The Eels Premier team had a good old fashion barn burner yesterday against the Columbia Infantry in game one of their 3 game series. At first it looked like it would be a repeat of the Elite game where their brothers unleashed a 10-1 smashing of the Infantry Elite squad. But after the Eels Premier team went up 3-0 the wheels started to come off.
No doubt there were a myriad of factors such as the flu, injuries and the drive. But we wont accept excuses and neither will our players. They went down 4-3 and 5-3 but the boys kept to their structure and scored and fought back to reach a tie 6-6 with only minutes remaining in regulation. All tied up 6-6 and the game went into OT. There the Eels regained their composure and their experience and training drove them to charter the course and notch the game winner.
The boys were glad to bring home the win. It was a tough one but they have played quite a bit of hockey lately and not all will be pretty. But a win is a win and we will take it
The two squads face off tonight 1t 7:45 pm
Here is the scoring data
Florida Eels 7 (OT) at Columbia Infantry 6 – Status: Final OT1
Friday, February 3, 2023 – Flight Adventure Park
Florida Eels 3 1 2 1 – 7
Columbia Infantry 1 4 1 0 – 6
1st Period-1, Florida Eels, Godbout 13 (Trathen, Lonsdale), 1:20. 2, Columbia Infantry, Shaffer 15 (Coots, Fisher), 1:46. 3, Florida Eels, Hennessy 19 (Moore, Patterson), 12:31. 4, Florida Eels, Hennessy 20 (Ziemba, Crupi), 18:41. Penalties-Carpenter Eel (high-sticking), 5:30; Coots Inf (cross-checking), 5:51; Freeman Inf (tripping), 11:26.
2nd Period-5, Florida Eels, Patterson 29 (Trathen, Godbout), 1:45. 6, Columbia Infantry, Kuzminski 2 (Fisher, Hartz), 10:24. 7, Columbia Infantry, Glamkowski 14 (Filoramo, O’Toole), 11:41. 8, Columbia Infantry, Glamkowski 15 (O’Toole, Kuzminski), 16:07. 9, Columbia Infantry, Hasenauer 13 (Shaffer, Coots), 18:15. Penalties-Hambling Eel (roughing), 8:33; Carpenter Eel (elbowing), 16:36.
3rd Period-10, Columbia Infantry, Shaffer 16 (Fisher, Kuzminski), 6:29. 11, Florida Eels, Crupi 16 (Moore, Hennessy), 15:09. 12, Florida Eels, Hennessy 21 (Ziemba, Godbout), 18:45. Penalties-O’Toole Inf (high-sticking), 6:18; Hennessy Eel (hooking), 8:29.
1st OT Period-13, Florida Eels, Godbout 14 (Patterson, Crupi), 1:00. Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Florida Eels 22-13-21-2-58. Columbia Infantry 12-19-11-0-42.
Power Play Opportunities-Florida Eels 0 / 0; Columbia Infantry 0 / 0.
Goalies-Florida Eels, Bell 10-3-0-0 (42 shots-36 saves). Columbia Infantry, Brady 7-5-2-0 (58 shots-51 saves).