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    Florida Eels Heading Up North With 7 Summer Showcase teams.

    07/03/2015, 11:30am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

     

     Florida Eels Heading Up North With 7 Summer Showcase teams.

     

    In two weeks the Eels coaches and GM travel to Massachusetts with 2 teams at the USPHL Showcase in Marlboro Mass and one team at the Sr. Chowder Cup in Walpole Mass. Both showcases will be held July 16-19th 2015. We have a total of 60 players at these two events. There will be 10 veteran players coupled with 50 Eels Junior prospects. These showcases are the Elite in North America. They provide maximum exposure and visibility to players in terms of Pro and NCAA Scouts.

     

    The players will see in attendance scouts from the NHL AHL ECHL NCAA Div. 1 and 3 colleges and universities, USHL QMJHL OHL WHL and a myriad of Jr A teams. We have experienced a number of recruiters from the NTPD who have selected players right out of these venues.

     

    The Eels this Spring brought 4 teams to the Pro Am NHL Pre Draft and the USPHL Spring Showcase. There we had 80 players. July 23-26th the Eels will be hosting another two teams at the Jr. Chowder Cup. A 1999 and a 2000 team. These two teams will be futures for the Eels junior teams. The 2000 team is made up of almost all players from Mass and NJ and 2 boys form the Florida Eels Midget program. The 1999 team is made up of players from across the USA and Canada. July 31-Aug 2 the Eels will be hosting a 2002 and a 2001 team. These teams will also be nationally recruited players. These later two teams will also be futures to the Eels Midget Junior development teams.

     

    In grand total the Eels will be hosting 11 Spring and Summer Showcase teams. That has to be a USA leader in these special events. 

    EELS 2000 TEAM AN ALL NORTHERN EELS TEAM COMES TO LIFE

    06/07/2015, 8:45pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    EELS 2000 TEAM AN ALL NORTHERN EELS TEAM COMES TO LIFE

    Frank Scarpaci 
    Posted less than a minute ago 
    Groups: 8 groups

    This year the Eels will host two teams at the Junior Chowder Cup. A 1999 and a 2000 team. The 1999 team roster was completed today. Meanwhile the 2000 Eels team was completed 3 weeks ago. That is completely an amazing accomplishment. Moreover, the 2000 team is made up of players from Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island and one from New Jersey.

    This should be a very good team. They are all very talented with a strong skill set. Coach Scarpaci is joined by Eels alumni Michael Busconi ( coaching this squad. No doubt some very serious seeds are being planted with this age group. 2000's are not eligible to play juniors this year but the boys will get a phenomenal take of highly competitive games while being scouted by the NTPD, NHL, College , Junior and Prep School Programs.

    Eels 1999 Junior Chowder Cup Team A Serious Contended

    06/07/2015, 8:45pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    The Florida Eels Just signed its remaining Jr. Chowder Cup 1999 players. GM Scarpaci recently traveled to Denver CO to the CCM Showcase and to Chicago Ill for the prestigious Global Showcase. At these events he signed 6 Canadian players 3 from Ontario 2 from Quebec. And one from Edmonton. A 7th player is a dual citizen Canadian/American.

    There are 8 boys from Florida and 5 from across the USA.

    This will be a very exciting team and we look forward to the games and hopefully a number of these players will come back to Florida and join our program.

    GM Scarpaci and his coaches Jason Bloomingburg and Frankie Scarpaci have been traveling across the USA scouting at 10 showcases thus far. We have been very busy scouting and recruiting and the Junior and mini chowder cup series helps us plant seeds for our future. With the 1999  and 2000 age group we will recruit players to join our midgets  for next season. In the works is a top Elite Ukrainian goalie expected to join the Eels midget team in the Fall of 2015. 

    Invite To Eels Summer Hockey Camps

    06/06/2015, 3:45am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Attention: All Eels Hockey Players

    Please take note that this year the Eels will be expecting our players to come into the season ready willing and able to meet the challenges of the upcoming season. Over the summer we are asking you to take the proper steps to help make you a better hockey player.

     

    That means getting the proper nutrition and sustaining a good diet. Now that you are out of school that hardly means you should consume unhealthy junk food. Your bodies are not depositories of waste. You are what you eat. Please try to maintain a good health diet. We also ask that you do not become couch potatoes. We need fit and able bodies next season.  We want to come into the season in shape.

     

    With that said there are three hockey camps that the Eels will be hosting at the Fort Myers Skatium. We know that most of you have attended these camps in the past and we look forward to you joining us this summer. The cost of our camps are definitely the most affordable in Florida. We have never raised our rates and continue to charge only $200.00 for the entire day thus enabling every family to afford to attend.

     

    This year Coach Frankie Scarpaci and Jason Bloomingburg will be the on ice instructors, along with several of your favorite junior players.

     

    Below is the camp schedule and weeks

    We look forward to you attending.

     

    Coach Frank

     

    Summer Camp Info

    Location: 
Fort Myers Skatium
 2250 Broadway
Fort Myers Fl 33901

    Dates: 
June 15th - 19th
 July 6th - 10th 
July 27th – 31st

    Camp drop off is at 8:30 am
 Ice times and Off – Ice: TBD

    Mites – Bantams stay from 8:30 am – 4 :00 pm
 Midgets and Juniors Done by noon
 Pick Up time is at 4:00 pm sharp

    Cost:
 Reduced to $200.00 for all players

    To enroll and register:
Complete Flyer at the rink or Contact: Frank Scarpaci Hockey Director 941-400-9023

    Add Page Element

     

    Summer Camp

    2015 Florida Eels Summer Hockey Camps

    Take Your Game to The Next Level
Sharpen Your Competitive Edge

    • Power Skating and Technique
    • Creative Stick Handling
    • Passing…Delivery One-Touch and Receipt
    • Shooting with Speed and Accuracy
    • Puck Control and the Art of Deception
    • Individual Skill and Team Concepts 
    • Goaltending Training Technique and Style

    Add Page Element

     

    Summer Camp Coaches

    Coaches

     Coaching Staff

    Lead Instructor: Frank Scarpaci III: Level 4 USA Hockey Advanced Coach. Head Coach Florida Eels USPHL Empire Team. Assistant Coach Florida Eels  USPHL Elite team. Coached USPHL & EJHL Spring and Summer College Showcase Tournament Teams. Coached the Pro Am International NHL Pre Draft, Sr. Chowder Cup teams and Jr. Chowder Cup teams. Head Coach and Lead Instructor for Florida Elite Hockey Summer Camps. Head Coach of Florida Eels Summer Hockey Schools. Northern USA Scout for the Florida Eel Junior team. Former NCAA Div. 3 men's ice hockey player Concordia University Wisconsin.

     

    

Jason Bloomingburg: Level 4 USA Hockey Advanced Coach.  Head Coach Florida Eels USPHL Team and  Assistant Coach Florida Eels Empire Junior Team. 2012-13 Selected as Head Coach of the EJHL South All Star Team. 2012 Coached EJHL Summer Showcase Tournament Teams.   Former Assistant Coach Texas Tornadoes NAHL 2012 National Champions. Former player with NAHL Texas Tornadoes winning a National Championship. Former NCAA Division I player Providence College and Wayne State University. Played professional hockey with the Alaska Aces, The Pensacola Ice Pilots and the August Lynx of the ECHL.

     

    Frank Scarpaci: Level 5 USA Hockey Masters Coach; Coaching junior hockey for three decades; Two National appearances at the Midget Level; Won USA Hockey Midget Silver Medal for Midgets; Five State Championships; Five USA Hockey District Appearances; USA Hockey South District Festival Coach; Selected as MJHL & SEJHL All-Star Coach several years; HNIB Coach three years; USPHL Spring and Summer Showcase teams, Pro Am Sr. Chowder Cup Coach and Pro Am NHL Pre Draft Coach.

