Every player in this game was key to the win….
The Eels Elite team were upended twice by the Jr Blades in OT last week but today they responded with a clear crushing defeat over their cross town rivals the Jr Blades. They were out to avenge their losses and this was a loud statement in that direction. The Blades struck first but then it was all Eels with two goals in the first period. Valpeteris 6 (Kaiser, Campbell), 6:44. 3, Florida Eels, Colton 7 (Di Re, Carnes), 18:56.
In the 2nd period the Eels struck again for two making the score 4-1
Valpeteris 7 (Di Re, Cermak), 1:08 (PP). 5, Florida Eels, ClIngerman 17 (Marchetta, Di Re), 5:23.
You could tell going down by 3 goals really was taking a toll on the Blades as they saw their two game winning streak and push for a playoff spot dwindle. Body language was telling the story for both teams. The Blades a bit slower and the Eels with a huge surge
In period 3 the Eels saw blood and tuned up the throttle with 3 more goals and a shut down performance by veteran Net minder Jake Mork. (23 shots-22 saves).
Di Re 12 (Cermak, Valpeteris), 1:47 (PP). 7, Florida Eels, ClIngerman 18 (Marchetta), 3:28 (PP). 8, Florida Eels, Cermak 15 (Di Re, Colton), 4:40.
What was amazing in this game was those top Eels players missing from the game because of sickness or injury. Great job guys
Gagnon. Ward, Duden, Libby and Cole