Florida Eels Forward Tristan Roost Commits to NCAA Division III Lebanon Valley Men’s Ice Hockey team for the 2021-22 Season.
Congratulations is in order for Florida Eels forward Tristan Roost as he lays out his academic and athletic plans for the next 4 years with NCAA Division III Lebanon Valley This is very exciting indeed. Tristan a Fort Myers native is 5’8” 160 lbs. shoots right and has one of the most lethal and accurate wrist shots in junior hockey. He has played in the USPHL for the last 4 seasons. Tristan has played in 166 games where he accumulated 53 goals and notched 94 assists. This season he joined the Florida Eels Premier team where he blossomed as a player and amassed an impressive 24 goals and garnered 31 helpers. Roost is a highly skilled forward who grew immensely under the Eels program. He developed an insatiable appetite to score evidencing half his goals in 4 years were garnered this season. Tristan has strong skill set. He handles the puck very well. He has excellent vision and plays with a high compete level. Roost played top minutes with the Eels including a key ingredient on the power play and penalty kill.
Tristan is very excited about becoming a LVC Dutchmen. He got to know LVC head coach Don Parsons over the past several years. He knows Coach Parsons is all business. Tristan has thrived under the Eels with such a coaching philosophy and is looking forward to playing for a proven and respected coach like Coach Parsons. And the accolades run both ways. What impressed LVU head coach Don Parsons was Roost’s unwavering commitment to win. He gives 100% from the drop of the puck to the final buzzer. He wears determination on his sleeve. What is equally impressive to Coach Parsons is that in 4 seasons playing juniors in the USPHL Roost is almost devoid of any penalty minutes. In fact, this season alone he does not have one infraction. Despite his high tempo game in the four seasons played in the USPHL, he only has 34 minutes in penalties in total.
Premier Coach Frankie Scarpaci echoes that Tristan is an impact player. He believes Roost will step into the LVC NCAA Division III men’s ice hockey team and have an immediate impact. He will buy into any system thrown at him. He has great work ethic and will do whatever is necessary to help his team compete and win games. GM Scarpaci notes, that Roost was selected to the USPHL Hub City All Star team this winter and he shined there as well. He was very noticeable even amongst the league All Stars. This is a high character young man who will do very well in college. We are very proud of Tristan and know he will excel in college and on the hockey program. We wish Tristan the best.