     

     

     

     

    The Florida Eels Will Be Hosting A Very Strong Bantam and Midget U16  Teams For the Fall 2015 Travel Season. 

    We had a very strong showing at tryouts. Players are being noticed and contracts have been sent out. 

    If you have not heard please call  GM Frank Scarpaci 941-400-9023 

    In the next several weeks we will be contacting all players to make sure they have either last year's uniform or those may need to order one for the upcoming season.

    More News

    Florida Eels Heading Up North With 7 Summer Showcase teams.

    07/03/2015, 11:30am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

     

     Florida Eels Heading Up North With 7 Summer Showcase teams.

     

    In two weeks the Eels coaches and GM travel to Massachusetts with 2 teams at the USPHL Showcase in Marlboro Mass and one team at the Sr. Chowder Cup in Walpole Mass. Both showcases will be held July 16-19th 2015. We have a total of 60 players at these two events. There will be 10 veteran players coupled with 50 Eels Junior prospects. These showcases are the Elite in North America. They provide maximum exposure and visibility to players in terms of Pro and NCAA Scouts.

     

    The players will see in attendance scouts from the NHL AHL ECHL NCAA Div. 1 and 3 colleges and universities, USHL QMJHL OHL WHL and a myriad of Jr A teams. We have experienced a number of recruiters from the NTPD who have selected players right out of these venues.

     

    The Eels this Spring brought 4 teams to the Pro Am NHL Pre Draft and the USPHL Spring Showcase. There we had 80 players. July 23-26th the Eels will be hosting another two teams at the Jr. Chowder Cup. A 1999 and a 2000 team. These two teams will be futures for the Eels junior teams. The 2000 team is made up of almost all players from Mass and NJ and 2 boys form the Florida Eels Midget program. The 1999 team is made up of players from across the USA and Canada. July 31-Aug 2 the Eels will be hosting a 2002 and a 2001 team. These teams will also be nationally recruited players. These later two teams will also be futures to the Eels Midget Junior development teams.

     

    In grand total the Eels will be hosting 11 Spring and Summer Showcase teams. That has to be a USA leader in these special events. 

    EELS 2000 TEAM AN ALL NORTHERN EELS TEAM COMES TO LIFE

    06/07/2015, 8:45pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    EELS 2000 TEAM AN ALL NORTHERN EELS TEAM COMES TO LIFE

    Frank Scarpaci 
    Posted less than a minute ago 
    Groups: 8 groups

    This year the Eels will host two teams at the Junior Chowder Cup. A 1999 and a 2000 team. The 1999 team roster was completed today. Meanwhile the 2000 Eels team was completed 3 weeks ago. That is completely an amazing accomplishment. Moreover, the 2000 team is made up of players from Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island and one from New Jersey.

    This should be a very good team. They are all very talented with a strong skill set. Coach Scarpaci is joined by Eels alumni Michael Busconi ( coaching this squad. No doubt some very serious seeds are being planted with this age group. 2000's are not eligible to play juniors this year but the boys will get a phenomenal take of highly competitive games while being scouted by the NTPD, NHL, College , Junior and Prep School Programs.

    Eels 1999 Junior Chowder Cup Team A Serious Contended

    06/07/2015, 8:45pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    The Florida Eels Just signed its remaining Jr. Chowder Cup 1999 players. GM Scarpaci recently traveled to Denver CO to the CCM Showcase and to Chicago Ill for the prestigious Global Showcase. At these events he signed 6 Canadian players 3 from Ontario 2 from Quebec. And one from Edmonton. A 7th player is a dual citizen Canadian/American.

    There are 8 boys from Florida and 5 from across the USA.

    This will be a very exciting team and we look forward to the games and hopefully a number of these players will come back to Florida and join our program.

    GM Scarpaci and his coaches Jason Bloomingburg and Frankie Scarpaci have been traveling across the USA scouting at 10 showcases thus far. We have been very busy scouting and recruiting and the Junior and mini chowder cup series helps us plant seeds for our future. With the 1999  and 2000 age group we will recruit players to join our midgets  for next season. In the works is a top Elite Ukrainian goalie expected to join the Eels midget team in the Fall of 2015. 

    Invite To Eels Summer Hockey Camps

    06/06/2015, 3:45am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Attention: All Eels Hockey Players

    Please take note that this year the Eels will be expecting our players to come into the season ready willing and able to meet the challenges of the upcoming season. Over the summer we are asking you to take the proper steps to help make you a better hockey player.

     

    That means getting the proper nutrition and sustaining a good diet. Now that you are out of school that hardly means you should consume unhealthy junk food. Your bodies are not depositories of waste. You are what you eat. Please try to maintain a good health diet. We also ask that you do not become couch potatoes. We need fit and able bodies next season.  We want to come into the season in shape.

     

    With that said there are three hockey camps that the Eels will be hosting at the Fort Myers Skatium. We know that most of you have attended these camps in the past and we look forward to you joining us this summer. The cost of our camps are definitely the most affordable in Florida. We have never raised our rates and continue to charge only $200.00 for the entire day thus enabling every family to afford to attend.

     

    This year Coach Frankie Scarpaci and Jason Bloomingburg will be the on ice instructors, along with several of your favorite junior players.

     

    Below is the camp schedule and weeks

    We look forward to you attending.

     

    Coach Frank

     

    Summer Camp Info

    Location: 
Fort Myers Skatium
 2250 Broadway
Fort Myers Fl 33901

    Dates: 
June 15th - 19th
 July 6th - 10th 
July 27th – 31st

    Camp drop off is at 8:30 am
 Ice times and Off – Ice: TBD

    Mites – Bantams stay from 8:30 am – 4 :00 pm
 Midgets and Juniors Done by noon
 Pick Up time is at 4:00 pm sharp

    Cost:
 Reduced to $200.00 for all players

    To enroll and register:
Complete Flyer at the rink or Contact: Frank Scarpaci Hockey Director 941-400-9023

    Add Page Element

     

    Summer Camp

    2015 Florida Eels Summer Hockey Camps

    Take Your Game to The Next Level
Sharpen Your Competitive Edge

    • Power Skating and Technique
    • Creative Stick Handling
    • Passing…Delivery One-Touch and Receipt
    • Shooting with Speed and Accuracy
    • Puck Control and the Art of Deception
    • Individual Skill and Team Concepts 
    • Goaltending Training Technique and Style

    Add Page Element

     

    Summer Camp Coaches

    Coaches

     Coaching Staff

    Lead Instructor: Frank Scarpaci III: Level 4 USA Hockey Advanced Coach. Head Coach Florida Eels USPHL Empire Team. Assistant Coach Florida Eels  USPHL Elite team. Coached USPHL & EJHL Spring and Summer College Showcase Tournament Teams. Coached the Pro Am International NHL Pre Draft, Sr. Chowder Cup teams and Jr. Chowder Cup teams. Head Coach and Lead Instructor for Florida Elite Hockey Summer Camps. Head Coach of Florida Eels Summer Hockey Schools. Northern USA Scout for the Florida Eel Junior team. Former NCAA Div. 3 men's ice hockey player Concordia University Wisconsin.

     

    

Jason Bloomingburg: Level 4 USA Hockey Advanced Coach.  Head Coach Florida Eels USPHL Team and  Assistant Coach Florida Eels Empire Junior Team. 2012-13 Selected as Head Coach of the EJHL South All Star Team. 2012 Coached EJHL Summer Showcase Tournament Teams.   Former Assistant Coach Texas Tornadoes NAHL 2012 National Champions. Former player with NAHL Texas Tornadoes winning a National Championship. Former NCAA Division I player Providence College and Wayne State University. Played professional hockey with the Alaska Aces, The Pensacola Ice Pilots and the August Lynx of the ECHL.

