Eels Premier team still holding a strong lead in 1st place in the Florida Division
Well this weekend was a lively set of games between the Tampa Juniors and Eels . The two teams exchanged a pair of home and away games and these games came right down to the final buzzer. On Friday Tampa at home defeated the Eels in what many considered an upset win. Not the Eels players or coaches. Tampa is a solid squad and every game will be played hard each and every shift each and every period. You cannot take them for granted.
Well Sunday was a lot more of the same. Each line each defensive pairing and both netminders battled every second of that game. The Eels however were not to be denied. They elevated their game to even greater heights and proved too strong for their cross state rivals. In the end the Eels were victorious and defeated Tampa 4-3.
Game summary was as follows:
Tampa Bay Juniors 3 at Florida Eels 4 – Status: Final
Sunday, October 30, 2022 – Fort Myers Skatium
Tampa Bay Juniors 2 1 0 – 3
Florida Eels 0 2 2 – 4
1st Period-1, Tampa Bay Juniors, Wsol 1 (Ostankovics, Levcenko), 3:53. 2, Tampa Bay Juniors, Wawrzkiewicz 4 (Bailey, Fleer), 19:05. Penalties-Corbett Eel (roughing), 13:09; Maslov Eel (holding), 16:42; Oliverio Tbj (cross-checking), 19:34.
2nd Period-3, Florida Eels, Moore 4 (Crupi, Patterson), 5:21 (PP). 4, Tampa Bay Juniors, Nelson 4 (Beugen, Bailey), 6:41. 5, Florida Eels, Crupi 5 (Budgell, Hambling), 9:10. Penalties-Wawrzkiewicz Tbj (cross-checking), 5:05; Wawrzkiewicz Tbj (tripping), 8:01; Goddard Eel (interference), 8:09; Ostankovics Tbj (major -contact to the head, disqualification), 13:17; Budgell Eel (roughing), 13:17; Hennessy Eel (holding), 16:03; Levcenko Tbj (high-sticking), 16:25; Neckar Tbj (cross-checking), 19:54.
3rd Period-6, Florida Eels, Carpenter 1 (Engles, Bzovey), 3:18. 7, Florida Eels, Patterson 8 (Bzovey, Kiyawasew), 18:19. Penalties-Levcenko Tbj (tripping), 3:18; Patterson Eel (slashing), 13:02.
Shots on Goal-Tampa Bay Juniors 15-5-0-20. Florida Eels 12-19-2-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Tampa Bay Juniors 0 / 4; Florida Eels 1 / 7.
Goalies-Tampa Bay Juniors, Taskila 5-2-1-0 (33 shots-29 saves). Florida Eels, Rolleman 5-0-1-0 (20 shots-17 saves).