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Florida Eels Announce its 5th College Commitment Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 17 Apr 2017  
By: Frank Scarpaci



Congratulation
goes out to Zac Boyle as he
commits to Neumann University in Pennsylvania.
He is a 4-year veteran of the Eels program.  Zac is from Wichita
, KS, A forward. D/O/B:  09/16/96 He is 6” 2” ” 200 lbs., Shoots Left.
   

This
season he was one of top   league-leading
scorer in the USPHL Elite Division scoring 35 goals and notching 34 assists.   

 In fact, Zac broke the All Time
Scoring records toping most goals as an Eel and most points. In 4 seasons he
tallied 75 goals and 96 assists.

Eels
Premier Head Coach Frankie Scarpaci comments

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is always first in on the fore-check and back check.  Zac scores hard
working goals and assists consistently. He blocks shots on the penalty kill. A hulking power
forward at 6’2”, Zac truly is a force on the ice. He holds such a heavy shot,
goalies tend to think they have the angle on him, but it powers its way into
the back of the net. Has great two-way reads, both offensively and defensively.
Has a real active stick defensively that allows him to strip the puck from
opponents. The other teams nightmare when he has it because he can score in so
many ways. An absolute beast on the puck, nearly impossible to knock him off
it.”


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General
Manager Scarpaci noticed while scouting Boyle 4 years ago he immediately
noticed, Zac was a high-energy player who loved the high tempo game even at
that young age.  He developed very well
under our system. He drives to the net, has a good hard accurate
shot.   Boyle is known for winning those loose puck battles along the
boards and in front of the net. In talking with College coaches, they echoed
they love his two-way play, as he is ever mindful of his defensive zone
responsibilities.  College Scouts always commented on his high competes
level.

Coach
Scarpaci concludes…. Boyle has the insatiable appetite to win and that is the
way Eels’ play. He is an impact player and will make his mark at Neumann
University.

 

Boyle
had a plethora of interest from about a dozen NCAA men’s Division 3 schools. In
fact we had six solid commitment offers from coaches. But Boyle loved everything
about Neumann University. He said the feel was right. He could see himself attending
Neumann is extremely excited about playing for head coach Matt Tendler.  .

 

Zac
commented that he looks forward to playing in the ECAC West conference.  He feels it is very competitive.  He is very excited to be able to compete against
Hobart Utica Manhattanville Nazareth Elmira
and other top schools.

He will miss it here in Florida but he has worked so hard over the last four
years to make it to college and is so excited that his dreams are finally being
realized.

 

     Zac is a true leader on and off the ice as
evidenced by him being selected team as assistant captain this season. This is
a very character young man with unwavering integrity. He comes from a very
supportive family who have made enormous sacrifices for Zac to reach and
realize his dreams and goals of playing college hockey.

 




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