     

    Frank Scarpaci: Level 5 USA Hockey Masters Coach; Coaching junior hockey for three decades; Two National appearances at the Midget Level; Won USA Hockey Midget Silver Medal for Midgets; Five State Championships; Five USA Hockey District Appearances; USA Hockey South District Festival Coach; Selected as MJHL & SEJHL All-Star Coach several years; HNIB Coach three years; USPHL Spring and Summer Showcase teams, Pro Am Sr. Chowder Cup Coach and Pro Am NHL Pre Draft Coach.

     

     

     

     

    The Florida Eels Will Be Hosting A Very Strong Bantam and Midget U16  Teams For the Fall 2015 Travel Season. 

    We had a very strong showing at tryouts. Players are being noticed and contracts have been sent out. 

    If you have not heard please call  GM Frank Scarpaci 941-400-9023 

    In the next several weeks we will be contacting all players to make sure they have either last year's uniform or those may need to order one for the upcoming season.

    More News

    Florida Eels Heading Up North With 7 Summer Showcase teams.

    07/03/2015, 11:30am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

     

     Florida Eels Heading Up North With 7 Summer Showcase teams.

     

    In two weeks the Eels coaches and GM travel to Massachusetts with 2 teams at the USPHL Showcase in Marlboro Mass and one team at the Sr. Chowder Cup in Walpole Mass. Both showcases will be held July 16-19th 2015. We have a total of 60 players at these two events. There will be 10 veteran players coupled with 50 Eels Junior prospects. These showcases are the Elite in North America. They provide maximum exposure and visibility to players in terms of Pro and NCAA Scouts.

     

    The players will see in attendance scouts from the NHL AHL ECHL NCAA Div. 1 and 3 colleges and universities, USHL QMJHL OHL WHL and a myriad of Jr A teams. We have experienced a number of recruiters from the NTPD who have selected players right out of these venues.

     

    The Eels this Spring brought 4 teams to the Pro Am NHL Pre Draft and the USPHL Spring Showcase. There we had 80 players. July 23-26th the Eels will be hosting another two teams at the Jr. Chowder Cup. A 1999 and a 2000 team. These two teams will be futures for the Eels junior teams. The 2000 team is made up of almost all players from Mass and NJ and 2 boys form the Florida Eels Midget program. The 1999 team is made up of players from across the USA and Canada. July 31-Aug 2 the Eels will be hosting a 2002 and a 2001 team. These teams will also be nationally recruited players. These later two teams will also be futures to the Eels Midget Junior development teams.

     

    In grand total the Eels will be hosting 11 Spring and Summer Showcase teams. That has to be a USA leader in these special events. 

    EELS 2000 TEAM AN ALL NORTHERN EELS TEAM COMES TO LIFE

    06/07/2015, 8:45pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    EELS 2000 TEAM AN ALL NORTHERN EELS TEAM COMES TO LIFE

    Frank Scarpaci 
    Posted less than a minute ago 
    Groups: 8 groups

    This year the Eels will host two teams at the Junior Chowder Cup. A 1999 and a 2000 team. The 1999 team roster was completed today. Meanwhile the 2000 Eels team was completed 3 weeks ago. That is completely an amazing accomplishment. Moreover, the 2000 team is made up of players from Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island and one from New Jersey.

    This should be a very good team. They are all very talented with a strong skill set. Coach Scarpaci is joined by Eels alumni Michael Busconi ( coaching this squad. No doubt some very serious seeds are being planted with this age group. 2000's are not eligible to play juniors this year but the boys will get a phenomenal take of highly competitive games while being scouted by the NTPD, NHL, College , Junior and Prep School Programs.

    Eels 1999 Junior Chowder Cup Team A Serious Contended

    06/07/2015, 8:45pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    The Florida Eels Just signed its remaining Jr. Chowder Cup 1999 players. GM Scarpaci recently traveled to Denver CO to the CCM Showcase and to Chicago Ill for the prestigious Global Showcase. At these events he signed 6 Canadian players 3 from Ontario 2 from Quebec. And one from Edmonton. A 7th player is a dual citizen Canadian/American.

    There are 8 boys from Florida and 5 from across the USA.

    This will be a very exciting team and we look forward to the games and hopefully a number of these players will come back to Florida and join our program.

    GM Scarpaci and his coaches Jason Bloomingburg and Frankie Scarpaci have been traveling across the USA scouting at 10 showcases thus far. We have been very busy scouting and recruiting and the Junior and mini chowder cup series helps us plant seeds for our future. With the 1999  and 2000 age group we will recruit players to join our midgets  for next season. In the works is a top Elite Ukrainian goalie expected to join the Eels midget team in the Fall of 2015. 

    Invite To Eels Summer Hockey Camps

    06/06/2015, 3:45am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Attention: All Eels Hockey Players

    Please take note that this year the Eels will be expecting our players to come into the season ready willing and able to meet the challenges of the upcoming season. Over the summer we are asking you to take the proper steps to help make you a better hockey player.

     

    That means getting the proper nutrition and sustaining a good diet. Now that you are out of school that hardly means you should consume unhealthy junk food. Your bodies are not depositories of waste. You are what you eat. Please try to maintain a good health diet. We also ask that you do not become couch potatoes. We need fit and able bodies next season.  We want to come into the season in shape.

     

    With that said there are three hockey camps that the Eels will be hosting at the Fort Myers Skatium. We know that most of you have attended these camps in the past and we look forward to you joining us this summer. The cost of our camps are definitely the most affordable in Florida. We have never raised our rates and continue to charge only $200.00 for the entire day thus enabling every family to afford to attend.

     

    This year Coach Frankie Scarpaci and Jason Bloomingburg will be the on ice instructors, along with several of your favorite junior players.

     

    Below is the camp schedule and weeks

    We look forward to you attending.

     

    Coach Frank

     

    Summer Camp Info

    Location: 
Fort Myers Skatium
 2250 Broadway
Fort Myers Fl 33901

    Dates: 
June 15th - 19th
 July 6th - 10th 
July 27th – 31st

    Camp drop off is at 8:30 am
 Ice times and Off – Ice: TBD

    Mites – Bantams stay from 8:30 am – 4 :00 pm
 Midgets and Juniors Done by noon
 Pick Up time is at 4:00 pm sharp

    Cost:
 Reduced to $200.00 for all players

    To enroll and register:
Complete Flyer at the rink or Contact: Frank Scarpaci Hockey Director 941-400-9023

    Add Page Element

     

    Summer Camp

    2015 Florida Eels Summer Hockey Camps

    Take Your Game to The Next Level
Sharpen Your Competitive Edge

    • Power Skating and Technique
    • Creative Stick Handling
    • Passing…Delivery One-Touch and Receipt
    • Shooting with Speed and Accuracy
    • Puck Control and the Art of Deception
    • Individual Skill and Team Concepts 
    • Goaltending Training Technique and Style

    Add Page Element

     

    Summer Camp Coaches

    Coaches

     Coaching Staff

    Lead Instructor: Frank Scarpaci III: Level 4 USA Hockey Advanced Coach. Head Coach Florida Eels USPHL Empire Team. Assistant Coach Florida Eels  USPHL Elite team. Coached USPHL & EJHL Spring and Summer College Showcase Tournament Teams. Coached the Pro Am International NHL Pre Draft, Sr. Chowder Cup teams and Jr. Chowder Cup teams. Head Coach and Lead Instructor for Florida Elite Hockey Summer Camps. Head Coach of Florida Eels Summer Hockey Schools. Northern USA Scout for the Florida Eel Junior team. Former NCAA Div. 3 men's ice hockey player Concordia University Wisconsin.

