Florida Eels Premier and Elite Teams Split Weekend Home and Away Series vs the Tampa Juniors
The Eels and the Tampa Juniors Premier and Elite teams Faced Off in a weekend series. The Eels Premier team lost Friday night 4-1 up at the Advent Center Ice in Tampa but came back with a clear and convincing win back in Ft Myers with a solid win 7-4 in front of a packed house at the Ft Myers Skatium. On Sunday we saw the Eels players fight for every inch of the ice. It was a possession game. One of the hardest hitting games all season. Every player delivered a minimum of 4+ hits. Each guy also blocked as many shots and the team as a whole connected with 44 shots on two of Tampa’s netminders.
Eels new goalie Tresor Wotton faced 31 shots enroute to his first win as an Eel. He felt good avenging his Friday night loss 4-1. The win brought the Eels with in 2 points of sharing 1st place with Jacksonville. However, Bold City has played 2 fewer games. For the remainder of the season, each game will be a dogfight. The Eels have clinched a playoff spot but now it is jockeying for positioning.
The Elite team also played the two game home and away series vs the Tampa Juniors. On Friday the Eels Elite team was victorious over the Juniors 3-2. But just the opposite of Premier sustained a disappointing loss on Sunday at home 5-3. What is even more disappointing was the Eels lead at the end of the first 3-1 and were still ahead 3-2 at the end of the 2nd .
The Eels sit in 3rd place with 45 points. They are behind Atlanta who is in 2nd place with 50 points. However, the Madhatters have played 3 more games the the Eels. Tampa sits comfortably in 1stwith 51 points. The Madhatters and Tampa play a 3 game series this upcoming weekend. So there will be a filtering process. The Eels have only one game this weekend vs Palm Beach Typhoon.
Like in the Premier Division, so much is yet to be decided, except that the Eels have clinched a playoff spot.