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    Bantam and Midgets Undergoing Pre-Season Training

    08/26/2015, 6:15am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    We are seeing Desire Heart Determination Like Never Before

     

    Bantam and Midgets Undergoing Pre-Season Training

     

    This week the Bantams and Midget players are training very hard to prepare for the upcoming season and particularly the Ellenton Labor Day Tournament. The players arrived Monday and Tuesday at 6:00 pm and some 1 or two hours early to get additional workouts. The key here is there has been 99% turnout on these days and guess what? These have been purely and strictly off ice sessions. Yes indeed. All Dry Land strength and conditioning. Now that is impressive. On Monday, the workouts have been teamed by Coach Frank and 7 of his junior players. A good 1 ¼ of an hour minimum. On Tuesday Coach Matt and Ms. Miranda took over the Bantam squad.

     

    The Dry Land Training and conditioning will continue Wed and Thursday of this week. The key here is to utilize every opportunity to get the players in condition for the season. In fact the off ice drills and conditioning is as important as ice drills. I must say it is so gratifying to see all of our players dialed in. I mean committed. It shows us the level of determination these players have this season. We knew when we took so may of our players to Boston for the Sr. Junior and Mini Chowder Cups that the level of intensity and commitment would transcend back to Florida. So many of our players got a first hand look and experienced what the “Next Level” of hockey is all about. These guys are delivering that experience to their teammates. But even the players who were not able to join us in Boston have come this year with an invigorated spirit. A burning desire to be the best.

     

    On Wed and Thursday the players will also get to tough the ice for the first time. Coach Frank bought extra ice this week to give our players a better edge for the up coming Ellenton Labor Day Tournament. This way the players will have 4 opportunities to gel on the ice and get acquainted. 

     

    The regular season starts Sept. 20th for the Bantams. Thus the Bantams will have undergone 8 practices before the regular season games and 3-4 games at the Labor Day Tournament. Clearly that ought to put them in good stead. We will have as many off ice sessions as well.

     

    The midgets with games on the 13th of Sept will have 6 practices plus the Labor Day games. Like the Bantams they too will get the Dry Land conditioning.

     

    We are very excited about both teams this season. Truly we believe we have the right coaches in place and with the assistance of our junior players to augment such training we will some keen development of our players this season.

    Banatam and Midget Pre Season Training

    08/23/2015, 3:15pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Revised Schedule

     Attention:

    All Florida Eels Midgets and Bantams

     

    Special Training Week of August 24th – 28th

     

    I have moved up ice practices for one week

    We will have ice next week. Since we are playing in the Ellenton Ice Center Labor Day Tournament I decided it would be beneficial to get our players on the ice one week early.

     

    The coaches and I also strongly believe we should start special off ice conditioning next week as well. The Labor Day Tournament is a big one and it will help us enormously to get things going

     

    According, next Monday and Tuesday we are asking all Bantam and Midget players to be at the Fort Myers Skatium at 6:00 pm sharp. They will not be going on the ice.  The players will be doing off ice conditioning. We will be working out side. So you must bring running shorts and a T Shirt. It will go for one hour

     

    At 7:00 pm there will be a meeting for both teams regarding sticks. If you want to be part of a major bulk stick order you must be present.

     

    On Wednesday off ice is at 6:00 pm as well. 35 minutes

    On ice (Shared) 7:00 pm Bantams and midgets

     

    On Thursday Bantams will have ice at 6:00 pm Therefore Bantams must be here at 5:00 pm for off ice conditioning 35 minutes

     

    Meeting at 7:15 for team and parents

     

    On Thursday Midgets have ice at 7:00 pm. Therefore off ice is at 6:00 pm 35 minutes.

     

    Meeting is at 8:15 pm

     

    Bantam Team Manager Miranda Plate

    Midget Team Manager Kim Stitt

     

    We realize that next week is the first week back at school. But we are trying to do all of the things to make this season a special one and conditioning is fundamental. So we are asking every player and parent to do more than their best to make all of the off ice conditioning times. I am bringing some of my top junior players to help mentor Monday and Tuesday. They are volunteering their time and energies after working 40 hours so we ask the same commitment.