     

    

Jason Bloomingburg: Level 4 USA Hockey Advanced Coach.  Head Coach Florida Eels USPHL Team and  Assistant Coach Florida Eels Empire Junior Team. 2012-13 Selected as Head Coach of the EJHL South All Star Team. 2012 Coached EJHL Summer Showcase Tournament Teams.   Former Assistant Coach Texas Tornadoes NAHL 2012 National Champions. Former player with NAHL Texas Tornadoes winning a National Championship. Former NCAA Division I player Providence College and Wayne State University. Played professional hockey with the Alaska Aces, The Pensacola Ice Pilots and the August Lynx of the ECHL.

     

    Frank Scarpaci: Level 5 USA Hockey Masters Coach; Coaching junior hockey for three decades; Two National appearances at the Midget Level; Won USA Hockey Midget Silver Medal for Midgets; Five State Championships; Five USA Hockey District Appearances; USA Hockey South District Festival Coach; Selected as MJHL & SEJHL All-Star Coach several years; HNIB Coach three years; USPHL Spring and Summer Showcase teams, Pro Am Sr. Chowder Cup Coach and Pro Am NHL Pre Draft Coach.

     

     

     

     

    The Florida Eels Will Be Hosting A Very Strong Bantam and Midget U16  Teams For the Fall 2015 Travel Season. 

    We had a very strong showing at tryouts. Players are being noticed and contracts have been sent out. 

    If you have not heard please call  GM Frank Scarpaci 941-400-9023 

    In the next several weeks we will be contacting all players to make sure they have either last year's uniform or those may need to order one for the upcoming season.

    More News

    Florida Eels Heading Up North With 7 Summer Showcase teams.

    07/03/2015, 11:30am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

     

     Florida Eels Heading Up North With 7 Summer Showcase teams.

     

    In two weeks the Eels coaches and GM travel to Massachusetts with 2 teams at the USPHL Showcase in Marlboro Mass and one team at the Sr. Chowder Cup in Walpole Mass. Both showcases will be held July 16-19th 2015. We have a total of 60 players at these two events. There will be 10 veteran players coupled with 50 Eels Junior prospects. These showcases are the Elite in North America. They provide maximum exposure and visibility to players in terms of Pro and NCAA Scouts.

     

    The players will see in attendance scouts from the NHL AHL ECHL NCAA Div. 1 and 3 colleges and universities, USHL QMJHL OHL WHL and a myriad of Jr A teams. We have experienced a number of recruiters from the NTPD who have selected players right out of these venues.

     

    The Eels this Spring brought 4 teams to the Pro Am NHL Pre Draft and the USPHL Spring Showcase. There we had 80 players. July 23-26th the Eels will be hosting another two teams at the Jr. Chowder Cup. A 1999 and a 2000 team. These two teams will be futures for the Eels junior teams. The 2000 team is made up of almost all players from Mass and NJ and 2 boys form the Florida Eels Midget program. The 1999 team is made up of players from across the USA and Canada. July 31-Aug 2 the Eels will be hosting a 2002 and a 2001 team. These teams will also be nationally recruited players. These later two teams will also be futures to the Eels Midget Junior development teams.

     

    In grand total the Eels will be hosting 11 Spring and Summer Showcase teams. That has to be a USA leader in these special events. 

    EELS 2000 TEAM AN ALL NORTHERN EELS TEAM COMES TO LIFE

    06/07/2015, 8:45pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    EELS 2000 TEAM AN ALL NORTHERN EELS TEAM COMES TO LIFE

    Frank Scarpaci 
    Posted less than a minute ago 
    Groups: 8 groups

    This year the Eels will host two teams at the Junior Chowder Cup. A 1999 and a 2000 team. The 1999 team roster was completed today. Meanwhile the 2000 Eels team was completed 3 weeks ago. That is completely an amazing accomplishment. Moreover, the 2000 team is made up of players from Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island and one from New Jersey.

    This should be a very good team. They are all very talented with a strong skill set. Coach Scarpaci is joined by Eels alumni Michael Busconi ( coaching this squad. No doubt some very serious seeds are being planted with this age group. 2000's are not eligible to play juniors this year but the boys will get a phenomenal take of highly competitive games while being scouted by the NTPD, NHL, College , Junior and Prep School Programs.

    Eels 1999 Junior Chowder Cup Team A Serious Contended

    06/07/2015, 8:45pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    The Florida Eels Just signed its remaining Jr. Chowder Cup 1999 players. GM Scarpaci recently traveled to Denver CO to the CCM Showcase and to Chicago Ill for the prestigious Global Showcase. At these events he signed 6 Canadian players 3 from Ontario 2 from Quebec. And one from Edmonton. A 7th player is a dual citizen Canadian/American.

    There are 8 boys from Florida and 5 from across the USA.

    This will be a very exciting team and we look forward to the games and hopefully a number of these players will come back to Florida and join our program.

    GM Scarpaci and his coaches Jason Bloomingburg and Frankie Scarpaci have been traveling across the USA scouting at 10 showcases thus far. We have been very busy scouting and recruiting and the Junior and mini chowder cup series helps us plant seeds for our future. With the 1999  and 2000 age group we will recruit players to join our midgets  for next season. In the works is a top Elite Ukrainian goalie expected to join the Eels midget team in the Fall of 2015. 

    Invite To Eels Summer Hockey Camps

    06/06/2015, 3:45am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Attention: All Eels Hockey Players

    Please take note that this year the Eels will be expecting our players to come into the season ready willing and able to meet the challenges of the upcoming season. Over the summer we are asking you to take the proper steps to help make you a better hockey player.

     

    That means getting the proper nutrition and sustaining a good diet. Now that you are out of school that hardly means you should consume unhealthy junk food. Your bodies are not depositories of waste. You are what you eat. Please try to maintain a good health diet. We also ask that you do not become couch potatoes. We need fit and able bodies next season.  We want to come into the season in shape.

     

    With that said there are three hockey camps that the Eels will be hosting at the Fort Myers Skatium. We know that most of you have attended these camps in the past and we look forward to you joining us this summer. The cost of our camps are definitely the most affordable in Florida. We have never raised our rates and continue to charge only $200.00 for the entire day thus enabling every family to afford to attend.

     

    This year Coach Frankie Scarpaci and Jason Bloomingburg will be the on ice instructors, along with several of your favorite junior players.

     

    Below is the camp schedule and weeks

    We look forward to you attending.

     

    Coach Frank

     

    Summer Camp Info

    Location: 
Fort Myers Skatium
 2250 Broadway
Fort Myers Fl 33901

    Dates: 
June 15th - 19th
 July 6th - 10th 
July 27th – 31st

    Camp drop off is at 8:30 am
 Ice times and Off – Ice: TBD

    Mites – Bantams stay from 8:30 am – 4 :00 pm
 Midgets and Juniors Done by noon
 Pick Up time is at 4:00 pm sharp

    Cost:
 Reduced to $200.00 for all players

    To enroll and register:
Complete Flyer at the rink or Contact: Frank Scarpaci Hockey Director 941-400-9023

    Add Page Element

     

    Summer Camp

    2015 Florida Eels Summer Hockey Camps

    Take Your Game to The Next Level
Sharpen Your Competitive Edge

    • Power Skating and Technique
    • Creative Stick Handling
    • Passing…Delivery One-Touch and Receipt
    • Shooting with Speed and Accuracy
    • Puck Control and the Art of Deception
    • Individual Skill and Team Concepts 
    • Goaltending Training Technique and Style

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     Coaching Staff

    Lead Instructor: Frank Scarpaci III: Level 4 USA Hockey Advanced Coach. Head Coach Florida Eels USPHL Empire Team. Assistant Coach Florida Eels  USPHL Elite team. Coached USPHL & EJHL Spring and Summer College Showcase Tournament Teams. Coached the Pro Am International NHL Pre Draft, Sr. Chowder Cup teams and Jr. Chowder Cup teams. Head Coach and Lead Instructor for Florida Elite Hockey Summer Camps. Head Coach of Florida Eels Summer Hockey Schools. Northern USA Scout for the Florida Eel Junior team. Former NCAA Div. 3 men's ice hockey player Concordia University Wisconsin.

