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The Florida Eels Elite Team Showing Their Dominance In the USPHL Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 17 Jan 2016  
By: Frank Scarpaci

The Florida Eels Elite Team Showing Their Dominance In the USPHL Elite Division. Last Week the Eels Went 4-0 at the USPHL College Showcase. This weekend the Eels Swept Tampa in Their Home and Away Series. 

The Eels went to Tampa last night and handedly defeated the Tampa Juniors in their own rink. Today the Eels came home for a long awaited home game and repeated last night’s 5-goal performance dropping Tampa 5-2. The Eels were all over them from the drop of the puck.  The Eels are pretty deep in talent. All except one are veteran junior players and 15 out of 21 are 1995 DOB. These players are very hungry. They have played for the most part 3 plus years for the Eels and are very poised and know exactly what their responsibilities are. This is not like playing a game for them. They are performing an operation. They combine creativity, discipline and methodical like a surgeon in their game plan. 

These guys have speed, size and can hit. They are trained to attack the net, cycle down low, aggressively for-check creating loose pucks and back check as hard as we fore-check. They are hungry thirsty and very determined.  This team has an insatiable appetite to score. They play at a high compete level and all of the players have the will to will. 

They know for 75% of them it is their last year playing juniors before going to college. They want to leave their legacy and that is a championship.

Today’s scoring went as follows:

(even strength) unassisted. 

(even strength) (#92 Clayton Boyd

2nd of the game  (even 
strength) (#7 Kade Brannon

(even strength) (#13 Brandon Rosario

2nd of the game  (even 
strength) (#7 Kade Brannon
2nd assist of the game , #27 Connor Annett
3rd point of the game.

The boys did not take this win for granted. They know where that leads you. NOWHERE. They finished the game physically exhausted. They left everything on the ice. There is no looking at Tampa and saying they are in last place. Indeed, we remember what happen last year with that thinking. Captain Alex Sanchez said he wont let that happen this year. This is his team and he and his boys want this more than anything. They have proved themselves playing very well against the Northern teams and we intend to be there at the playoffs. But the Eels know they have to take it one game at a time. One period at a time. 

One shift at a time. That is how you win. 

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