     

    During the playing season the coaches will set out a 2-day off ice training program for bantams and 3 days for midgets.

     

     

    Eels Summer Camp A Complete Success

    07/07/2015, 7:30pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Come Join The Fun....That is what it is all about

    Come Join The Fun....That is what it is all about

     Sixty Plus Players Join Eels Summer Camp

    The Eels kicked off one of its most productive summer hockey camps with 20+ Mites and Squirts

    Another 20 as Peewee and Bantam and another 20+ at the Midget and Junior level

    We have three players from Switzerland, 2 from, players from Colorado 3 from Massachusetts one from New Jersey one Germany 2 from Russian and one Latvia

     

    The Eels Camp is extremely popular as it combines individual skill team concepts and cross-athletic training in soccer volleyball running aerobics and other hockey specific skills.

     

    The players also enjoy open skate where they get to skate an additional 3 hours a day improving their ice-skating.

     

    Again for anyone interested in joining us for the last 3 days we will gladly pro rate your fees.

     

    The Camp is for all players and levels. House rec, travel    

    All are welcome. 

     

     

    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.

    More News

    Bantam and Midgets Undergoing Pre-Season Training

    08/26/2015, 6:15am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    We are seeing Desire Heart Determination Like Never Before

     

    Bantam and Midgets Undergoing Pre-Season Training

     

    This week the Bantams and Midget players are training very hard to prepare for the upcoming season and particularly the Ellenton Labor Day Tournament. The players arrived Monday and Tuesday at 6:00 pm and some 1 or two hours early to get additional workouts. The key here is there has been 99% turnout on these days and guess what? These have been purely and strictly off ice sessions. Yes indeed. All Dry Land strength and conditioning. Now that is impressive. On Monday, the workouts have been teamed by Coach Frank and 7 of his junior players. A good 1 ¼ of an hour minimum. On Tuesday Coach Matt and Ms. Miranda took over the Bantam squad.

     

    The Dry Land Training and conditioning will continue Wed and Thursday of this week. The key here is to utilize every opportunity to get the players in condition for the season. In fact the off ice drills and conditioning is as important as ice drills. I must say it is so gratifying to see all of our players dialed in. I mean committed. It shows us the level of determination these players have this season. We knew when we took so may of our players to Boston for the Sr. Junior and Mini Chowder Cups that the level of intensity and commitment would transcend back to Florida. So many of our players got a first hand look and experienced what the “Next Level” of hockey is all about. These guys are delivering that experience to their teammates. But even the players who were not able to join us in Boston have come this year with an invigorated spirit. A burning desire to be the best.

     

    On Wed and Thursday the players will also get to tough the ice for the first time. Coach Frank bought extra ice this week to give our players a better edge for the up coming Ellenton Labor Day Tournament. This way the players will have 4 opportunities to gel on the ice and get acquainted. 

     

    The regular season starts Sept. 20th for the Bantams. Thus the Bantams will have undergone 8 practices before the regular season games and 3-4 games at the Labor Day Tournament. Clearly that ought to put them in good stead. We will have as many off ice sessions as well.

     

    The midgets with games on the 13th of Sept will have 6 practices plus the Labor Day games. Like the Bantams they too will get the Dry Land conditioning.

     

    We are very excited about both teams this season. Truly we believe we have the right coaches in place and with the assistance of our junior players to augment such training we will some keen development of our players this season.

    Banatam and Midget Pre Season Training

    08/23/2015, 3:15pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Revised Schedule

     Attention:

    All Florida Eels Midgets and Bantams

     

    Special Training Week of August 24th – 28th

     

    I have moved up ice practices for one week

    We will have ice next week. Since we are playing in the Ellenton Ice Center Labor Day Tournament I decided it would be beneficial to get our players on the ice one week early.

