Tampa Juniors tried its best to erase a two-goal deficit, but Florida Eels would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 4-3.
A goal by Fredrik Wink put Florida Eels up 4-2 in the third period, but Tampa Juniors pulled to within one on Thomas Miller's tally 19:51 into the third period.
Wink was all over the ice for Florida Eels, as he finished with two goals in the win.
Florida Eels' offense rang up 39 shots on Tampa Juniors' net.
Zachery Mudge also scored for Florida Eels. Other players who recorded assists for Florida Eels were Vasili Malliaras, Steven Prince, Daniel Filler, Tom Doverhjelm, and Arnaldo Osuna, who contributed one a piece.
Tampa Juniors put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Florida Eels to score on any of its four power plays.
Tampa Juniors was helped by Chase Anderson, who tallied one goal. Anderson scored 7:20 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Tampa Juniors. Joshua Feeley picked up the assist. Tampa Juniors additionally got points from Tommy Whiteley, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Tampa Juniors received assists from Walter Stern, Paul Lochner, and Jared Goudreau, who each chipped in one.
Florida Eels' Hunter Fernandez stopped 17 shots out of the 20 that he faced. Florida Eels incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Nicholas Malvin rejected 35 shots on goal for Tampa Juniors. Tampa Juniors incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.