This weekend the Florida Eels Juniors Have home games vs. the Atlanta Jr. Knights. The Eels have been off for two weeks due to Hurricane Mathews forced rescheduling.
The Eels USP3 team squares off first with game one Saturday 3:20 pm at the Fort Myers Skatium. The Elite team kicks off their first game at 8:50 pm on Saturday.
Sunday the USP3 plays game two of its homestand is at 8:50 am and the Elite game is at noon. These two associations have always had a very competitive and spirited history between them. Despite being so early in the season, we can expect a playoff atmosphere in the weekend set of games.
The Elite team is looking to climb in the standings being tied with the Palm Beach Hawks. Tampa is 2 points ahead of the Eels. They are playing Palm Beach over the weekend. The Eels could over take Tampa this weekend with two wins.
The USP3 team is looking to catch the Richmond Generals if they garner 2 wins over the weekend. Richmond has the Hampton Roads this weekend so the Eels have to do their job in its pursuit of moving up in the standings to 5th place overall in the Southern Conference. This season we see quite a bit of parity amongst the USPHL teams. Never in the history of the league has the competition between the teams been so close. Truly, any team in the USPHL can beat any other on a given night. This is a tribute to how good the USPHL has become.
We invite you all to come down and join us for the weekend festivities. The Eels appreciate your support and hope to provide you with the most exciting brand of hockey in Southwest Florida. These are truly future college hockey stars and it is so thrilling to see how they mature and develop in to incredible young men before us. Look at what we accomplished last season. Twenty-five young men advanced to play college hockey. Lets see who this year will ripen into a college player form our hometown Florida Eels.
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