     

    The coaches and I also strongly believe we should start special off ice conditioning next week as well. The Labor Day Tournament is a big one and it will help us enormously to get things going

     

    According, next Monday and Tuesday we are asking all Bantam and Midget players to be at the Fort Myers Skatium at 6:00 pm sharp. They will not be going on the ice.  The players will be doing off ice conditioning. We will be working out side. So you must bring running shorts and a T Shirt. It will go for one hour

     

    At 7:00 pm there will be a meeting for both teams regarding sticks. If you want to be part of a major bulk stick order you must be present.

     

    On Wednesday off ice is at 6:00 pm as well. 35 minutes

    On ice (Shared) 7:00 pm Bantams and midgets

     

    On Thursday Bantams will have ice at 6:00 pm Therefore Bantams must be here at 5:00 pm for off ice conditioning 35 minutes

     

    Meeting at 7:15 for team and parents

     

    On Thursday Midgets have ice at 7:00 pm. Therefore off ice is at 6:00 pm 35 minutes.

     

    Meeting is at 8:15 pm

     

    Bantam Team Manager Miranda Plate

    Midget Team Manager Kim Stitt

     

    We realize that next week is the first week back at school. But we are trying to do all of the things to make this season a special one and conditioning is fundamental. So we are asking every player and parent to do more than their best to make all of the off ice conditioning times. I am bringing some of my top junior players to help mentor Monday and Tuesday. They are volunteering their time and energies after working 40 hours so we ask the same commitment.

     

    During the playing season the coaches will set out a 2-day off ice training program for bantams and 3 days for midgets.

     

     

    Eels Summer Camp A Complete Success

    07/07/2015, 7:30pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Come Join The Fun....That is what it is all about

    Come Join The Fun....That is what it is all about

     Sixty Plus Players Join Eels Summer Camp

    The Eels kicked off one of its most productive summer hockey camps with 20+ Mites and Squirts

    Another 20 as Peewee and Bantam and another 20+ at the Midget and Junior level

    We have three players from Switzerland, 2 from, players from Colorado 3 from Massachusetts one from New Jersey one Germany 2 from Russian and one Latvia

     

    The Eels Camp is extremely popular as it combines individual skill team concepts and cross-athletic training in soccer volleyball running aerobics and other hockey specific skills.

     

    The players also enjoy open skate where they get to skate an additional 3 hours a day improving their ice-skating.

     

    Again for anyone interested in joining us for the last 3 days we will gladly pro rate your fees.

     

    The Camp is for all players and levels. House rec, travel    

    All are welcome. 

     

     

    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.

    More News

    Bantam and Midgets Undergoing Pre-Season Training

    08/26/2015, 6:15am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    We are seeing Desire Heart Determination Like Never Before

     

    Bantam and Midgets Undergoing Pre-Season Training

     

    This week the Bantams and Midget players are training very hard to prepare for the upcoming season and particularly the Ellenton Labor Day Tournament. The players arrived Monday and Tuesday at 6:00 pm and some 1 or two hours early to get additional workouts. The key here is there has been 99% turnout on these days and guess what? These have been purely and strictly off ice sessions. Yes indeed. All Dry Land strength and conditioning. Now that is impressive. On Monday, the workouts have been teamed by Coach Frank and 7 of his junior players. A good 1 ¼ of an hour minimum. On Tuesday Coach Matt and Ms. Miranda took over the Bantam squad.

     

    The Dry Land Training and conditioning will continue Wed and Thursday of this week. The key here is to utilize every opportunity to get the players in condition for the season. In fact the off ice drills and conditioning is as important as ice drills. I must say it is so gratifying to see all of our players dialed in. I mean committed. It shows us the level of determination these players have this season. We knew when we took so may of our players to Boston for the Sr. Junior and Mini Chowder Cups that the level of intensity and commitment would transcend back to Florida. So many of our players got a first hand look and experienced what the “Next Level” of hockey is all about. These guys are delivering that experience to their teammates. But even the players who were not able to join us in Boston have come this year with an invigorated spirit. A burning desire to be the best.