     

    

Jason Bloomingburg: Level 4 USA Hockey Advanced Coach.  Head Coach Florida Eels USPHL Team and  Assistant Coach Florida Eels Empire Junior Team. 2012-13 Selected as Head Coach of the EJHL South All Star Team. 2012 Coached EJHL Summer Showcase Tournament Teams.   Former Assistant Coach Texas Tornadoes NAHL 2012 National Champions. Former player with NAHL Texas Tornadoes winning a National Championship. Former NCAA Division I player Providence College and Wayne State University. Played professional hockey with the Alaska Aces, The Pensacola Ice Pilots and the August Lynx of the ECHL.

     

    Frank Scarpaci: Level 5 USA Hockey Masters Coach; Coaching junior hockey for three decades; Two National appearances at the Midget Level; Won USA Hockey Midget Silver Medal for Midgets; Five State Championships; Five USA Hockey District Appearances; USA Hockey South District Festival Coach; Selected as MJHL & SEJHL All-Star Coach several years; HNIB Coach three years; USPHL Spring and Summer Showcase teams, Pro Am Sr. Chowder Cup Coach and Pro Am NHL Pre Draft Coach.

     

     

     

     

    The Florida Eels Will Be Hosting A Very Strong Bantam and Midget U16  Teams For the Fall 2015 Travel Season. 

    We had a very strong showing at tryouts. Players are being noticed and contracts have been sent out. 

    If you have not heard please call  GM Frank Scarpaci 941-400-9023 

    In the next several weeks we will be contacting all players to make sure they have either last year's uniform or those may need to order one for the upcoming season.

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    Florida Eels Heading Up North With 7 Summer Showcase teams.

    07/03/2015, 11:30am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

     

     Florida Eels Heading Up North With 7 Summer Showcase teams.

     

    In two weeks the Eels coaches and GM travel to Massachusetts with 2 teams at the USPHL Showcase in Marlboro Mass and one team at the Sr. Chowder Cup in Walpole Mass. Both showcases will be held July 16-19th 2015. We have a total of 60 players at these two events. There will be 10 veteran players coupled with 50 Eels Junior prospects. These showcases are the Elite in North America. They provide maximum exposure and visibility to players in terms of Pro and NCAA Scouts.

     

    The players will see in attendance scouts from the NHL AHL ECHL NCAA Div. 1 and 3 colleges and universities, USHL QMJHL OHL WHL and a myriad of Jr A teams. We have experienced a number of recruiters from the NTPD who have selected players right out of these venues.

     

    The Eels this Spring brought 4 teams to the Pro Am NHL Pre Draft and the USPHL Spring Showcase. There we had 80 players. July 23-26th the Eels will be hosting another two teams at the Jr. Chowder Cup. A 1999 and a 2000 team. These two teams will be futures for the Eels junior teams. The 2000 team is made up of almost all players from Mass and NJ and 2 boys form the Florida Eels Midget program. The 1999 team is made up of players from across the USA and Canada. July 31-Aug 2 the Eels will be hosting a 2002 and a 2001 team. These teams will also be nationally recruited players. These later two teams will also be futures to the Eels Midget Junior development teams.

     

    In grand total the Eels will be hosting 11 Spring and Summer Showcase teams. That has to be a USA leader in these special events. 

    EELS 2000 TEAM AN ALL NORTHERN EELS TEAM COMES TO LIFE

    06/07/2015, 8:45pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    EELS 2000 TEAM AN ALL NORTHERN EELS TEAM COMES TO LIFE

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    This year the Eels will host two teams at the Junior Chowder Cup. A 1999 and a 2000 team. The 1999 team roster was completed today. Meanwhile the 2000 Eels team was completed 3 weeks ago. That is completely an amazing accomplishment. Moreover, the 2000 team is made up of players from Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island and one from New Jersey.

    This should be a very good team. They are all very talented with a strong skill set. Coach Scarpaci is joined by Eels alumni Michael Busconi ( coaching this squad. No doubt some very serious seeds are being planted with this age group. 2000's are not eligible to play juniors this year but the boys will get a phenomenal take of highly competitive games while being scouted by the NTPD, NHL, College , Junior and Prep School Programs.

    Eels 1999 Junior Chowder Cup Team A Serious Contended

    06/07/2015, 8:45pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    The Florida Eels Just signed its remaining Jr. Chowder Cup 1999 players. GM Scarpaci recently traveled to Denver CO to the CCM Showcase and to Chicago Ill for the prestigious Global Showcase. At these events he signed 6 Canadian players 3 from Ontario 2 from Quebec. And one from Edmonton. A 7th player is a dual citizen Canadian/American.

    There are 8 boys from Florida and 5 from across the USA.

    This will be a very exciting team and we look forward to the games and hopefully a number of these players will come back to Florida and join our program.

    GM Scarpaci and his coaches Jason Bloomingburg and Frankie Scarpaci have been traveling across the USA scouting at 10 showcases thus far. We have been very busy scouting and recruiting and the Junior and mini chowder cup series helps us plant seeds for our future. With the 1999  and 2000 age group we will recruit players to join our midgets  for next season. In the works is a top Elite Ukrainian goalie expected to join the Eels midget team in the Fall of 2015. 

    Invite To Eels Summer Hockey Camps

    06/06/2015, 3:45am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Attention: All Eels Hockey Players

    Please take note that this year the Eels will be expecting our players to come into the season ready willing and able to meet the challenges of the upcoming season. Over the summer we are asking you to take the proper steps to help make you a better hockey player.

     

    That means getting the proper nutrition and sustaining a good diet. Now that you are out of school that hardly means you should consume unhealthy junk food. Your bodies are not depositories of waste. You are what you eat. Please try to maintain a good health diet. We also ask that you do not become couch potatoes. We need fit and able bodies next season.  We want to come into the season in shape.

     

    With that said there are three hockey camps that the Eels will be hosting at the Fort Myers Skatium. We know that most of you have attended these camps in the past and we look forward to you joining us this summer. The cost of our camps are definitely the most affordable in Florida. We have never raised our rates and continue to charge only $200.00 for the entire day thus enabling every family to afford to attend.

     

    This year Coach Frankie Scarpaci and Jason Bloomingburg will be the on ice instructors, along with several of your favorite junior players.

     

    Below is the camp schedule and weeks

    We look forward to you attending.

