The Eels Elite team finished
number 1 overall in the Eels Elite Division Frozen Four Round Robin. The Elite
team advanced as first seed and play for the Championship game vs. the Hampton
Road Whalers Friday at 12:20 pm. The Eels Elite team finished the round robin
against the Syracuse Stars 7-0. This was a huge win for the Eels as they
captured the number 1 seed overall. This is the 3rd time in 4 years
that the Eels Elite are in the League’s championship finales.
The USP3 team also advances
beyond the round robin series. They defeated the Lake Forrest Lakers and the
Traverse City Hounds and were edged by the Jersey Hitmen by one goal. The Eels
are in the semi finals. Unlike the Elite Frozen Four format the USP3 had 2
brackets of 4 teams. The top two teams in each bracket move on to a cross over.
This is extremely exciting
for our guys. There are 34 teams between the USP3 Southern Conference, Northern
Conference, the Midwest Conference East Division and West Division. Think about
it there are only 4 remaining. That means 30 teams have been eliminated. WOW it
is a true accomplishment for these guys.
The Eels USP3 team will face
off vs. the Dells Ducks from Wisconsin. The Eels play at 9:00 am. This is quite an
accomplishment for the Eels organization having both of its teams reaching this
plateau. WE are not over though. There is still one game to win for the Elite
team and two more for the USP3 team. The determination and instesinal fortitude
demonstrated by these boys’ gives us great pride.
Good luck guys.
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