     

    On Wed and Thursday the players will also get to tough the ice for the first time. Coach Frank bought extra ice this week to give our players a better edge for the up coming Ellenton Labor Day Tournament. This way the players will have 4 opportunities to gel on the ice and get acquainted. 

     

    The regular season starts Sept. 20th for the Bantams. Thus the Bantams will have undergone 8 practices before the regular season games and 3-4 games at the Labor Day Tournament. Clearly that ought to put them in good stead. We will have as many off ice sessions as well.

     

    The midgets with games on the 13th of Sept will have 6 practices plus the Labor Day games. Like the Bantams they too will get the Dry Land conditioning.

     

    We are very excited about both teams this season. Truly we believe we have the right coaches in place and with the assistance of our junior players to augment such training we will some keen development of our players this season.

    Banatam and Midget Pre Season Training

    08/23/2015, 3:15pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Revised Schedule

     Attention:

    All Florida Eels Midgets and Bantams

     

    Special Training Week of August 24th – 28th

     

    I have moved up ice practices for one week

    We will have ice next week. Since we are playing in the Ellenton Ice Center Labor Day Tournament I decided it would be beneficial to get our players on the ice one week early.

     

    The coaches and I also strongly believe we should start special off ice conditioning next week as well. The Labor Day Tournament is a big one and it will help us enormously to get things going

     

    According, next Monday and Tuesday we are asking all Bantam and Midget players to be at the Fort Myers Skatium at 6:00 pm sharp. They will not be going on the ice.  The players will be doing off ice conditioning. We will be working out side. So you must bring running shorts and a T Shirt. It will go for one hour

     

    At 7:00 pm there will be a meeting for both teams regarding sticks. If you want to be part of a major bulk stick order you must be present.

     

    On Wednesday off ice is at 6:00 pm as well. 35 minutes

    On ice (Shared) 7:00 pm Bantams and midgets

     

    On Thursday Bantams will have ice at 6:00 pm Therefore Bantams must be here at 5:00 pm for off ice conditioning 35 minutes

     

    Meeting at 7:15 for team and parents

     

    On Thursday Midgets have ice at 7:00 pm. Therefore off ice is at 6:00 pm 35 minutes.

     

    Meeting is at 8:15 pm

     

    Bantam Team Manager Miranda Plate

    Midget Team Manager Kim Stitt

     

    We realize that next week is the first week back at school. But we are trying to do all of the things to make this season a special one and conditioning is fundamental. So we are asking every player and parent to do more than their best to make all of the off ice conditioning times. I am bringing some of my top junior players to help mentor Monday and Tuesday. They are volunteering their time and energies after working 40 hours so we ask the same commitment.

     

    During the playing season the coaches will set out a 2-day off ice training program for bantams and 3 days for midgets.

     

     

    Eels Summer Camp A Complete Success

    07/07/2015, 7:30pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Come Join The Fun....That is what it is all about

    Come Join The Fun....That is what it is all about

     Sixty Plus Players Join Eels Summer Camp

    The Eels kicked off one of its most productive summer hockey camps with 20+ Mites and Squirts

    Another 20 as Peewee and Bantam and another 20+ at the Midget and Junior level

    We have three players from Switzerland, 2 from, players from Colorado 3 from Massachusetts one from New Jersey one Germany 2 from Russian and one Latvia

     

    The Eels Camp is extremely popular as it combines individual skill team concepts and cross-athletic training in soccer volleyball running aerobics and other hockey specific skills.

     

    The players also enjoy open skate where they get to skate an additional 3 hours a day improving their ice-skating.

     

    Again for anyone interested in joining us for the last 3 days we will gladly pro rate your fees.

     

    The Camp is for all players and levels. House rec, travel    

    All are welcome. 

     

     

    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.

