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The Florida Eels USP3 Is Smoking Hot Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 17 Jan 2016  
By: Frank Scarpaci

The Eels dropped Tampa USP on Saturday night and today dismantled the Jr. Blades 5-3. This was huge for the Eels as they garnered another 4 points and denied the Blades of gaining any grown over the weekend. This was the Eels 20th win for the season. The Eels stand in first place in the Florida Division with 43 points. The next closest opponent is Palm Beach Hawks with 33 points. In 3rd is the Tampa Juniors with 27 points and the Jr. Blades with 25. Slightly below the Jr. 
Blades are the Daytona Racers with 20 points. As one can readily discern the Blades are trying to capture Tampa and Tampa is trying to stay above the Blades. But lest not forget Daytona who needs just 3 wins to over take the Blades. The funny thing is the Eels have 3 games remaining vs. the Blades and 2 vs. the Racers. So much comes down to those 5 games. Moreover the Blades and Daytona have a pair of games against each other so for sure this will be a battle right down until the last whistle of the last game.

A recap of today’s game vs. the Jr. Blades.

The Blades scored the only goal of the first period and then scored again in the second period. This left the Eels in a 2- goal deficit. But Coach Frankie Scarpaci a master of regrouping his players got them re-focused and fired up. Scoring went as follows:

#22 Kristers Seps(even strength) (#80 Kellen Crowther, #52 John Drummond #11 Max Gruzdev
(even strength) (#88 CJ Antonelli, #18 Michael Kohler)#11 Max Gruzdev (power play) (#52 John Drummond, #24 Andrej Stankevich)#22 Kristers Seps(even strength) (#24 Andrej Stankevich, #97 Darren Aikens
#22 Kristers Seps(even strength) (empty net) (#79 Brian Kozek

Seps a hat trick 

2 goals

Stankevitch with 2 assist


Nolan Greene with back-to-back wins faced 47 shots this afternoon and played 
another outstanding game.



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