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Florida Eels Elite Team Defeats the Tampa Juniors 6-1 in Season Opener Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 11 Sep 2016  
By: Frank Scarpaci

The Florida Eels Elite team came out on fire against the Tampa Juniors in their season opener as they dismantled the Tampa Juniors 6-1. The Tampa Juniors were looking to get a jump on a new season but the Eels put a hard brake on their hopes as the Eels’ rained on their home opener. 

This year’s Eels Elite team has 8 rookies unlike the 25 veterans who played on the Eels’ Elite team last season. In fact there are only 4 returning players from last years’ Elite team as the Eels advanced 25 to college!  There are  2 veterans on this year’s Elite team from last year’s USP3 team. The Coaching staff went on a very aggressive recruiting campaign attending 12 showcases over the Spring and Summer to bolster its  Elite roster. We added 7 strong veteran players from around the USA Canada and Russia who were looking to join an organization that develops college prospects and who in fact has a proven record of advancing its players to college. 

In tonight’s game Clayton Boyd had two goals, Ukarian veteran Andrii Rusakov  had one goal, American born Sven Nilsson who has played in Sweden notched one, newly acquired veteran Jordin Eurenius scored his first as an Eel, Canadian Jean-Simon Robidoux  scored one Mike Gennello combined for two assist as did Nikita Lopatin. David Stonebraker notched his first assist as an Eel.

Nolan Greene played outstanding in net turning away 29 of 30 shots for a .967 Save percentage.

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