    More News

    Bantam and Midgets Undergoing Pre-Season Training

    08/26/2015, 6:15am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    We are seeing Desire Heart Determination Like Never Before

     

    Bantam and Midgets Undergoing Pre-Season Training

     

    This week the Bantams and Midget players are training very hard to prepare for the upcoming season and particularly the Ellenton Labor Day Tournament. The players arrived Monday and Tuesday at 6:00 pm and some 1 or two hours early to get additional workouts. The key here is there has been 99% turnout on these days and guess what? These have been purely and strictly off ice sessions. Yes indeed. All Dry Land strength and conditioning. Now that is impressive. On Monday, the workouts have been teamed by Coach Frank and 7 of his junior players. A good 1 ¼ of an hour minimum. On Tuesday Coach Matt and Ms. Miranda took over the Bantam squad.

     

    The Dry Land Training and conditioning will continue Wed and Thursday of this week. The key here is to utilize every opportunity to get the players in condition for the season. In fact the off ice drills and conditioning is as important as ice drills. I must say it is so gratifying to see all of our players dialed in. I mean committed. It shows us the level of determination these players have this season. We knew when we took so may of our players to Boston for the Sr. Junior and Mini Chowder Cups that the level of intensity and commitment would transcend back to Florida. So many of our players got a first hand look and experienced what the “Next Level” of hockey is all about. These guys are delivering that experience to their teammates. But even the players who were not able to join us in Boston have come this year with an invigorated spirit. A burning desire to be the best.

     

    On Wed and Thursday the players will also get to tough the ice for the first time. Coach Frank bought extra ice this week to give our players a better edge for the up coming Ellenton Labor Day Tournament. This way the players will have 4 opportunities to gel on the ice and get acquainted. 

     

    The regular season starts Sept. 20th for the Bantams. Thus the Bantams will have undergone 8 practices before the regular season games and 3-4 games at the Labor Day Tournament. Clearly that ought to put them in good stead. We will have as many off ice sessions as well.

     

    The midgets with games on the 13th of Sept will have 6 practices plus the Labor Day games. Like the Bantams they too will get the Dry Land conditioning.

     

    We are very excited about both teams this season. Truly we believe we have the right coaches in place and with the assistance of our junior players to augment such training we will some keen development of our players this season.

    Banatam and Midget Pre Season Training

    08/23/2015, 3:15pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Revised Schedule

     Attention:

    All Florida Eels Midgets and Bantams

     

    Special Training Week of August 24th – 28th

     

    I have moved up ice practices for one week

    We will have ice next week. Since we are playing in the Ellenton Ice Center Labor Day Tournament I decided it would be beneficial to get our players on the ice one week early.

     

    The coaches and I also strongly believe we should start special off ice conditioning next week as well. The Labor Day Tournament is a big one and it will help us enormously to get things going

     

    According, next Monday and Tuesday we are asking all Bantam and Midget players to be at the Fort Myers Skatium at 6:00 pm sharp. They will not be going on the ice.  The players will be doing off ice conditioning. We will be working out side. So you must bring running shorts and a T Shirt. It will go for one hour

     

    At 7:00 pm there will be a meeting for both teams regarding sticks. If you want to be part of a major bulk stick order you must be present.

     

    On Wednesday off ice is at 6:00 pm as well. 35 minutes

    On ice (Shared) 7:00 pm Bantams and midgets

     

    On Thursday Bantams will have ice at 6:00 pm Therefore Bantams must be here at 5:00 pm for off ice conditioning 35 minutes

     

    Meeting at 7:15 for team and parents

     

    On Thursday Midgets have ice at 7:00 pm. Therefore off ice is at 6:00 pm 35 minutes.

     

    Meeting is at 8:15 pm

     

    Bantam Team Manager Miranda Plate

    Midget Team Manager Kim Stitt

     

    We realize that next week is the first week back at school. But we are trying to do all of the things to make this season a special one and conditioning is fundamental. So we are asking every player and parent to do more than their best to make all of the off ice conditioning times. I am bringing some of my top junior players to help mentor Monday and Tuesday. They are volunteering their time and energies after working 40 hours so we ask the same commitment.

     

    During the playing season the coaches will set out a 2-day off ice training program for bantams and 3 days for midgets.

