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The Florida Eels welcomes Robert Cerepak to the Eels USP3 team. Junior Hockey News

Published: Friday, 22 Jan 2016  
By: Frank Scarpaci


The Florida Eels welcomes Robert Cerepak to the Eels USP3 team. Robert rejoins fellow teammate Darren Aikens where both played with one another at the Kalkaska Rhinos near Traverse City Michigan. Robert is a very skilled forward who can put the puck in the net. He has explosive speed and an insatiable appetite to score. This season with the Kalkaska Rhinos of the USPHL Midwest Division Cerepak scored 23 goals and 43 assist for 66 points in 30 games played. That is over 2 points per game!  He was amongst the league leading scorers in the Midwest Conference of the USPHL. Robert Cerepak previously played prep school hockey for Lawrenceville and the Gunnery Prep School where he had CAREER TOTALS of 33 goals and 41 assist in 75 games. There averaging a point per game. Robert is a leader no doubt. He captained the Kalkaska Rhinos and led the team in all positive categories. He has an excellent shot. He is extremely lethal on the power play and stifles teams on the penalty kill.  He battles hard in all three zones. He has a high compete level. He wears opponents down with a very aggressive drive to the net. He is hungry and forces turnovers with his in your face fore-check. He plays the Eels style. We played against us in Boston and we loved what we saw. We noticed he back checks as hard as he fore-checks.  GM Scarpaci said he has seen him many times at the Chowder Cup and other venues and is thrilled to have him as part of our team. He practiced with the team today and fit right in with the guys. Chemistry is great.

The Eels USP3 team is currently the top seed in the Florida Division of the Southern Conference. They stand with 43 points and their closest opponent is Palm Beach with 35 points. Then in distant third is Tampa with 29 points and in 4th are the Blades with 25 points. Although a distant off with only 20 points is Daytona they still can mathematically catch the Jr. Blades. 

The Eels have considerably bolstered their position with the addition of Robert Cerepak. The Eels have recently made some other key additions of late adding forward Samuel Marolda from the New York Aviators NA3HL and forward/defenseman Jaret Hetmanski from the Wooster Oilers of the NA3HL and forward Darren Aikens from the Kalkaska Rhinos.  No doubt the mission of coach Frankie Scarpaci and his team is to win the Florida Division and move up to the USPHL Beantown USP3 Championship. These acquisitions will speak volumes towards this quest. 



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