The Florida Eels announces a major signing of Hayden Haldane of
Clifton Park, New York to its USPHL Premier team. Hayden is a forward 5’9” 180
pounds. Hayden played high school hockey for Shenendehowa High where he amassed
an impressive 24 goals and 15 assists. Hayden also played part of last season
with the Junior Bruins Elite team in the USPHL. Hayden joined us
several weeks ago at both the Pro Am NHL Pre Draft and the USPHL Spring
showcases. At the New England Showcases he continued to impress the Eels
Premier Head Coach, Frankie Scarpaci as he scored several key goals and assisted
on 4 others. Coach Scarpaci commented, he plays a lot like Eels former captain
General Manager, Frank Scarpaci had targeted Hayden last year as
Eels scout and former Head Coach of the Eels USP3 team, Sean Price, scouted
Hayden at the Five Hole Junior Prospects Showcase in Indianapolis, Indiana. We
knew he was a guy we wanted this season. He plays an Eels style of play. He is
a hard nose high tempo player. Like Jordan Court he brings enormous energies
and intensity to the game. GM Scarpaci says he also reminds me a lot like
another alumni and former captain Alex Sanchez. He plays with heart,
determination and grit. You can see Hayden has the “will to win” and it is that
type of determination that builds national championship teams. During the showcase
Coach Scarpaci echoed, you can see Hayden plays with that edge and it is that
ingredient that helps spark his fellow teammates.
The Eels are extremely happy with Hayden joining our Premier team
for next season. There are new standards set for the Elite and Premier teams
established across the board by the league and this young man fits the recipe.
* Disclaimer: This site may contain advice, opinions and statements from various authors and information providers. Views expressed in this article reflect the personal opinion of the author, and not necessarily the views of JuniorHockey.com. JuniorHockey.com does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other info provided in the article, or from any other member of this site.