     

     

    Eels Summer Camp A Complete Success

    07/07/2015, 7:30pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Come Join The Fun....That is what it is all about

    Come Join The Fun....That is what it is all about

     Sixty Plus Players Join Eels Summer Camp

    The Eels kicked off one of its most productive summer hockey camps with 20+ Mites and Squirts

    Another 20 as Peewee and Bantam and another 20+ at the Midget and Junior level

    We have three players from Switzerland, 2 from, players from Colorado 3 from Massachusetts one from New Jersey one Germany 2 from Russian and one Latvia

     

    The Eels Camp is extremely popular as it combines individual skill team concepts and cross-athletic training in soccer volleyball running aerobics and other hockey specific skills.

     

    The players also enjoy open skate where they get to skate an additional 3 hours a day improving their ice-skating.

     

    Again for anyone interested in joining us for the last 3 days we will gladly pro rate your fees.

     

    The Camp is for all players and levels. House rec, travel    

    All are welcome. 

     

     

    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 
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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.

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    Bantam and Midgets Undergoing Pre-Season Training

    08/26/2015, 6:15am EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    We are seeing Desire Heart Determination Like Never Before

     

    Bantam and Midgets Undergoing Pre-Season Training

     

    This week the Bantams and Midget players are training very hard to prepare for the upcoming season and particularly the Ellenton Labor Day Tournament. The players arrived Monday and Tuesday at 6:00 pm and some 1 or two hours early to get additional workouts. The key here is there has been 99% turnout on these days and guess what? These have been purely and strictly off ice sessions. Yes indeed. All Dry Land strength and conditioning. Now that is impressive. On Monday, the workouts have been teamed by Coach Frank and 7 of his junior players. A good 1 ¼ of an hour minimum. On Tuesday Coach Matt and Ms. Miranda took over the Bantam squad.

     

    The Dry Land Training and conditioning will continue Wed and Thursday of this week. The key here is to utilize every opportunity to get the players in condition for the season. In fact the off ice drills and conditioning is as important as ice drills. I must say it is so gratifying to see all of our players dialed in. I mean committed. It shows us the level of determination these players have this season. We knew when we took so may of our players to Boston for the Sr. Junior and Mini Chowder Cups that the level of intensity and commitment would transcend back to Florida. So many of our players got a first hand look and experienced what the “Next Level” of hockey is all about. These guys are delivering that experience to their teammates. But even the players who were not able to join us in Boston have come this year with an invigorated spirit. A burning desire to be the best.

     

    On Wed and Thursday the players will also get to tough the ice for the first time. Coach Frank bought extra ice this week to give our players a better edge for the up coming Ellenton Labor Day Tournament. This way the players will have 4 opportunities to gel on the ice and get acquainted. 

     

    The regular season starts Sept. 20th for the Bantams. Thus the Bantams will have undergone 8 practices before the regular season games and 3-4 games at the Labor Day Tournament. Clearly that ought to put them in good stead. We will have as many off ice sessions as well.

     

    The midgets with games on the 13th of Sept will have 6 practices plus the Labor Day games. Like the Bantams they too will get the Dry Land conditioning.

     

    We are very excited about both teams this season. Truly we believe we have the right coaches in place and with the assistance of our junior players to augment such training we will some keen development of our players this season.

    Banatam and Midget Pre Season Training

    08/23/2015, 3:15pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Revised Schedule

     Attention:

    All Florida Eels Midgets and Bantams

     

    Special Training Week of August 24th – 28th

     

    I have moved up ice practices for one week

    We will have ice next week. Since we are playing in the Ellenton Ice Center Labor Day Tournament I decided it would be beneficial to get our players on the ice one week early.

     

    The coaches and I also strongly believe we should start special off ice conditioning next week as well. The Labor Day Tournament is a big one and it will help us enormously to get things going

     

    According, next Monday and Tuesday we are asking all Bantam and Midget players to be at the Fort Myers Skatium at 6:00 pm sharp. They will not be going on the ice.  The players will be doing off ice conditioning. We will be working out side. So you must bring running shorts and a T Shirt. It will go for one hour

     

    At 7:00 pm there will be a meeting for both teams regarding sticks. If you want to be part of a major bulk stick order you must be present.

