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Eels Sign Hayden Haldane to Premier team Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 28 May 2017  
By: Frank Scarpaci


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 
Jordan Court.

 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.




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