Florida Eels Elite Team Edge Patriots for a 4-3 Win

The Eels capture huge win over the Potomac Patriots. This was without doubt the best game thus far in the season. The Patriots in 2nd place in the Southeast Division. They were looking forward to over taking their regional foes: the Eels for Southern bragging rights and a chance to climb up in the standings. They are only a few points behind the Carolina Hurricanes so this was a key game for the Patriots.

The Eels also in 2nd place in the Florida Division were looking to gain ground on the Tampa Juniors. The Patriots brought their A game. These guys had speed, size, skill and experience. No doubt a veteran group of guys. Indeed, the Eels were put to the test.

Nonetheless, for the 2nd game of the the Showcase, the Eels came out victorious. 4-3. In fact, the Eels were down 1 goal going in the 3rd period and used their training, fortitude and determination to throttle a tie and then over take the Potomac.

This was a key game for the Eels and its season. They defeated a solid team. They came back and tied the game and then fought to garner the win. Additionally, the goaltending was solid.

Potomac Patriots 0 2 1 – 3
Florida Eels 1 1 2 – 4

1st Period-1, Florida Eels, ClIngerman 10 (Di Re, Valpeteris), 8:36. Penalties-Csemi Pot (roughing), 18:00; Bergman Eel (roughing), 18:00; Burke Eel (roughing), 18:00.

2nd Period-2, Potomac Patriots, Zubriichuk 3 3:56 (SH). 3, Florida Eels, Ward 4 (ClIngerman), 10:05 (PP). 4, Potomac Patriots, Hanna 8 (Biesiedin, Pivec), 12:05. Penalties-Biesiedin Pot (interference), 3:41; Varga Pot (cross-checking, disqualification), 9:45; Colton Eel (disqualification), 9:45; Cermak Eel (cross-checking), 14:46.

3rd Period-5, Potomac Patriots, Pivec 4 (Hanna, Biesiedin), 3:42. 6, Florida Eels, Di Re 8 (Ward, Valpeteris), 15:20. 7, Florida Eels, Di Re 9 (Ward, Valpeteris), 16:09. Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Potomac Patriots 5-17-11-33. Florida Eels 12-9-12-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Potomac Patriots 0 / 3; Florida Eels 1 / 1.
Goalies-Potomac Patriots, Kaiven 7-4-0-0 (33 shots-29 saves). Florida Eels, Spinella 6-1-0-0 (33 shots-30 saves).

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