The Space Coast Gator Club announced that there are still a limited number of tickets available. You can also follow the game via Space Coast Daily as Alan Zlotorzynski will call the play-by-play and Lee Hathaway will provide color commentary.

The pregame show begins at 9:55 a.m. and the game will start at 10 a.m.

Zlotorzynski, a transplanted Floridian from the mid-Atlantic region, played hockey for 14 years, and Hathaway is and former Michigan State University hockey player and now plays at the Space Coast IcePlex regularly at the age of 73.

Mike Marcinkiewicz has led the Gators for the past five seasons and Zane Katz has 18 goals and 12 assists this season. UF has averaged nearly six goals per game this year and have three players with 20-plus points in 14 games. (UF image)

Mike Marcinkiewicz has led the Gators for the past five seasons as Zane Katz has 18 goals and 12 assists this season. UF has averaged nearly six goals per game this year and have three players with 20-plus points in 14 games. (UF image)

“The game is just part of what will be a great day of festivities as the Space Coast Gator Club has been actively involved in promoting the event and has the morning and early afternoon packed with festivities,” said Zlotorzynski.

“Fans are encouraged to come out and support their favorite team and the great sport of hockey.”

Sunday’s activities will begin with tailgating beginning at 7 a.m. Fans of both teams are invited to bring RVs, trucks and all tailgating supplies with them. The tailgate area will be equipped with horseshoe pits, corn hole boards, volleyball and space to throw footballs and kick soccer balls around on a grass field.

“We are really excited about hosting the UF hockey team,” said Dave Melnyck, Space Coast Gator Club President.

“FIT is the home team for this and we want to thank them for their cooperation in making this happen.”

Florida Tech is guided by head coach John Nerbonne, along with forwards Jim Buchs and Rob Macintosh, who each have seven points in seven games (3 goals and 4 assists apiece). (FIT image)

Florida Tech is guided by head coach John Nerbonne, along with forwards Jim Buchs and Rob Macintosh, above, who each have seven points in seven games (3 goals and 4 assists apiece). (FIT image)

Both hockey teams are a part of the Division III American Collegiate Hockey Association. Florida Tech is guided by head coach John Nerbonne, along with forwards Jim Buchs and Rob Macintosh, who each have seven points in seven games (3 goals and 4 assists apiece).

Mike Marcinkiewicz has led the Gators for the past five seasons and Zane Katz has 18 goals and 12 assists this season. UF has averaged nearly six goals per game this year and have three players with 20-plus points in 14 games.

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The Gators are currently fourth in the 10-team Southeastern Conference and come in with nine wins, three losses and two overtime losses on the season.

After the game at 12:30 p.m. there will be a UF/FIT alumni networking luncheon. At the luncheon, Gator fans will be also invited to a meet and greet with the UF coaches and hockey players.

There will also be silent auctions and raffles throughout the day to benefit both the UF hockey team and Space Coast Gator Club.

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