     

    Coach Frank

     

    Summer Camp Info

    Location: 
Fort Myers Skatium
 2250 Broadway
Fort Myers Fl 33901

    Dates: 
June 15th - 19th
 July 6th - 10th 
July 27th – 31st

    Camp drop off is at 8:30 am
 Ice times and Off – Ice: TBD

    Mites – Bantams stay from 8:30 am – 4 :00 pm
 Midgets and Juniors Done by noon
 Pick Up time is at 4:00 pm sharp

    Cost:
 Reduced to $200.00 for all players

    To enroll and register:
Complete Flyer at the rink or Contact: Frank Scarpaci Hockey Director 941-400-9023

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    Summer Camp

    2015 Florida Eels Summer Hockey Camps

    Take Your Game to The Next Level
Sharpen Your Competitive Edge

    • Power Skating and Technique
    • Creative Stick Handling
    • Passing…Delivery One-Touch and Receipt
    • Shooting with Speed and Accuracy
    • Puck Control and the Art of Deception
    • Individual Skill and Team Concepts 
    • Goaltending Training Technique and Style

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    Summer Camp Coaches

    Coaches

     Coaching Staff

    Lead Instructor: Frank Scarpaci III: Level 4 USA Hockey Advanced Coach. Head Coach Florida Eels USPHL Empire Team. Assistant Coach Florida Eels  USPHL Elite team. Coached USPHL & EJHL Spring and Summer College Showcase Tournament Teams. Coached the Pro Am International NHL Pre Draft, Sr. Chowder Cup teams and Jr. Chowder Cup teams. Head Coach and Lead Instructor for Florida Elite Hockey Summer Camps. Head Coach of Florida Eels Summer Hockey Schools. Northern USA Scout for the Florida Eel Junior team. Former NCAA Div. 3 men's ice hockey player Concordia University Wisconsin.

     

    

Jason Bloomingburg: Level 4 USA Hockey Advanced Coach.  Head Coach Florida Eels USPHL Team and  Assistant Coach Florida Eels Empire Junior Team. 2012-13 Selected as Head Coach of the EJHL South All Star Team. 2012 Coached EJHL Summer Showcase Tournament Teams.   Former Assistant Coach Texas Tornadoes NAHL 2012 National Champions. Former player with NAHL Texas Tornadoes winning a National Championship. Former NCAA Division I player Providence College and Wayne State University. Played professional hockey with the Alaska Aces, The Pensacola Ice Pilots and the August Lynx of the ECHL.

     

    Frank Scarpaci: Level 5 USA Hockey Masters Coach; Coaching junior hockey for three decades; Two National appearances at the Midget Level; Won USA Hockey Midget Silver Medal for Midgets; Five State Championships; Five USA Hockey District Appearances; USA Hockey South District Festival Coach; Selected as MJHL & SEJHL All-Star Coach several years; HNIB Coach three years; USPHL Spring and Summer Showcase teams, Pro Am Sr. Chowder Cup Coach and Pro Am NHL Pre Draft Coach.

     

     

     

     

    The Florida Eels Will Be Hosting A Very Strong Bantam and Midget U16  Teams For the Fall 2015 Travel Season. 

    We had a very strong showing at tryouts. Players are being noticed and contracts have been sent out. 

    If you have not heard please call  GM Frank Scarpaci 941-400-9023 

    In the next several weeks we will be contacting all players to make sure they have either last year's uniform or those may need to order one for the upcoming season.

    Fort Meyers Skatium

    Fort Meyers Skatium (click here for details)

    The Florida Eels The Premier College Placement Program in Junior Hockey

    The Florida Eels Expected to Place An Unprecedented 23 Players Into College for 2015-16

     

    We as Eels are very proud of all of our players who have moved to the Next Level: College. They came here for a reason.

     This week we were excited to report howFLORIDA EELS ALUMNI WINS ANOTHER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - ALEX PEPPER GOALIE NYU WINS ACHA DIV 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP”

    Alex Pepper is in fact the 3rd player form the Florida Eels who has gone on to attend and play for the prestigious NYU. The other two ironically also were goalies: Jake Widmire and Brian Taptick. No doubt all three boys are outstanding students as academics is a priority in the admissions consideration at NYU.

    NYU is amongst the top academic universities in the Nation. It stands up there with Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Cornell. Academics were the primary factor in the 3 Eel players in deciding where they ultimately would attend college. As often echoed by Coach Frank, the operative word in college hockey is “College”.

    When you graduate from NYU you are amongst the leaders and Elite individuals in society. Our government Leaders, Doctors, Engineers, Chemist, Lawyers’ Bankers and alike come from these colleges.  That is what we all strive for in our children. Of course the boys always aspire to move on and play for the NHL. But that is not the Eels focus. It is to get your child into the best college possible and play hockey while they are there. If an NCAA college is that selection great. But in many instances an ACHA Div. 1 program and sometimes such as NYU a Div. 2 program will trump that decision. Guys’ getting our children to college is truly our goal. That is the true reason why they are here. Please far too many get lost in the alphabet soup. Lets be proud of them. I am. We should encourage and applaud those accomplishments!!!

     We as Eels are very proud of all of our players who have moved to the Next Level: College. They came here for a reason. To fulfill their dreams and I know as GM of this program I am especially proud to have had an impact in moving them on to college.  To see them mature and   become another rich legacy in the Eels success stories..

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    Let The Tradition Continue Will Your Child Be Part Of It?

    Mid Day Bantam and Midget Training

    03/02/2015, 8:30pm EST
     
    By Frank Scarpaci

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    The Florida Eels Return its Roots In Offering High Level Week Day Training For Bantam and Midget Players. We would love to see your child join the ranks of these success stories.

     

    Here is a partial list of players who trained like this

     

    In the past the Eels offered mid day training to its bantam and midget players. Sure it is not for all but for those that found a way to make it happen it had significant impact on their hockey careers

     

     Mario Puskarich played Bantams for the Florida Eels, U16 Tier I for the Eels, Captain of the Florida Eels Junior team, NAHL, USHL Tier I USA Leading scorer BCHL Tier II Canada and college player of the year for NCAA University of Vermont.

     

    Cam Darcy played Bantam and midget for the Florida Eels. Played juniors for Florida Eels. NCAA Div. 1 Northeastern Univ. and Canadian Major Junior QMJHL Drafted by the NHL Tampa Bay Lighting

     

    RJ Boyd played Peewee Bantam Midget and Juniors Florida Eels Played Cushing Academy Prep USHL and drafted NHL Florida Panthers and currently plays for NCAA Men’s Michigan State Univ.

     

    Sammy Boyd Played Florida Eels Squirt Peewee Bantam Midget and Juniors Currently Plays NCAA Div. 3 U Mass Boston

     

    Richey Boyd Played Mite squirt peewee bantam midget and Juniors Florida Eels Cushing Academy drafted USHL Omaha Lancers Currently plays NCAA Div. 1 UNH.

     

    Chris Weiland Played Midget Florida Eels and then Castleton NCAA Div. 3 and SUNY Plattsburgh Div. 3

     

    Mike Cifelli Played Midget U16 Eels Texas Tornadoes NAHL and then NCAA Div. 3. Castleton State

     

    Teddy Ruth Played Bantam and Midget Florida Eels drafted NHL Washington Capitals and played NCAA Notre Dame.

     

    Clay Witt Played Bantam Florida Eels NCAA Then USHL and now starting goalie NCAA Div. 1 Northeastern Univ.

     

    David Limoges Bantam, Midget and Juniors Florida Eels Now NCAA Div. 3 Skidmore College.

     

    Kevin Murdock Played Peewee Bantam and Midget Florida Eels NCAA men’s Lake Superior

     

    Michia Williams Played Bantams Midget Florida Eels NCAA Div. 1 men’s college hockey Bentley College

     

    December 5th at noontime and December 7th at 8:00 am Rochester Junior Americans Face Off Against the Eels Empire Team at the Fort Myers Skatium


    Unity Will Prevail

    In a little over a week the Florida Eels Empire team will play host to the Rochester Junior Americans at the Fort Myers Skatium. This is an unprecedented event as Rochester being one of the top programs in the USPHL will be traveling to Southwest Florida to play the Florida Eels at home for two games vs. the Eels Empire team and two games vs. the Florida Jr. Blades.

