Gage Dill With a Hat Trick Leads Eels to Huge Win Over the Typhoon 8-2
The Florida Eels Premier team had a huge win over the Palm Beach Typhoon in Sunday’s 8-2 match. This was the Eels Premier team’s 4th straight win and their 5th in their last 6 games. All cylinders have been firing showing signs that they are back in play. The Eels went through what is known as a midwinter slump in hockey but the boys are now back in sync.
No doubt the entire team has found their grove and look like the team that was on the ice in the beginning of the season. They are back in first place in the tough and extremely competitive Florida Division and went from being ranked 14th over all in the USPHL Premier Conference to number 7 and 6th in the USPHL by My Hockey Rankings.
In yesterday’s game we saw Colin Patterson (28th) and Taurin Haddon Harris ( 28th) continued to be on fire both scoring their 28th of the season and on mark for 30 in the season. We also saw contributions from Hunter Howe his 1st of the year which was huge for him as he normally is a defensive d D Man. Another bog goal came from Maverick Crupi his 6th of the year.
But the key to yesterday’s game was the explosion by Gage Dill for 3 big ones. His 1st Hat Trick since his return to the Eels. We all know what Dill is capable of. He is a natural goal scorer. This was huge for the team and personally for Dill. He is a passionate and determined player. He always plays with a high compete level. You can see he was a bit frustrated when he initially returned from the NCDC tenure. But in the last few games we saw him finding his game and putting the puck in the back of the net. But yesterday was a completely different story. It all came together for his You could see he had his confidence back and he was not just hot he was on fire. Confidence resonated all over his face and his body.
We had other major contributions fro, a plethora of other players as well. Some through assist and others not reflected on the score board This was a complete team effort. A complete listing of the scoring is set out below.
Palm Beach Typhoon 2 at Florida Eels 8 – Status: Final
Sunday, February 13, 2022 – Fort Myers Skatium
Palm Beach Typhoon 0 2 0 – 2
Florida Eels 2 4 2 – 8
1st Period-1, Florida Eels, Patterson 28 (Andrews, Moore), 3:18 (PP). 2, Florida Eels, Dill 4 (Hambling, Voyda), 12:51. Penalties-Burnell Pbt (slashing), 3:08; Svoboda Eel (tripping), 4:26; Branch Pbt (roughing), 6:48; Chan Pbt (major -fighting, disqualification-continuing or attempting to continue to fight), 6:48; Phillips Eel (major -fighting, disqualification-continuing or attempting to continue to fight), 6:48; Leppert Pbt (roughing), 10:47; Petersen Eel (roughing), 10:47; DavIdson Eel (major -charging), 14:04.
2nd Period-3, Palm Beach Typhoon, Tamborski 8 (Choueiri, Lampen), 4:48 (PP). 4, Florida Eels, Crupi 6 (Barrington, Shepherd), 10:44. 5, Florida Eels, Haddon-Harris 28 (Moore, Budgell), 11:05. 6, Palm Beach Typhoon, Connolly 10 (Choueiri, Leppert), 13:16. 7, Florida Eels, Howe 1 (Hambling, Voyda), 15:39 (PP). 8, Florida Eels, Budgell 16 (Hambling, Howe), 18:34 (PP). Penalties-Hambling Eel (boarding), 4:36; Saurbaugh Pbt (cross-checking), 7:47; Tamborski Pbt (cross-checking), 13:49; Choueiri Pbt (tripping), 17:10.
3rd Period-9, Florida Eels, Dill 5 (Andrews, Patterson), 12:25. 10, Florida Eels, Dill 6 (Andrews, Patterson), 12:37. Penalties-Fagan Pbt (tripping), 4:58; DavIdson Eel (tripping), 8:51; Hambling Eel (slashing), 17:56.
Shots on Goal-Palm Beach Typhoon 7-17-4-28. Florida Eels 10-33-16-59.
Power Play Opportunities-Palm Beach Typhoon 1 / 15; Florida Eels 3 / 10.
Goalies-Palm Beach Typhoon, Branch 3-7-0-0 (59 shots-51 saves). Florida Eels, Rolleman 13-5-0-1 (28 shots-26 saves).