The Florida Eels acquire Dashel Quartarolo
from the Kalkaska Rhinos as part of our player development agreement with Kalkaska.
Dashel Quartarolo is 6’4” 196 pounds highly skilled defenseman. He has been to
a number of top regional scouting camps and is on the radar of a number of USHL
and NAHL teams. Dashel has equally garnered attention from several NCAA Division
1 and 3 college coaches and scouts. GM Frank Scarpaci has been working out the
acquisition from the Kalkaska Rhinos with GM and Head Coach
Krzysztof Oliwa. Coach Oliwa has
been developing Dashel through out the summer and fall and honestly feels he
deserves an opportunity to advance to the USPHL Elite division. Dashel has strong skill set and with his size
and seasoning with an Elite team we can help him realize his full potential.
Quite a bit of credit goes out to coach Oliwa
. Rather than keep him playing
USP3 for the remainder of the season, Coach Oliwa
sacrificed his own team for the
benefit of player development in moving Dashel to the Eels Elite team. Unfortunately many coaches are short sighted
and lose track of what they are really here for with Tier III players and
Coach Oliwa has extensive
experience behind the bench and on the ice, as he is a Stanley Cup Champion
with the New Jersey Devils. His forte is training and training. He was
instrumental in developing Robert Cerepak who was clearly one of the USPHL’s
top players last season. He sent Robert to the Eels program last year knowing
that GM Scarpaci has had a tremendous record in advancing players to NCAA
college programs. Indeed last season Robert was one of our 25 young men we
advanced to college hockey. Robert is now playing for NCAA men’s Colby College.
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