     

    This is pretty special for the Eels as they and the Blades are the only two teams Rochester will be playing during their Florida debut. The Junior Americans are a very solid organization.  Last season, Rochester’s Elite team performed so exceptionally well they were elevated to a Premier team. This season, Rochester does not have an Elite team so their Empire team is their second level. These are high-end players who are pushing the envelope to play on their Premier team.

     

     The Junior Americans Empire team has some very talented players. For example, #28 Brenda McFall is their leading scorer. In 17 games he has 20 goals and 24 assist for 44 points. McFall is 4th in the entire Empire league in scoring. With him is # 93 William Shaffer is another sniper. In only 15 games he has 17 goals and 25 assist for 42 points. Shaffer is 6th overall in the Empire league in scoring. Then there is #71 Said Khamidov who in 18 games enjoys 17 goals 21 assist for 38 points.   Connor Rotenberg is an ever-present threat where he has in 17 games 7 goals and 10 assist for 17 points.

    On the Blueline they have one of the league’s top defenseman # 11 who is a playmaker where he boast 5 goals with 17 assist.

    These two matches are not exhibition or scrimmage games. They are regularly scheduled league games. Coach Frankie and his squad are not taking these two games lightly. They have a game plan and intend very much to execute on it. The Eels Empire team did quite well against the Northern teams at the IHC November Showcase. They went 2-1 in their contest and felt very comfortable. Even in their only loss it was against the New York Aviators who are the number one ranked Northern Empire team. In that match we only lost by 2-0 score. That team has defeated most opponents by double digits.

    Moreover, the Empire team has made a few changes in the past few weeks and they are really staring to come together. All of our guys are dialed in. Defense wins games and we need secondary scoring from the 3rd and 4th lines. Goaltending has been solid so the Eels are intending to win these two key games.

    In January another top Northern Team is making its way to Florida to play the Eels Empire team. The Syracuse Stars. Again these are great games for our boys who do not have to travel to the north to engage in these high level games.

     

     

     

     

    Being A Positive Sports Parent

    It is important to be supportive and respectful, not only of your child, but also of the others on the team and of the coaches. As a parent, you have the power to help shape your youth athlete’s attitude about sports.

    It’s natural to get excited when watching your child play but it is important to keep your emotions in check on game day. Here are some tips to help you:

    1. Be supportive before the competition even starts. Tell your youth athlete you are proud, regardless of how well he/she plays.
    2. Remind them that it’s normal to be nervous and to have fun even when playing hard.
    3. Let the coaches coach; avoid instructing your child or other players from the sidelines.
    4. Cheer for good plays and great efforts by both teams.
    5. When the game ends, set a good example for your child by thanking the officials, coaches, teammates and opposing teams for their efforts.

    After following these guidelines, go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back! And know that your support role doesn't end there.

    Consider these three tips when talking with your children after they compete:

    • Talk only when your child is ready. If your youth athlete wants to talk about the game, he/she will bring it up, maybe even on the ride home. If it seems like he/she doesn't feel like talking, respect that. Pushing your child to discuss a game, play-by-play, especially if he/she did not perform well, may turn them off sports and decrease his/her desire to share his/her thoughts with you or ask your opinion.
    • Ask open-ended questions. Once the conversation begins, keep it going by asking questions your child can't answer with a simple "yes" or "no." For example, ask, “What did you think was your team’s best play of the game?” and "How did you feel about the close call at first base?"
    • Listen carefully. If you're experienced in the sport your child plays, it might be tempting to jump in and share your own stories as they are telling theirs. Be patient; make a conscious effort to listen to what they have to say about their experience. Let your youth athlete take control of the conversation, help them process their thoughts and emotions, and then determine whether or not there's a life lesson you can impart.

    Be positive. Remind your child that you are proud of them, especially when the outcome doesn't go their way.

    When you support your child before and during a game, and communicate with them effectively after the game, they will not only have a strong mental attitude, but they will also be more coachable, optimistic, and better able to handle the inevitable losses that are part of the youth sports experience.


     

    College Tour


    Off to College

    This week we announced the plans for our College Tour while in Boston

    We will leave Ft Myers Florida by bus Wed Jan 7th & arrive Thursday in Marlboro Ma Jan 8th 2015
    That evening we will all get a quick dinner and off to watch a NCAA College hockey game. Game TBA.

    Jan 9th Friday morning quite early approx. 7 am we will depart by bus as a program and visit 2-3 colleges. Schools TBA

    Friday evening we will go and attend a NCAA College game.

    This will give each player a chance to visit 2-3 schools and watch 2 games = 4 teams.

    Jan 10th Saturday morning the Empire team (Optional for Elite players as the have an evening game) another visit to another college. 

    Jan 11 Sunday no college visits Elite and Empire teams both have 2 games each.

    Jan 12th Monday no college visits each team has 1 game 

    Jan 12th The Eels will leave to return to Florida after games.

    *
    Note 1994 Eels Elite and Empire players along with a select number of 1995 players are being offered the chance to remain with coach Frank and Bloomingburg to attend schools Tuesday Wed and Thursday. We will target approx. 6 colleges for tour.

    This second phase is not part of the regular Eels program. The players will need to make plane reservations back home late on Thursday Jan 15th.
    We will suggest the flight to take. 
    Players will have to pay for own hotel rooms 4 per room approx. $50 per night
    Players need to share cost of vans and gas $150 for the period.
    Pay for their own food Hopefully hotels will have breakfast
    Pro-rata share of Coach Bloomingburg’s plane ticket $25.

    Please note that this trip is extremely popular and very worthwhile for the players who are planning on attending college in the fall of 2015. Players get to kick the tires if you will.  They get to see the schools, dorms etc. However, it makes s no sense for players to go who are not destined and targeted to attend college next fall. You have time and it would not be a wise allocation of funds. This is not a field trip. You will be also missing valuable practice time back in Florida.

    Also, we fully understand and appreciate that funds are limited with all players and families. If you cannot afford to do this additional college tour do not panic. We can do the virtual tours on the web of collegs that many of the college web sites have. But there is no doubt this has enormous upside.

    Players need to get their college letters in as I instructed. They need to have written to admissions offices. Letters t o coaches and gone to the college web sites and filled out recruiting profiles. They should have their high school transcripts sent to the colleges even if it is unofficial. They should have obtained 3 letters of recommendation. They help enormously. For schools they have a definite desire to attend they need and should fill out their college applications. Also by now you all should have compiled a DVD of 12 + clips 15 seconds each segment. This should be of goals or assist for forwards and defenseman. You should also show good plays back check fore-check, solid hits. For goalies save saves etc.


    If parents and players have any questions please fell free to call me. I am available Friday Dec 5th 5 pm - - 9 pm
    Saturday Dec 6th 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Sunday Dec 7th noon -7pm

    I need a definite answer no later than Sunday evening 9:00 pm
    Look forward to hearing from you

    Thanks 
    Frank Scarpaci
    Florida Eels GM 
    941-400-9023

    Florida Eels Junior Website

    For a more info on the Florida Eels USPHL Elite and Empire teams go to the above web site

    Peewees Bantams and U16 Midgets Gear Up For Christmas Tournament

    The kids are so excited about the up coming games..........

