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Florida Eels Elite With A Huge Come Back Win Over the Tampa Juniors 6-3 Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 23 Oct 2016  
By: Frank Scarpaci

The Florida Eels Elite team came back from a 3-1 deficit after the first period to topple the Tampa Juniors 6-3. This was a huge come back win for the Eels. In fact Jordan Court Eels Captain scored with only 23 seconds into the first period to make it 1-0 Eels. From the start of it the Eels looked like they were about to cripple the Tampa Juniors . But Tampa came storming back. At 4:11 Tampa tied it up and then scored a go ahead at 7:38 of the first period. Then Tampa opened the margin up at 18:41 and the Eels were on their heels as things seemed to look like they were coming unraveled.

Coach Frankie Scarpaci calmly got his players back on track. We needed to settle a few guys down he echoed. We had to get our guys re-focused and stick to our system. That is exactly what they did. No panicking here. In the period 2 the Eels managed to tie the game with two goals.

Scoring in the second went as follows:

(power play) (#10 Brian Kozek

In period three you could see the Eels came out with confidence. They also were the much more disciplined of the two teams. They only had 3 infractions for 6 minutes in penalties. Tampa went 0-3 on PP where the Eels capitalized on Tampa’s penaties going 3 for 5 which is a pretty good 60%. 

In the 3rd the Eels opened things up with a sustained attack that thawed Tampa’s attempt to come back. Scoring for the Eels was as follows:

(even strength) (#19 Michael Gennello

(even strength) (#19 Michael Gennello

(power play) (#54 Jordan Court


Goalie Trey Kovalick had his second straight start and as many wins. He had another awesome game turing away 31 of 34 shots with a .912 Sav %

The two teams meet Sunday up in Tampa at noon

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