     

    On Wednesday off ice is at 6:00 pm as well. 35 minutes

    On ice (Shared) 7:00 pm Bantams and midgets

     

    On Thursday Bantams will have ice at 6:00 pm Therefore Bantams must be here at 5:00 pm for off ice conditioning 35 minutes

     

    Meeting at 7:15 for team and parents

     

    On Thursday Midgets have ice at 7:00 pm. Therefore off ice is at 6:00 pm 35 minutes.

     

    Meeting is at 8:15 pm

     

    Bantam Team Manager Miranda Plate

    Midget Team Manager Kim Stitt

     

    We realize that next week is the first week back at school. But we are trying to do all of the things to make this season a special one and conditioning is fundamental. So we are asking every player and parent to do more than their best to make all of the off ice conditioning times. I am bringing some of my top junior players to help mentor Monday and Tuesday. They are volunteering their time and energies after working 40 hours so we ask the same commitment.

     

    During the playing season the coaches will set out a 2-day off ice training program for bantams and 3 days for midgets.

     

     

    Eels Summer Camp A Complete Success

    07/07/2015, 7:30pm EDT
    By Frank Scarpaci

    Come Join The Fun....That is what it is all about

    Come Join The Fun....That is what it is all about

     Sixty Plus Players Join Eels Summer Camp

    The Eels kicked off one of its most productive summer hockey camps with 20+ Mites and Squirts

    Another 20 as Peewee and Bantam and another 20+ at the Midget and Junior level

    We have three players from Switzerland, 2 from, players from Colorado 3 from Massachusetts one from New Jersey one Germany 2 from Russian and one Latvia

     

    The Eels Camp is extremely popular as it combines individual skill team concepts and cross-athletic training in soccer volleyball running aerobics and other hockey specific skills.

     

    The players also enjoy open skate where they get to skate an additional 3 hours a day improving their ice-skating.

     

    Again for anyone interested in joining us for the last 3 days we will gladly pro rate your fees.

     

    The Camp is for all players and levels. House rec, travel    

    All are welcome. 

     

     

    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 
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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.

    Fort Meyers Skatium

    Fort Meyers Skatium (click here for details)

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    Being an Eel is pushing forward at full throttle despite having no or little fuel in the tank....Quitting is never an option

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

     

    Junior Chowder Cup Offers Enormous Experience To 1999 and 2000 Hockey Players

    Junior Chowder Cup Offers Enormous Experience To 1999 and 2000 Hockey Players

     

    Nowhere in the USA does a 1999 and 2000 player gain such rich experience in developing his skill set.  The players play with and against some of the best players in North America and Europe. It is perhaps the one time in ice hockey that truly the individual and player take precedent over the team. In this event like all other hockey games, tournaments and showcases there is a winner in the end. Indeed just like the Stanley Cup one team comes out on top as the winner. But the Jr Chowder Cup is so different than all of other events. Because this event has over a 1,000 winners. It is the individual players who compete and work incredibly hard each shift and each game that reap the rewards. The key here is the experience one garners from these games.

     

    When one looks back two years from now and sees how many of these players get drafted into the NHL, play NCAA Div. 1 and 3 hockey or move on to top programs in Canada and Europe, you will numb. The boys who play in this event should not and will not be the same players as when they arrived. For many parents it may seem or appear to be just another tournament. Oh no. I have been coaching in this event for 3 decades and it is far more than that.

     

    I can only say to pat your son on the back for having the guts and fortitude to compete here. To have the will and desire to lay it all on the line. It truly is a badge along the way in his over all player development. He will have met a number of new players on his team and hopefully will remain in contact long after the event passes. My son had met and is now life long friends with so many of the players he played with and against at these venues.

    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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    Mid Day Bantam and Midget Training

    03/02/2015, 8:30pm EST
     
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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..........

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    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)