    Florida Eels Juniors Had 6 Teams & 120 Players Showcased at These Venues


    No Doubt Eels Players Get Recruited

     

     

    Chowder Cup Scouts  
    Marty Abrams Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
    Mike Addessa Calgary Flames (NHL)
    Peter Alden CT. Wolf Pack (EHL)
    Tony Amonte Thayer (Prep)
    Dan Armstrong Brockville Braves (CCHA)
    Craig Badger The Gunnery (Prep)
    Ryan Bailey Canterbury (Prep)
    Robbie Barker Lawrence Academy (Prep)
    Ben Barr Western Michigan (NCAA D1)
    Joe Beal Sacred Heart (NCAA D1)
    David Berard Holy Cross (NCAA D1)
    Rick Bennett Union (NCAA D1)
    Paul Billing Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
    Todd Bracket Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
    Vinny Bohr Topeka Capitals (NAHL)
    David Borgess Stonehill College (NCAA D3)
    Dean Boylan Phillips Andover Academy (Prep)
    John Burgess Suffolk University (NCAA D3)
    Mathieu Castonguay Northwood School
    Jason Cerenzia St. Georges (Prep)
    TJ Clarke Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL)
    Larry Cockrell Governor's Academy (Prep)
    Carl Corrazzini St. Marks (Prep)
    Cliff Cook NY Aviators (USPHL)
    Brendan Collins USHR
    Matt Curley Bentley (NCAA D1)
    Bob Crocker Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
    Mike Cusack Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
    Derek Cunha Williston Northhampton School (Prep)
    David Cunniff Worchester Shark (AHL)
    Kevin Cunningham Connecticut College (NCAA D3)
    Al Cusson Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)
    Tony Dalessio NH Jr. Monarchs (EHL)
    John Dean North York Rangers (OJHL)
    Rich Decaprio Bosotn Jr. Rangers (EHL)
    Pat Desir Moses Brown
    Scott Drevitch Boston Bandits (EHL)
    Dan Driscoll Berkshire School (Prep)
    Tad Doherty Becker College (NCAA D3)
    Jerry Domish Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (EHL)
    Craig Doremus New York Bobcats (EHL)
    Rick Dorual Hawsbury Hawks (CCHA)
    Ted Donato Harvard (NCAA D1)
    Nate Dudley Babson (NCAA D3)
    Keith Dupee Lawrenceville (Prep)
    Jerome Dupont Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
    Cam Ellsworth Umass Lowell (NCAA D1)
    Scott Frank Cape Cod Islanders
    Doug Friedman Kents Hill School (Prep)
    Jason Fortier Toronto Lakeshore Patriots (OJHL)
    Brain Gallagher Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (EHL)
    John Gardner Avon Od Farms (Prep)
    Mathew Greason  Trinity College (NCAA D3)
    Matt Goethels Pomfret (Prep)
    Peter Goulet Napean Raiders (CCHA)
    Guu Girourd  CIH Academy
    Steve Greely Boston University (NCAA D1)
    Rich Guberti Fordham University
    Jason Guerriero Yale (NCAA D1)
    Ben Guite Maine (NCAA D1)
    Rob Haberbusch Hamilton College (NCAA D3)
    Chris Hall Colby College (NCAA D3)
    Ryan Hardy USNTDP
    Josh Hand Manhattanville College (NCAA D3)
    Michael Haviland Colorado College (NCAA D1)
    Andy Heinze Valley Jr. Warriors (EHL)
    Ian Henderson  Hawksbury Hawks (CCHL)
    Steve Hoar Becker College (NCAA D3)
    Rob Hutchinson Trinity-Pawling School (Prep)
    Steve Jacobs NE Wolves (EHL)
    Paul Jennings Gloucester Rangers (CCHL)
    Dan Jewell Hamilton College (NCAA D3)
    Matt Johnson Tri City Storm (USHL)
    Kiernan Joyce Sherbrook Phoenix (QMJHL)
    Matt Keating Tufts (NCAA D3)
    Jerry Keefe Northeastern University (NCAA D1)
    Casey Keselring New Hampton School (Prep)
    Paul Kirtland  Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)
    Tom Kowal WBS Knights (EHL)
    Eric Lang Army (NCAA D1)
    Trevor Large Canisius College (NCAA D1)
    Jay Leach Maine (NCAA D1)
    Nate Leaman Providence College (NCAA D1)
    Chris Line Vermont Lumberjacks (EHL)
    Mark Lotito NJ Avalanche
    Bob Luccini Carolina Panthers (NHL)
    Chris Locker Shattucks St. Mary's
    Jon Lounsbury  Walpole Express (EHL)
    RC Lyke Richmond Generals (USPHL)
    Jon Kirk National Sports Academy
    David MacDonald Advisor
    Ian Macinnis Cornwall Colts (CCHL)
    Jim Madigan Northeastern University (NCAA D1)
    Bill Maniscalco Avon Old Farms (Prep)
    CJ Marottolo Sacred Heart (NCAA D1)
    Geoff Marottolo Advisor
    Kris Mayotte Providence College (NCAA D1)
    Eric McCambly Daniel Webster College
    Dave McCauley Bay State Breakers (USPHL)
    Jon McCourt Endicott College (NCAA D3)
    Scott McDougal Sacred Heart (NCAA D1)
    Ed McGolgan Washington Capitals (NHL)
    Will McNally Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)
    Bob Miele Westfield State (NCAA D3)
    Steve Miller Providence College (NCAA D1)
    Paul Merritt Buffalo Sabers (NHL)
    Jon Morin Phillips Andover Academy (Prep)
    Vincent Montalbano St. Louis Blues (NHL)
    Fred Myers  East Coast Wizards (EHL)
    Steve Needham Wesleyan University (NCAA D3)
    Frank O'Connor Northern Cyclones (EHL)
    Chris O'Donnell Salmon Arm (BCHL)
    Dave O'Donnel South Shore Kings (USPHL)
    Bill O'Neill Salem State College (NCAA D3)
    Greg Osborne  Pomfret (Prep)
    Devin Payne Brockville Braves (CCHA)
    Juliano Pagliero Holy Cross (NCAA D1)
    Jon Park  WBS Knights (EHL)
    Brian Parriso Casper Coyotes (WSHL)
    Dave Peers  Jr. Wolfpack (EHL)
    Brett Provost South Kent  (Prep)
    Derek Richards Olympia Sports Management
    David Quinn Boston University (NCAA D1)
    Brett Riley Charlottetown Islanders
    Rob Riley Columbue Blue Jackets (NHL)
    Cam Robichaud NH Jr. Monarch (EHL)
    Frank Robinson Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
    Rocky Romanella University of Delaware
    Larry Rocha St. Anselm (NCAA D3)
    Peter Roundy Trinity College (NCAA D3)
    Lou Santini NY Applecore (EHL)
    Patrick Schafer Providence Capitals (USPHL)
    Gary Shuchuk University Of Wisconsin (NCAA D1)
    Rod Simmons NH Fighting Spirit
    Dave Spinale Xavarian (Catholic)
    Todd Sterling Boston Bandits (EHL)
    Jean St. Pierre McGill University
    Jon Sokolski Millbrook School (Prep)
    Vincent Soriento Millbrook School (Prep)
    Mike Souza Uconn (NCAA D1)
    Bob Thorton New Jersey Rockets (EHL)
    Brain Troy Winchendon School
    Jim Troy MSS Sports
    Ron Tugnutt Kemptville 73's (CCHL)
    Brain Umansky Islanders HC (USPHL)
    Nick Unger National Sports Academy
    Mike Warde Bridgton Academy
    William Weiand Northern Cyclones (EHL)
    Steve Wiedler Curry College (NCAA D3)
    Brendan Whittet Brown University (NCAA D1)
    Mark Yates Central Scouting (NHL)/ Halifax (QMJHL)
    Brain Young  Oswego State (NCAA D3)