Florida Eels Elite Team Itinerary for the USPHL Boston Trip

Florida Eels Elite Team Itinerary for the USPHL Boston Trip

30 Dec by Frank Scarpaci




Elite Schedule for the Boston Showcase

The players are expected to return to Florida on or before January 2nd for regular practice January 3rd 2022. On January 4th the Premier and Elite teams board their bus at 7:00 am. It takes approximately 24-27 hours by bus. The players are expected to arrive in Marlboro Massachusetts January 5th anytime between 7:00 am to 10:00 am

The players will be staying at the Embassy Rooms and Suites 123 Boston Post Road West Marlboro Mass. Rooms won’t be ready till about 3:00 pm – normal check in- The players will stop for breakfast upon arriving in Marlboro Mass.

Coach Frank has booked a series of practices in Mass before the showcase games. The first practice will be at the Showcase venue: New England Sports Center 121 Donald Lynch Blvd Marlboro Mass. This is 5 minutes from the hotel. The Elite team will practice from 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm. After practice the Elite team will head to the hotel for check in. Grab dinner that will be a few blocks from the hotel and settle in for the night.

On January 6th 2022 at 10:30 am the Elite team will board their bus for a trip to NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey program – Worcester State University ice facility. The address is the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center 112 Harding Street Worcester Ma 01605. Coach Frank has secured practice ice at this facility for the Elite team. The Eels will take the ice from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm The WSU coaches will be able to get a snapshot of our Elite players. The Florida Eels have advanced several of its alumni to WSU men’s ice hockey program.

The Elite Players will shower and change and disembark to watch a NCAA Div. 3 men’s hockey game between Worcester State University vs U Mass Dartmouth at the Hetland Arena North Dartmouth Mass The time of this game is 4:30 pm It will take minimum 1 hour for travel. Quick lunch when they are closer to U Mass rink Both sets of NCAA College coaches expect the players to be there. The players will stay for about 1 hour or so and then return back to the Embassy Suites hotel in Marlboro. They will grab dinner and prepare for the showcase games.

The Showcase games start January 7th games to be all played at the New England Sports Center. The location of the initial practice.

Showcase Game schedule

Fri, Jan 7 Junior Bruins
– Florida Eels
– New England Sports Center Rink 5
12:00 pm EST
Fri, Jan 7 Florida Eels
– Northern Cyclones
– New England Sports Center Rink 6
7:20 pm EST
Sat, Jan 8 Florida Eels
– Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights
– New England Sports Center Rink 5
12:30 pm EST
Sun, Jan 9 Springfield Pics
– Florida Eels
– New England Sports Center Rink 8
8:00 am EST

On Sunday January 9th, after the final showcase games, the Eels Elite team will leave to drive to Bryn Athyn College 2945 College Drive Bryn Athyn PA 19009 It is an ACHA Div. 2 hockey program. It was a NCAA Div. 3 program. The rink is located on campus The Junge Pavilion 3002 Cairnwood Drive Huntington Valley PA 19009 They have been scouting us all season. This trip is a (4-5 hours trip)

On Sunday we watch their team practice at 6:00 pm
On Monday we leave hotel around 5:00 am arrive at rink 5:15 am
Practice 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Quick bite to eat college tour 9:00 am
Return to Florida by noon

Monday January 10th 2022 :
Bus will leave for rink 7:45 am
9:00 am – 10:00 am Ice Practice
10:00-11:00 meeting with NCAA College coaches
11:00 am -noon campus tour

It is expected that the bus will depart back to Florida no later than noon. 19-hour trip. The bus is expected to arrive back in Fort Myers around noon Jan 11th Tuesday.

Players will resume regular practice at the Skatium 1:30 pm January 12th

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